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ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. is the conference for Oracle developers and architects. Kaleidoscope has it all - more than 150 technical sessions, day-long symposia, hands-on training, chats with participants and speakers, and even a community service project.

So far the "offical" advertisement. My personal opinion is that Kaleidscope is the place to be for Oracle Developers. Just because it is at a 'somewhat' smaller scale than - for instance - Oracle Open World (last year there where around 700 attendees), you can speak to whoever is there (and 'everyone' is!). Also the content of the presentations is very good. But don't let that discourage you from entering an abstract! If you have a good subject and a good abstract (and a catchy title could help..) you definitely will make a chance!

Hope to see you there (if my abstract gets accepted....).

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