Oracle Open World 2008 Sessions — Vote on Oracle Mix

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In the recent month there were several Oracle community web sites created. Well, I remember I registered on one or two but I couldn’t really keep an eye on many so I decided to wait and see which one wins. Turns out that Oracle Mix came out as a winner. Maybe it’s just my impression.

But I digress… I just wanted to make a quick note that Oracle Mix organized an interesting hybrid between call for papers and abstract judging. Anyone registered at Oracle Mix can propose a session abstract to present themselves or as an idea for others. Everyone can give their votes to the proposed sessions. At the end of the voting deadline (25th of June) Oracle will select the top sessions to be included in the Oracle Open World schedule.

So what? Well, I did send mine few days ago — Demystifying Workload Management with Oracle RAC based on my Hotsos Symposium 2008 presentation. I’m not sure how wide is the potential audience for this session — it’s far from beginners session and is specific to RAC. However, I do believe that this topic is often misunderstood and there is very good potential to spread the knowledge. So if you are coming to the Oracle Open World and interested in that topic – go ahead and vote. If not mine, there are plenty of others.

PS: I managed to do 2 (!) typos in the title and can’t edit it anymore. I don’t have any error on update but the title comes back unchanged. I have already filled in a bug report – let’s see if it gets fixed.

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5 Comments. Leave new

jason arneil
June 3, 2008 4:24 am

It is amusing to see, both your abstract and my own proposal are currently both getting outvoted by a talk with the title “Database” and the enigmatic abstract “TO KNOW”

Hey, I guess that is democracy for you.

Alex Gorbachev
June 3, 2008 12:37 pm

Well, you can’t really identify whether Oracle Mix accounts correspond to the real people. One can register many times and vote for their own proposal. The only problem, besides that it’s plain cheating, is that one might end up with the presentation that nobody is interested in.

That’s a nightmare of every presenter to present a virtually empty room. I won’t wish that to anyone. Though, free pass would be due. Not that I care about it – Oracle ACE’s get free passes anyway. ;-)


Is is the only way to sumbit papers for OOW 2008? i have been waiting for “Call for Papers”.



is this the only way to sumbit the papers for OOW 2008 ? I have been waiting for “Call for Papers”

Alex Gorbachev
June 8, 2008 3:48 pm

Sreekanth, as far as I know, there is no call for papers for Oracle Open World just like there was no one last years. Unlike user group conferences, OOW is organized by Oracle itself and, ultimately, they decide which papers should be presented. Most of the OOW program has been dictated by Oracle or done in partnership with customers and other vendors as far as I know but there are certain number of sessions accepted from various user groups.


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