Unfiltered Unconference

What You Said and What We Learned

One of the most rewarding aspects of being at Oracle OpenWorld is meeting with attendees. We wanted to focus some of the discussion to find out your opinions about our event. So we invited you to share your thoughts at an Unconference session on the last day of the show.

Our informal roundtable of about two dozen people included a DBA, a PeopleSoft developer, and a government consultant, as well as Paul Salinger, Oracle VP of Marketing, OTN Editor-in-Chief Justin Kestelyn, and Tim and Marius from our hashtag#oow09 show. Here are a few things we found interesting during the discussion:

Better Unconference Promotion

Most of you loved the Unconference opportunity and style, but a few noted that it needed better promotion. It's a vital part of what makes the show great, so we'll make sure more people know about it next time.

More Mobile Updates
You want more opportunities to get updates on your handhelds. Whether its accessing our e-mails, receiving text messages about schedule changes, or using Bluetooth technology to share session audience information, we want to keep you informed. We're looking into all of your great suggestions.

Where's the Tweetup?
Sure, we had a Bloggers Meetup, but a few of you were surprised that there was no official Tweetup scheduled during the show. This was especially disappointing since George Woods put together such an extensive list of Tweeters attending. We promise to make amends in 2010.

Thanks to all those who attended the Unconference session. If you didn't get a chance to make it because you were still recovering from the Appreciation Event or glued to Oracle OpenWorld Live, you can still add to the discussion. We're following your updates and blog posts, and we read all your comments on our blog.

Another important way of weighing in is to take advantage of the Conference Survey. Your ideas and opinions get sent straight to the events team who have the monumental task of putting the show together every year. Let them know what you think so that your impressions and suggestions can shape an even better Oracle OpenWorld 2010.


I very much appreciate OpenWorld sessions. This is my second year in a row and it is a real opportunity for me to go around and see for myself what is being developed and what is on the "market." As an IT deployment manager at the European Space Agency, it is very important for us to be on top of things, to see where the trend is going. OpenWorld is an eye-opener. Obviously, because there is so much to offer, one must choose wisely to get the answers one seeks. And as time goes by one becomes an "expert" in optimizing the time spent in the sessions, at the exhibits and talking to experts. I would miss anything during the year except for OpenWorld.

Posted by Anonymous on November 01, 2009 at 03:14 PM PST #

Oracle OpenWorld is amazing always keeps u a head with respect to what is new in Oracle, I found that OpenWorld is extremely helpful to keep you updated with the changing emenging technology related topics on Oracle. I wish that in the coming days it would reach all the oracle admireres.

Posted by Viswa Prasad on November 22, 2009 at 03:10 PM PST #

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