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Different Ways to Follow Oracle OpenWorld 2007

Whether you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld this year or not, the following Web 2.0 services will keep you informed about up to the minute happenings during the conference:

Official Stuff

Unofficial Stuff

Contribute Stuff

If you are attending OpenWorld this year, here is how you can contribute to the mashup of services above:

  • Snap photos and email them to Your photos will appear in the openworld07 flickr tag stream, be added to the oow07 flickr group and show up in the oow twitter channel.

  • If you are on twitter (if not, here is a guide to get you started), and want your tweets to show up on and eventtrack, just follow and prefix your OpenWorld related tweets with @oow.

Cool Stuff

Check out the following interesting blog posts from Jake and Dennis related to oow and eventtrack:

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The Easy Way to Share Oracle OpenWorld Photos

If you have a Flickr account, you may already know that you can post photos to your photostream by simply emailing them to a special super secret Flickr email address. However, Tim brought to my attention that you cannot email photos to a Flickr group, like the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 group for example. That’s too bad. An email would have been a nice and easy way to post photos to the group, especially if you are on the move and have a cameraphone.

But, despair not. As of now, you can use your cameraphone or any email program to email Oracle OpenWorld related photos directly into the newly created (unofficial) Oracle OpenWorld Flickr account. You do not even have to be a Flickr user. Just email your photos to:

You can use the subject line to give your photo a title and the body to add a description. All photos will be automatically tagged openworld07 and added to the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 Flickr group and the (unofficial) Oracle OpenWorld Twitter timeline.

Snap. Email. Share. It’s as simple as that.

Notes: Photos uploaded to the Oracle OpenWorld Flickr account will be available under a Creative Commons license. Inappropriate photos will be deleted. The above email address will be inactivated shortly after the conference is over.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2007 – Social Networking, Twittering, Flickring and Unconferencing

Justin Kestelyn twittered and blogged about the new Oracle OpenWorld Community Guide page on OTN, and more specifically about this year’s unconference. An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants. It also means that anyone has the opportunity to be a presenter at OOW. That will be interesting!

This year’s official OpenWorld community tools include Oracle OpenWorld Connect, a twitter channel and a feed.

Speaking of twitter, here are some (unofficial) Oracle related twitter channels that I have created:

And here is my channel

In addition to blogging, I will be twittering live events and mini interviews during this year’s OOW conference, so stay tuned.

Moreover, like in 2005 and 2006, I have created the 2007 Oracle OpenWorld Flickr group. Feel free to join and contribute to the photo pool.

Finally, if you have an Oracle related blog, do not forget to join the Oracle Bloggers group at Oracle OpenWorld Connect.

See you in a few weeks.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2006 Flickr Group

Similar to last year’s group, I have created the Oracle OpenWorld 2006 Flickr group. It is a central repository of OOW06 photos.

How do you share photos with the OOW06 group? Easy! If you belong to the group, just add your photo to the group pool (if not, join the group first). The easiest way to add a photo to the group is to go to your photo’s page, and click on the “Send to Group” button that you should see between the photo title and the photo itself. Click that, then choose the group “Oracle OpenWorld – 2006” and you’re done! You can also send a batch of photos to the group from your Flickr’s Organize page.

Note: If you do not have a Flickr account, you can easily sign up for a free account at

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Oracle OpenWorld Flickr Group

I have been following the blog postings about Oracle OpenWorld 2005 (OOW) with interest. Lots of exciting new stuff, too bad I could not attend (I just came back from vacation yesterday night).

In addition to the awesome coverage of the Oracle bloggers attending this event, I have noticed that a number of them have been posting OOW photos on their blogs. That’s great, as this gives us, outsiders, a feel of what people and things look like at the conference form the point of view of an insider. However, in an effort to collect all of these photos in a central and convenient repository, I have created the Oracle OpenWorld – 2005 Flickr group. So, if you have a Flickr account (like I do) or do not (just create a free one), and you are attending OOW, please feel free to add your photos to the Oracle OpenWorld – 2005 Flickr group.

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