It’s that time of year again: planning for our biggest customer and user event, Oracle Open World.

I recently shared some advice for getting the most out of your conference experience, here’s a 2 minute video:

One of the bits there I suggested was to mark one or two sessions a day that you might want to attend.

Well, since you’re here, I’m assuming you might find the stuff our team is doing appealing.

Note this list is built with the Session Builder, and is accurate as of 9/14/2015 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Here’s your official list:

Hands On Labs

No homework. Nothing to bring but your brain. Sit down, and we’ll step you through the lab, and answer any questions you might have. This year we are running the same lab over each day of the conference. It was very well attended last year and we wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see how easy it is to get REST support for your Oracle Database.

Get Up to Speed with Oracle REST Data Services [HOL10482]
Learn how to install Oracle REST Data Services and quickly AutoREST-enable your database objects with Oracle SQL Developer 4.1. This session also shows users wanting to do full REST development how to create and test a RESTful service, use parameters and feeds, insert and update data, and view results in JSON in the web browser.


Talk Time Speaker
What’s New in Oracle SQL Developer [CON8720] October 28, 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm | Moscone South—305
Oracle SQL Developer Tips and Tricks [CON8721] October 26, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Moscone South—304
What’s New in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler [CON8722] October 29, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm | Moscone South—308
Database Development for the Cloud and On Premises [CON8779] October 26, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm | Moscone South—304
Kris Rice
New-Generation Application Development with Oracle Database [CON8732] October 28, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm | Moscone South—305
Kris Rice
Gordon Smith
What’s New in Oracle REST Data Services [CON8733] October 29, 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm | Moscone South—308
Colm Divilly
Gordon Smith
Developing Secure REST Applications with Oracle REST Data Services and OAuth 2.0 [CON8759] October 28, 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Moscone South—305
Colm Divilly
Gordon Smith
Managing the Changes in Database Structures [UGF6317] October 25, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm | Moscone South—306
Heli Helskyaho

Oracle ACED Kent Graziano also has a Sunday User Group talk:
Worst Practices in Data Warehouse Design [UGF9985]

It’s not SQL Developer Data Modeler specific, but I imagine it would be of great interest for all of our SQLDev design friends. That’s October 25, 10:00 am – 10:45 am | Moscone South—274.

Our uniforms might be different this year.
Our uniforms might be different this year.

Exhibition Hall/Office Hours

We’ll have 2 demo pods in Moscone South. You can stop by and we’ll live-demo anything SQLDev, Data Modeler, ORDS, SQLcl, or our DBaaS support you want to see.

You can also find us walking around all week. If you see us, stop us, and say hello. We like meeting new people.


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  1. Nandakumar Reply

    I tried even with Synonyms.xml as in your example and it didn’t work… :(…

    Any help?

  2. Nandakumar Reply


    I use SQL Developer a lot and was wondering a few stuffs which could be needed. For example, while viewing a TABLE in the Objectviewer, is there any way we can customize what columns we can see from DBA_OBJECTS table? SImilar for Indexes, because if the Index is INVISIBLE we wouldn’t know that in Object Viewer unless we physically go and check with SQL query…..

    • You’re saying while viewing a table and then it’s indexes, there’s no entry there to indicate the VISIBLE property value?

    • Nandakumar

      Yes correct. How can we customize the object viewer to see additional columns from DBA_TABLES, DBA_INDEXES ETC…..?

    • Nandakumar

      Ok, will you be able to give me a xml code for the indexes to add in extension?

      appreciate your help.

    • Nandakumar

      XML tag had errors, now it is working…

      Thanks a lot for your help.. amazing…

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