Saturday, September 10, 2005

Record OpenWorld registrations

Registrations for this year's OpenWorld have crossed all previous records. This is the result of combining AppsWorld and OpenWorld into one event last year, and the fact that this year is going to see PeopleSoft (PeopleSoft Connect) and JD Edwards (JD Edwards World Program) events also rolled into OpenWorld. Now, I have been to the Moscone center at an earlier OpenWorld, and the numbers tell me that it is going to be one very crowded place! All (Oracle) employees therefore have been given instructions and guidelines to ensure everyone who has paid for the conference gets to attend the events they are interested in. One of the more amusing guidelines (partly in jest and partly to underscore the point) is "The only extra privilege employee speakers will have is guaranteed access to their own session."