Every year it seems like I get part way through the Oracle OpenWorld event and comment that next year, I need to be less busy so I can enjoy the event a little more and attend others’ presentations more than giving my own. And yet it seems that somewhere between then and the following year, I manage to volunteer myself for a full agenda of participation via the RAC SIG, IOUG, and my own personal/professional interests.
This year’s conference, coming up September 21-25, will be no different and I’ll be there all week to meet as many new friends as possible (that’s you), see some old friends (that might be you too), and share a few of my technical and community bits of knowledge with anyone that shows up at my sessions (hopefully you). I’ve already glanced through the schedule builder and picked out a lot of sessions that interest me, so pulling myself away from those to perform other presentations or fulfill other duties will be challenging, as usual. First, let me list where you’re certain to find me (you should add these sessions to your schedule using the Schedule Builder to ensure your seat in the sessions):
- Saturday, September 20 (my birthday!!), 8am: Scuba diving in Monterrey Bay
- Sunday, September 21, 10am: Building an Oracle Real Application Clusters Environment on VMWare for Free (IOUG) (S301003)
- Monday, September 22, 11:30am: So, You Want to Be an Oracle ACE? (co-presented with Sheeri Cabral) (S301397)
- Tuesday, September 23, 3pm: So, You Want to Be an Oracle ACE? (repeated–but never the same session twice–at OTN Unconference, Overlook I)
- Tuesday, September 23, 4pm: Oracle Adaptive Access Manager: What, Why, How? at OTN Unconference, Overlook I)
- Wednesday, September 22, 8pm: Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event (a.k.a. “The Party!”)
- Thursday, September 25, 12pm (noon): Integrating Microsoft Active Directory and Oracle Internet Directory with Database Logins: Enterprise User Security (IOUG) (S300044)
Last but certainly not least, I received confirmation that one of my sessions was accepted to the UKOUG 2008 Conference and Exhibition in Birmhingham (December 1-5, 2008). Thanks to the UKOUG for selecting my session for presentation at the conference! I’m looking forward to seeing friends old and new and maybe even getting to look around the area while I’m there (it’ll be my first trip across the pond). I’ll post more about the session and my plans when the dates get closer (and after all this OOW excitement dies off).