Finally after a 18 hours, door-to-door, journey I arrived at San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld 2011. My trip started in Basel, with a stop in Paris and then an 11 hours flight to San Francisco. Even with the on-board movies these kind of flights are still quite boring, but the funny things is that I really thought I was flying with “Air Oracle”…

Almost everywhere in the plane, you could hear about Exadata, Sun, High Availability or even dead locks. It looked like Oracle had arranged dedicated planes or has its own airline just for OOW. It was finally a kind of warmup for the next days 🙂

Once landed in San Francisco and after a break at my hotel, I decided to have a short walk to register and get my badge. When you arrive at Moscone Center, you just start seeing Oracle everywhere. It’s really impressive. Building are covered by red flags and streets are closed for the Oracle tents.

Even if some preparations are still on going, most of the stands (EMC, CSC, Netapp, HP…) are ready.
At registration, “Oracle Air” is back :roll:. You have more registration desk in Moscone West than Air France checking desk in Paris…


After a few minutes I got my badge, a nice Oracle OOW bag, and a few goodies. Now I’m ready for the first sessions, starting with Oracle Partner Network tomorrow.
See you tomorrow for more news about OOW 2011!
Oh, before I forget. Oracle installed a funny “barque” at Moscone entrance


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David Hueber