Oracle Closed World - now closed
We ran OCW four times from Monday to Thursday, and it was really good presenters we had talked into showing up:
Monday: Jeff Needham on processors and how Oracle runs on them. Opteron good. Nehalem good. A reporter named Kate was present in order to write about OCW. Code: 41.
Tuesday: Jonathan Lewis showing why the crowd were not experts. Ouch. Code 43.
Wednesday: Jeremiah Wilton about the Cloud, and especially the Amazon Cloud. He seems to know a good deal about Amazon. Code 24.
Thursday: Uri Shaft on counting eg. NDV in the optimizer, and some compression theory - and then Dan Norris & Greg Rahn about the Database Machine. Code 42.
And Kate's funny article about OCW appeared in the daily conference newspaper on Thursday. She got all the technical and non-technical stuff right - very impressive! She also gave away the secret location (Thirsty Bear on 661 Howard, upstairs), but thankfully only on the very last day of OCW :).
I truly enjoyed it, and so did several others, so we'll probably do it again next year.
Apart from that, it also appears that the guys from Miracle who were here with me (Morten Tangaa, Jesper Haure, Kaj Christensen, Claus Sørensen) got good things out of the conference.
While I remember it: Thank you to Victoria Lira, Lillian Buziak, and Justin Kestelyn for allocating a reporter for OCW, for managing the whole ACE Director thing, and many other favors that make the conference work.