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Openworld 2014

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Are you going to Oracle OpenWorld 2014? I am, and I hope to see you there! As you probably know, OpenWorld is a humongous event with tens of thousands of people in attendance and some amazing presentations. Why, I even hear Oracle’s new CTO might be there. I wonder if he has anything to talk about?

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : ACE Director Briefing – Day 2

Day 2 of the ACE Director Briefing followed a similar format to day 1. Lots of things we are not allowed to talk about and a few things we can.

Of the things we can talk about:

OOW 2014 Schedule

Here’s a quick rundown of places I plan to be during the week.

An Interview with Kerry Osborne

Me : Great to get some time with you Kerry.

Kerry : I’m wearing a baseball cap.

Me : OK… Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you without one.

Kerry : I never take it off.

Me : Really? Isn’t that a bit inconvenient?

Kerry : Not really. If the peak gets in the way I turn the cap around.

Me : OK… So what’s your favourite sport?

Kerry : Baseball, mostly because of the caps…

Me : I’m a bit pushed for time, can I get back to you to finish off this interview?

Kerry : Sure thing dude. I’ll send you an Enkitec cap…

An Interview with Jonathan Lewis

Me : Nice to meet you Jonathan.

Jonathan : I find speaking English too inefficient, so I will be answering the questions using ASCII.

Me : Oh. OK. That’s going to be kind-of confusing, but let’s try. Where do you get information about Oracle from?

Jonathan : 68,101,102,105,110,105,116,101,108,121,32,110,111,116,32,121,111,117,114,32,119,101,98,115,105,116,101,32,121,111,117,32,105,100,105,111,116,33

Me : I’m not sure this is going to work out. Thanks for your time… I think…

An Interview with Doug Burns

Doug : Sorry I’m late. I was out drinking last night and I’ve got a bad case of “jet lag” this morning.

Me : So, tell me something about yourself that you think the readers would like to know.

Doug : Sorry, I’ve got to go. I need to do some slide polishing. Bye.

Me : Oh…


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An Interview with Cary Millsap

Me: What functionality will most people in the Oracle community associate you with?

Cary: Tracing.

Me: What is your favourite non-Oracle pastime?

Cary: I like to put see-through paper over a picture and draw around the outline.

Me: Isn’t that called tracing?

Cary: I guess!

Me: What is your favourite fictional character?

Cary: Dick Tracy.

Me: What was your favourite children’s TV show.

Cary: Thunderbirds.

Me: At last. Something that doesn’t relate to tracing. What is it about Thunderbirds that you like?

Cary: I liked watching the adventures of the Tracy family.

Me: Oh. OK. Perhaps we should talk about your family. Tell me about your family.

Cary: I’ve got kids and wife called Mindy. My pet-name for her is Tracey.

Me: I think we are done here…

On the Topic of Technology… 7

September 26, 2014 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series)  (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) As I was walking from the back of the facility where I work to my office just recently, I started repeatedly saying to myself as I approached the office door, “that huge computer was not here when I started […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : ACE Director Briefing – Day 1

As I’m sure many of you will know, “the first rule of ACED is to constantly talk about ACED”. So every year they put us in a room for the 2 day ACED Briefing where “the first rule of the ACED Briefing is don’t talk about the ACED Briefing”. You can guess, this is going to be devoid of spoilers! :)

I think it is safe to say, the main focus areas of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 are reasonably predictable, but a number of the announcements related to those areas of focus are not so predictable! I think there will be something for everyone next week! That’s all I’m going to say about the ACED Briefing content! :)

Now for opinion time. This is obviously affected by what I heard during the day, but also what has been happening for the last couple of years…

Oaktable world 2014 is on!

Many Oaktable members are planning to talk about deep technical topics in Oaktable world 2014. Looking at the agenda, I am excited, so many deep topics are planned. I will be talking about in-memory internals on Monday morning at 9AM, 9/29/2014, right after Mogens’ Keynote speech. You can find all details here: Oaktable world 2014. I will post my presentation slides after the presentation.

Start your open world week presentation with mine:). Sorry, no beers planned at that time, it is 9AM, after all!