Until I depart for OpenWorld! The last time I was there was 2006 and i’m looking forward to it again this year. I guess it would be appropriate for me, given i’ll be posting from the conference, to state that I will be attending under the Blogger program. I submitted an application over the summer and was pleasantly surprised to be accepted. I don’t know what requirements are that your blog has to fulfill so I wasn’t sure how it would play out.
This year I will be attending a couple of the Hands-on Labs. On Monday I will be at the Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2, Part I/II labs and on Friday the Oracle Active Data Guard, Part I/II labs. The rest of the sessions are a mix between E-Business Suite, Fusion Middleware and some database sessions.
Of course on Sunday I will be attending the SIG meetings. OAUG Database SIG, Fusion Middleware SIG and the E-Business Applications Technology SIG.. In the past I have found they have provided alot of useful information.
I don’t normally attend many of the keynotes, especially if there are some interesting sessions at the same time. I don’t spend a tremendous amount of time in the tradeshow area either but somehow I always manage to get a fair bit of swag.
Outside of the conference I can’t wait to visit the Cheesecake Factory in Union Square. Walking through China town and Fisherman’s Wharf is always a must. I’ve been to Alcatraz before so I probably won’t go this time. I’ll also try to check out a few of the places listed in Part 1 and Part 2 of things to do around the Moscone Center. There is also a blogger meetup scheduled for Tuesday but i’m not 100% sure i’ll be able to attend yet.
The rest of this week will be spent finishing some tasks, knowledge transfer to a colleague and finalizing my OpenWorld schedule.