Pythian OOW09 Diaries: Bloggers Meetup

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I’m quite late to blog about it now but the OOW09 Bloggers Meetup was a success. I should say thanks to the OTN for sponsoring the bar tab as well as to HP for sponsoring a nice HP laptop as a prize.

The original location was a smaller area with a larger outdoor balcony but due to the weather concerns, it was moved completely indoor in the bigger banquet style room and it worked extremely well. We had more than 50 people showed up — probably around 70+ — as 51 t-shirts I printed for that occasion has completely gone.

The idea with t-shirt is to collect signatures from bloggers you meet and talk to. The most valuable result is that you get totally cool and unique t-shirt that you will want to wear after day (or maybe not wear and put it under the glad instead of the painting on the wall and demonstrate in your living room). The least all bloggers are going to do is to post a photo of their t-shirts — make sure you leave some feedback later.

Here is mine:



Doug Burns did a way better job than me with his review of the event.

Visitors of the bloggers meetup as well as you, fellow readers of this blog, have unique preview opportunity for the new Pythian logo and slogan if you keep your eyes open:

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Btw, it’s Justin Kestelyn who is buying beer on the photo above. DSC_2790 DSC_2803

As I’m moving from Australia back to Canada, this photo with fellow Aussie Oracle ACE Directors is one of the most valuable for me as I’ve had fantastic time down there.

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You can find more photos in Bloggers Meetup Flickr tag.

So thanks all the bloggers for coming and sponsors for sponsoring! If you were on that meetup – make sure you blog about it, post you photos and publish the photo on *your* t-shirt to the community (yeah, you can take it off the wall this one time).

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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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Pythian Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 | The Pythian Blog
August 3, 2010 7:06 am

[…] Date, time and location for the annual bloggers’ meetup will be announced by Alex Gorbachev/Oracle ACE Directors shortly. Remember the fun had last year? […]

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Bloggers Meetup @ Oracle OpenWorld 2010 | The Pythian Blog
August 27, 2010 3:29 pm

[…] 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. They 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. […]

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Oracle OpenWorld 2011 — Bloggers Meetup | The Pythian Blog
September 9, 2011 4:35 pm

[…] 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. […]

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Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – Bloggers Meetup | The Pythian Blog
August 24, 2012 9:40 am

[…] 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. […]

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