OOW10 Bloggers Meetup Agenda — T-shirts are Back and More…

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Almost time for the Annual Bloggers Meetup @ OOWCounting down. The details are finally organized — this year, we have not one, but TWO great prizes at the Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup.

1) T-shirt art contest on stylish Pythian designer t-shirts — one lucky blogger will receive an HP X310 Data Vault, generously sponsored again this year by HP.

2) For the best, most creative blog post about the meetup itself, Pythian is giving away an Apple TV. But, there are a few small rules:

    1. the blog post must use as many names of people in attendance as possible.
    2. the blog post must be readable. It needs to make sense to someone who wasn’t there. It must be a story and not a list.

  1. the blog post must contain one other small tidbit of information about each individual that you’ll uncover during your “networking” as you weave your fascinating stories of the evening (like their blog name, a contact detail, favorite color, title, hobby, cat’s name, certification, what they were drinking, how much they had to drink…).
  2. the entry must be posted by midnight on Sunday the 26th of September. Please reference this post in your blog and it should be automatically picked up by the blog engine and posted in the comment as a track-back (if it doesn’t appear in the comments for some reason — please do post the link in your comment!

Can you tell we’re trying to encourage a little more mingling? :)

And last but not least — all this couldn’t be happening without Vanessa Simmons who’s been orchestrating all of the fun this year. Thanks Vanessa!

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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.

19 Comments. Leave new

Can anybody write a fantasy post about it?


This was a great event last year and an opportunity to meet so many last year. Anyone that is part of the OpenWorld, Javaone, and repective usergroup social media collective should drop by and meet others physically. Thanks again to the Host as well as Sponsor for the great prizes

Bjoern on bloggers | portrix systems
September 26, 2010 8:25 am

[…] from my fat tire by sniffing the glasses. Fun person and also a highly likely candidate to win the apple tv for the best blog post(s) around this meetup from what I have read so far. Beer was the theme for […]


Mapping the Maze, Online Bloggers to Real World Faces : Pythian Blogger Meetup at OOW10 : https://sranka.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/344/


Mapping the Maze, Online Bloggers to Real World Faces : Pythian Blogger Meetup at OOW10 : https://sranka.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/344/

Log Buffer #203, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs | The Pythian Blog
October 1, 2010 11:16 pm

[…] to Asif Momen of The Momen Blog, who won the t-shirt signature contest. The Apple TV meetup contest winners will be announced on Monday, and listed in next Friday’s […]


<ahem> – did you announce a winner yet? let’s go simmons, get on the ball.

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October 18, 2010 10:55 am

[…] I’m happy to announce the winners of this year’s t-shirt and creative blogger’s contest at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Annual Bloggers Meetup. […]

Vanessa Simmons
October 18, 2010 10:57 am

Congratulations to Asif, Sunil and Chet. Thanks everyone for your contributions and support!

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