After an eventful week in Seattle, I was supposed to take the red eye back to DC for the weekend.Â The flight was supposed to leave at 11:30 pm, well its 1 am now and I’m still an hour from take off.Â Which means its 5am in back home time.Â I think all the airlines have gone to crap in the last 6 months, I can’t remember the las time I had a flight that went off without an issue.Â Hopefully I make it home and can sleep off the rest of the morning, after the week I had lord knows I need it.
On a good note I got an email from my good friends at IOUG that they’ve selected my “Oracle Identity Management: The Total Identity Solution” presentation for Oracle World this year! Woo hoo!!! It’ll be my first time presenting at Oracle World, with the BI CAB meeting and Regional Directors Meeting its already shaping up to be a busy conference.Â We’ve been thinking of doing “Ask the experts session” at the conference giving time for people to come by the booth and ask our top people just about anything they want.Â Discuss a problem they have, demo a cool project we’re working on, or just shoot the … well you know.Â We’ll see, I think it could be a fun idea and give me a chance to meet some really cool people.
Wow, just wow has its been incredibly busy lately.Â Over the next few weeks I’ll be bouncing coast to coast every weekend.Â This week I’m at Redwood Shores working with the new 11g FMW Beta.Â I seriously underestimated the size of this release, just about everything is getting turned on its head for the better.Â Thats about all I can say about it…
I got word on Friday that my info has finally been added to the list of Oracle Regional Directors (http://www.oracle.com/technology/community/ofm_directors/index.html#Topper).Â I feel honored to be part of the group and can’t wait to start fulfilling all the requirements around it.
Next week I’m in Daytona for the Kaleidescope Conference speaking on IDM, AJAX and WS-Security.Â These are the same presentations I did at Collaborate last month and got some decent reviews (also the same ones posted on this site if you can’t make it to the conference).Â On a side note, in the spirit of Daytona Dan Norris and myself are planning on renting motorcycles one of the nights we are there.Â If anyone else wants to join in the fun let me know, I think the cost for the day was between $100 – $150.
Lastly, I’ve been thinking about starting a website that would link technical people together.Â There are a lot of great traveling consultants that are in a different city every week with a lot of Oracle product knowledge that you might not even know are working at the place next door.Â Does anyone think building a site around linking technical people up for dinner in an area would be a good idea?Â It would be something along with the lines of LinkedIn and It’s Just Lunch.Â I’m just thinking out loud, its been something thats been in the back of my head for a while and keeps popping up as I’ve been flying around lately.