Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Bloggers Meetup

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DON’T PANIC. Yes, we are doing the OOW Bloggers Meetup this year. Yes, it’s the same time. Yes, it’s the same location. Yes, it’s more fun every year.

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2017.

When: Wed, 04-Oct-2017, 5:30pm.

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 175 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Yes, it’s a good time to try taking our blog down with DoS attack of “COUNT ME IN” comments below – if you’re coming, comment away!

As usual Pythian sponsors the venue, drinks and cool fun social stuff. The competition is on — you know what that means (new unique swag this year) and if not, come and learn. All blogger community participants are invited (self qualifying).

As usual, vintage t-shirts, ties, or bandanas from previous meetups will make you look extremely cool — feel free to wear them. The new wearable will be a nice addition to your collection!

For those of you who don’t know the history: The Bloggers Meetup during Oracle OpenWorld was started by Mark Rittman and continued by Eddie Awad. Alex Gorbachev picked up the flag in 2009 and delegated to me in 2017.

The meetups have been a great success for making new friends and catching up with the old, so let’s keep them this way! To give you an idea, here are some photos and a video of past events.

All Oracle technologies — Oracle Database, MySQL, Apps, Sun technologies, Java and ALL THE CLOUD PEEPS — come and meet like-minded “techies”. All bloggers are welcome. We’ve reached 150 attendees in the last few years — maybe another record breaking gathering this year.

If you are planning to attend, please comment here with the phrase “COUNT ME IN”. This will help us ensure we have the attendance numbers right. Please provide your blog URL with your comment — it’s a Bloggers Meetup after all! Please do make sure you comment here if you are attending so that we have enough room, food, and (most important) drinks.

And even if you choose to not attend the meetup, check out all Oracle OpenWorld sessions with Pythian speakers and book your seat in these sessions today.

And you can now fill your twitter feeds (linkedin, G+, instagram, mailing lists) by talking about how excited you are to attend, and talk about this year’s meetup with fellow bloggers you’ll meet at the show. See you all there — it will be fun!

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About the Author

Björn Rost is an Oracle ACE Director, and one of Pythian’s top Oracle experts. A popular presenter, he travels the world attending technology conferences, sharing insights, and learning with his wide network of peers. Björn also serves as president of IOUG’s RAC special interest group. He is always challenging himself, personally through physical activities including triathlons, and professionally through his ongoing quest to increase his knowledge of Oracle and other leading technologies.

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