Oracle OpenWorld 2011 — Bloggers Meetup

Sep 9, 2011 / By Alex Gorbachev

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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

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!

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