There are many tweets and blogs about insiders tips for Oracle Open World but one I would give you is get an access all areas badge.
Anyway now I have gott my almost front row seat I have a great view of Scott from Sun, I have never heard him speak live before and he is really funny and very clever. He started with a funny top 10 of useless innovations and the 10 important innovations from Sun. He said he felt like a proud Papa and he should be.
Open Source SOftware
Project blackbox, datacentre in a shipping container
Chip Multi Threading
Most proud of Kicked Butt, Had fun, didnt cheat, loved our customers and changed computing for ever