I registered myself for Oracle OpenWorld and I have my hotel reserved and my flights ticketed.
I think it has been over 12 years – probably more like 15 years – since I went to OpenWorld. I went at least once between December 1994 and November 2003 when I still lived in Florida and was working on Oracle databases. But since I moved from Florida I do not believe that I have been to the conference. I have presented at Collaborate and ECOUG conferences since then. I’m thinking that maybe next year I will try to present at the RMOUG conference. I live in Arizona so RMOUG is close. ECOUG was a nice distance when I still lived near the East Coast. I like the smaller conferences and I have a better shot at getting a presentation accepted there.
But, this year it is OpenWorld and I am looking forward to it. I may get a chance to interact with some Delphix employees and customers. Also, I’m hoping to check out some technical presentations by the Oak Table members. And it does not hurt to hear from Oracle itself on its technology. No doubt there will be many of Oracle’s top technical leaders presenting. And, any interaction I get with fellow DBA’s will be great. It is always good to hear from people about their own experiences which may differ from mine.
Anyway, I’m all booked for OpenWorld. Hope to see you there.