Oracle Open World (OOW) started on Sun 25th. I started it with the traditional Bridge Run organized by the Oracle SQL Developer team. It is an event I would recommend everybody to attend: there is no better way to start a morning than a walk/run on the Golden Gate Bridge when the morning is still a bit crispy and scenery is breathtaking. After the Bridge Run it was time for a shower and getting ready for my presentations.

First I was presenting at the More Than Another 12 on Oracle Database 12c [UGF3190] ( which was first introduced in OOW14 and thanks to the great feedback from the audience organized again this year. I was talking about how to design 12c Databases using Oracle SQL Developer Data  Modeler. Thank you Debra Lilley and Ralf Kölling for organizing this! It was great fun!

My second session was right after that with the title Managing the Changes in Database Structures [UGF6317]. Both the sessions were well attended and I want to take the oppontunity to once again thank you everybody who attended these sessions! EOUC rocks!

After the sessions it was time to run to the OTN booth for a group picture of Oracle ACEs. And then to the cloud…

There was a cloud built at the Buena Yerba Gardens. It was a ball pit made of white, plastic balls. We were invited to jump and swim in the “cloud”. My jump was shown live on Larry’s keynote 😀 That was great FUN!

Now it was time to head for dinners. Sunday is usually the busiest because it is the day for the ACE dinner AND the Finnish dinner. But since I am fast and also a good eater, it is no problem for me to attend them both 🙂 Thank you! The food was good and plenty and I had fun.