Advice for Oracle Open World Attendees


Updated for 2015!

Perfect weather and no fog to cloud the view! Post OOW12 bridge run :)

Perfect weather and no fog to cloud the view! Post OOW12 bridge run :)

If I were attending as a developer/DBA, here are the things I would be doing:

  • Take notes, collect materials. Come back to work, put on a lunch seminar sharing the biggest things you learned during the week – make it EASY for your boss to approve #OOW16.
  • Put Twitter handle on name badge.
  • Plan for sessions in advance using the Schedule Builder
  • Only pack in carry-ons. You won’t want to be waiting at SFO for your bags. Bring an empty duffle for all the t-shirts and swag you’ll be picking up.
  • The mission: to have fun!

    The mission: to have fun!

  • Put the Uber app on my phone
  • Try to meet some people. Network. This is how jobs are filled, careers made.
  • Come early. Vendors will be giving away things like full gaming systems and the like.
  • Don’t be afraid to approach a vendor. We’re there to help, and also learn from you!
  • Don’t miss the after-parties. A great chance to do that networking stuff.
  • Join Twitter and follow the Open World hashtag, #oow15. You’ll be the first to know all the cool stuff.
  • Drink plenty of water, and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Don’t be afraid to approach the experts. They love meeting new people.
  • If you’re a blogger, be sure to stop by the Blogger event, hosted by Pythian, usually on Wednesday right before the concert.
  • Stock up on nerd uniforms, buy one of these T-Shirts and wear it to the show.
  • If you want to see the sites, meet some folks, and get some exercise – do our group bike ride, run, or swim.
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