Conferences are back! Although we're not out of the woods yet for COVID-19, it's clear that we've rounded the corner for quarantine. I felt this very strongly at Oracle's first in-person, global conference since 2019. I was not the only one who was pleasantly surprised by the turnout.My first indication of the pleasant events to … Continue reading Oracle Does Vegas: A Recap of Oracle Cloud World 2022 #OCW22
ODTUG Kscope22: The Reunion
As the saying goes, you don't miss something until it's gone. Or in the case of Kscope22, sometimes you don't realize how much you've missed something until you get it back. It's been 3 years since the last in-person conference. I personally feel this loss since I was the last in-person Kscope conference chair at … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope22: The Reunion
Oracle OpenWorld 2019
Note: this blog post was previously live blogged from the conference and is now complete. This post is very lengthy, as an entire week of activities is captured. I’ve done my best to create sub-sections so you can skip the parts you don’t want to read. Day -1 (Friday) Yesterday, after a super long travel … Continue reading Oracle OpenWorld 2019
ODTUG Kscope19: A Fond Farewell
And just like that, in the blink of an eye ODTUG Kscope19 has come and gone. I always joke with my husband that as soon as Kscope is here, it's over. It's truly a crazy whirlwind of learning, networking, and fun. ODTUG Kscope19: The Summary Last year I gave you all a detailed view of … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope19: A Fond Farewell
Collaborate19: Sizzling San Antonio!
(Photo courtesy of Twitter #C19TX) It’s now been 3 years in a row that I’ve been accepted as a speaker for the Collaborate conference. Since most consulting firms have a policy of sending only speakers and Sales to conferences, I'm very grateful to have these opportunities and to be recognized for my technical skills. This … Continue reading Collaborate19: Sizzling San Antonio!
ODTUG Kscope19 Abstract Submission: PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!
Do you smell that aroma in the air? No, I'm not talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes (although those are pretty tasty). It's the end of abstract season! Can you believe it? But now there's one FINAL push. The end is nigh. We've saved the best for last. ODTUG Kscope19 abstracts are due EOD on Wednesday, … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope19 Abstract Submission: PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!
Kscope18: Conference Chair Tales
Kscope18 is already over. It's crazy how you can spend a whole year working so hard towards something, just to have it over in the blink of an eye. First, a big thank you to all of the people who have given their blood, sweat, and tears over the past year to make this happen. … Continue reading Kscope18: Conference Chair Tales
The Importance of Oracle User Groups
(credit: Google images) Oracle user groups are wonderfully diverse and knowledgeable technical communities. They've been around forever and they offer many benefits to their users. I've even read someone's explanation on how being part of one has directly changed their life. My career is certainly forever changed based on my involvement, and I am thankful that … Continue reading The Importance of Oracle User Groups
Kscope18 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!
Ahhhh, it's that time of year again (except that it's 2-3 months later than usual). The weather is cold (actually, really freakishly cold), people have just come back from an amazing winter holiday (and have hopefully renewed their faith in humanity), and abstract submission season seems to have died down a bit. But then... Kscope18's … Continue reading Kscope18 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!
ODTUG Kscope17: The Fun Never Stops
This post is a little late, but better late than never! Here is a recap of what I like to call the most nerdiest, fun week of the year! Thursday (pre-Kscope) ODTUG Board members arrive to Kscope early because we have an all-day meeting the Friday before Kscope starts. Therefore, the Board descended upon San … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope17: The Fun Never Stops