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