Oracle Scratchpad

October 31, 2009

Top Ten

Filed under: Advertisements — Jonathan Lewis @ 10:41 pm GMT Oct 31,2009

Sorry, this isn’t a posting about efficient ways of getting the first 10 rows from a result set – it’s a little note about Oracle Open World. I don’t brag very often, but sometimes it’s hard to resist.

I’ve just received an email about Openworld with the following content:

Go to Oracle OpenWorld On Demand
Get in on sessions you missed, or hear keynotes and executive solution sessions again.
FREE for all full conference, Oracle Develop, and Primavera program attendees.
Only US$245 for all others.

    • Find all keynotes, general sessions, executive solution sessions, and breakout sessions—more than 1,900 presentations—in an online streaming rich media portal
    • Get keynotes with synchronized video, slides, scrolling transcripts, and downloadable MP3s and MP4s
    • Comment and rate presentations online and post your own content
  • For 1,900 presentations, $245 doesn’t seem to be an extreme price – although it might be nicer to be able to get a set of DVDs rather than downloading all those pdfs, mp3s and adobe flash files. But I was registered anyway, so I just clicked on the link, signed in, and got to the opening portal page to find a list of the “Top Ten Presentations”, in this order:

    • Keynote: Extreme Innovation – Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    • Keynote: Larry Ellison, Oracle
    • Keynote: Innovation Across the Stack –  Thomas Kurian, Oracle
    • Keynote: Oracle Develop – What Are We Still Doing Wrong? – Thomas Kyte
    • General Session: Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g – Foundation for Innovation –  Hasan Rizvi
    • General Session: Lower Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 – Robbins Jeffrey, Masayuki Karahashi, Andy Mendelsohn
    • Keynote: The Art of the Possible – Charles Phillips and Safra Catz, Oracle
    • How to Hint –  Jonathan Lewis
    • Accelerating Java for Better Enterprise Performance – Charlie Hunt, John Pampuch
    • General Session: Complete, Open, and Integrated Applications for Your Business – Andy Platt, Paco Aubrejuan, Janet Foutty, Anthony Lye,  Steve Miranda, Syed Nadeem, Jewell Richard
    Looking at the list of keynotes and well-known Oracle names above mine, I think I’m currently the top “civilian” (at the moment) – so I’m going to feel just a little smug for the rest of the weekend.


    1. Bragging is permissible in this instance. I missed that particular session, but I caught your unconference session and enjoyed it.

      Comment by John E. Bredehoft — November 1, 2009 @ 1:24 am GMT Nov 1,2009 | Reply

    2. From this top ten chart, if we miss the marketing stuff, then you come at 2nd number just after Tom Kyte.


      Comment by Fahd Mirza — November 1, 2009 @ 9:50 am GMT Nov 1,2009 | Reply

    3. Well done Jonathan.

      Comment by Mark Townsend — November 1, 2009 @ 12:46 pm GMT Nov 1,2009 | Reply

    4. But…you wirte it “1-to-10” or “10-to-1”? ^_^

      Comment by lascoltodelvenerdi — November 2, 2009 @ 8:27 am GMT Nov 2,2009 | Reply

    5. That is for sure something to be proud of; congratulations, Jonathan!

      Comment by Uwe Hesse — November 2, 2009 @ 1:06 pm GMT Nov 2,2009 | Reply

    6. Jonathan,

      That is very cool! Congrats!

      Comment by kevinclosson — November 2, 2009 @ 4:12 pm GMT Nov 2,2009 | Reply

    7. Jonathan,

      Congratulations. I attended the how to hint session and the unconference session. Both were really good.

      – Aswath Rao

      Comment by Aswath Rao — November 2, 2009 @ 8:20 pm GMT Nov 2,2009 | Reply

    8. […] Footnote: If you had trouble with this quiz and you’re going to Oracle Open World I’ll be doing a short presentation called “Hints on Hints” in Moscone South, room 306, on Monday 12th October from 14:30 to 15:30. (Updated Nov 2009: And it went very well.) […]

      Pingback by Quiz Night « Oracle Scratchpad — November 16, 2009 @ 10:40 am GMT Nov 16,2009 | Reply

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