Another Openworld has come and gone. With all the keynotes, sessions and parti^H^H^H networking events yet to happen, its almost unimmaginable that it could go by so quickly. Yet here I am typing up the summary of my trip.
I arrived the Saturday before the conference and shortly after checking in I went down to Moscone West to register. This is the first time in a couple of years that I didn't attend under the Blogger program. Hopefully i'll be able to blog enough this year to be eligible for the program again.
Lately i've had a few issues with query performance so I attended a number of sessions on the optimizer and sql tuning. I also attended a couple on Grid Control so I could start planning our upgrade from 11g to 12c. With the new 12.2 E-Business Suite just a short time before the conference I attended some sessions about that product as well
The last few years I did a day by day break down but this year i'll just mention some of the sessions I attended and are worth downloading if your interested in the topic.
"UGF9740 -- RDBMS Forensics: Troubleshooting with Active Session History"
"UGF3062 -- The Query Optimizer in Oracle Database 12c: What’s New?"
"UGF5498 -- Solving Critical Customer Issues with the Oracle Database 12c Optimizer"
"UGF9790 -- Where Did My CPU Go?"
"CON8482 -- Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap"
"CON8707 -- Consolidating Databases with Oracle Database 12c"
"CON8711 -- Oracle RMAN in Oracle Database 12c: New Features and Best Practices"
"CON8460 -- Deployment and System Administration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2"
"CON8725 -- Behind the Scenes of Oracle Multitenant"
"CON8492 -- Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap"
"CON8643 -- Oracle Optimizer Boot Camp: 10 Optimizer Tips You Can’t Do Without"
"CON9458 -- Oracle Linux Troubleshooting: Diagnostics and Best Practices"
"CON8883 -- Cloning and Snapshots with Oracle Database 12c"
"CON11637 -- What’s New in Oracle Database 12c"
"CON7457 -- SQL Tuning 101"
"CON8252 -- Best Practices for Maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware"
"CON7752 -- Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Top 10 Features for DBAs"
A couple of dampers on the trip. Baggage handlers left my suitcase in a puddle somewhere at SFO or the Toronto airport. So half of my clothes were soaking wet. Not a huge deal, I just hung them up to dry but luckily I had opened my suitcase when I arrived, instead of the next morning when I would have needed more clothes.
Larry Ellison didn't show up for his keynote. I had skipped a session and lined up early so I could get a good seat. Looks like I wasn't the only unhappy person there because as soon as he was announced as a no show quite a few people left. Another first is that I didn't know very many people attending the conference. I managed to met up with a former co-worker a few times which was great.
From a session/networking perspective tho I had a great time. I learned a lot and met some great people. Hopefully I will be able to return again next year.
I liked how they didn't totally enclose Howard Street this year. If it rains its nice to have the tents but I found them to be pretty hot and stuff if the weather is nice. It also opened up the space and made it more enjoyable to meet up with people.
I didn't take alot of pictures but ones I did take can be found on flickr: