I’m flying to UK on the 28th to participate in the UK Oracle user group conference. It’s one of the more technical and interesting conferences out there for Oracle and I love attending.

So, as a speaker, I had to register. While in the process of submitting my details, I got an error from the registration application. Of course the error tells a lot about the registration application technology being used and guess what, it’s not Oracle 🙂

Here is the error – what do you think is the back-end technology?

error '80020009'

Not to mention that I got my password sent to me in an email (it’s not a generated password, I chose it a while ago). I think no explanation is required as to why this is bad. And also, the form submits the details as GET parameters with my password there on the URL line for everyone to see. Did I mention no SSL?