While the initial meetings were mostly targeted to Oracle database folks, guys and gals from many Oracle technologies — Oracle database, MySQL, Apps, Sun technologies, Java and more join in the fun. All bloggers are welcome. Last year we crossed 150 attendees and we hope to surpass this number for 2015!
YesSQL Celebration and Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards [CON10770]
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Developer Advocate for PL/SQL, Oracle
Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Oracle
At our second-annual YesSQL celebration, Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president of Database Server Technologies at Oracle, regales us with stories of Oracle’s past, present, and future. Steven Feuerstein announces the winners (chosen through popular vote) of the first-ever Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards. Attendees then have an opportunity to share a light meal with members of the development teams for SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Application Express, Oracle REST Data Services, Oracle SQL Developer, and more.
Monday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. Park Central—Metropolitan III
Community Kiosk, October 26-29, 10-5 Daily (Thursday until 2 pm)
Learn about the Oracle Technology Network Community Platform, and get a preview of the new badges that are coming soon! Get answers to questions, network with peers, and be rewarded for your expertise in the Oracle Community. Rewards are buttons that they will get based on what activity they do that look like the new badges they will get online.
Have you been searching the Oracle OpenWorld content catalog trying to decide which sessions to add to your schedule?
We suggest you spend some time looking over the Oracle ACE sessions that lists all 149 sessions that will be presented by an Oracle ACE, ACE Associate or ACE Director.
Participants of the Oracle ACE Program are recognized for frequently sharing their technical insight, knowledge, and real world experience with the Oracle Community. We hope this handy list saves you some time preparing your session schedule and gives you some more time to think about what kind of cool t-shirt you are going to design while you're hanging out in the OTN Lounge.
Since the recent expansion of Oracle PaaS Services members of the Oracle ACE program and other community thought leaders have been busy working with, exploring, and generating content about these new services. The new OTN Cloud Hour series of special events in the OTN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld offers the opportunity for you to engage with some of these experts in an intimate, small-audience setting to learn from short presentations and group discussion. OTN will present one Cloud Hour event from 11:00am-12:00pm each day during OpenWorld (Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29).
11:00 am PT - Session 1 - Alex Gorbachev, Database Oracle Cloud Database Services - From the CTO's Point of View Alex Gorbachev presents an overview of Cloud Services technology --examining how the Oracle Database Cloud Services (and Oracle's Cloud strategy in general) technology "plays" in the bigger IT framework.
11:30 am PT - Session 2 - Bjoern Rost, Oracle ACE Director Why You Want to Use Oracle Database Cloud Service Bjoern Rost walks through his installation experience with Oracle DB Cloud Services and then plays a few rounds of "Break it & Restore" using Oracle data management tools and techniques.
11:00 am PT - Session 1 - Erik Benner Database backups and recovery via the Oracle Cloud Learn how the Oracle cloud can be used to backup and recover databases using RMAN, the defacto standard for Oracle backups. Discuss how this solves the backup problem for both smaller IT organizations and larger Enterprises that use systems (like the ODA) that are deployed to remote locations.
11:30 am PT - Session 2 - Erik Benner
Disaster Recovery, no Server, no problem! Looking for a disaster recovery solution that does not require the purchase of dedicated servers? In this session you will learn how you can leverage the Oracle Cloud to provide Disaster recovery options for your Oracle database AND application servers using a mix of DBaaS, IaaS or PaaS technologies
11:00 am PT - Session 1 - Lonneke Dikmans, Oracle ACE Director
UX in Cloud Development It is now possible to create a great user experience that will make both your users and developers efficient, effective and happy using the design patterns and RDK that were developed by the Oracle UX team. The patterns are easily implemented in ADF and MAF. There are widgets, page fragments and other software pieces you can reuse to speed up development without compromising the user experience. In this session you can find out how to apply this to PaaS.
11:30 am PT - Session 2 - Debra Lilley, Oracle ACE Director UX and Paas4SaaS To extend SaaS you need to be able to move both navigation and data, between SaaS & PaaS, action your extension and continue your process in SaaS. The ever increasing PaaS portfolio offers many options but customers using SaaS have bought into the enhanced User Experience, so any extending of the product has to match this or you are simply wrecking what they have bought into. Can PaaS give us this as well? Come find out.
The OTN Lounge is located in the lobby of Moscone South. Seating for these exclusive sessions is extremely limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Make Your Own Shirt This year attendees get a chance to make the OTN shirt truly their own.
Fusing interactive technology with street art, the LCD Digital Graffiti Wall is built to look and feel just like the real thing. Paint palette options, resizable stencils, stickers, nozzle selections, drips and splatters — it's all there. Guests simply pick up one of the specially designed digital spray cans and try out their skills on the wall. If they really get into the art, there's even an option to share via social media or email.
Giant Games Oversized chess pieces and tumbling towers.
October 25th, Sunday 10am to 1pm - OTN Lounge, Moscone South Upper Lobby As a system administrator, developer or DBA this is the perfect workshop to start Openworld 2015 on User Group Sunday. In this workshop, you get the opportunity to install an Oracle RAC 12c cluster using Oracle Virtualbox on your laptop and get coached by Oracle RAC experts, ACEs and ACE Directors. Whether have or haven't installed Oracle RAC 12c before, you will enjoy this hands-on experience, and can ask for help on any step on the way or discuss your experiences with other experts. Please note that participants are required to use their own laptop with recommended specification of any 64 bit OS that supports Oracle Virtual Box, 8GB RAM and 45GB free HDD space. Make sure to add this to your schedule - Oracle RAC Attack 12c [CON10157]
Vote today! You have until October 15 to determine the winner from finalists chosen by ACE judges. Categories for 2015: SQL, PL/SQL, ORDS, Application Express, DB Design. Awards will be on Tuesday, October 27 @OOW. Visit bit.ly/OracleDevChoice to vote today!
OTN Kick Off Event – Sunday, October 25th, 1 to 5pm - Stop by the OTN Lounge to start your time at OpenWorld or JavaOne with the OTN team and fellow attendees. Join us for a beverage and a snack, make your own tshirt, check out the latest OTN programs and more! In OTN Lounge Moscone South Upper Lobby.
Bloggers Meetup - Wednesday, October 28th, 5:30 to 7pm - More Details to come.
OTN Lounge Moscone South Upper Lobby Activities and Meetups-
Community Meetups -
Oracle RAC Attack 12c [CON10157] – Sunday October 25th, 10am to 1pm. As a system administrator, developer, or DBA this is the perfect workshop to start Oracle OpenWorld 2015 on user group Sunday. You get to install or test an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) 12c cluster using Oracle VM VirtualBox on your laptop. Whether you have or haven’t worked with Oracle RAC 12c before, you will enjoy this hands-on experience performing installations or taking a jump-start to test features of your application against Oracle RAC 12c. You can ask for help at any point or discuss your experiences with Oracle RAC experts, ACEs, and ACE Directors. Note: Participants must use their own laptop with recommended specifications of any 64-bit OS that supports Oracle VM VirtualBox, 8 GB RAM, and 45 GB free HDD space. SSDs are recommended.
Come Learn About OTN Programs -
ACE Program Kiosk – Monday to Thursday 10 to 5 Daily (until 2 pm on Thursday) - Oracle ACE Program Recognizes prominent advocates. Come by the Kiosk in the OTN Lounge to -
Learn how to become an Oracle ACE
Gain community recognition for sharing your knowledge and expertise
Advance your career and network with like-minded peers
Community Kiosk – Monday to Thursday 10 to 5 Daily (until 2 pm on Thursday) - Learn about the Oracle Technology Network Community Platform, where you can get answers to questions, network with peers, and be rewarded for your expertise. Get a kiosk check-in badge on your community profile and a matching button for your lanyard! There will also be opportunities to meet community managers who run our product communities, My Oracle Support Community, our new Service Cloud community, and Oracle Marketing Cloud Topliners.
Daily Activities in OTN Lounge-
OTN Community Quest - In conjunction with OTN (@oracleotn), the OAUX emerging technology team will run an OTN Community Quest — like the scavenger hunt we ran at ODTUG Kscope15. We can’t tell you much about it yet, but it should be a lot of fun, so make note if you’re attending OpenWorld or JavaOne this year and stay tuned.
Make Your Own Shirt - October 25th through October 28th come by and design your own OTN shirt. See some of the new designs available this year below -
Graffiti Wall - Fusing interactive technology with street art, the LCD Digital Graffiti Wall is built to look and feel just like the real thing. Paint palette options, resizable stencils, stickers, nozzle selections, drips and splatters — it's all there. Guests simply pick up one of the specially designed digital spray cans and try out their skills on the wall. If they really get into the art, there's even an option to share via social media or email.