Oracle OpenWorld 2011 — Bloggers Meetup

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Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup Isn’t that that time of the year again?

Yes, it is — it’s time for our annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup and of course Oracle is piggybacking OpenWorld with the meetup again! ;)

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2011

When: Wed, 5-Oct-2011, 5:00pm

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Please comment with “COUNT ME IN” if coming — we need to know the attendance numbers.



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See the “Main Dining Room” on the floor plan below (we will actually use half of it – we are too big now to fit into a smaller “Lower Dining Room”) and ask where is the “Oracle Bloggers Meetup” booked under Pythian / Oracle name. These are the keywords to find us easily.

Jilllian's Billiards floor plan

We have selected Wednesday again before the big event at Treasure Island. It seems to be the ideal timing because most of attendees don’t plan anything else on that day while the rest of the evenings are filled with customer meetings, sponsored events and etc. Easy choice now!

Compared to last year, we are shifting it 30 minutes earlier because the Treasure Island event is starting 30 minutes earlier. I don’t think it will be a problem — most of the participants showed up before 5:30pm last year – you will have had enough of OpenWorld by 5pm this time.

Traditionally, Oracle Technology Network joins Pythian sponsoring the venue and drinks.

As usual, vintage t-shirts from previous meetups will make you look cool — feel free to wear them. This year’s activity is still being planned — we have lots of cool ideas and couldn’t decide which one is the coolest but if you have something interesting in mind — let me know privately {last_name} at pythian.com.

For those of you who don’t know the history… The Bloggers Meetups during the Oracle Open World were started by Mark Rittman and continued by Eddie Awad and then I picked up the flag in 2009. The meetups have been great success so let’s keep them this way! To give you an idea, here are the photos from the OOW08 Bloggers Meetup (courtesy of Eddie Awad) and last year’s meetup blog post update from myself.

While the initial meetings was mostly around Oracle database folks, the latest meetups are joined buy guys and gals from lots of Oracle technologies – Oracle database, MySQL, Applications, Sun technologies, Java and more. All bloggers are welcome.

See the results of last year’s meetup here and here follow all the links.

If you are planning to attend, please comment here with the phrase “COUNT ME IN”. This will help us make sure we have the attendance numbers right. Make sure you provide your blog URL with your comment — it’s a Bloggers Meetup in the end! Make sure you comment here if you are attending so that we have enough room, food and (most important) drinks. Last year we barely fit. Again, we are reserving a bigger room but we want to make sure we can fit everyone!

Of course, do not under any circumstances forget to blog and tweet about this year’s bloggers meetup.

Last, but not least, you should know that the real organizer of the event and the one doing all the heavy-lifting here is Vanessa Simmons – give her a pat on the back when you see her.

Looking forward to seeing even more of you again this year!

Interested in working with Alex? Schedule a tech call.

About the Author

What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

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wow…i don’t even merit a mention for my 37 posts on the subject last year? I’m sad now.

And when did VS go brunette? You know, she’s a cheater right?

Looking forward to it…thank for putting it together.

chet

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Aha… you didn’t follow the second “here” where your heroic blogging is mentioned. I know you wouldn’t – you knew it all anyway. :)

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Thanks for having this wonderful meetup again.
i’ll be there

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COUNT ME IN as well!
Looking orward to it. And very wise decision to get a bigger room, we could barely move last year due to the success of this event…

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I’m going and will be competing with Chet for the most blog posts…Need to start training now…lots of finger exercises… :)

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COUNT ME IN (of course) – and Chet, this year, perhaps I’ll be the redhead…

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For Alex- “COUNT ME IN”… :P

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Weeee!!!

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COUNT ME IN …
Looking forward to see you twitter guys IRL

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Jacco H. Landlust
September 14, 2011 3:44 pm

No OOW without bloggers meetup, so COUNT ME IN

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COUNT ME IN – again!

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Count me in :-)

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Syed Jaffer Hussain
September 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Count me in too please.

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Looking forward to it.

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COUNTING GEORGE TRUJILLO IN!

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By the way, you forgot to mention that there are a lot of Oracle Apps bloggers attending these days as well as the various tech areas.

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I was trying hard not to forget anybody (which is nearly impossible for a short list with all Oracle technologies now). Specifically didn’t forget Apps folks – “Oracle database, MySQL, Applications, Sun technologies, Java and more. All bloggers are welcome.”

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Jeremy Schneider
September 16, 2011 3:40 pm

count me in!

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Ultan O'Broin (One of those Apps Bloggers, flying flag for Ireland)
September 16, 2011 5:41 pm

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Marcus Vinicius Miguel Pedro
September 16, 2011 10:50 pm

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my (planned) activities for OpenWorld 2011 | portrix systems
September 18, 2011 4:12 pm

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Martin Giffy D'Souza
September 18, 2011 10:38 pm

Count me in! Looking forward to it.

Martin

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COUNT ME IN. Please, please, please -)

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Sheeri K. Cabral
September 23, 2011 10:00 am

count me in!

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Sheeri! Will be fab to see you again….

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Count me in! Alex – I am so there. I hope there is beer, and bunny ears, and sheep :)

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I’ll ensure we have beers… you deliver bunny ears and sheeps!

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count me + 2 in.

Thanks

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count me +2 in.

See you there.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2011 – San Francisco: Aí vou eu! | Vinicius DBA
September 29, 2011 8:50 am

[…] ocorrerá o Bloggers Meetup, organizado pela Pythian e promovido pelo Oracle Technology Network […]

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I’ve not blogged for well over a month so COUNT ME IN for some peanuts!

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I’m in. I look forward to meeting you guys…and girls…whatever the hair color. ;)

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Glad to hear it Iggy! Was waiting to see that you’d be joining us. C U Wed if not before….

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John E. Bredehoft
October 4, 2011 1:40 pm

Unfortunately, count me out – I’m not at #oow11 this year. But I am following all of your updates from Moscone. Have a good meetup!!!

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“COUNT ME IN”is there a list to get on at the door does itstart at5pm

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Pls. count me in(side). Thanks!

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count me in please

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October 9, 2011 11:34 pm

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September 26, 2012 5:23 pm

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