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Oracle OpenWorld 2008

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Oracle OpenWorld 2008 is next week! How time flies since last year and the year before …  Actually, I never attended OpenWorld in the almost 9 years I worked at Oracle. Oddly, I’ve attended each year since leaving.

For virtual acquaintances out there in the cybervoid (courtesy of Neuromancer by Gibson), perhaps we’ll meet at Oracle OpenWorld 2008. If you want to run me down, McGraw-Hill has scheduled me for a book signing Monday afternoon at 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Barnes and Noble store. It is on the second floor of Moscone West. If not, we may pass in the halls, but I’ve posted a photo in my @About page for you if you’re interested in saying hi.

You may also catch up with me at the San Francisco Giant’s game on Tuesday evening. It’s probably a character flaw, but I’m a Giant’s fan for life. I’m still hoping for another World Series appearance in my lifetime.

If you’re there, agitate to dump DUAL! That is, request that Oracle consider making it optional, like MySQL. It’s so embarassing to say MySQL got it right and excuse Oracle for not making the behavior implicit.

Anyway, I look forward to meeting you if you’re there. If you’re not, I’ll post photos like so many others …


Written by maclochlainn

September 20, 2008 at 12:13 am

Posted in Oracle

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