By stephen.fox on Oct 28, 2009
What You Said and What We LearnedOne 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.