New ODTUG Board Announced

Congratulations to the new ODTUG Board Members:

  • Tim Tow, Applied OLAP
  • Cameron Lackpour, CL Solve
  • Mike Riley, Hortica Insurance
  • Sarah Zumbrum, InterRel Consulting

These newly elected members join:

  • Monty Latiolais, Insum Solutions
  • Martin D’Souza, ClariFit
  • Natalie Delemar, Ernst & Young
  • David Schleis, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
  • Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

I was honored to be running among an amazing class of candidates. THANK YOU to all my supporters – I will try again in coming years.  And many thanks for all who voted – your help is essential in determining the future of ODTUG and ensuring we meet all our members needs.

I will continue as Editor of the ODTUG Technical Journal, and will continue to strive for improved ways to bring more content in all forms to our members.

Please check out the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner for our latest articles.

 

Vote for the ODTUG Board!

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Voting for the ODTUG Board of Directors is now open, and this year brings an amazing list of candidates yours truly included.

I believe ODTUG is and should continue to be THE center of excellence for Oracle Developers – we do that through attracting and maintaining quality members, quality material and expert technical information in all media types, all through the work of our awesome volunteers. Social media and limited budgets bring opportunity and challenges to ensuring all our members have access to all our materials, not just those fortunate enough to attend KScope.  

I have been a member and volunteer for ODTUG since 2007, Editor of the ODTUG Technical Journal since 2008. Prior to that a member and volunteer for IOUG, Contributing Editor for the IOUG Select Journal. I have served on conference review teams, Editor’s Coice Award teams, speaker, ambassador, and in whatever other capacity is needed.  I want ODTUG to always be there when the next Oracle developer needs help and advice. 

Check out all the candidate statements here, and cast your vote to help ensure a strong and growing future for ODTUG.  Votes for Karen Cannell are much appreciated!

You must be an ODTUG member to vote, and if you are not already a member, I encourage you to join. Our user group is truly a fantastic source of technical material and side-by-side networking with the experts across the full suite of Oracle development tools. 

If you are an Oracle developer, ODTUG can help get you and keep you up-to-speed on the latest Oracle technology. And have fun and meet great people along the way.

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ODTUG Technical Journal Corner –

Check out the latest ODTUG Technical Journal Corner content!

We are currently featuring:

Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics, our new BI Perspectives author, with Making the Case for Leveraging Agile and Continuous Integration in Oracle BI Development, Part 1 of a three-part series.   Expand your mind a bit and consider – just consider – agile, Continuous Integration as opposed to traditional Waterfall method of integration and deployment.  Watch for the rest of this series in coming weeks. And Welcome Kevin, thank you for taking over our BI Perspectives column!

William Hodges, The Hackett Group, on Slow and Fast Changing Dimensions in Hyperion Planning  This article was a 2014 Editor’s Choice Award finalist. William address changing dimensionalities beyond the capabilities of “varying attributes” in Hyperion Planning.  Read this excellent article to learn more.

A new Book Review by John King, King Training Resources, Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques by Michael Rosenblum and Dr. Paul Dorsey.   Tuning tips from this pair of authors is always good advice and good reading. See John’s review on the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner, and read the book – we can all use PL/SQL tuning tidbits.

Our latest NoSQL articles, by Steven Feuerstein, Oracle, and Iggy Fernandez, NoCOUG, are still there ready for your learning. If you haven’t read these two perspectives on NoSQL and how it fits on our usually-relational lives, do so now – this is great material from ODTUG respected authors. 

Note that we have made strides in availability of our articles to ODTUG members and beyond.  Starting now, articles by Steven and other Oracle employees will be available to all, in and out of the ODTUG firewall.  This is good news and steps forward as we increase visibility and availability of ODTUG content for all.

Happy reading – and Happy Coding to all, 

 Karen