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Nov 7 2007   11:45AM GMT

Bloggers gearing up for OpenWorld

Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Bloggers are gearing up for OpenWorld next week, including the somewhat controversial paid-for bloggers invited by Oracle. Here is a sampling of what they are saying:

  • Andrew Clarke – “I think the key thing is to make the best use of the opportunities for personal contact. A lot of the conference resources will be available as downloads, podcasts, blog articles and whitepapers. So don’t get hung up on attending presentations (although make sure you do go to some, just in case your boss asks). Instead, take advantage of the main thing which online can’t offer: talking face to face with actual people. I think the evening events tend to be rather too crowded and noisy for networking. So look to some of the extra-mural daytime sessions, particularly the OTN Unconference and the No-Slide Zone which should provide useful arenas to engage with like-minded delegates.
  • Jason Jones – “It seems like anything big that’s going on at Oracle in the second half of the year gets queued up so when OpenWorld attendees ride the escalator down into the Moscone on Christmas… I mean Monday… morning they will have shiny new presents to unwrap.” Read on for some helpful advice for surviving OOW…
  • Lee Kroon – “If you’re going to be attending the JD Edwards program at Oracle OpenWorld next week, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that the folks in Denver have assembled an incredible lineup of sessions for you. The bad news is that you may not be signed up for them.”
  • Floyd Teter – “I need one thing from Oracle OpenWorld above all others: information on Fusion Applications. . . . Now, however, we’re getting relatively close to the planned 2008 releases. Like many customers I’ve talked with, I’m getting frustrated over the limitations on my ability to plan due to the lack of available information on Fusion Apps. I’ve worked hard to read the tea leaves, search the Gartner reports, make projections bases on Fusion Middleware directions, guess on the basis of 10-second sound bites, and so on…it’s not enough anymore. “
  • And dozens more

I’ll see you in San Francisco!

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