Friday, September 17, 2010

OOW 2010 about to start!

I just printed out my boarding pass for my 10.50 flight tomorrow morning. From Amsterdam, via Minneapolis to San Francisco takes around 11,5 hours time, with 1,5 hours overlay in Minneapolis. I hope that'll be enough to pass the US-border control!
It will be a busy week, with lots of sessions and networking events. I won't put my whole session schedule up here, that might set the expectation that I also will attend all these sessions... 
But in short: Sunday afternoon will mostly be filled by the ODTUG APEX sessions, and maybe pick a part of the Welcome keynote alongside.
Monday will be a combination of good old PL/SQL, APEX, Fusion, Fusion Apps, Exadata.  Tuesday has a similar picture: APEX, ESB, JavaFX and Tom Kyte's keynote. Wednesday is of course Larry's keynote (with or without Iron Man), and some database related sessions. Thursday I've planned to attend two more APEX sessions, before I have mine: at 12:30 in Hotel Nikko called "Using Edition-Based Redefinitions in an Oracle Application Express environment". And in my current schedule that also will be the last one. Funny, 'cause last year I had the opening session (Sunday 8.30 AM) and this year they put me way in the back of the schedule...
Also the networking part is packed: The ACE Dinner on Sunday; on Monday the ODTUG meetup, Benelux Happy Hour and the OTN Night clash more or less; Tuesday afternoon there is a One Logica lunch (where I can meet all colleagues present at the venue), and in the evening there is the traditional Blogger Meetup, followed by the APEX Meetup and the Benelux Cocktail Party (sounds like too much drinking...). Wednesday and Thursday no specialties: "just" the Appreciation event and the "It's a wrap!" thing.
Really looking forward to it!
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