Re: Slightly OT: SQL Server conference vs. Oracle conferences...

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 18:58:20 +0000
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How does it compare to OOW? If i recall correctly there is a big vendor effort behind the show.

On 11/4/09, Robert Freeman <> wrote:
> I'm in Seattle this week attending SQL Pass (anyone else in Oracle-L here?).
> I'd liken SQL Pass, somewhat, to Collaborate though it is very database
> specific. I'd say there are maybe 1500 to 2000 attending here (I've seen no
> numbers, this is only a guess). Yes, I'm a man who is visiting a foreign
> country. I wear my Oracle shirt proudly and got a few interesting looks in
> the process yesterday.
> One thing I've noticed (thus far) is the maturity at this conference (and
> fairly I've been one day only so far) is NOTHING like those at the bigger
> Oracle conferences such as Collaborate, RMOUG or HOTSOS. The level and depth
> of the speaking at the Oracle conferences is much better than what I've seen
> here. I've yet to see a presentation that wows me as I have from the likes
> of Tom Kyte, Tim Gorman, Cary Millsap and the like. There is a level of
> maturity that is missing here I think, both in presentations, style and
> content. Anyway, I fully recognize that my Oracle bigotry might be showing,
> but I'm not all that impressed. Let's see how I feel at the end of the week.
> Just thought I'd share.
> Cheers!
> RF
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Niall Litchfield
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