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The Word from the Web - 10/09/2009


This weekend Oracle OpenWorld begins bringing you more than 1,800 sessions, 400 partner exhibits, keynotes from the world's technology leaders, hands-on labs, and several special networking events. Our last pre-show Around the World collects links about last-minute preparations, what to expect when you're there, and how to follow the show online. Travel safely, and we'll see you on the show floor.

Oracle OpenWorld Packing List
If it's not too late, Jason Jones has some tips for what you should pack for Oracle OpenWorld. He's compiled a list of the top five items you don't want to be without. His advice about shoes is spot-on. But as a sixth item, we'd like to add our blog.

What to Expect at Oracle OpenWorld 2009?
Shyam Varan Nath provides a nice summary of the 2009 show. Oracle Develop, our Primavera Program, the Green Marketplace—he covers a lot. Stop by one of his sessions and let him know what you're most interested in at the show.

Tweeters Info at Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle DBA George Woods has been compiling a list of Twitter users headed to the Moscone Center for the conference. If you haven't already, send him a message with the #gvwoods tag to let him know you're coming and you want to be added to his list.

Oracle OpenWorld Aims to Draw a Crowd
The San Francisco Examiner takes a look at how the 2009 show can boost the local economy. Despite listing an incorrect headliner for the Appreciation Event (it's Aerosmith, not the Rolling Stones), the piece does a great job highlighting how Oracle OpenWorld manages to thrive despite the economic downturn.

New This Year! Partner 5K Fun Run
For those of you looking to keep up with your fitness routine while in San Francisco, we noticed this item toward the bottom of the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum wiki page: a 5k fun run. So, Monday morning—after the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum's SIG meetings and keynotes and global awards presentation—hop outta bed, lace on those kicks, and head to the corner of Howard and Fifth Streets by 7 a.m. for some 5k fun!

Please Tune in for Oracle OpenWorld Live
Finally, our friends over at Oracle Mix have done some outstanding work over the past few weeks to bring you Oracle OpenWorld Live. You'll be able to keep up with all the important events—as well as some surprises—in a live stream from the show floor. If you see them at the show, let the Oracle Mix team know how much you appreciate the effort they put into this great new feature of the Oracle OpenWorld 2009.


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