Collaborate 2011

I am very pleased to say that I have been accepted to speak at Collaborate 2011. This is an Oracle conference that is being held in Orlando, Florida and is run by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest).

All of my previous presentations have to this point been at conferences that are primarily targeted at the PHP coders of the world. As a member of that community, I have always felt comfortable there – talking to and with PHP coders.

This however, seems to be a different kettle of fish.

This Oracle conference seems to be rather large (5000+ according to the site) with lots of content on many different subject areas. I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but I definitely intend to cruise through the various tracks and sit in on sessions that I normally do not have exposure to (BI/Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, and Professional Development).

That being said, I wish it was possible for me to also be attending the MySQL User Conference. It is being held the same week as Collaborate in Santa Clara, California. I will miss catching up with many of my good friends as they attend the user conference while I am at Collaborate. But I know that there is always next year.