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
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
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
(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!
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 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
(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
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!
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
With Kscope17 formally starting tomorrow, there's a lot going on and it's easy to miss some of the less obvious details. Therefore, I'm going to highlight five secrets to Kscope17 that you may not have been aware of. Sunday night Exhibit Hall secret: on Sunday night the much anticipated exhibit hall opens. The vendors greet … Continue reading Five Secrets to Kscope17