OOW09 – second day done

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Second day was Monday, which for me started with watching the morning keynotes from the hotel / webcast; the involved persons aren’t the most engaging presenters, especially Charles Phillips. And no really new news either.

Monday turned out to be my big Identity Management day, with sessions on

  • Identity Services in the Cloud
  • Oracle Identity Manager & Oracle Role Manager 11g
  • Oracle Access Manager 11g

One good Hands-on-Lab as well, on a product I’ve been following for a while, the Oracle E-Business Suite Application Change Management Pack (ACP). I know of several E-Business customers back home in Norway who don’t really have good control over their customizations.

It would probably pay back quickly for a lot of these, to package their customizations as standard patches, and optionally manage them with the builtin ACP patch manager, integrated with a source control system.

A couple of sessions I’ve noted down for flipping through later:

S308223 DBA ASM
S312645 Database performance on Linux
S308361 High performance PL/SQL
S312448 + S312449 SQL Developer
S312693 Database 11g in virtualized storage

And I met Marius Ciortea from Oracle (who works with Enterprise Social Networking) in the OTN Lounge, and I agreed (not naively, I hope) to a short attendee interview for the live OTN feed on

http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld/034626.htm

OOW09 – first day done

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A busy first day is done. I especially liked the session Linux Shell Scripting Craftsmanship, partly because it’s interesting subject with lots of possiblilities for improvement (no; read: many things done wrong). But mainly because Ray Smith was a great presenter, so thanks, very good presentation. I see from the net that he’s gotten much praise for his presentation from other conferences, by the way.

On the subject of shell script coding: The propositions and guidelines from this session would be a major contribution to most coding projects I know of, so please look up the slides when they appear online, they are really good value if you’re a developer, DBS or sysadmin. Session ID S312131.

I also enjoyed going through the OPSS session; “Developing Secure Applications with Oracle Platform Security Services” – S310003

In the evening, Oracle Norway arranged dinner for all Norwegian customers and partners at the Stinking Rose, which means I won’t be very popular as a session seat neighbour today, since they serve everything with very large amounts of garlic.

An interesting side note from the dinner: We are 111 attendees from Norway, which is very good. But this is more than both Sweden and Denmark, which are both larger countries, and larger Oracle markets (esp. Sweden), so it’s actually very good.

Realtime: Now the keynotes are finished for the morning, so it’s time to head over to Moscone West.

Bloggers physically present at OpenWorld 2009 list

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13.10.2009:
Updated with latest confirmed attendees of the Bloggers Meetup tonight. Marcel Kratochvil, Jacco Landlust, William Vambenepe, Stuart Marks, Avrom I. Roy-Faderman, Stanley ACE Director, OCP Advisor

12.10.2009:
There are always more to add, so please check back (and give feedback; I’ve received most via Twitter – eespenh – and that’s great). Since last, I’ve added Daniel Morgan, Karen Morton (because I noticed them standing in the Unconference area), Fenng, Khanderao, Merv Adrian.

11.10.2009:
Since yesterday here at OpenWorld, I noticed that Bex Huff, Hans Forbrich, Moans Nogood (not really) and Jason Jones are also here. And Claudia Zeiler (girlgeek), whom I just met outside the OTN lounge. Wonder if I’ve got half of everyone before the week’s over?

http://avromroyfaderman.com – Avrom I. Roy-Faderman
http://badgerworks.org/ – Ted Simpson
http://bexhuff.com/ – Bex Huff
http://blog.arungupta.me/ – Arun Gupta
http://blog.dbvisit.com/ – Arjen Visser
http://blog.rayapps.com/ – Raimonds Simanovskis
http://blog.thebdgway.com/ – Chris Bucchere
http://carymillsap.blogspot.com/ – Cary Millsap
http://cheeseheaddba.blogspot.com/ – Todd Sheetz
http://daust.blogspot.com/ – Dietmar Aust
http://dbanotes.net/ – Fenng
http://debrasoracle.blogspot.com/ – Debra Lilley
http://dgielis.blogspot.com/ – Dimitri Gielis
http://dpeake.blogspot.com/ – David Peake
http://ebizocp.blogspot.com – OCP Advisor
http://eisele.net/blog/ – Markus Eisele
http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/ – John E. Bredehoft
http://eternal-donut.blogspot.com – Marcel Kratochvil
http://fuadarshad.net/wp/ – Fuad Arshad
http://fusioninsidersedition.blogspot.com/ – George J. Trujillo, Jr.
https://fusiontech.wordpress.com/ – Espen Barroso-Gomez – myself
http://garethroberts.blogspot.com/ – Gareth Roberts
http://girlgeek-oracle.blogspot.com/ – Claudia Zeiler
http://gvwoods.blogspot.com/ – George Woods
http://hansforbrich.blogspot.com/ – Hans Forbrich
http://jarneil.wordpress.com/ – Jason Arneil
http://java.net/blog/108 – Kohsuke Kawaguchi
http://jonathanlewis.wordpress.com – Jonathan Lewis
http://karenmorton.blogspot.com/ – Karen Morton
http://khanderaotech.blogspot.com/ – Khanderao
http://matttopper.com/ – Matt Topper
http://mervadrian.wordpress.com/ – Merv Adrian
http://michelledbaunleashed.blogspot.com/ – Michelle Malcher
http://newappsdba.blogspot.com – Dave B
http://oracle-base.com/blog/ – Tim Hall
http://oracle-internals.com – Jonah H. Harris
http://oracledoug.com/serendipity – Doug Burns
http://oraclemva.wordpress.com – Jacco Landlust
http://oraclestorageguy.typepad.com/oraclestorageguy/ – Jeff Browning
http://orclville.blogspot.com/ – Floyd Teter
http://prodlife.wordpress.com/ – Gwen Shapira
http://realjavasoa.blogspot.com/ – Jason Jones
http://radiofreetooting.blogspot.com/ – Andrew Clarke
http://richardfoote.wordpress.com/ – Richard Foote
http://roelhartman.blogspot.com/ – Roel Hartman
http://rwijk.blogspot.com/ – Rob Van Wijk
http://stage.vambenepe.com – William Vambenepe
http://stuartmarks.wordpress.com – Stuart Marks
http://sysdba.wordpress.com/ – Lutz Hartmann
http://tbray.org/ongoing/ – Tim Bray
http://technology.amis.nl/blog/6336 – Lucas Jellema
http://tkyte.blogspot.com/ – Tom Kyte
http://tonguc.wordpress.com/ – H. Tonguç Yilmaz
http://wedonotuse.blogspot.com/ – Moans Nogood
http://www.liberidu.com/blog/?p=1281 – Marco Gralike
http://www.morganslibrary.org/blog.html – Daniel Morgan
http://www.ome-b.nl – Douwe Pieter van den Bos
http://www.pythian.com/news/author/alex – Alex Gorbachev
http://www.wtfistheacevest.com – Stanley ACE Director

Others who might be here or have more than one main contributor:

http://blog.softwareinsider.org – R “Ray” Wang
http://oraganism.wordpress.com/
http://oracle-magic.blogspot.com/
http://talentedapps.wordpress.com – Mark Bennett, Meg Bear, Amy Wilson

OpenWorld 2009 – who’s there?

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I’ll be going over there myself in a few hours, crossing the nine hour time difference. But I started wondering which of my fellow, admittedly much more industrious, blog writers, would be present at Oracle OpenWorld 2009 (#oow09) as well. I’ve read their notices, but my memory isn’t good enough to piece that into a picture.

So here’s a first attempt to list those blogs whose author has expressed an intention to attend OpenWorld this year. This is just the result of one hour of searching through OraNA.info and Google, and not counting blogs under blog.oracle.com. Some blogs I’ve left out because it’s unclear to me which one person represents it best; please leave a comment in cases where I’ve gotten things wrong, though! As an example, blogs.ioug.org isn’t really Judi Doolittles personal blog, even if she’s responsible for the content, but she might have wanted it in such a list anyway?

So I’m just making up the rules as I go, I guess (why? because it’s two o’clock in the morning (the taxi for the airport arrives in two hours) :)
I’m probably missing a lot of persons in this first attempt, anyway.

Digression:
The number of people attending OOW according to the event (created by Ontario Emperor) in Oracle Community (oraclecommunity.net) at present is 7. So if you’re a member of Oracle Community, do sign up for the event, and if not, do sign up for Oracle Community. And Oracle Mix ;) (But Oracle Mix won’t let me in this week; that’s another story, I guess.)

Another digression:
The number of bloggers attending the Blogger Meetup event (which is Tuesday at 6pm at Jillians, by the way; look it up, is around three times as many. Looking forward to meeting many of you there.

So this is the list at the moment:

http://avromroyfaderman.com – Avrom I. Roy-Faderman
http://badgerworks.org/ – Ted Simpson
http://bexhuff.com/ – Bex Huff
http://blog.arungupta.me/ – Arun Gupta
http://blog.dbvisit.com/ – Arjen Visser
http://blog.rayapps.com/ – Raimonds Simanovskis
http://blog.thebdgway.com/ – Chris Bucchere
http://carymillsap.blogspot.com/ – Cary Millsap
http://cheeseheaddba.blogspot.com/ – Todd Sheetz
http://daust.blogspot.com/ – Dietmar Aust
http://debrasoracle.blogspot.com/ – Debra Lilley
http://dbanotes.net/ – Fenng
http://dgielis.blogspot.com/ – Dimitri Gielis
http://dpeake.blogspot.com/ – David Peake
http://ebizocp.blogspot.com – OCP Advisor
http://eisele.net/blog/ – Markus Eisele
http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/ – John E. Bredehoft
http://eternal-donut.blogspot.com – Marcel Kratochvil
http://fuadarshad.net/wp/ – Fuad Arshad
http://fusioninsidersedition.blogspot.com/ – George J. Trujillo, Jr.
https://fusiontech.wordpress.com/ – Espen Barroso-Gomez – myself
http://garethroberts.blogspot.com/ – Gareth Roberts
http://girlgeek-oracle.blogspot.com/ – Claudia Zeiler
http://gvwoods.blogspot.com/ – George Woods
http://hansforbrich.blogspot.com/ – Hans Forbrich
http://jarneil.wordpress.com/ – Jason Arneil
http://java.net/blog/108 – Kohsuke Kawaguchi
http://jonathanlewis.wordpress.com – Jonathan Lewis
http://karenmorton.blogspot.com/ – Karen Morton
http://khanderaotech.blogspot.com/ – Khanderao
http://matttopper.com/ – Matt Topper
http://mervadrian.wordpress.com/ – Merv Adrian
http://michelledbaunleashed.blogspot.com/ – Michelle Malcher
http://newappsdba.blogspot.com/ – Dave B
http://oracle-base.com/blog/ – Tim Hall
http://oracle-internals.com/ – Jonah H. Harris
http://oracledoug.com/serendipity/ – Doug Burns
http://oraclemva.wordpress.com – Jacco Landlust
http://oraclestorageguy.typepad.com/oraclestorageguy/ – Jeff Browning
http://orclville.blogspot.com/ – Floyd Teter
http://prodlife.wordpress.com/ – Gwen Shapira
http://realjavasoa.blogspot.com/ – Jason Jones
http://radiofreetooting.blogspot.com/ – Andrew Clarke
http://richardfoote.wordpress.com/ – Richard Foote
http://roelhartman.blogspot.com/ – Roel Hartman
http://rwijk.blogspot.com/ – Rob Van Wijk
http://stage.vambenepe.com – William Vambenepe
http://stuartmarks.wordpress.com – Stuart Marks
http://sysdba.wordpress.com/ – Lutz Hartmann
http://tbray.org/ongoing/ – Tim Bray
http://technology.amis.nl/blog/6336 – Lucas Jellema
http://tkyte.blogspot.com/ – Tom Kyte
http://tonguc.wordpress.com/ – H. Tonguç Yilmaz
http://wedonotuse.blogspot.com/ – Moans Nogood
http://www.liberidu.com/blog/?p=1281 – Marco Gralike
http://www.ome-b.nl – Douwe Pieter van den Bos
http://www.morganslibrary.org/blog.html – Daniel Morgan
http://www.pythian.com/news/author/alex – Alex Gorbachev
http://www.wtfistheacevest.com – Stanley ACE Director

Others who might be here or have more than one main contributor:

http://blog.softwareinsider.org – R “Ray” Wang
http://blogs.ioug.org – IOUG / Judi Doolittle, Steve Lemme
http://blogs.sun.com/projectkenai – Sharat Chander, JB
http://oraclebiwasig.blogspot.com – Shyam Varan Nath, John Haydu
http://oraganism.wordpress.com – Martin Nash, Neil Johnson, Pawel Krol
http://talentedapps.wordpress.com – Mark Bennett, Meg Bear, Amy Wilson