Friday Sep 24, 2010

Oracle OpenWorld Closes With "It's a Wrap" Event

Attendees Enjoy Live Music, Sunshine, and Piles of Good Eats

 

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The attendees may have been tired from a week of seeing, learning, and meeting. They may have been over saturated with technical info. Loaded down with swag. Ready to get on home. But they still showed up to close out Oracle OpenWorld 2010 at the "It's a Wrap" event on Thursday in Yerba Buena Gardens.

 

There was plenty of good ol' Rock 'n' Roll, with Oracle's own Tom Geck fronting the band.

"We're going to try and play one song from each of the (Appreciation Event) bands," said Tom.

And while the crowd called out for "Fergalicious," he offered up "The Joker" by Steve Miller.

 

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That was close enough. Some people danced while others helped themselves to piles of hot dogs, tacos, salads and wraps, candy and cookies, and lots of cold beer courtesy event sponsor Tsing Tao.

 

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The crowd grew. The food diminished. Then slowly, the crowd diminished until only the waiters and caterers were left to clean up.

And so, on the kind of warm, lovely day that has eluded San Francisco all summer, Oracle OpenWorld 2010 came to a close.

 

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Thursday Sep 23, 2010

Tom Kyte Announces New Tools and Shortcuts for Database Developers

Keynote Report: What's New in Oracle Database Application Development

 

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Tom Kyte, vice president and senior technology architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division, Oracle ACE, and the popular blogger behind Ask Tom and the Tom Kyte blog presented an Oracle Develop keynote focused on the latest tools and shortcuts for Oracle database developers.

The technologies he covered include:
-APEX
-SQL Developer
-ODP .Net
-PHP
-Java
-Database
-PL/SQL

All the things that resonate with DBAs, developer DBAs, and the "people who live in databases," he said. At the session, he said he'd post his complete notes on Ask Tom shortly.

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