(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
In 2008, I met Wayne for the first time. We both were working for another firm back then. We were thrown together when we were tasked internally to learn an up and coming EPM product at the time - Oracle Data Integrator, or ODI, for short. What I remember about the Wayne I knew back … Continue reading My Friends Wayne and Cindy Van Sluys
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
(The following article has been cross-posted to ODTUG's website.) Kscope12, my very first Kscope and the one that shares this year's location, was a superbly unique event. In last year's ODTUG Cinco de Mayo #tbt Twitter party ("tbt" = "ThrowBack Thursday" for those of you who don't use Twitter), pictures from Kscope12 kept surfacing attached … Continue reading Kscope17 Preview: Your Destination Awaits
This blog post has been cross-posted to ODTUG's website: http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/ar/blogaid=665 Earlier in my ODTUG volunteerism I was asked to join the ODTUG Marketing Committee. For those of you unfamiliar with this committee, this is a group of folks who execute on marketing-type initiatives throughout the year, primarily focused on the central ODTUG organization. I joined … Continue reading 2016 ODTUG Marketing Committee: THANK YOU!
Name: Lori Lorusso Location: Wilmington, NC Age check box: 35-44 # of years involved with ODTUG: ~6 years Company: Your Conference Connection (YCC) Twitter: @LoriLorusso This post is a special one. Although I've formally ended the ODTUG member series, I decided to write a one-off article in tribute to Lori Lorusso. In August, Lori said … Continue reading ODTUG Member Series: An Ode to Lori
2MTT Video This day started off with a 2 Minute Tech Tip ("2MTT") video for OTN. This was my first one and I chose to give tips about best practices for logging Oracle EPM Cloud support cases. The video should be released after OOW. If you've never heard of them before, these 2MTT videos are … Continue reading OOW16: Day 3 – Adventures in Conferencing
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