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Full House @MOW 2010 in Denmark

Wow, it will be a full house during Miracle OpenWorld 2010, as Moans announced during this video, maybe there won't be enough beds, maybe there won't be enough food, but Moans at least promised us, the 208+ attendees, the new Miracle Brew, anyway, have a look...

The New OakTable Website is (almost) Alive

Thanks to the almost endless energy of James Morle the OakTable Network had a web presence for several years. Lately we decided that it had to be adjusted so it would be more fitting the current needs and style of the internet. Thanks to Kurt van Meerbeeck’s (aka the “dude” guy) incredible wizardry, two week later we have a new placeholder for our musings and rants…

Although we still have to update the DNS  record to the new location,  if you want you can get an (pre)view here: www.oaktable.net.

Have have, or are in the business of updating the site with the following features and/or content:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Book Reviews
  • Articles
  • Contributed Files
  • Media, among others YouTube clips
  • Twitter feeds, trends/search
  • Polls/Voting
  • OakTable Member Blog posts (and/or merged from the original posts)
  • A Tag Cloud
  • OakTable Blog Aggregator

Let us hear of what you think.

On behalf of the OakTable Network members.

Marco

Hotsos 2010 – Farewell…

Said farewell today to the guys I met in the lobby of the Omni Mandelay Hotel in Irving, Texas. The final bits of the Hotsos 2010 Symposium. It has been a good run.

By the way, what did you mean Doug, with “a big laptop”, regarding your new Sony VAIO ???

It isn’t that big…

Dougs New VAIO

;-)

Hotsos 2010 – A Training Day with Tanel Poder

My last day already, so I hereby leave you with some impressions from Tanel’s Training Day. Maybe until next year.

If you also want to learn from him, then here’s your chance in Holland. Scripts and tools used by Tanel can be found here.

8-)

Hotsos 2010 – Is it a Chicken, a Duck? No wait it’s Bob!

Bob Sneed being a hero and not to afraid to dance during the Hotsos Disco Night were others would chicken out…

Hotsos 2010 – Presenters, Presentations, Presenting

I never find it very easy to try to capture the atmosphere during a conference, the presenting part, the presentations or the discussions, for example, you could have with the presenters. Hotsos is such a cool and unique event were you have the opportunity, to listen but also to interact. The amount of people that attend isn’t that big, only a few hundreds, but they share all the same passion, the passion to improve on performance, mostly Oracle related. It has only two tracks and its not uncommon that people present and than go afterwards to a presentation to listen in what the other presenter has to say.

Due to the fact that it is manageable in terms of choice, located on a convenient location and well organized, you have the opportunity to pick just the thing you like and most of the time not miss out on “the other” presentation you would have liked to see. Besides that people stay in (overnight in the Hotel), so discussions about the technology, the method or an example during a presentation will be discussed in far more detail than you normally would do, from presenter to presenter or from presenter to the guy that attended and vice versa. The fact that all have the passion for performance or that they realize that performance is a beast with various angles to approach, bounds, and every point, every question is one to be heard and/or discussed. On equal terms. If you have seen my video impressions of Hotsos in 2009, you get a bit of what I am trying to say.

Hotsos 2010 – About swag, the Oscars and other stuff

Its Sunday and its raining outside. The nice weather on Saturday (approx. sunny / 20 degrees Celsius) has gone. After a decent flight on Friday where I actually made it to switch in Houston from the international Continental flight, going through customs and pick the next one, a domestic Continental Express flight, within the boundaries of 1 and 1/2 hour. I was so fast that switching for one flight to the other, that apparently my luggage didn’t manage to travel with the last flight. So after I found out that my luggage was still somewhere in Houston, I got from Dallas Love Field to the Omni Hotel in Las Colinas, Irving, where the Hotsos conference will be held again. The whole area is a bit in shambles because they are rebuilding a lot of the environment. While getting to the Grapevine Mills mall yesterday, I noticed that they also a building a new Irving Convention Center along the highway. Another addition to the already crowded Dallas/Plano/Irving Metroplex.

Small Intermezzo Towards Miracle OpenWorld 2010

Created a small YouTube introduction movie as requested by Moans for the Miracle OpenWorld 2010 event this year. I am happy they more or less resolved their issues with Oracle Legal regarding the naming for the event (see the movie and news section on the Miracle OpenWorld 2010 main page).

Anyway, made a small attempt (in HD) to tell a bit about XML on YouTube.

As said:

    “An exploration in mending and gluing things together, while it absolutely doesn’t make any sense what I am saying, but then again, who cares…its bogus anyway…”

Hope to CU around somewhere this year.

:-)

Scuba diving pre-ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Monterey, 21-June-2009

I’m very pleased to report that I will be able to meet up with ODTUG Kaleidoscope attendees at both the ODTUG Community Service Day (2nd Annual!) and my own scuba dive outing as well. If you can, I’d love for you to attend both events. If you’re not a certified scuba diver, then you can at least participate in the Community Service Day festivities and help out the local area while enjoying some California weather too!

Collaborate 09: Don’t miss these sessions

Collaborate 09 starts on Sunday, May 3 (a few days from now!) in Orlando. I’ve been offline for several weeks (more on that later), but will be returning to the world of computers and technology in full force in Orlando. I’ve had a few inquiries about whether or not I’ll be at Collaborate, so I thought I’d resurrect my blog with a post about where I’ll be and some of the highlights I see at Collaborate 09.

First, where I’ll be presenting: