Friday Oct 04, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - A Community Perspective

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 enters the history books as another fantastic event. Between Oracle Team USA winning the America's Cup (on a boat stuffed full of Oracle technology), Oracle unveiling new technologies that support greater innovation, and all the action at JavaOne, it will be hard to beat. See Ace Director Danny Bryant's perspective on the event, and his experience connecting with Oracle DBAs and experts. Jason Arneil also reports on his 5th outing to OOW. If there is any event you must have on the calendar, it has to be Oracle OpenWorld, and Jeff Smith gives a great overview of why. 

Over the coming weeks, keep checking back to the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog where the presentations and additional content will be posted for attendees to access.  

Finally, a note of thanks for hanging out at the OTN Lounge. We had a great time meeting you all and hosting the developer challenges, presentations and meetups. Be sure to keep those Tweets and Comments coming!  

- The OTN Team 

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Stay on top of all things OTN during OpenWorld and JavaOne

We're in the final countdown to showtime and there's already a flurry of activity on social. In this post, I'll share a quick summary of how to stay on top of all things OTN during OpenWorld and JavaOne. But first, get excited about how AMAZING this week is going to be:

One of the best ways to in touch is simply to follow some key event Twitter handles:

  • @Oracletechnet - This is the primary channel to stay in touch with OTN activities in real time. If you discover that you've got an empty hour on your schedule, check out this handle to see what we're up to. Or, just ask us via twitter what to check out!
  • @OracleACE - Follow the most influential developers at the conference through this handle. We'll be watching what the Oracle ACEs are posting about and retweeting the best of the best.
  • @OTNArchbeat - If you're an architect or interested in architect related content, this is the feed for you. It will showcase events, activities, and interviews on the ground. Come meet Bob Rhubart who publishes this feed at the OTN Lounge.
  • @OTN_Garage - For those interested in systems content this is a one feed to follow. It will bubble up all things systems related at OpenWorld in a single feed. Come meet Rick Ramsey who publishes this feed at the OTN Lounge.
  • @Java - Tori Wieldt will be serving up a constant feed of content from JavaOne so that you won't miss any of the action. Meet Tori at the OTN Lounge at JavaOne.

Finally, if you're an advanced user on social add this Twitter List to your mobile app: Oracle ACE List. This will give you access to the full feed of Oracle ACE tweets. This will keep you on the inside track with respect to announcements and real-time feedback.

Finally, all our work on social is to help facilitate in-person connections on the ground at OpenWorld and JavaOne. So the best way to be social at OpenWorld and JavaOne is to come by our OTN Lounges! I'll be there for much of the week and look forward to meeting you in person!

Best,

Roland Smart
VP of Social & Community Marketing


Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Be There: OTN Community Meet-up at OOW13 - Tues Sept 24 - 4:30pm

If you'll be part of the annual migration to San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld and/or JavaOne, be sure to set aside time in what we're sure is an already jam-packed schedule to attend the OTN Community Meet-up.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: OTN Lounge
Moscone South (in the lobby)
Special Password: "I Love OTN."
Give the password to the person at the OTN Lounge information desk to receive a special Furkin.

You'll have a chance to engage in elbow-rubbing and brain-picking with colleagues, members of the Oracle ACE community, members of Oracle product teams, and members of the OTN team, including your friendly neighborhood OTN community managers.

The OTN team has expanded recently with the addition of new community managers Laura Ramsey and Valerie Simpson. Laura will manage the Database Developer/DBA community, and Valerie will manage the communities for those working with Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Coherence, and other products that are part of the Cloud Application Foundation.

It will be easier for you to pick all of the community managers out of the crowd if you take a moment to familiarize yourself with these mug shots...

(Listed alphabetically)


Laura Ramsey
Manager, OTN Database and Developer Community
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I started my career marketing IPX/SPX networking software, then figured out TCP/ip was where it was at. Joined Sun and played on the Solaris team and later the Java team. Then I read ClueTrain Manifesto. Immediately joined the OpenSolaris community team and learned Community is King. So I've been there, done that, but I still want a t-shirt. Ladies SM please.

Rick Ramsey
Manager, OTN SysAdmin Community
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I managed BigAdmin at Sun Microsystems. Before that, I was information architect, writer, product manager for developer and sysadmin tools and technologies in both large and small high tech companies. Born in Chile, raised in Peru. Married, two kids, live in Colorado, ride motorcycles.

Bob Rhubart
Manager, OTN Architect Community
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I'm the host/producer of the OTN ArchBeat Podcast, editor of Oracle's Architect Community Newsletter, and a columnist for Oracle Magazine. I started my career in 1997 as a staff editor for Bookstacks Unlimited, the very first online bookstore. In 1999 I went on to manage the community for Flashline, Inc. (the company that created the product now known as Oracle Enterprise Repository). Flashline was acquired by BEA Systems in 2006, and I joined the AquaLogic team. When Oracle acquired BEA in 2008 I joined the OTN team. Further acquisitions are unlikely.

Valerie Simpson
Manager, OTN WebLogic and Coherence Communities
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I've managed community sites for Actuate, Eclipse, and WebGain, with a focus on Java developers. I was born in New Zealand, so y'all know who I want to win the America's cup. I love coffee, hate spiders, and think my OTN colleague Cassandra Clark has the best laugh I have ever heard.

Tori Wieldt
Manager, Java Community
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Most enthusiastic Community Manager for the best technical group: Java Developers!

Get it at the OTN Lounge: Oracle 12c Multitenant Pluggable Database App Stick

Oracle Multitenant, new with Oracle Database 12c, is a new architecture for consolidating databases and simplifying operations in the cloud. Your friends at the OTN Lounge are hosting Multitenant Installfests on Monday and Tuesday at 10:00 am where you will receive your very own Pluggable Database that contains the full set of Oracle Database Sample Schemas as well as APEX, which is pre-configured with both the APEX Demo application and a simple Sales Forecasting application. We've got this puppy set up to easily plug in to your environment of choice:  Windows, Oracle Linux, or if you'd prefer, you can use VBox VM.  

Jean-Francois Verrier will be in the OTN Lounge to walk you through the pluggable database process, and to tell you more about how the Multitenant features are a game changer.

We'll be talking a lot about Multitenant during Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Get your pluggable DB, load it, try it out...and be the first on your block to have a handle on it.

So drop by the OTN Lounge Monday or Tuesday at 10:00 AM ...we'll have your app stick waiting for you. (and maybe coffee and a doughnut too.)

- LKR 

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Ready, Set, Go Mobile! Oracle APEX Challenge -- OOW13 @ OTN Lounge

Wait! Wait! Before you lock in your schedule for OOW13, make sure you reserve time on Monday 9/23 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the Oracle APEX Challenge. Showcase your deepest development ingenuity...re-arranging your calendar.

Here's The Deal:

The contest is open to all registered Oracle OpenWorld 2013 attendees. The challenge is to build a "mobile" user interface. We'll open registration on Monday 9/23 but for now, check out the APEX Challenge page for more detail.  

When you register on Monday, we'll give you an Application Express Workspace and everything you need to complete the task. You bring the skills.

Here's what we're looking for:

 Appearance / User Interface Design How visually pleasing is the Entry app when run on a mobile device based on factors such as screen design, sizing, consistency, correct labels, etc.   30%
 Ease of Use How intuitive and easy-to-use is the Entry Application?   30%
 Process How fully developed and implemented is the concept in the submitted Entry? Does the Entry run successfully on different mobile devices? How complete is it?  30%
 Innovation / Novelty To what degree does the Entry illustrate new and innovative ways of presenting and/or processing information on a mobile device.  10%

You already know that Oracle APEX is a declarative, rapid web application development tool for the Oracle Database. Using only a web browser, you can develop and deploy applications that are fast and secure. It's fully loaded with mobile application development features and templates, and it's available with all versions of Oracle Database. (Yes, Oracle 12c.)  

Come show us what you can do with it.

  • Contest Location:  OTN Lounge (Moscone South, across from registration)
  • Contest Office Hours: Monday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Prizes: *** 1st prize:  $300   *** 2nd prize: $200 *** 3rd prize: $100 *** Amazon Gift Cards

I'm rooting for you. Make me proud.

- LKR 

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