Oracle's OpenWorld Fills San Francisco

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    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison displays a San Francisco World Series Ring received on stage at the 2011 OpenWorld Conference on Oct. 2 at the Moscone Center. The Oracle OpenWorld Conference, the largest of its kind, will continue through October 6.

    It's the biggest convention San Francisco hosts every year. More than 115 countries are represented. It ends with a rocking concert. It's Oracle OpenWorld.

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison launched the convention Sunday night at the Moscone Center. (And if you're thinking about trying to get in or out of the city, you'd better click here first.)

    There are 45,000 attendees expected, with 74,000 hotel rooms being sold, according to the New York Times. Everyone's here to talk about the Oracle platform, see some of the 3,200 speakers and/or visit with the 450 companies that fill the Exhibition Hall.

    Then there's the free concert on Wednesday. Tom Petty, Sting and a 100-foot tall Ferris wheel.

    All in the name of tech. Bless you, Silicon Valley.