Lunch 2.0 at Oracle: Postmortem

I had a great time at the Lunch 2.0 at Oracle today (even though I didn't get to eat and ran around too much), and I want to thank everyone for attending. I estimate at least 200 attendees today. (It was especially good to meet Jeremiah Owyang and Robert Scoble, and I look forward to seeing their feedback online, even if it's not positive!)

(Also many more and better photos from Tim Bonnemann here.)

As for myself, I do think we overdid the demo aspect; some more opportunities for luncher interaction would have been nice. (Sentiments echoed by luncher Lisa Amorao.) Nevertheless, the crowd seemed engaged and there were several questions from the floor, especially about Oracle Widgets.

All in all, a success in my view, and I hope to work on more Oracle-sponsored Lunch 2.0's in the future.


I'm glad you enjoyed hosting Lunch 2.0. While I hope there will be more Lunch 2.0's in the future (and I salivate at the thought of Lunch 2.0's being started at the other Oracle campuses around the world). There are a lot of other events in the community spirit that could use a little more Oracle presence in them, like BarCamp. Would love to see Oracle put the O in Open Web. :-) Thanks again for hosting, terry

Posted by terry chay on October 22, 2007 at 04:00 AM PDT #

Terry - yes, fully aware of that! In fact we recently sponsored (but did not participate in) a BarCamp. We're looking at being more active in that area in the future.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on October 22, 2007 at 04:14 AM PDT #

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