The last day of Openworld started late and ended early. My first session was at 11:15 and it was all over by 3:15. I've been to quite a few Openworld's and this one has gone by much quicker than most. Which is a good thing because it means I had a great time.
I met up with my co-worker at the first session of the day and we realized we had the same schedule. So I switched out the middle session and he switched the last slot. I attended two sessions on E-Business Suite. One on performance (Recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite Performance Tuning), the other on security (The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Secure Your Oracle E-Business Suite Instance). While both sessions are worth downloading, I thought the second one on security was very interesting. The presenter took what they thought are the easiest yet biggest bang for the buck things you could do to improve security. The top ten list included checking for missing profile options, default passwords, restricting access to servers based on IP, non-reversible passwords and encrypting credit card data.
The other session I attended Oracle Database Optimizer: An Insider’s View of How the Optimizer Works. This was an in-depth discussion around the database optimizers and new features. I love these low-level technical discussions and wish I could fill all my sessions with them. I won't try to delve into the topics discussed here but if your interested in how the optimizer works then you should definitely download this presentation. You should also follow their blog at: https://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer/
However once The Hives were on stage I couldn't leave. They put on an awesome show and by far were the most entertaining of all the bands i've seen this week. A big kodos to the Oracle team that put together the music festival and the acts they were able bring in. I hope they keep doing this from now on!
Friday we took time to explore the city. We had breakfast at Sears Fine Foods, walked to Fisherman's Wharf and managed to catch some of the air show rehearsals. A not so smart decision had us walking back towards downtown, checking out Lombardi St. on the way. After walking all week my feet have given up and are aching considerably. It was all well worth it tho and I hope to get the chance to do it again next year!