Oracle OpenWorld 2017 – Time to plan your schedule


There’s only a month to go until Oracle Open Worldthe largest gathering of Oracle customers, partners, developers, and technology enthusiasts, which begins on October 1st in San Francisco. Of course the database development groups will be there and you will have multiple opportunities to meet the teams, in one of our 456 technical sessions, or at the Oracle Database demogrounds (The EXchange).

This year there are a couple of new things I want to bring to your attention as well highlighting some of the sessions I think you should consider checking out!

First up, locations!

All of the Oracle Database technical sessions will take place in Moscone West this year, rather than Moscone South, since parts of it are still under construction.  You will also find the Database Demogrounds on the ground floor of Moscone West.

Speaking of the demoground, it has a new name this year, The EXchange and it has a new look too. You will find a dedicated developers lounge, where you can meet the experts, take a workshop or grab a beer. We will also have mini-theaters in demoground area, so stay tuned for more details on what sessions will happen there closer to the event.

The Database Hands-on-Labs also have a new location this year. They are going to be at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (Lobby Level). The map below will tells you where to find everything you will need (right click on the map to open it in a new tab if you want a bigger image).

Now that the full searchable OOW catalog is available on-line, it’s time to start planning your schedule!

I’ve put together a short list of my top 4 sessions for each day that I’m hoping to attend to give you a little inspiration!

Sunday, Oct 1st
After a day full of great sessions chosen exclusively by the Oracle User Groups, Larry Ellison will do the official kicked off of Oracle Openworld. During his keynote Larry will give some insight into where both the industry and Oracle are headed.

Monday, Oct 2nd
Day 2 sees the conference begins in earnest with general sessions, technical sessions, and hands-on-labs!

Tuesday, Oct 3rd
Day 3 and the fun continues with more general sessions, technical sessions, and hands-on-labs!

Wednesday, Oct 4th
Day 4 is your last chance to catch some great technical sessions and hands-on-labs before the party.

  • 11:00am Inside the Head of a Database Hacker
    Moscone West – room 3014
    Mark Fallon, the Oracle Database security architect (and resident white-hat hacker) takes you into the mind of a cybercriminal adept at exploiting vulnerabilities to access sensitive data stored in databases, and then discusses ways to stop them.
  • 12:00pm Oracle Database Features Every Developer Should Know About
    Moscone West – room 3020
    Gerald Venzl and I will walk you through a number of critical features that already existing in Oracle Database that every developer should not only know about but also utilize.
  • 1:00pmWar of the Worlds: DBAs Versus Developers
    Moscone West – room 3014
    Can developers and DBAs peacefully coexist? Maybe they just need the right technology. In this sessionConnor McDonald explains how to integrate the demands of the modern-day developer with the Oracle Database.
  • 2:00pm Five Things You Might Not Know About Oracle Database
    Moscone West – room 3020
    Dominic Giles and I will share with you 5 key components of the Oracle Database we believe every user should be taking advantage of. There are not new features  or options but features that are in Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Database Standard Edition 12c, with only a couple of minor exceptions.

But if these sessions don’t quite float your boat, don’t panic there are tons more sessions to pick from in the  full searchable OOW catalog on-line.

Once you have gotten your fill of sessions, it’s time to party and this year’s OOW party is shaping up to be great with the Chainsmokers and Ellie Goulding performing at AT&T park!

So start planning your trip today!

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