...and so it begins! If you haven't heard of it...Hotsos is a symposium based in Dallas, TX focused on performance in Oracle database and tools. Its the best, most intensive, focused place to gain internals knowledge and network with some of the best minds in the industry, IMHO.
Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gormon (aka dbakevlar and OEM 13c guru) and Jeff Smith (aka The Jeff Smith) gave the keynote this morning.
Bryn Llewellyn (Oracle's PLSQL product manager) and Carlos Sierra are up next...but I'm really looking forward to Tanel Poder, Richard Foote and Kerry Osborne's presentations.