OOW2K7 Scheduler Builder open
Yes, it's the user-unfriendly single long HTML table which makes it impossible to see which sessions you've booked and which sessions clash. It's the agonising network round trip every time you book a session. And it's the long scroll back from the top of the page after every booking. Oh, and Firefox users will need to use the IE Tab add-on to see the popup boxes but you probably guessed that already. In short, a trying experience, and one which shows the UKOUG agenda builder in a very good light (to be fair the UKOUG sites require the IE Tab too).
Whilst choosing sessions I noticed that just about all the developer sessions are in the Oracle Develop stream. At first I thought this was just Oracle's policy of making all the best stuff a chargeable extra. But it's actually more complicated than that. Looking at the web site it seems that Oracle Develop is not a licenceable pack. Rather it's an semi-autonomous event running alongside Open World, with some overlap (access to the OTN social events, the exhibition hall and the keynotes). So I guess Oracle have decided that not only is there a difference between developers and DBAs, the difference is so vast the two groups require separate conferences.