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The Word from the Web - 10/02/2009

world.jpgWith Oracle OpenWorld just over a week away, we have to say that self-proclaimed ORACLENERD, may have trumped us for this week's Around the World. Check out the links he's found (thanks for the link back to us), and some others we wanted to share. And don't forget to add your own thoughts in the comments.

Oracle OpenWorld
Chet Justice, a.k.a. ORACLENERD, isn't coming to the show this year. But that hasn't stopped him from putting together a great resource for those of us headed to Moscone. Take a look at the links he shares, and if you're one of the APEX guys and gals he mentioned owing him a beer, make sure that you pay up at the next available opportunity.

Preparing for Oracle OpenWorld
Speaking of APEX, David Peake gives us—well—a peek at the features being developed for APEX 4.0. You'll be able to get some first-hand demos, witness the new functionality, and talk to the developers at the show; but please, don't ask him when it will be available.

Where Can You Find More Information About How You Can Optimize Your Oracle Applications with Solaris?
Innovation sponsor Sun Microsystems will play a large role in this year's Oracle OpenWorld. If you're looking for the latest in security, virtualization, and availability, here's a great list of Solaris-specific demos and sessions going on during the show.

Talking About OraTweet in Social Media at Work
Some of our Oracle colleagues have put together an intriguing look at social media at work titled, Social Media at Work. Authors Arthur Lue, Jackie Alcade, and Mary Ellen Kassotakis will be available at the Oracle OpenWorld Bookstore Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 p.m., and Thursday 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Unconference—Highlight of Oracle OpenWorld 2009
After a short detour to his homeland, Richard Foote will be attending his second Oracle OpenWorld. He's looking forward to presenting a Q&A session on Oracle Indexes during our Unconference, but come ready to defend what you think is the most influential Bowie album, just in case. (Editor's note: My vote is for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.)

Oracle OpenWorld Video Challenge
Finally, we'd like to congratulate Michael (YouTube-r Ganttguy) for winning our highly competitive Oracle OpenWorld Video Challenge. You can watch all the submissions (don't worry, there are only a few), but let this be fair warning: We want to do this again for next year's show, so start coming up with ideas now. You might even have a 25% chance of attending Oracle OpenWorld 2010 for free!


I have to do something since I don't get to go...most importantly, guilt everyone into buying me a beer at some unknown date in the future! ;)

Posted by chet on October 05, 2009 at 01:56 AM PDT #

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