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!


Roland Smart
VP of Social & Community Marketing

Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Follow the action: OTN's YouTube Channel

If you're not one of the 50,000 people participating in Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco next week you can still be a part of the action. Members of the OTN crew will be interviewing various community luminaries and subject matter experts and capturing some of the color and exitement on video. These videos will be posted on the Oracle Technology Network YouTube Channel daily. 

Of course, you can also keep tabs on what's happening through social media via OTN's Facebook and Twitter (@oracletechnet) channels.

Stay tuned...

Friday Aug 24, 2012

Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Icing on the Cake: Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

As you're finalizing your Oracle OpenWorld travel plans and taking advantage of schedule builder to plan your week in San Francisco, make sure you add some Oracle ACE sessions to your schedule.

"What's an Oracle ACE?" you ask. Members of the Oracle ACE Program are the most active members of the Oracle community, frequently sharing their substantial insight and real-world expertise with Oracle technologies through articles, blogs, social networks, and as presenters at Oracle OpenWorld and other live events.

With so many great sessions at this year's event, building your schedule can involve making a lot of tough choices. But you'll find that the sessions led by Oracle ACEs will be the icing on the cake of your Oracle OpenWorld content experience.

The list below includes Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne (**) and MySQL Connect (*) . Find session descriptions and schedules in the content catalog. Dig in!

Session ID Session Title ACE Speaker
UGF6511 Database Performance Tuning: Get the Best out of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Tariq Farooq
UGF7700 Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel Tariq Farooq
UGF10352 Jump-start Your Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Jerry Ireland, Mark Farnham
UGF10371 Usability and Features of Oracle Fusion Applications, Built upon Oracle Fusion Middleware Debra Lilley, John King
UGF10373 Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle Fusion Middleware: Tips and Techniques Mark Rittman
UGF10376 Oracle EPM The Revolution Is Here Edward Roske
UGF10377 How to Integrate Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g and Oracle Essbase/EPM Mark Rittman
UGF10378 Lessons from WellPoint's Proof of Concept of Oracle Essbase on Oracle Exalytics Edward Roske
UGF10397 To Exalogic or Not to Exalogic: An Architectural Journey Todd Sheetz
UGF10400 Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Monitoring, Metric Extensions, and Configuration Best Practices Kellyn Pot'Vin
UGF10401 Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle WebCenter Sites, and the Oracle WebCenter Spaces Feature Brian Huff
UGF10405 Truss, pstack, pmap, and more Riyaj Shamsudeen
UGF10407 Big Data: The Future Is Now Ian Abramson
UGF10414 Oracle Fusion Middleware Roundtable Todd Sheetz
UGF10415 Requirements Versus Features and Describing Your Must-Have-Now Capabilities Tim Gorman
UGF10416 Flexible Design and Modeling: Planning for Constant Change Gwen Shapira
UGF10417 No-Surprises Development and Environment Management Kellyn Pot'Vin, Stewart Bryson
UGF10419 Value-Based Testing Gwen Shapira
UGF10426 Ten Surprising Performance Tactics Chris Lawson
SIG10515 Upgrade Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Sandra Vucinic
SIG10531 Value Chain Planning Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Kevin Creel
SIG10546 DCOAUG Meeting Kaberi Nayak
SIG10547 EBS Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Srini Chavali
SIG10553 Database Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Michael Brown
SIG10555 Southwest Regional OAUG Meeting Sandra Vucinic
SIG10559 E-Business Suite User Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting Susan Behn
UGF10577 Oracle WebLogic Overview Chris Ostrowski
CON8688 Customer Perspectives: Oracle Data Integrator Gurcan Orhan
CON10611** Harness the Power and Performance of GlassFish: Tuning for High Availability Rene van Wijk
CON10923 Consolidation: Optimize Your Entire Oracle Investment as a Platform for Growth Debra Lilley
UGF11048 Introduction to Oracle Hyperion Products Cameron Lackpour, Glenn Schwartzberg
CON2426 Five Cool Things You Can Do with HTML5 and Oracle Application Express Roel Hartman
CON2434 Dynamic Actions: What's Possible, What's Not, and How to Bridge the Gap Daniel McGhan
UGF2639 High-Speed, In-Memory Big Data Analysis with Oracle Exalytics Mark Rittman
CON2643 Developing Search/Analytic BI Applications with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Mark Rittman
UGF2644 Oracle Exalytics and Oracle TimesTen for Exalytics Best Practices Mark Rittman
CON2672 Error? What Error? Martin D'Souza
CON2784 The Least-Known Features of Oracle Database Julian Dontcheff
CON2785 Oracle ADF Implementations Around the Globe: Best Practices Andrejus Baranovskis
CON2787 Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices Andrejus Baranovskis
CON2803 The Evolution of Histograms in Oracle Database Jonathan Lewis
CON2848 Coding Therapy for Software Professionals Steven Feuerstein
CON2849 Error Management Features of Oracle PL/SQL Steven Feuerstein
CON2890 RDBMS Forensics: Troubleshooting with Active Session History Tim Gorman
CON2922 Performance Is a Feature: Here Is the Specification Cary Millsap
CON3010 Oracle Application Express: Ground Zero to Intermediate Developer in One Hour! Chris Ostrowski
CON3199 Oracle Exadata and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: A Match Made in Heaven Andy Colvin
CON3224 Why Move to Oracle Application Express Listener? Dimitri Gielis
UGF3289 Oracle Multimedia Warehouses: An Introduction Marcelle Kratochvil
CON3290 Integrating Oracle Database with a Social Network Marcelle Kratochvil
CON3291 Storing and Tuning Unstructured Data and Multimedia in Oracle Database Marcelle Kratochvil
CON3292 Using PHP, Perl, Visual Basic, Ruby, and Python for Multimedia in Oracle Database Marcelle Kratochvil
UGF3293 Connecting Oracle Database to Other Databases with ODBC Gateway: Tips and Techniques Marcelle Kratochvil
UGF3320 Beginning Performance Tuning Arup Nanda
CON3335 Application Development with Oracle Advanced Queuing Jeffrey Jacobs
UGF3373 Are You a Member Yet? Oracle User Group Advantages and Value for Oracle Customers Christian Trieb
CON3419 Build Oracle Application Express Multilingual Applications Francis Mignault
CON3543 Consolidation for the Cloud Debra Lilley
CON3577 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1: Cenovus Energy and the New Face of JD Edwards Applications Sue Shaw
CON3646 Report Against Transactional Schemas with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Stewart Bryson
UGF3662 Very Large Databases: Challenges and Opportunities Asif Momen
CON3765 "Think Outside Your Interconnect" When Optimizing Your Oracle RAC Environment Murali Vallath
CON3812 Planning and Executing an Upgrade to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Gustavo Gonzalez
CON3813 Oracle Fusion Without Confusion: What's the Strategy with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i or 12.0? Gustavo Gonzalez
CON3875 High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices Kai Yu
CON4110 Slay Bad Data in Oracle Essbase with Oracle Data Integrator Cameron Lackpour
UGF4236 Hadoop, Oracle Exadata, and the Industrial Revolution of Data Guy Harrison
CON4238 Optimizing Oracle Database with Solid-State Disk Technology Guy Harrison
UGF4301 Look Inside the Locking Mechanism Liron Amitzi
CON4318 Oracle Auditing Techniques Carl Dudley
CON4378 New Features of Oracle Business Intelligence Christian Screen
UGF4410 The Perfect Marriage: Sun ZFS Storage Appliance with Oracle Exadata Charles Kim
CON4697 DBAs in a Master Data Management Role Michelle Malcher
BOF4712** Thinking Through Java Enterprise Performance Lucas Jellema
CON4792 The Very, Very Latest in Oracle Database Development Lucas Jellema
CON4827 The Future of Forms Is… Oracle Forms (and Friends) Lucas Jellema
CON4832 Effective Fault Handling in Oracle SOA Suite 11g Guido Schmutz, Ronald van Luttikhuizen
SBH4843 How Fujitsu Built Its Oracle Cloud for Its Customers Debra Lilley
CON5033 The Tie That Binds: An Introduction to Oracle ADF Bindings Peter Koletzke
CON5101 Integrating Oracle Database Appliance with Sun ZFS Appliance to Achieve HA Security Daniel Morgan, Hans Forbrich
CON5117 Humans Are (Not) a Service? Lessons from a Journey to Oracle Business Process Management Suite Hajo Normann, Torsten Winterberg
CON5152 Engineered for Redundancy: How Engineered Systems Handle Hardware Failures Andy Colvin
CON5171 Hadoop Meets Oracle Exadata Kerry Osborne
CON5184 Managing an Oracle Exadata Migration Project Arup Nanda
CON5205 Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Function/Data Security: User Management/Role-Based Access Control Susan Behn
CON5206 Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Kai Yu
CON5265 Empowering Emdeon's Finance Team with Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management John Booth
UGF5334 In-Memory Analytics: Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Compared to Oracle Essbase Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman
CON5389 Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Performance Pages: Falling in Love Again Douglas Burns
UGF5395 Replacing a Data Warehouse: Case Study with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Stewart Bryson
BOF5411** Using Eclipse DBWS to Interface with Legacy Applications Lonneke Dikmans
CON5716 Database Design with Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Heli Helskyaho
CON5740 Show Me the Money! Mohan Dutt
CON5840 Delivering Big Data Projects Successfully with Agile Software Development Ian Abramson
CON6015 Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Without Losing Your Hair or Your Wallet Andrew Katz, Sandra Vucinic
BOF6019** Diagnosing Performance Issues in Cloud-Based Java Applications Debu Panda
BOF9908 Oracle XML DB BOF Marco Gralike, Aris Prassinos, et al
CON6021 Ten Things to Love About Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management Floyd Teter
CON6156 Top 10 Ways to Integrate Oracle WebCenter Content Brian Huff
CON6173** Making Sense out of the Java PaaS Platforms Debu Panda
CON6210 Five Cool Use Cases for the Spring Component of Oracle SOA Suite Guido Schmutz
CON6472 An Alternative to Star Transformations: Spiny Starfish Mark Farnham
CON6493 Installing Oracle Fusion Applications: An Oracle E-Business Suite DBA's Perspective Michael Brown
CON6564 Tips and Tricks for Hardening Oracle Fusion Middleware Jacco Landlust, Simon Haslam
CON6584 Resolving Buffer Busy Related Contention Craig Shallahamer
CON6640 Database Data Mining: Practical Enterprise R and Oracle Advanced Analytics husnu sensoy
CON6668 Building an Integrated Data Warehouse with Oracle Database and Hadoop Gwen Shapira
CON6699 Measuring Performance in Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Gwen Shapira
CON7055 Secrets of Successful Projects with Oracle Application Development Framework Sten Vesterli
CON7060 Building Commercial Applications with Oracle Application Express Doug Gault, Scott Spendolini
CON7241 Advanced Oracle Essbase Java API Tips and Tricks Tim Tow
UGF7287 Why Move to Release 11 of the Oracle Hyperion Product Family: Busting the Migration Myths Edward Roske
CON7344 Anatomy of a Scalable Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Project Geoffroy de Lamalle
CON7393 Cloud Economics: A Business Case Approach Ron Batra
CON7419 Build and Deploy Automation with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Geoffroy de Lamalle
CON7513 Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Data Visualization Best Practices Dan Vlamis
CON7562 Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers George Trujillo
CON7629 How Oracle Database Appliance Saves the Day at Harvard Business Publishing Alex Gorbachev
CON7897 A Framework for Managing External Table Imports Michael Mclaughlin
UGF8067 Oracle Recovery Manager, Oracle Active Data Guard, and Oracle RAC Best Practices Kamran Agayev, Syed Jaffar Hussain
CON8071 Explore Oracle Database 11g Best Practices and Guidelines for Writing and Tuning SQL Statements Ami Aharonovich
CON8261 Migrate and Consolidate Your Databases with Oracle Data Pump Julian Dontcheff
CON8320* Improving Performance with Better Indexes Ronald Bradford
CON8322* Lessons from Managing 500+ MySQL Instances Ronald Bradford
CON8435 Customer Panel: Oracle Exadata Data Protection Best Practices Charles Kim
CON8782* Google-Hacking MySQL Sheeri Cabral
CON8806 Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical and Functional Panel Srini Chavali, Sandra Vucinic
CON8831* Database Scaling at Mozilla Sheeri Cabral
CON9058 Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database RAC: Performance on Oracle Fusion Middleware Simon Haslam
CON9197 For PeopleSoft PeopleTools Developers: A Guide to Properly Enhancing PeopleSoft Applications Graham Smith
CON9210 Performance Tuning for PeopleSoft Administrators David Kurtz
CON9314* MySQL High Availability: Power and Usability Giuseppe Maxia
CON9319* Replicating from MySQL to Oracle Database and Back Again Giuseppe Maxia
CON9326* Database as a Service: Database Resources on Demand Patrick Galbraith
CON9419 Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management: Customer Adoption and Experiences Floyd Teter
CON9844 Oracle Exadata Primer for the Executive Rich Niemiec
CON9845 Tuning the Oracle Grid Rich Niemiec
UGF9847 Beginner's Guide to Partitioning a Table Rich Niemiec
CON9419 Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management: Customer Adoption and Experiences Basheer Khan
CON9438 Oracle Fusion Applications: Transforming Insight into Action Basheer Khan
CON9467 Oracle's Roadmap to a Simple, Modern User Experience Basheer Khan

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Java Embedded @ JavaOne

Java Embedded @ JavaOne

If you're a business or technical decision maker—and that includes System Integrators, CTO, CXO, Chief Architects/Architects, Business Development Managers, Project Managers, Purchasing managers, Technical Leads, Senior Decision Makers, Practice Leads, R&D Heads, and and Development Managers/Leads—and you'll be attending JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco, you should consider telling Siri to add Java Embedded @ JavaOne to your calendar.

What is Java Embedded @ JavaOne? Glad you asked...

Java Embedded @ JavaOne is designed to provide business and technical decision makers, as well as Java embedded ecosystem partners, a unique occasion to come together and learn about how they can use Java Embedded technologies for new business opportunities.

Java Embedded @ JavaOne happens on October 3-4 at the Hotel Nikko. Want more information? You'll find everything you need to know right here.

Expand Your Brain! Pre-Conference Training for Oracle OpenWorld / JavaOne

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne certainly fall into the "Learning Experience" category. But did you know that you can ramp up your OpenWorld / JavaOne learning experience with one of Oracle University's pre-conference accelerated training sessions?

These fast and furious sessions offer deep-dive technical training with real-world examples and demos you can apply right now, presented in an intense one-day format.

Available sessions include:

Sessions run from 8:00am-3:30pm on Sunday, September 30 at the Hilton Union Square Hotel and the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Check Oracle University and Java University for details and registration information for these pre-conference events. 

Friday Jun 15, 2012

Today is Content Catalog Day

Announced earlier today by the Oracle OpenWorld blog:

It’s what you’ve been waiting for. The Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog—the central repository for information on sessions, demos, labs, user groups, exhibitors, and more—is live. Right now.

In the Content Catalog you can search on tracks, session types, session categories, keywords, and tags. Or, you can search for your favorite speakers to see what they’re presenting this year. And, directly from the catalog, you can share sessions you’re interested in with friends and colleagues through a broad array of social media channels.

Start checking out Oracle OpenWorld content now to plan your week at the conference. Then you’ll be ready to sign up for all of your sessions in mid-July when the scheduling tool goes live.

Thinking of cross-registering for JavaOne? The JavaOne Content Catalog is also live at this very minute so you can see what great content is on offer there.

So start catalog surfing!

Tuesday Dec 13, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America: Focus on JavaOne

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Latin America was last week and there were lots of videos and podcasts recorded there. Here are some of the highlights (add your favorites in the comments, please):

The JavaOne Community Keynote

The JavaOne Community Keynote was informative and funny. (Thanks to Loiane Groner for taping it!) The discussion ranged from the top 5 developments in Java in 2012, to women in technology, to how to brew coffee with Java (done on stage), to the announcement of jDuchessBR for Brazilian women using Java, to what developers do when they aren't coding. (in Brazilian Portuguese). Don't miss  the video used to conclude the keynote, an improvement of the "Code Hard" video entitled "The Real Java Developers."

OTN Interviews
I interviewed Java Experts, including Fabiane Nardon (Java EE), Loiane Groner (Java and Javascript), Jim Weaver (JavaFX) and Geertjan Weilenga (NetBeans). Yara Senger also interviewed her 80 year-old grandmother about her use of Java as a physicist. Those videos are now on Youtube/Java (look under Recent Activity). Another nice video from the OTN Lounge is this short discussion on why and how Juliano Viana works on Java EE 6 with LogicStyle's customers and how he uses GlassFish.

Java Spotlight Podcasts

The Java Spotlight Podcast Episode 60: Live from JavaOne Latin America includes an interview with Yara and Vinicius Senger on Global Code's 10th Anniversary, and with Mike Lehmann, Oracle senior director of product management, providing insight on the Weblogic 12c release. If you like your podcasts deeply technical, listen to this Java Spotlight Podcast with Alan Bateman on NIO2 APIs in JDK 7. There's nothing like the engineer working on a project to get into the technical details.

Thanks to all the developers in Latin America that made JavaOne Latin America such a success!

Wednesday Jun 01, 2011

JavaOne Russia and JavaOne India

JavaOne India was held in Hyderabad in early May. There were approximately 3,000 developers in attendance. Sonya Barry, Community Manager for Java.Net, and Tori from the OTN team were in the Oracle Technology Network booth.

We gave away software DVDs of Pre-Built VMs for Developers.  They were a huge hit, even though the software is free and easy to download. Bandwidth is at a premium in India (the convention center was charging $40 USD a day for wifi!), so downloading 7GB can be a real challenge.  We ended up giving away all 3000 of our DVDs in a matter of hours! Once we gave away all the DVDs, traffic to the booth was slow but steady. In general, the crowd was very enthusiastic.

Thanks for coming folks!

Friday May 13, 2011

JavaOne 2011 Call for Papers Open - Ends May 23

JavaOne 2011, Oct. 2-6, San Francisco, promises to be a great conference--with your help.  The JavaOne Call for Papers in now open.  Every year we get amazing proposals from well recognized luminaries in the Java community.  But newbies should not be intimidated!  We can't evaluate proposals that aren't submitted.  User your creativity!  Share a topic that stands out.  Showcase your unique approach to utilizing Java technology.

Sharat Chander, JavaOne Program Committee Chairperson, is eager to get started.  "Now that the Call for Papers is open, I'm really looking forward to receiving even more quality submissions this year compared to last year's conference," he said.  To hear more from Sharat about the Call for Papers, you can listen to this Java Spotlight Podcast.

IMPORTANT: Submit your proposal as soon as possible, the the Call for Papers closes May 23, less than four weeks from today!

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Friday Aug 20, 2010

JavaOne Keynote: Thomas Kurian

Maybe you're interested in hearing about Java strategy and directions from Oracle EVP Development Thomas Kurian?

More details here.