"Through computing history . . . the business never says, 'I need a Customer Care system, hence I want a system running Red Hat Linux 5.0 or Windows 8.0.' They may say 'I need a really fast system,' or give a response time requirement. As technologists it is our job to map and design an adequate system that can scale well." -- Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra
"You need to take into account that you have to move from one location to another," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. "Switching from the Hilton to the Marriott in less than a minute probably will not work :) Therefore I have to adjust some slots on the following schedule. But it is, what I believe a very great Java Enterprise Edition Schedule."