How to choose which sessions to attend at Oracle OpenWorld 2008?

My OOW profile has been updated to include access to Oracle Develop. So I begin to use the schedule builder to select my OOW 2008 sessions.

There are a lot of interesting sessions, so I decided to just go over just the Application Development and Datawarehousing groups to narrow my possible interested sessions, but still it was hard for me to choose several session over their alternatives. Just a small note here, creating a personal schedule does not guarantee those session access and it is advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before session start time to ensure the access.

I still will be needing some additional slots for the Unconference tradition, 11g Exam Cram Session at OCP Lounge, ACE hours at OTN Lounge and of course I want to meet with some of my friends from Oracle Commmunity. I feel like Tom Cruise at Mission Impossible but I am still opened for other session advises :)

Sunday, Sep 21

08:30-10:00 	Getting Started with Oracle Fusion Middleware (IOUG)
10:00-11:30 	Oracle Application Express SIG: Ask the Experts (IOUG)
11:45-12:45 	Using Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Application Express to Change Business Practices and Realize ROI 

13:00-14:30 	Oracle Database Vault for SAP (IOUG)
14:30-15:30 	Efficient Schema Design
15:30-17:00 	OCP Lounge - ORACLE DATABASE 11G EXAM CRAM

Monday, Sep 22

09:00-10:00 	UNCONFERENCE - Oracle Application Express Test Drive for DBAs and PL/SQL Developers (Lead: H.Tonguç Yılmaz)
10:00-11:00 	UNCONFERENCE - Capacity Planning on Oracle DB (Ignacio Ruiz)
11:30-12:30 	Growing a Data Warehouse to 50 Terabytes and Beyond 

13:00-14:00 	Faster and Smarter Data Warehouses with Oracle Database 11g (IOUG)
14:30-15:30 	Data Warehousing at 300 Terabytes on Oracle Real Application Clusters
16:00-17:00 	Best Practices for Deploying a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g
17:30-18:30 	Web 2.0 Development with Oracle Application Express 

Tuesday, Sep 23

09:00-10:00 	Inside Oracle Database 11g Optimizer: Removing the Mystery
10:00-11:00 	UNCONFERENCE - Release 12 Apps DBA 101 (Lead: John Stouffer)
11:30-12:30 	Advanced Performance Diagnostics: What the GUI Doesn’t Tell You

13:00-14:00 	Oracle Database 11g: Stories from a Data Warehouse Implementation
14:00-15:00 	UNCONFERENCE - How to use native database REST Web Services in Oracle 11g by Marcelo F. Ochoa
14:00-15:00 	UNCONFERENCE - So, You Want To Be An Oracle ACE? by Dan Norris
17:00-18:00 	Practical Data Warehouse Experiences with Oracle Database 11g

Wednesday, Sep 24

09:00-10:00 	Successfully Developing and Integrating Applications in Oracle Application Express in Oracle E-Business Suite
11:30-12:30 	Oracle Optimized Warehouse Solutions for Sun: Accelerate Your Data Warehouse Implementation 

13:00-14:00 	The Oracle Database 11g Data Warehouse Toolkit (IOUG)
14:30-16:30 	Keynote: Larry Ellison, Oracle and Mark Hurd, HP
16:00-17:00         UNCONFERENCE - App Server basics for the DBA (Lead: Hans Forbrich)
17:00-18:00 	Building Commercial Software-as-a-Service Applications with Oracle Application Express

Thursday, Sep 25

09:00-10:00 	Dispelling Myths About Oracle Application Express (IOUG)
11:00-12:00 	OTN Lounge - Oracle ACE Office Hours in the OTN Lounge
12:00-13:00 	Oracle's New Database Accelerator: Query Processing Revolutionized 

13:30-14:30 	Oracle Business Intelligence Strategy for the Data-Warehouse-Enabled Enterprise
15:00-16:00 	Oracle Real Application Clusters and QLogic InfiniBand: Yahoo! Large-Scale Data Warehouse

Very short time left now, I will try to do my best to have the best at this beatiful city and event and hope to meet you there. :)

ps: Recently I saw that Arup Nanda has started blogging, after reading his OTN and Oracle Magazine articles this is a great news for me.

another ps: OTN at Oracle OpenWorld: A Condensed Guide

Oracle Develop
September 21-23, San Francisco Marriott

OTN Lounge
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., September 21-25, Moscone West, Level 3

Oracle OpenWorld Unconference
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., September 21-25, Moscone West, Level 3

OTN Night
7:30-11 p.m., September 22, San Francisco Hilton

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