I had the opportunity to attend Oracle Openworld this year and i was blown away by all the people and the content presented at OOW this year.
Barring a few technical mishaps like Schedule Builder being down for a about a day it seemed that the event was very well planned and The teams behind the event should get a big kudos for managing and arranging such a huge event as well as they did.
There was a lot of knowledge shared during the event at the presentations as well as the lounges. I truly believe for me the lounges were the highlight of the event. Meeting a lot of fellow Tweeters, Bloggers and Oracle Ace's was simply fabulous. There was a lot of knowledge transfer and knowledge building during this event.
The unconference events were a nice way to sit back , relax and understand some nice technical content.
The Oracle Fusion Middleware lounge were doing some nice video post cards Which can be seen here .
Some pictures of the event can be found here and at flickr here.
Some of the important announcement included Exadata appliance and the Oracle Database machine which marked Oracle's move into the hardware arena in partnership with HP. Oracle Beehive a successor to Oracle Collaboration suite was also announced at the event.