Get Busy; Oracle OpenWorld Unconference Agenda is Open

It being six or seven weeks out from Oracle OpenWorld 2008 (!), the Oracle OpenWorld Unconference agenda is now open for session submissions. This year the unconf is running all day, every day, so there's plenty of time for everyone. (Don't worry; procrastinators can also book onsite - we're holding one of three rooms out of the pre-event submissions process for that purpose.) You'll find the unconf in Moscone West's Third Floor Overlooks (same place as last year), just beyond the OTN Lounge.

As AppsLab Jake has already duly pointed out, this is a great opportunity for all you "Suggest-a-Session" folks who didn't make the cut to present nonetheless, under more community-oriented auspices. (I see that Tim Dexter of BI Publisher Blog fame intends to do exactly that.)

One of the the first unconference-ees this year is Chris Muir (an Oracle ACE Director for Middleware from Australia), who had the great idea of convening a workgroup during the unconf for the purpose of jointly producing an Oracle ADF development methodology "for the masses", as he puts it. As Chris explains, the ultimate purpose is to use the Oracle Wiki to document user experiences about best practices for completing successful ADF development projects. The workgroup is currently scheduled to convene on Wednesday Sept. 24, between 9 and 11am.

I hope that this year, thanks to better promotion and more mindshare (I'm told that the unconf link is among the most popular on the OpenWorld homepage), we'll see a more diverse unconf crowd this year - not just technology end-users. Apps end-users, industry experts, and business process owners, we want to see you there too.

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