Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - WebCenter Highlights

Originally Published on Oracle WebCenter Blog

Author: Christie Flanagan, Principal Product Director, Oracle

As we come to the end of Oracle OpenWorld 2013, I thought I’d reflect on some of my favorite aspects of this truly dynamic event:

Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception

This year’s Oracle WebCenter Customer Appreciation Reception was one of our best and definitely a highlight of my trip. The reception moved to a great new venue in 2013, San Francisco’s Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark where the Oracle WebCenter community had the chance to mingle and make new connections. Many thanks to our partners aurionPro SENA, Bluenog, Fishbowl Solutions, Fujitsu, Keste, Redstone Content Solutions and Tekstream for sponsoring!

Oracle WebCenter Customer Success Stories

This year’s lineup of customers participating in Oracle WebCenter sessions was truly impressive. Our various WebCenter customer panel and conference sessions gave everyone the chance to hear real world experiences with various WebCenter products whether Content, Portal, or Sites. Standouts for me (coming from the WebCenter Sites side of the house), were the travel and hospitality brand, Choice Hotels, electrical and network infrastructure solutions provider, Panduit, world renowned football club, Real Madrid, and financial services provider, TIAA-CREF. A special thanks to all our WebCenter customers who put their time and effort into sharing their stories with the broader WebCenter community.

The Oracle WebCenter Community

And that brings me to my final and favorite aspect of Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – the Oracle WebCenter community itself. Oracle OpenWorld is unmatched in providing you with opportunities to interact and engage with other WebCenter customers and WebCenter experts from among our partner and employee communities. It was great to see everyone and I look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Friday Sep 06, 2013

While in the City … Get Touristy!

Contributor: Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director, Oracle and a Bay-Area aficionado

When Tony Bennett first sang … “I left my heart in San Francisco”, he may not have known that this song would win him Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance. Yet even back then, San Francisco’s history was full of color and recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Today, San Francisco, lined with Victorian houses painted in every shade of the rainbow, and cable cars that scale and conquer the steep hills with ease are a testament to San Francisco's unique history.   So even as you take in the Oracle Open World keynotes, sessions, demos and hands-on-lab sessions, we hope you save some time to enjoy our ‘Paris of the West or the city by the bay”, San Francisco.

In between those Oracle Open World activities be sure to. . .

Drive across the “new” San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge!

The “NEW” San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, offers a new driving experience with a side-by-side configuration, opening up panoramic views of the San Francisco bay and the  East Bay hills. From driving beneath a canopy of white suspender ropes to the wider road-decks with shoulders on either side, a drive across the new East Span is nothing like it used to be. Motorists are urged to drive safely and keep their eyes on the road, and let their passengers enjoy the much more picturesque ride.

Raise a Glass, try our California Wines
Take a virtual road trip through California's wine regions at a walk-around tasting on Sept 21, 2013, at the SF Ferry Building. Taste diverse wines from north to south, with selections from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino, Lodi, Livermore Valley, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Sierra Foothills, and beyond.
SPECIAL EVENT: California Wines Road Trip 2013 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building

Catch a ball game – the SF Giants are playing the LA Dodgers
The 2012 World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants-are play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants versus Dodgers rivalry is regarded as one of the most competitive and longest-standing rivalries in American baseball. This is sure to be an exciting set of games.  Check out the ball game schedule.

Then of course come back see us … at Oracle Open World.  Here’s the Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware.


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