Important Openworld schedule changes
With Oracle Openworld taking San Francisco by storm (65,000 rooms
booked), this Oracle mega-conference can be a overwhelming and
mind-boggling experience. They even
blocked-off a whole block of Howard street to accommodate the
crowds and over 40,000 paid attendees are expected.
"In an incredible display of clout, the software company
convinced the city of San Francisco to close a block-long
stretch of a major downtown thoroughfare (Howard Street) for 10
full days to make room a tented food-service area immediately in
front of the Moscone Center, where the conference is taking
Never before, at least in the memory of current officials, has
the city every closed down a street near the convention center
for such a long duration"
As Oracle collects attendance estimates from session attendees
they will often change the rooms for sessions, and it's important to
check the Openworld daily announcements for all room changes.
My session "Brain Cramps: How Simple Mistakes Can Cripple Your
Database", had a huge wait-list and it has been moved from
Moscone 304 to a much larger room, Moscone 102, and scheduled for
Monday at 3:15 PM.
If you are attending OOW, I'd really like to hear meet you, and
I'm bringing a suitcase full of free books for my readers.
I will also be presenting at the Texas Memory Systems book at the
trade show gala open house on Monday from 5:00-6:30 PM. If you
are in the area but not enrolled in OOW, you can get a free "Oracle
Openworld Visitor Plus Pass" to the open house.
Beside all the free booze, food and vendor goodies, don't miss
the chance to hear Dr. Tim Hall, author of "Oracle
Scheduling" and Oracle's 2006 ACE of the year. Dr. Hall
and other notable Oracle experts will be at the Texas Memory Systems
booth for several appearances to speak and autograph free copies of
their books and posters:
Monday 3:00 - 3:30 - Dr. Tim Hall - Oracle's ACE
of the Year
Monday 4:30 - 5:30 - Don Burleson live
Monday 5:30 - 6:30 - John Garmany - Author of "Oracle
Replication" and "Easy
Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30 - Dr. Tim Hall - Oracle's ACE of the Year
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:00 - Don Burleson
Tuesday 4:00 - 4:30 - Dr. Tim Hall - Oracle's ACE of the Year
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:00 - John Garmany
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 - Steve Karam - Oracle ACE and OCM
Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 - John Garmany
Wednesday 4:00 - 4:30 - Don Burleson
If you see me at OOW, please don't be shy! Introduce
yourself and say "Hi".