As we approach Oracle OpenWorld 2015, browsing the list of available sessions becomes a daunting task. Picking a session from the over 2,000 available sessions is harder than... Oh, I don't know, picking a session from 1,999 or less available sessions?
You start muttering to yourself as you pace your living room, reciting acronyms only a soldier can remember, "ERP, HCM, OEM, ODB, IoT, SaaS, PaaS..." making your spouse or significant other increasingly uncomfortable. Maybe you start asking yourself questions, like: 1) Which sessions should I see? Or, 2) Which exhibitors should I visit? And/Or, 3) Did Oracle invent teleportation yet so I can get to everything I want to see on time?
The answers to those questions are: 1) Whichever ones you want to see. 2) Whomever you want to visit. 3) And no, not yet.
It's a great thing the event staff made is extremely easy to view schedules and lists of exhibitors. They recently pushed out the "My Schedule" feature on the Oracle OpenWorld website that really helps to simplify the event process. Please go to My Schedule to get started. Just log in using your Oracle SSO username and password, apply some filters, and you're off! You can personalize your agenda, reserve spaces in a session, and receive automatic updates to your schedule if that session changes.
I would also highly recommend checking out the blogs of those that are best connected to the topics you are interested in. For example, are you a Linux or Virtualization fan? Check out Simon Coter's blog. Simon is the Principal Product Manager for Oracle VM and VirtualBox and just last week posted a list of sessions relating to Linux and Virtualization.
For additional tools and resources when it comes to Oracle OpenWorld Scheduling, check out this great blog post by Steve Lemme of the Oracle Global Partner Enablement group: https://blogs.oracle.com/managementpartner/entry/oracle_openworld_2014_plan_your