Lunch 2.0 at Oracle

The wheels of progress often grind slowly, but they do indeed grind: I'm thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, Oracle will be hosting a Lunch 2.0 at its Conference Center on Oct. 22 (RSVP).

In the past, Oracle has been taken to the woodshed by Jeremiah Owyang and others for its "closed" mentality. The criticism has been a bit off-target IMO, the main reason being that many of its most obvious efforts are ignored because of the content involved. (The community "content" associated with Oracle tends to be practical and technical, not of a general Web 2.0-esque nature. Most Oracle bloggers are not interested in writing about the virtues of Facebook, but that doesn't mean they're not communicating openly.) I do agree however that the Oracle "corporate entity" could be much more participatory in the wider community, and along with this event, you should see more evidence of progress along that front as time goes on.

So join us for lunch - relax, imbibe, take a post-meal walk around the lake. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Comments:

I'm happy to help promote, attend, and speak the wonderful virtues that Oracle is going to share. Thank you doing this. Jeremiah, from the watershed

Posted by Jeremiah Owyang on September 10, 2007 at 09:40 PM PDT #

No, thank YOU for sparking the conversation to begin with!

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on September 10, 2007 at 09:56 PM PDT #

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