I'm calling today "Day 0", as it's the day before OOW and nothing is really planned for Saturday. Exhibitor booths get built, conference goers check in, and OOW begins to really descend upon the city. It's the 1-day buffer before the formal conference starts. I'm grateful for "buffer" days. I don't travel well anymore so … Continue reading OOW16: Day 0 – Something Wicked This Way Comes
OOW16: Day -1 EPM Update
It's 2 days before OOW16 officially starts and I'm feeling energized about the direction of EPM Cloud. Today I had the privilege to hear from each of the lead Oracle EPM Product Management folks, ask detailed questions, and share feedback on my product and customer experiences. In the last couple of years, I've seen a … Continue reading OOW16: Day -1 EPM Update
OOW16: Oracle EPM Cloud Sessions
There are so many sessions at the largest annual Oracle conference in the world. And it's crazy how many cloud sessions there are - I heard that over half of the sessions this year are cloud-related. As promised, I've included a list of educational sessions below for the EPM/EPM Cloud folks to consider (excuse any … Continue reading OOW16: Oracle EPM Cloud Sessions
Next Achievement Unlock: OOW16
Tomorrow, I begin my inaugural pilgrimage to the amazing event known as Oracle OpenWorld. It will be my first one (which I hope is the first of many) and I'll finally be able to witness this 60,000+ person event up close. I'm super stoked to see how an entire conference takes over the city of … Continue reading Next Achievement Unlock: OOW16
Kscope17: The 1st Onsite Visit!
This past weekend the Kscope17 leadership team made their first onsite visit of the year to San Antonio. It was a very long 1.5 days, but also very productive in many ways. Note that if you're hoping to unlock any secrets about Kscope17, you won't find them here. All will be revealed in due time … Continue reading Kscope17: The 1st Onsite Visit!
Kscope16: Awesomeness Redux
It's now the American Independence Day holiday, 4 days after the annual ODTUG conference known as Kscope. After a weekend of rest and relaxation, I am almost fully recovered. Almost. This year's Kscope did not disappoint. Knowledge sharing, networking, and fun - all of the elements of a great conference were present. I'm mighty proud … Continue reading Kscope16: Awesomeness Redux
Recap: RMOUG Training Days 2016
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting at my very first RMOUG (Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group) Training Days conference. This 2.5 day conference is hosted in Denver, CO during winter each year. This year's event had tracks for Oracle database development, APEX and ADF, EPM & BI, Oracle apps, database administration, … Continue reading Recap: RMOUG Training Days 2016
ODTUG Member Series: The Ginga Master
The “ODTUG Member Series” is a 1-year long installment of articles highlighting the non-technical obsessions of our wonderful ODTUG community members. Blog posts are published monthly and advertised on ODTUG’s News blog. Enjoy! Name: Danny Bryant Location: Atlanta, GA Age check box: 18-24 25-34 35-44 45+ Current career age: ~16 years # of years involved … Continue reading ODTUG Member Series: The Ginga Master
KScope16 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!
As we descend upon the (now less than 24) dwindling hours of the KScope16 abstract deadline - which is when the conference committee gets our biggest spike in submissions - I thought I’d try to help you last-minute folks get over the hump. Perhaps you just need a little nudge to make those final tweaks … Continue reading KScope16 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!
KScope15: The Awesomeness that Was
As I sit on the plane returning from my favorite week of the year, I look over and notice that Chicago's Devon Avenue is featured in this month's American Way magazine. This article focuses on the culturally vast community located within the Chicago West Ridge neighborhood, its roots, and how its people were brought together … Continue reading KScope15: The Awesomeness that Was