I received mine last week through the Blogger program. That's one way.
Another way is to enter the Application Express Developer Competition. David Peake also wrote about it here.
The following prizes will be awarded for the APEX Developer Competition based on the judges rankings:You have until August 24th to get your application complete and submitted. So hurry.
- First Place - An Unconference Session and One complimentary ticket to Oracle Openworld 2009* in San Francisco October 11 - 15.
- Second Place - One complimentary ticket to Oracle Openworld 2009* in San Francisco October 11 - 15.
- Third Place - One complimentary ticket to Oracle Openworld 2009* in San Francisco October 11 - 15.
- Fourth through Twelfth Place - One copy of the book Pro Oracle Application Express, Apress Publishing, written by John Scott & Scott Spendolini.
I tweeted or re-tweeted this one, but hadn't read it until now. The title of the post is The Show for a Song, which I had assumed meant you could create a video or sing a song for a ticket, but that's not the case. It's the Oracle OpenWorld Discover program, which I am not familiar with at all. It wasn't real clear, nor were any links provided, on the registration page. It's not free, but it only costs $50, which is a steal. Click through to find details.
Check out the registration page for other ways to get in.
You could also just annoy @oracleopenworld on twitter for a pass. I did the same thing to @OAUG back in February. The worst thing they can say is "No."
Found another one today courtesy of Todd Sheetz. Todd found it via the My Oracle Support blog here. All you need to do is take a survey and give your thoughts on the My Oracle Support Community, direct link to the survey is here.
Just found this on the Oracle OpenWorld blog:
Just make a 30-second video describing why you want to go to Oracle OpenWorld 2009.Use any camera you have close at hand—Webcam, cell phone, handheld. Give us your best, most creative, most innovative pitch, and post your video as a response to ours above on the Oracle Web Video YouTube channel before September 30.The post is here. Good luck!