Tuesday, September 24, 2013

OpenWorld and JavaOne 2013 so far! - Part I

It's that time of the year when we are immersed in the JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. A conference that always leaves a bit of a shock-and-awe effect due to its enormity. In these blogs you can read about our adventures at OpenWorld and the news so far.

Let's talk numbers first. This year there are even more attendees than last years, approximately sixty thousand (of which 0,0033% work for Vennster). There are 2.555 sessions (of which 0,078% are presented by Vennster, the numbers are getting better :-). The attendees come from 145 countries and various continents: 69% from North America, 21% from EMEA, 6% from Japan and Asia Pacific, and 4% from South America.


Friends and family members sometimes think that OpenWorld means sitting in a park with a cocktail while watching the America's Cup and touring the Golden Gate Bridge. In reality our stay at OpenWorld is jam-packed with lots of events besides attending presentations, going to the demogrounds and discuss the latest products and features, and going to the hands-on-labs to keep up to date with all of the latest developments:

  • ACE Director briefing: 2 days filled with the latest updates by product management at Oracle HQ
  • Attending Partner Advisory Councils for SOA & BPM, and WebLogic & Cloud Application Framework (CAF)
  • Meeting old friends and new and interesting people at the OTN Lounge and ACE dinner
  • Participating in OTN vidcasts and podcasts
  • Social day and reception with the SOA, BPM, and WebLogic community and Oracle product management hosted by J├╝rgen Kress
  • Meetups such as the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) architects meetup
  • Meetings with customers and partners
  • Present two sessions on UX design patterns and a live development session for Fusion Middleware

The upcoming blog will talk about some of the exciting news here at OpenWorld and JavaOne.

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