Oracle OpenWorld On Demand—Sneak Preview
By jack.flynn on Sep 11, 2008
You Can Be More Demanding Than You Think
I just had a sneak preview of the Oracle OpenWorld On Demand portal, and I have to say it's pretty cool. I found the most unique and impressive feature to be the integrated transcript available for each and every keynote. The transcripts are synched to the videos, allowing you to use a quick and simple word search to immediately hone in to a specific point in the video.
Let's say you want to view the exact moment when Larry Ellison makes a surprise announcement about ... the America's Cup. Simply choose the display option "Topics & Transcripts" and do a keyword search on "America's Cup." Your results will allow you to skip right to the very second of video you're looking for.
The portal will provide 28 hours of keynotes with synchronized video, slides, scrolling transcripts, and downloadable MP3s and MP4s. All 1,700 hours of general sessions will be available in audio along with PDFs of the presentation slides. For your convenience, all audio, video, and supporting materials can be streamed or accessed right on the site, or downloaded for later. Presentations are posted within 24 hours of the live sessions.
You'll also get news and announcements updated continually throughout Oracle OpenWorld and beyond. Blogs and communities will allow you to rate presentations, ask questions, network, and more. Prepopulated content is scheduled to be available Tuesday, September 16.