Wednesday, October 25, 2006

OOW Tuesday...

Long day...  Started at 7:30am with a customer breakfast (they got to eat, I got to talk).  Then off to the Oracle Develop conference to do the keynote for the morning.  It was scary watching this room fill up:


It sat a lot more than the room yesterday - and it filled.  It went rather well I thought though.  A short 45 minute talk - timed it almost perfectly (went over by about 1.5 minutes - not too bad).  Then it was off to a customer site for the afternoon.  Did not get to see too much of the conference - but should be able to get some in tomorrow.

Get to sleep in - don't have to be downtown until about 8am, so can sleep till at least 6am tomorrow :)

They are doing a repeat of my Monday presentation on Thursday - so if you are at the conference and didn't get to see it, it'll be at 2pm on Thursday in 308 Moscone South - see you there.



Anonymous Jake Spencer said....

Tom, enjoyed the talk today.

I wonder if you are familiar with the book "How We Know What Isn't So" by Thomas Gilovich? You should pick it up if you haven't read it.

Wed Oct 25, 12:59:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Is there anyway you can do more presentations out of your reston office?(I think this is where you work right?) You did one on 10g new features back in 2004? All you have to do is announce it on your webpage and the place will be packed.

You go to alot of conference and give presentations. However, the Washington, DC area does not have a very active user group. I think alot of local people would really like to hear you give some of these presentations right here.

Wed Oct 25, 04:24:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

There is an active group, in fact, they just met recently in the very building I work in

when invited, I would likely attend.

Wed Oct 25, 05:01:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I was bummed to miss out on the first session, so I really appreciate the opportunity to catch it the second time around. Thanks for agreeing to do this.

I'll be very pleased to have this as the last sesion I catch before heading to SFO for that long flight back to Los Angeles.

--Rich Janson
Manhattan Beach, CA

Wed Oct 25, 06:52:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....


anyway you can give some presentations for natacap in the Reston building?

Wed Oct 25, 11:21:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

for natacap in the Reston building?

when asked by NatCap - the answer would likely be "yes"

Thu Oct 26, 09:58:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

In your Worst Practices presentation you made some comments about storing data as XML. Oracle is actively adding some very powerful XML indexing features in 11g (in fact there was even a session done by Motorola on how they use these indexes).
So, I'm a bit confused on whether we should store data as XML or not.
Can you cover this in one of your columns?

Sun Oct 29, 06:36:00 PM EST  

Blogger mighty shifty said....

I am sure someone already asked but...Is there a ppt of your keynote? I found the worst practices presentation...but not the other.

Tue Oct 31, 02:50:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

asktom -> files -> sort by created from big to small.

it is right above the worst practices - "things you think you know"

Tue Oct 31, 02:58:00 PM EST  

Blogger mighty shifty said....

A follow up to that question is this:
I am actually looking for your example of array usage in 9i vs 10g. I remember that example from your effective design book and was very amused when you used it in your keynote...I now plan on ripping it off and throwing it in a presentation I am going to do (along similar lines that you used it within the trust no one context), so...I was hoping you might provide me with that example.

Tue Oct 31, 02:59:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

any table with a couple thousand rows will do for your example, if you download the keynote, the code is all in there actually (asktom->files->sort by created date from big to small - will be near the top of the list right now by date)

Tue Oct 31, 03:07:00 PM EST  


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