The open social network Oracle Mix was launched at Oracle Open World and I'll be watching closely to see what level of uptake it has from within and without Oracle. It could change the way we interact with our user community and how we both get input for product direction and disseminate product features, best practice etc.
I enjoy events like Open World, even if there are many tough questions, it's a way to understand more about the user community and how they use (or why they can't use) our products. I always give out my business card to people I talk to and people tend to be surprised as they think developers 'don't want to be pestered by customers'. The number of people from product development registered on Oracle Mix demonstrates we do want to mix it up in the user community. I set up an Intercompany Group on Oracle Mix so please feel free to join and toss your ideas and thoughts into the mix.
Enough mix puns?