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Beer Time in the OTN Lounge, OOW 2009

If you've attended Oracle OpenWorld or Oracle Develop in the past you've probably spent some time in the OTN Lounge, helping yourself to coffee and energy drinks in the morning, beer in the afternoon, and t-shirts, software, and other cool swag all day. All that and more will be available this year, but in a new location.

The OTN Lounge has moved from its old digs on the third floor of Moscone West to the Mason Street Tent, between the Hilton and Nikko hotels.  To be more precise, the OTN Lounge hasn't moved to the Mason Street Tent, it has become the Mason Street Tent.

Occupying the entire block from Ellis to O'Farrell, the Mason Street Tent is the new home for all the swag and activities you used to find in the OTN Lounge, and much, much more. 

Why the change in location? It's simple.

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Just as the new OTN website has been redesigned to reflect the convergence of the developers.sun.com, java.sun.com, BigAdmin, and OTN virtual communities, the Mason Street Tent reflects that convergence in the real world as the city of San Francisco hosts JavaOne, Oracle Develop, and Oracle OpenWorld, September 19-23, 2010.

The activities within the tent reflect and represent the diverse interests of members of those communities. For instance, check out the roster of guests that will participate in Oracle Technology Network Live interviews in the Tent beginning on Monday 9/20.  The tent also hosts the Duke's Choice Awards, JUGs, and you'll have opportunities to connect with Oracle ACEs, ODTUG members, Java Champions, and other community luminaries. There will also be an Architect Meet-Up at 5:00pm on Tuesday 9/21.

Speaking of moves: OTN Night will be in session on Monday night, just as it always has, but  this time in Yerba Buena Gardens. Be there at 7:30pm for music, beverages, and grub!

The OTN crew will be on hand all-day, every day, ready to answer your questions, such as "Where are the t-shirts?" and "Where is the beer?" and "How do I get beer out of my t-shirt?" 

So be sure to make the Mason Street Tent a frequent between-sessions stop. Your feet will thank you.

(Cross-posted to ArchBeat)


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