Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Mark Your Calendar - OTN Lounge Oracle OpenWorld Activity Schedule

As I mentioned in my last post the OTN Lounge Oracle OpenWorld will be in a NEW location in Moscone South Lobby right next to registration.  Along with a new space the OTN team is bringing you NEW activities i.e. developer challenges, intallfests etc.  See below for a full list of activities with more info and timing that will be in the OTN Lounge @ Oracle OpenWorld in a few weeks-

  • OTN  Kick Off – Sunday 9/22 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Get a preview of the various activities happening in the OTN Lounge during Oracle OpenWorld, then follow us to a "secret" location for for discussion and refreshments.
  • OTN Meetup – Tuedsay 9/24 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Join OTN Community Managers and team members, Oracle Product Managers, and community members to meet and mingle. Be sure to mention the special code word ("I love OTN") at the OTN Lounge info desk to receive your free gift (you'll need that gift for access to the refreshments).
  • Meet the Oracle ADF Team – Wednesday 9/24  2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Meet with the Oracle ADF community peers, network with product managers, get to know Oracle ACEs who specialize in Oracle ADF. We'll also have free give-aways (while supplies last).
  • New Addition - SPATIAL AND GRAPH SIG MEETUPS – Wednesday Sept 24th  - 2pm to 3pm
    Meet the board of the Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group, and network with other Oracle Spatial and Graph and FMW MapViewer users. Oracle product managers will also be on hand to listen to your product feedback and answer questions.  RDF Graph users can also meet the product developers and other users.  Share your questions and experiences around Oracle Spatial and Graph for social network, semantic, and linked data applications.
  • RAC Attack – Tuesday / Wednesday 9/24-25 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • Install Oracle 12c RAC on your laptop to have a training hands on environment
    • Answers Oracle 12c RAC related questions
    • Install Oracle 12c Single Node instance
    • Ninjas will explain how to install it at home
    • Come along and network with community experts
  • 12c Pluggable DB/App on Stick Installfest – Monday and Tuesday 9/23-24 10:00am - 11:00am 
    Discover for yourself what's hot about the multitenant support in Oracle 12c. You'll receive a Pluggable Database that contains a full set of Oracle Database Sample Schemas plus Oracle Application Express (APEX) pre-configured with an APEX Demo app and a Simple Sales Forecasting app.
  • APEX Developer Challenge  -  Begins Monday 9/23 3:00pm
    The OTN Application Express Developer Challenge 2013 is designed to highlight how quick and easy it is to build a mobile solution using Oracle Application Express. Challenge commences at 3pm Monday September 23rd.  For more information and rules please visit - http://apex.oracle.com/oow.
  • Fusion Developer Challenge  - Begins Sunday 9/22 5:00pm - learn more or register now and rules can be seen here.  The Oracle Fusion Cloud Developer Challenge invites members of the Oracle community to demonstrate how Oracle Fusion Applications and the Oracle Cloud can be customized, extended and integrated.  The Challenge begins on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM and ends on Wednesday 9/25 at Noon. Other times to note: 
    • Monday 9/23  Office Hours 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Tuesday 9/24 Office Hours Noon to 1:30pm
    • Wednesday 9/25 Office Hours 10:00am - 11:00am / Judging 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Java Embedded – Designing and Developing for the Internet of Things (IoT) - Using M2M technologies to collect data, in this case the number of people, attendees and traffic flows, and the analysis and management of the acquired data, demonstrates how the Internet of Things concept can be extended to a wide variety of market segments and applications, and how Java can be used in each piece of the solution from the device to the data center in Oracle’s Internet of Things platform.
    Demo Schedule:

    • Monday 9/23 through Wednesday 9/25 11:00am - Noon 

  • NEW Addition Robots Meet Enterprise Simplicity:  See What Robots Can do With Oracle's New Simplified UI  - Oracle's ever-creative AppsLab team has been tinkering with both our new Simplified UI and with Robots.  So what does it look like when you bring these two things together? Come find out for yourself Tuesday, September 24th 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


    Thursday Jun 27, 2013

    It's Not TV- It's OTN: Top 10 Videos on the OTN YouTube Channel

    It's been a while since we checked in on what people are watching on the Oracle Technology Network YouTube Channel. Here are the Top 10 video for the last 30 days.

    1. Tom Kyte: Keeping Up with the Latest in Database Technology
      Tom Kyte expands on his keynote presentation at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference with tips for developers, DBAs and others who want to make sure they are prepared to work with the latest database technologies.
    2. That Jeff Smith: Oracle SQL Developer
      Oracle SQL Developer product manager Jeff Smith (yeah, that Jeff Smith) talks about his presentations at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference and shares his reaction to keynote speaker C.J. Date's claim that "SQL dropped the ball."
    3. Gwen Shapira: Hadoop and Oracle Database
      Oracle ACE Director Gwen Shapira @gwenshap talks about the fit between Hadoop and Oracle Database and dives into the details of why Oracle Loader for Hadoop is 5x faster.
    4. Kai Yu: Virtualization and Cloud
      Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu talks about the questions he is most frequently asked when he does presentations on cloud computing and virtualization.
    5. Mark Sewtz: APEX 4.2 Mobile App Development
      Application Express developer Marc Sewtz demos the new features he built into APEX4.2 to support Mobile App Development.
    6. Jeremy Schneider: RAC Attack
      Oracle ACE Jeremy Schneider @jer_s describes what you can expect when you come to a RAC (Real Application Cluster) Attack.
    7. Frits Hoogland: Exadata Under the Hood
      Oracle ACE Director Frits Hoogland (@fritshoogland) talks about the secret sauce under Exadata's hood.
    8. David Peake: APEX 4.2 New Features
      David Peake, PM for Oracle Application Express, gives a quick overview of some of the new APEX features.
    9. Greg Marsden: Hugepages = Huge Performance on Linux
      Greg Marsden of Oracle's Linux Kernel Engineering Team talks about some common customer performance questions and making the most of Oracle Linux 6 and Transparent HugePages.
    10. John Hurley: NEOOUG and GLOC 2013
      Northeast Ohio Oracle User Group president John Hurley talks about the background and success of the 2013 Great Lakes Oracle Conference.

    Thursday Oct 04, 2012

    Today in the OTN Lounge (Thursday October 4, 2012)

    Here's a quick rundown of today's activities in the OTN Lounge:

    OTN Lounge hours today: 8:00 am - 2:00pm

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm RAC Attack
    Learn about Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) in this collaborative event. You'll work with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG to get an Oracle Database 11gR2 RAC cluster running inside a virtual machine. For more information:

    The OTN Lounge is located in the Howard St. Tent, between 3rd and 4th, directly between Moscone North and Moscone South. Access to the OTN Lounge requires an Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conference badge.

    Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

    Today in the OTN Lounge (Wednesday October 3, 2012)

    Here's a quick rundown of today's activities in the OTN Lounge:

    OTN Lounge hours today: 8:00 am - 6:00pm

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm RAC Attack
    Learn about Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) in this collaborative event. You'll work with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG to get an Oracle Database 11gR2 RAC cluster running inside a virtual machine. For more information:
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Judging
    The Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge comes to its conclusion with the final judging on entries and the award of the single prize: $500 in Amazon gift cards. Click here for more information.
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Oracle ADF / Oracle Fusion Middleware Meet-up
    Join other Oracle ADF and Oracle Fusion Middleware developers and meet the product managers and engineers behind Oracle ADF, ADF Mobile, and ADF Essentials. Did we mention free beer?

    The OTN Lounge is located in the Howard St. Tent, between 3rd and 4th, directly between Moscone North and Moscone South. Access to the OTN Lounge requires an Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conference badge.

    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    Today in the OTN Lounge (Tuesday October 2, 2012)

    Here's a quick rundown of today's activities in the OTN Lounge:  

    (OTN Lounge hours today: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm RAC Attack
    Learn about Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) in this collaborative event. You'll work with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG to get an Oracle Database 11gR2 RAC cluster running inside a virtual machine. For more information:
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Office Hours
    Find information, expertise, and a collaborative work environment for those participating in the OSN Developer Challenge. Click here for more information.
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Oracle Database / Oracle Fusion Middleware Tweet Meet
    Free as in beer! Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware tweeters, gather in the OTN Lounge for refreshments and conversation with fellow tweeters and Oracle Database and Middleware experts.

    The OTN Lounge is located in the Howard St. Tent, between 3rd and 4th, directly between Moscone North and Moscone South. Access to the OTN Lounge requires an Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conference badge.

    Monday Oct 01, 2012

    Today in the OTN Lounge (Monday October 1, 2012)

    Here's a quick rundown of today's activities in the OTN Lounge:

    (OTN Lounge hours today: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm) 

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm RAC Attack
    Learn about Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) in this collaborative event. You'll work with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG to get an Oracle Database 11gR2 RAC cluster running inside a virtual machine. For more information:
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Office Hours
    Find information, expertise, and a collaborative work environment for those participating in the OSN Developer Challenge. Click here for more information.

    The OTN Lounge is located in the Howard St. Tent, between 3rd and 4th, directly between Moscone North and Moscone South. Access to the OTN Lounge requires an Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conference badge.

    Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

    Special Activities in the OTN Lounge

    What is the OTN Lounge? It's the place for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne attendees to hang out, get off your feet, rest up between sessions, recharge your laptop, tablet, or phone, connect with other community members, pick the brains of subject matter experts and community leaders, enjoy some refreshments (coffee and soft drinks in the morning, beer in the afternoon), and avoid the crowds by watching keynote presentations on a plasma screen.

    But in addition to general chillaxin' the OTN Lounge also hosts several special activities throughout the week…

    OTN Lounge Special Activities

    • Sunday

      • Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Kick-off   (7:00pm - 8:30pm)
        Want to learn more about Oracle Social Network? Love working with APIs? Enter the Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge and build your dream integration with Oracle's secure, purposeful social network for business. Demonstrate your skills, work with the latest and greatest and compete for $500 in Amazon gift cards. More information here.

    • Monday (Lounge hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm)

      • RAC Attack (9:00am - 1:00pm)
        Learn about Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) in this collaborative event. You'll work with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG to get an Oracle Database 11gR2 RAC cluster running inside a virtual machine. For more information:
      • Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Office Hours (4:00pm - 8:00pm)
        Meet the people behind Oracle Social Network - learn more here.
    • Tuesday (Lounge hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm)

      • RAC Attack (9:00am - 1:00pm)

      • Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Office Hours (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

      • Oracle Database / Oracle Fusion Middleware Tweet Meet (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
        Free as in beer! Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware tweeters, gather in the OTN Lounge for refreshments and conversation with fellow tweeters and Oracle Database and Middleware experts.
    • Wednesday (Lounge Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm)

      • RAC Attack (9:00am - 1:00pm)

      • Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge Judging (4:00pm - 6:00pm)

      • Oracle ADF / Oracle Fusion Middleware Meet-up (4:30pm - 5:30pm)
        Join other Oracle ADF and Oracle Fusion Middleware developers and meet the product managers and engineers behind Oracle ADF, ADF Mobile, and ADF Essentials. Did we mention free beer?
    • Thursday (Lounge Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm)

      • RAC Attack (9:00am - 1:00pm)

    The OTN Lounge is located in the Howard St .tent, located by no small coincidence on Howard St. between 3rd and 4th, directly between Moscone North and Moscone South. An Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conference badge is required for access to the OTN Lounge.