I’m on the way back to London. Having had a great time at OpenWorld and fantastic weather the last two days (plus the use of the Pythian Moon Dog) I feel a bit down to be leaving San Francisco…
A few comments about my last post before I get into this one:
- DTrace support in Linux was deliberately missed off the list as it was conveyed in the Oracle Linux 6 session I attended that it was not production ready.
- I’m an Oracle database geek. The other sessions I attended were not bad, but as someone that spends a lot of time trying to learn as much as possible about the Oracle database server, when I attend a presentation on a subject I’m much less familiar, but also very keen on, I tend to get a lot out of it – The point is, don’t get the impression that the other sessions were not good.
This was my 3rd OpenWorld and the best experience for me by far. There are a number of factors contributing to that including an apparent increase in the number of technical sessions (necessary as Unconference was not run this year). I highly recommend attending OpenWorld. It is a different experience from the only other Oracle focused conference I’ve attended (UKOUG Conference), but they are both great from my point of view, which is why I plan to continue attending both… And hopefully getting to some more :-)
Reasons to consider attending OpenWorld:
- The speakers are absolutely top notch – There are too many names to “drop” here, but you really do have the best independent and Oracle employed experts
- The evening events provide an opportunity to meet like-minded people, and “talk tech”
- You are there to hear the latest hardware and software releases as they happen
- It’s in San Francisco!
Anyone that follows me on Twitter may have noticed that I was very impressed by what I saw of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c “Cloud Control”. While watching the presentation I planned to get it installed on a VM as soon as I got back to the UK. Martin Bach was clearly as keen as I am and he’s posted details of his install here. Boy, that man’s fast. 184.108.40.206 installed about as fast as humanly possible after the release and pretty much the same with this – Nice work Martin :-)