Monday, 12 October 2015

OpenWorld 2015 on your smartphone and tablet - UPDATED!

Most of you probably know that each year I publish a data warehouse guide in iBook and PDF format for OpenWorld which contains links to the latest data warehouse videos, a list of the most important sessions along with hands-on labs and profiles of the key presenters. For this year’s conference I have again made all this information available in an HTML web app that (should) run on most smartphones and tablets. The picture below shows the app running on my desktop:
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This year’s web app will help you get the most from this year’s conference. It includes the following:
  • Getting to know Database 12c  - a series of video interviews with George Lumpkin, Vice President of Data Warehouse Product Management and links to information about Oracle’s Database Cloud
  • Your presenters - full biographies and links to social media sites for all the key data warehouse presenters
  • Must sees sessions - list of all the most important data warehouse presentations at this year’s conference
  • Must attend labs - list of all the most important data warehouse hands-on labs at this year’s conference
  • Links - a list of links to the most important data warehouse sites
  • Live Twitter - twitter feeds from our product management teams
  • Maps - some useful maps for the local area to help you get around the various conference locations, grab a coffee, get something to eat 
OCT 12 - UPDATED: Added new sessions and incorporated some scheduled changes to existing sessions as well.
To run this web app on your smartphone/tablet follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/nhjmszz
Android users: Last year when I tested this app on my Samsung S3 there was a bug in the way the Chrome browser displayed frames because scrolling did not work . This year I have swapped to an LG3 android phone and everything appears to be working correctly. However, if the app does not work as expected on your phone then try using either the Android version of the Opera browser.
If you have any comments about the app (content you would like to see) then please let me know. Enjoy OpenWorld.
 

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Android App for Data Warehousing and Big Data at #oow15

 

Android App for OOW15

 

A number of people have asked if I could make a smartphone app version of my usual OpenWorld web app (OpenWorld 2015 on your smartphone and tablet) which does not require a data or wifi connection. For Android users there is some good news: here is my new Android app for OpenWorld that installs on your smartphone and runs without needing a wifi connection or a mobile data connection.

This DW and Big Data app is nice and small so it is quick to download and install onto your phone. It contains everything you need to know about data warehousing and big activities at OpenWorld. The app has sections for:

  • Key Oracle Speakers - arranged by category 
  • Data warehouse and big data sessions by Oracle product managers, key partners and customers. Organized by category and day-by-day
  • Hands on Labs. Organized by category and day-by-day
  • Maps to help you find your way around Moscone and the surrounding area

To download the Android app click here: DWBDoow15.apk. Please note that your phone may require you to allow installation of apps from sources other than Google Play Store. The app does not require access to any other app, emails, logs, contacts etc on your phone.

My plan for next year I will have the app posted on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Therefore, it would be really helpful to get some feedback please on this app - is it a good idea to have a dedicated app, what additional content would you like to have, etc etc.

Hope this helps you get organised for this year’s incredible conference. Enjoy OpenWorld. If you get a chance then please stop and say “Hi” at our demo booth: SQL Analytics and Analytic Views, the booth id is SLD-046. 

  

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Online Calendar for Data Warehousing and Big Data Sessions at #oow15 now available

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I have published a shared online calendar that contains all the most important data warehouse and big data sessions at this year’s OpenWorld. The following links will allow you to add this shared calendar to your own desktop calendar application or view it via a browser:

 

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The calendar also includes all the keynote sessions and most importantly, the hands-on labs. Please note that the hands-on labs are taking place at the Nikko Hotel which is at 222 Mason St, map here, (includes directions from Moscone Center). You should allow 12-15 mins to walk from Moscone Center to the Nikko Hotel. 

Unfortunately, your calendar is unlikely to have all the glorious colors that you see in the picture although I am not sure why that information is not encoded into the HTML page view. The colors do serve a purpose because they identify the type of session:

  • RED - keynote session
  • LIGHT RED - data warehouse/big data general session
  • YELLOW -  big data session
  • GREEN - analytics session
  • LIGHT BLUE - unstructured data
  • BLUE - hands-on lab

Hope this helps you get organised for this year’s incredible conference. Any comments then let me know and if I missed your data warehouse/big data session then let me know and I will add it to the calendar.

Enjoy OpenWorld. If you get a chance then please stop and say “Hi” at our demo booth: SQL Analytics and Analytic Views, the booth id is SLD-046. 

  

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