OOW 2013 is over for a while now. And yesterday we've received the session results from our talk and the HOL. And we have to say Thank You Very Much! For your time, for the great discussions, for your feedbacks. This is the highest session count we've had in the past years.
Generally my overall feeling this year was that database sessions were very well attended - and the two sessions I wanted to see in my limited spare time were already sold out. And we've really had so many great discussion at our booth 007 - and Joe was an excellent "double" as Daniel Craig was kept up with other stuff
Today is our talk: Different Ways to Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate into Oracle Database 12c We've had over 300 preregistration so we hope to see you there in Moscone 102 at 3:15pm on Monday, Sept 23.
What a huge venue! My talk Migrate and Consolidate onto Oracle Database
12c was scheduled today in the BLUE HALL. I did walk around before to
see where the room is located and how big it is. Actually "room" is
the wrong word. It is more like a concert hall. But usually the problem
with such big venues is: if you have just a small number of people
showing up you feel pretty alone on the stage. I was thinking of bringing the guy on top of this blog entry with me - but that wasn't necessary
Luckily many people
came by today. I did count approx 150. All very keen to see how you can
upgrade, migrate and consolidate onto Oracle Database 12c works. Please feel free to download the slides in Chinese from the link below:
thanks for your participation on the Hands-On-Lab for Upgrade and Plugin to Oracle Database 12c today at OOW Shanghai 2013. It was a pleasure for me to work with you and my colleagues from Oracle China. And please forgive us the slowness of the machines. When I did shutdown the VBox images after the session I realized that some noncdb_to_pdb.sql scripts were still recompiling.
Hm ... you might ask yourself why there are no Oracle Database 12c slides available for download, neither in the OOW 2012 content system nor on ourblog (and I believe nowhere else).
Simple reason: As long as Oracle Database 12c is not released and available we are not allowed to offer slides for download. Therefore people were simply taking pictures during the 12c sessions with their phones, iPods and cameras. Roy took a nice shot:
Sorry for that - we'll make the content available as soon as Oracle Database 12c gets released.
June 15, 1992 - that was actually the day when Pearl Jam played their first concert in Serenadenhof in my hometown, Nürnberg. Oups ... that's over 20 years ago ...
So I was so happy to get a ticket to this year's OOW 2012 appreciation event on Treasure Island. Every year it amazes me over and over again how the organizers manage it logistically to bring almost 40,000 people to and back from the island. Food was ... I would say fairly ok ... and beer (as always) is not - actually even though I'm not a beer drinker I wouldn't call it beer.
And then Pearl Jam took over - and ... wooooooow ... they are such a great live band. First of all as far as I understood they were donating the money they've got for that gig to an NGO. And Eddie Vedder's voice is simply striking ... I had shivers running down my spine. They played a good excerpt of their +20 years career closing down with Aliveat the very end. It seemed to everybody that the band had real fun playing there - and it was sooooo good. Thanks a lot to the person who did organize me a ticket
Catching my bus back to my hotel area down at Fisherman's Wharf worked well - but I must have fallen asleep 5 minutes after we've left the parking lot. The next thing I did recognize was the bus driver pushing the breaks at Northpoint. What a wonderful night ...
Oh well ... Oracle Open World 2012 is not far away anymore. Just a few weeks to go. And you might plan your travel currently or read a travel guide about San Francisco while we are finishing the work for our Hands-On-Lab image plus a detailed set of instructions, finalize our presentation slides and arrange customer meetings, breakfast, lunch and dinner appointments.
I really like going to San Francisco every year at least once as it is one of my favorite US cities - but Open World prep means really a lot of work, many late night shifts and plenty of extra grey hair. Right now I work for almost two days on the copy of my 24 GB Virtual Box image for the Hands-On-Lab fighting slow network speed, failing copy operations and forced-disconnected DSL and VPN connections. Well, it's almost there ...
One of the best parts each year at OOW is meeting colleagues I haven't seen and met for a year - and meeting customers and Oracle partners from all over the world. Sometimes it's really funny. For instance there's a former colleague from my good old Oracle RDBMS Support days who had left years ago to start his own business. We live just 100km apart from each other - but we meet every year thousand of miles away from home
Our group will have an upgrade booth this year again as we had one in the past years. So if you want to discuss your upgrade strategy, see a demo or tell us how positively you wait to approach your next database upgrade: Please come by But I don't have the booth layout at this time so I'll add them later.
The dates I have so far - and the topics - are the presentations we'll give or we are at least involved with:
Sunday, Sep 30, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West - 2001
Mike Dietrich Senior Principal Technologist - Database Upgrade Development Group - Oracle Corporation
Based near Munich/Germany and spending plenty of time in airplanes to run either upgrade workshops or work onsite with reference customers. Acting as interlink between customers and the Upgrade Development.