Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco started Sunday, October 25, and ended Thursday, October 29. Oracle customers, partners, and technologists have checked out of their hotels, and city streets have reopened.
Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison gave two keynotes: the conference opener, “Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services,” on Sunday, and “The Secure Cloud” on Tuesday.
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd kicked off Monday morning with his “Vision 2025: Digital Transformation in the Cloud” keynote.
Oracle CEO Safra Catz was on stage with answers at Modern Finance Experience in San Francisco October 28—29.
Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian kicked off Tuesday morning with his “Oracle Software Innovations” keynote.
Wednesday’s keynotes, “Oracle’s Converged Strategy: From On-Premises to Cloud . . . and Back” and “The New Era of Secure Computing and Convergence with Oracle Systems,” were delivered by three Oracle executives.
Oracle OpenWorld moves fast. And when you’re going to the Oracle Appreciation Event, that’s exactly how you want to travel.
There was plenty to see and do at the Oracle Appreciation Event.
The Oracle Appreciation Event main stage was the center of attention.
Much attention at the Oracle Appreciation Event was focused on music legend Elton John.
Oracle Cloud Plaza offered dining, conversation, and more at the Oracle Welcome Reception.
Spontaneous conversations erupted between exhibitors and conference guests in the exhibition halls.
Seating for conference conversations was also available.
Selfies that include more than one person count as conversation, too.
Oracle OpenWorld offered answers to important questions, such as, “Where is the cloud?” In this case, the answer was in the pool.
Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect, Java Platform Group, Oracle, gave a Java keynote.
Duke was surprised by our camera and the maracas at the Oracle Welcome Reception.
JavaOne4Kids was the place to be for younger Java developers...
...and Java-powered robots of all ages.
But even though the keynotes, receptions, sessions, and various and sundry events have ended and exhibition halls have closed, the Oracle OpenWorld conversation continues. Take a look back at some Oracle OpenWorld 2015 conversation starters.
Keynotes are always a big deal. Oracle and its partners—including Infosys, Intel, and Wipro—delivered Oracle OpenWorld keynotes from Sunday through Wednesday. Keynote highlights and full videos are available on demand.
Some Oracle OpenWorld conversations start at a reception. Other conversations start in an exhibition hall. Many conversations start just about anywhere people can communicate, whether it’s in person, in app, in groups, or even in the pool.
The Oracle Appreciation Event is always an amazing experience. This year’s event on Treasure Island included spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, fantastic food and drink, fun and games, and musical performances from Elton John and Beck.
JavaOne was in session October 25–29 in San Francisco. Java technologists, Duke, and robots celebrated Java’s 20th anniversary. For younger Java enthusiasts, the JavaOne4Kids event was held on Saturday, October 24.
Photography byTim Arterbury,Unsplash