Come and Get It: Blogger Credential for Oracle OpenWorld

You may recall that last year, Oracle issued blogger credentials at Oracle OpenWorld for the first time.

Well, call it an annual event: blogger credentials will be issued this year as well, starting now! Register at this URL. (Note: this looks like a generic attendee form but it does go straight to the Blogger Care & Feeding Team. Replace "Company Name" with "Blog Name".)

Sorry, authors of wine & cheese blogs need not apply. We are indeed looking for people who can add to the conversation in a productive way, so you may be asked for details about your blog's focus.

Credentialed bloggers (sounds like an oxymoron, no?) will have access to all kinds of great stuff, the details of which the Blogger Care & Feeding Team is working on right now. AppsLab Jake and I are both personally involved in making this a rewarding experience, so no worries there!

More details about this program to come as I get them.

Update (9:29am) - perhaps I should also mention that this program is for non-employees only. Sorry, Oracle employee bloggers!

Update (6/15) - I've seen some grumbling in the 'sphere about the ostensible "opacity" of the approval process. Folks, it's just plain common sense: the blog has to be relevant. (See "wine & cheese" language above.) That's it.

Comments:

I don't think I'm qualified and the ACE program is already buying my ticket in, but I wanted to add that I think this is an excellent program. I certainly hope that you guys can continue to convince the "powers that be" of the value this demonstrates to the community. C u in SF! Actually, I'll see you in NOLA next week! :)

Posted by Dan Norris on June 12, 2008 at 06:18 PM PDT #

Is this targeted only at external bloggers, or should Oracle employees also register? I can see the rationale for doing it either way.

Posted by Michael Feldstein on June 12, 2008 at 08:06 PM PDT #

Sorry Michael, non-employees only. We have to find our own lunch.

Posted by Oracle Blogs on June 12, 2008 at 08:29 PM PDT #

the form seems broken... I submitted it, but it just sent me to a blank page.

Posted by bex on June 12, 2008 at 09:13 PM PDT #

Investigating! Actually Bex you're all set because we will put any ACE bloggers who want one of these on the list anyway.

Posted by Oracle Blogs on June 12, 2008 at 09:26 PM PDT #

Pls delete my earlier comment attempts. I'm registered and an ACE - anything else I need to do? Great idea for the bloggers! Thanks!

Posted by john Stouffer on June 19, 2008 at 01:45 AM PDT #

This is the third free entrance ticket: - Oracle ACE - Speaker - Blogger So I guess I will get an extra black ACE on my website now. Or is this like in the army: the higher the rank, the more stripes you get :-)

Posted by Andreas Chatziantoniou on June 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM PDT #

I am not able to register my blogger credentials with the link above. It takes me to the Oracle OpenWorld website. After logging in, not seeing where to maintain the blogger credentials.

Posted by Patrick on July 02, 2008 at 07:35 PM PDT #

Patrick, the form looks fairly OpenWorld-generic but in fact the info you put in it will go straight to the right people.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on July 06, 2008 at 03:17 PM PDT #

Has communication been sent to bloggers whether their request for the "bloggers pass" has been approved or not? Thanks Siba

Posted by Siba Prasad on July 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM PDT #

Not to my knowledge; this should happen in the near future.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on July 17, 2008 at 12:05 AM PDT #

Justin , Any idea when the notification will come thru . the deadline for prereg fees is august 1st. and hotel and air booking would become a problem after that

Posted by Fuad Arshad on July 27, 2008 at 04:49 PM PDT #

Justin - I was registering at OpenWorld and was told I did not have blogger credentials?? Can you assist?

Posted by John Stouffer on September 20, 2008 at 06:25 PM PDT #

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