You probably know by now that I moved to Vancouver about 3.5 years ago. You also know by now that I like conferences (especially speaking, but also meet people and see places). This year I got accepted to speak at UTOUG in Salt Lake City.
Oracle Open World was interesting like every year. This year, Oracle started talking about features that will probably be in Oracle 19c (which is the last 12.2 release). The rumor says that it will be out in the first half of 2019 (somewhere around April-May).
As you might know, I didn’t attend a lot of sessions, but managed to gather some information about expected features (given Oracle’s safe harbor of course).
In the past, during OOW Oracle published the official dates of OOW of the following year, but in the last few years they stopped doing this, so we can’t be sure when OOW19 will be. There was a lot of unknown about OOW18 until the official dates were released (and 2018 is the first year the User Group Sunday was removed and it became a 4-day event)
Oracle Open World 2018 has come to an end.
This was my 9th OOW (I’ve been attending OOW since 2010) and my second as a speaker, and it was awesome.
Oracle Open World and Oracle Code One conferences are around the corner. In about a month, tons of people from around the world will be in San Francisco and my twitter will explode, as every year.
On April 27th (2018) we had our first BCOUG Tech Day conference! If you are reading this and you’re part of an OUG board, you know how stressful and how much work it is to organize such an event. But the bottom line: it was very successful!
I decided to write this post for a couple of reasons: first, I usually write about conferences, and second, to give a little bit of information and stuff to think about if you plan such an event for the first time.