Filling Up Your Dance Card
By jack.flynn on Jul 17, 2008
Schedule your sessions by following the experts
By the time Oracle OpenWorld attendees hit the show floor, most of them already have a scratch list of all exhibits and sessions they plan to attend. When mapping out your conference options, it’s helpful to know which keynotes or panels are popular among the VIPs, fellow attendees, or industry insiders.
Business intelligence guru Michael Armstrong-Smith is one such wonk. He carefully maps out his itinerary for the entire conference and shares his favorite presenters and live demonstrations on his Learn Discoverer Blog. A veteran of the Oracle road show circuit (and the author of the Oracle Discoverer Handbook), he not only posts his schedule of events, but also usually follows up by reviewing the hands-on labs and providing additional links or related articles.
Another way to prepare is to follow the blogs of some of Oracle OpenWorld’s finest speakers, like Steven Feuerstein, an evangelist and software developer whose main obsession these days is code testing. On his FeuerThoughts site, he outlines three of his upcoming presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 and keeps the world up-to-date on everything PL/SQL. Or keep an eye on the online postings of Oracle employees like Steven Chan as he riffs on the latest technology stack news from Oracle Applications Development.
Finally, be sure to check back here on July 22—we'll have an exclusive announcement about the release of some cool new scheduling tools.