So we are about nine weeks out from Oracle OpenWorld 2009 and planning is well under way for the Users Groups. Several years ago, the Sunday before OpenWorld opens became Users Group Sunday. This year there is more participation than ever and an even higher level of technical content. The Independent Oracle Users Group has seven dedicated rooms and two shared rooms with the Oracle Development Tools User Group. Topics include 11g upgrade, Business Intelligence, Exadata, RAC, Content Management, Spatial Technologies, SAP and much more. Most of the Oracle Users Groups are represented on Sunday so make sure you include the Sunday sessions as you are making your travel reservations for OpenWorld.
Besides the Sunday program, the Users Groups also had an opportunity to choose some of the non-Oracle employee technical content for the regular conference sessions. Hinting, compression, Critical Patch Updates, 11g new features, 11g upgrades, Warehouse Builder and many more sessions were actually chosen by IOUG. Seasoned presenters, authors and Oracle Aces are all included in the line up.
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More details about some sessions of interest as we get closer. Hope to see you all in San Francisco in October!