Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Special Reminder for Oracle OpenWorld Attendees: Oracle Account Credentials

A special reminder from the event organizers for those attending Oracle OpenWorld:

"Please make sure you have your Oracle.com account log in details with you when you arrive onsite in San Francisco. This is the username and password you used/created for your Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012 registration. These details will be required to check-in and receive your badge as well as to gain access to My Account and Schedule Builder onsite at the event."

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.

Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Help Jake Plan a Developer Event for Oracle OpenWorld

It's July - which means we are now in the early stages of creating a new OTN Lounge @ OracleOpenWorld experience for you.

This year, that new experience will include a hack-a-thon of some kind - and to help design it, we've partnered with Oracle WebCenter evangelist Jake Kuramoto, of @theappslab fame. Here's Jake:

It’s not to early to start thinking about Oracle OpenWorld 2012 (@oracleopenworld), which will be September 30 through October 4. Actually, if you want to get the Early Bird pricing, you’d better act fast, since it ends this Friday. If you want more, Kellsey has a great rundown of the event and the WebCenter activities.

I’ll be attending this year, after missing last year, and I’m in the planning stages of a developer challenge. Without giving too much away, it’s looking like a hybrid hackathon. Given that this challenge will run during a conference, I need to bend the concept a bit to fit attendee’s schedules. Very few will want to spend 24 or even 12 hours in a room hacking during Oracle OpenWorld.

So, it’s a work in progress.

Anyway, I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Generally, what makes a hackathon (codefest, hack day, etc.) fun and engaging? What would motivate you to join one during a larger conference, e.g. prizes, exposure to a specific product, camaraderie, whatever? What do you think about running smaller, daily challenges vs. a longer, conference-running challenge?

And finally, what do you expect to gain from any hackathon event in which you participate?

Leave comments for Jake here, or at the source.

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 Sep 13, 2011

Oracle Technology Network Lights Up Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has a long history of adding our own special touches to your Oracle OpenWorld experience. In 2011, we continue that tradition with some of the best ones yet:

OTN Lounge (Howard St. Tent)
Open: 8am-7pm Mon/Tues, 8am-6pm Weds, and 9am-2pm Thurs

For the third year in a row you'll find the OTN Lounge in a new place, but this time it's the best location we've ever had: In the Howard St. Tent, right in front of the Moscone South building entrance. You can't miss us!

As usual, the OTN Lounge is your home away from home at Oracle OpenWorld. Charge up on coffee in the morning (8-10am Mon.-Weds.) and beer and Red Bull late in the day (4-7pm on Mon.-Tues., 4-6pm on Weds.). You'll also find comfy furniture, laptop power, and a whole lot of schwag - from free software, to t-shirts, to flair. Furthermore: we'll be doing live interviews with Oracle engineers and technical executives like Wim Coekaerts, Mike Hichwa, and Sushil Kumar (covering Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and Systems/Storage) from our own stage, and hosting interactive "power hours" with Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware product managers. It's a feast for the brain!

(Special treat for Oracle RAC fans: Kick back at the OTN Lounge between 9am and 1pm each day of the show with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG, and work together to get an Oracle RAC cluster database running inside virtual machines on your own laptops.)

Speaking of feasts:

OTN Night (Mon. at 730pm, Yerba Buena Gardens)
OTN Night, always the fiercest party at Oracle OpenWorld, will be on fire this year: literally! We've taken the Burning Man festival as our inspiration, so that means a panoply of food, drink, and visual and aural entertainment you are not likely to have seen before. Prepare to be amazed!

We look forward to seeing you at one or both places the week of Oracle OpenWorld.

JavaOne Full Conference attendees also have access to both the OTN Lounge and OTN Night, and in fact the OTN team will be the heart and soul of the Community Hub at that conference. But that's a post for another day. :)

Photo credit: Alisha Vargas

Monday Jun 06, 2011

Back by Popular Demand: Oracle OpenWorld Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix

openworld logoIf you missed the general public call for papers, don't worry!  You have another opportunity to get included in this year's event: Submit a paper through Oracle Mix.

If you have a topic that you feel would grab the OpenWorld audience, we invite you to submit it for review and voting by your peers. Sessions with the highest number of votes within topics will be included in this year's event and speakers get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The paper submission and voting on Oracle Mix goes through June 19, 2011. Get your topics in early to maximize your voting potential.

Click here for more information about Suggest-a-Session.