OOW09 – second day done

OpenWorld, Oracle

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


OOW09 – first day done

OpenWorld, Oracle

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


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

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.

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://talentedapps.wordpress.com – Mark Bennett, Meg Bear, Amy Wilson

Finding time again


So it’s Oracle OpenWorld Day 1, and I’ve at last managed to allocate some time to write a little, starting a better trend than in the last two months. Those months were too hectic, being taken up by all kinds of tasks you have to do when you’ve resigned from your job and have to wrap up all the loose ends :)

I’m entering a more strategic/technical role for my new employer, which is a small Norwegian company by the name of DATAESS – http://www.dataess.no/ – a consulting firm for mainly Oracle and Java services. Naturally I can be contacted via espen at dataess.no if you live in Norway and have issues with Oracle E-Business / Fusion Middleware installations or planning.

Back to OpenWorld: The first day was information-packed as always, but no big surprises yet, at least in sessions I’ve attended. They were:

  • S301003 – “Building an Oracle Real Application Clusters Environment on VMWare for Free (IOUG)”
    It’s interesting stuff, I’m planning on trying this in Oracle VM soon, so it was nice to hear about other peoples experiences. Dan Norris held this presentation.
  • S299504 – “Build the Next Generation of Composite Applications with Oracle WebCenter, SOA, and Enterprise 2.0”
    I’ve only installed and set up one production instance of WebCenter yet (then again, it’s one of the few in Norway yet :), but as the possible glue of Fusion Middleware presentation-wise, WebCenter looks like a very promising and dynamic product. I hope to do some testing/demos of it later this year.
  • S301217 – “Oracle Fusion Middleware (Oracle SOA Suite) Reference Architecture (IOUG)”
    I’m working with Fusion Middleware, so this was an unavoidable session (like Nadias “10 things you can do today to prepare for Oracle Fusion Applications” on Monday). It presented a lot of bullet points and concepts/technologies affected when implementing different types of middleware integration. To quote the summary: “Concepts and materials/recommendations for building an integration road map”. Good work, I definitely have to go through this more thoroughly at a later time.
  • S299712 – “Hands-on Lab: Oracle WebCenter Suite–Enterprise 2.0 at Your Fingertips”
    Hands-on Labs are not optional at OpenWorld, at least after several hours of just listening and not participating :) I’m not a real developer, so I probably wasn’t in the main audience for this, but it was for me a very useful walk-through of how to enable a few of the capabilities of WebCenters when starting with an existing ADF application.
  • S301194 – “10 Things Your Mother Didn’t Teach You About Oracle’s Middeware and Oracle Fusion Strategy (IOUG)”
    Steve Lemme of the IOUG talked about what Fusion is (for everyone not an Oracle sales person), or actually what it appears to be, when digging through Oracles documents and material. And what the Oracle Fusion strategy means change-wise for companies that might thinking of picking it up. Very much bullet-packed, and very useful.

Now I’ll walk by the Bloggers meet-up at Thirsty Bear’s and see it I can get any of the senior bloggers to share some tips and perhaps start following this blog, so I’ll have at least a few readers ;)