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Key Happenings on the First Day of Oracle OpenWorld 2018

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Today was a gorgeous day in San Francisco. The temperature was in the mid-60’s, the sun was shining, and there was a light breeze. The forecast is for similar weather all week – just in time for Oracle OpenWorld 2018. I flew in to cloud cover, but it burned off between baggage, finding my ride, and the drive from SFO to the city. I made my way to the convention center and the hustle is on!  

It’s remarkable how the expanse of Moscone South can transform from an empty hall to the booming venue that tomorrow will be The Exchange – and I thought SFO was a busy place.

Monday, October 22, is the first day of Oracle OpenWorld and there are several key things you’ll want to do…

Register. If you haven’t already, use the advance check-in option. It’s a breeze.

Sign-up for Sessions. Be sure to register for the ones you must attend to be sure to have a seat. Here are some links to help you finish building your Monday schedule:


Monday, Oct. 22       

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Oracle Linux: State of the Penguin [PRO4720] – Moscone West - Room 2000

  • Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President, Operating Systems and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle


1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Keynote: Cloud Generation 2 [KEY3784] – Moscone North – Hall D

  • Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman and CTO, Oracle


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Oracle's Systems Strategy for Cloud and On-Premises [PKN5901] – The Exchange @ Moscone South - The Arena

  • Ali Alasti, Senior Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Oracle
  • Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President, Operating Systems and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle
  • Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle


As you exit The Arena at 4:45, you conveniently have to walk by the Infrastructure Technologies showcase, #120. Take a few minutes to see what’s going on. If the demos and product experts don’t keep you enthralled, the VR game will. Apparently, shooting widgets with a bow and arrow in VR is a lot of fun – hope you’ll give it a try – you could win a prize.


For more session information, visit the Focus on Oracle Linux and Virtualization page.

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