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The Word from the Web - 10/23/2009

world.jpgBy now—hopefully—you've recovered from the sessions, keynotes, travel, and parties. We've found many of you uploading your thoughts and images from the 2009 show. Here are some of our favorites. Add your own thoughts in the comments, and don't forget to take the Conference Survey.

Blogs About Oracle OpenWorld 2009
Our friends over at the Oracle Technology Network have put together a long list of blog reports about the 2009 event. There are a lot to digest, so get comfy. If you have one you want to add, let us know.

Back of House at Oracle OpenWorld
Nancy J. Wilson, a principal with Meeting Strategies Worldwide, took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Moscone Center during Oracle OpenWorld to see how we were conducting our green efforts. Take a look at what she found, and let us know what you saw.

Schwarzenegger Praises Oracle's Deal for Sun
Reporter Brandon Bailey of sums up California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's appearance at the Wednesday keynote. Read his take on what happens when super powers unite.

OOW 09 Take-Aways
We welcomed a number of Sun people to the show this year, including Tim Bray, Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems. He shared some ideas with us at the Oracle Bloggers Meetup, and has since written a thought-provoking post about our marquee event. Let us know if you share some of his concerns.

More on Foursquare from Myself and Two Others
The Oracle Bloggers Meetup also gave us the chance to meet one of our favorite bloggers, John Bredehoft. We had a short discussion about Foursquare, a relatively new location-based mobile app that a few of us—like Tim, Marius, and yours truly—were using during the conference. If you checked in at the show, we want to know when you used it, where you used it, and how you want to use it next year.

Oracle OpenWorld 2009 Flickr Group
You took some great photos on the show floor. We found some of them through the oow09 tags on Picasa and Flickr. Feel free to add your shots to the Flickr Oracle OpenWorld 2009 Group Pool. ChannelWeb posted their own slideshow, as did CNET. We'd love to see more, so share!


While a lot of the talk about FourSquare has concentrated on its benefits for the small enterprise (such as a coffeeshop offering discount coupons to nearby FourSquare users), perhaps there are benefits for larger companies also. It appears that FourSquare has inspired your AppsLab folks, and perhaps that may lead to some interesting things behind Oracle's firewall. When I wasn't playing with FourSquare, I was attending some very good OpenWorld sessions on Oracle Database 11gR1 and 11gR2. There are some interesting customer stories out there, including a RAC panelist who processes multiple terabytes of data EVERY WEEK.

Posted by John E. Bredehoft on October 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM PDT #

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