by Thomas Wailgum

Oracle OpenWorld: What You’re Missing

Oct 12, 2009
Enterprise Applications

Oracle has invaded San Francisco. Here's what you might be missing.

When people say that Oracle takes over the city of San Francisco for its annual OpenWorld gala, they’re not kidding around.

More than 40,000 people flock to the City by the Bay and stay in more than 15,000 hotel rooms on some nights. Entire streets are shut down. There’s the Oracle racing yacht sitting outside the Moscone Center, itself a bustling mini-metropolis of activity for six or so days. White corporate tents fill the space where the Moscone buildings end.

And, of course, the Oracle red signage is as omnipresent as hilly streets.

For those who couldn’t attend this year’s OpenWorld and are just dying for a little “people watching,” here’s a sampling of what you’re missing (courtesy of Frank Scavo).

Sea of Oracle OpenWorld Attendees

Thousands stream into the Moscone Center

Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @twailgum. Follow everything from on Twitter @CIOonline.