Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

A sense of scale

In the last month we've been to the Intel Developer Forum, the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference and now Oracle OpenWorld. IDF was also in the Moscone centre - just one building. Microsoft filled the LA convention centre with 7,000 people. Oracle has all the buildings plus Yerba Buena for lunch and cocktails and it's heaving: I hear 34,000 from the paper, 35,000 from the keynote.

But that doesn't mean Oracle is bigger than MS or Intel. PDC is just for developers; IDF for an even more limited set of developers. Each time that's just a subset of their partners, customers and products. For Oracle, this is their complete marketplace: these are all the Oracle developers, customers and partners (who would come to a conference; as a marker rather than numerically, so to speak). It's still an impressive sight.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 12:37: RT @ aronchick: US: We lead the world in Too Big To Fail! Chin: Hold my Baijiu Tue, 12:38: RT @ JolyonMaugham: NDAs are often…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 13:27: RT @ jdcmedlock: Paying workers low wages was a luxury that small business owners want to pretend is a god-given right Mon,…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 14:04: RT @ JohnLaTwC: #HuntingTipOfTheDay Defenders need agents. Agents need drivers. Redteams need to evade both. An obscure redteam…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded