ODTUG 2020—A Year Like No Other

Although this year did not turn out as planned, the ODTUG community came out strong, and despite the odds, we made 2020 a year of connection, collaboration, and inspiration. Thank you to all of our volunteers and members for the passion and enthusiasm you bring to the organization. Let's take a look back at some of the highlights. 
The year started off with the ODTUG Board of Directors meeting in Wilmington, NC where they filmed "What is ODTUG?" which produced some very entertaining outtakes and great memories of spending time together in person. We did not know then just how much of a privilege it was to be together face to face. In the months following, so many of our interactions shifted to the virtual sphere, but we did not let that stop us from forging ahead with new ways to keep our ODTUG members engaged:

ODTUG Community Virtual Meetups

2020 was an exciting year for the ODTUG communities! With in-person meetups on hold, ODTUG went virtual! ODTUG hosted two EPM virtual meetups: May the 4th and Back to School. We also hosted a Database Community Beach Party. It was incredible to bring together so many people from around world for these events, which were packed with technical content and lively discussions.

Thank you to all our members for taking the time to plan events that bring the ODTUG communities together to learn, network, socialize, and have fun.

If you’re interested in hosting a Meetup in 2021, contact veronica@odtug.com


         BTS   DB Beach

         Back to School EPM Community Meetup        Database Beach Party Community Meetup

ODTUG Oracle Analytics Community Storytelling Challenge

The Analytics Community showed up and showed out this year when we asked them to put their Analytics, Data Visualization, and data storytelling skills to the test in two Storytelling Challenges. The first challenge was a race to the finish with only 48 hours to complete the submissions. Congratulations to the Vertice Cloud Team for taking home the gold. The second challenge was a week-long contest which once again amazed us. The level of creativity and technical prowess from the whole Analytics Community was astounding. Congratulations to the Performance Architects team for winning the second challenge.

ODTUG Learn from Home Series

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As sad as it was to cancel ODTUG Kscope20, we were so glad to still find a way to deliver the incredible conference content to our members. Over 2,000 participants joined us for this four-day event with over 90 sessions plus mini Oracle Symposiums. ICYMI members can view the presentations and recordings on our website.


ODTUG hosted 50 educational webinars this year, featuring content from the APEX, Analytics, Database, and EPM communities. Thank you to all the speakers who volunteered to present, and thanks to everyone who has tuned into these FREE educational opportunities.

If you are an ODTUG member, you have exclusive access to all webinar recordings. Log in to start watching today! If you are interested in presenting a webinar in 2021, email veronica@odtug.com to schedule a topic and time.

ODTUG 2020 Leadership Program Graduation


Big congratulations to Sairam Arumalla, Sara Beth Good, Hayden Hudson, Turan Ozer, and Keegan Walker, and thank you to the 2020 Leadership Program Coordinator Natalie Brunamonte. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication over the past year. 
Plus you made ODTUG history—this is the first class ever to graduate virtually!

Announcing ODTUG's 20212022 Board of Directors

ODTUG leadership is made up some of the most dynamic and forward-thinking leaders in the industry. In November 2020, ODTUG announced the 2021–2022 Board of Directors. We feel lucky to have such an incredible team.

We can't wait for ODTUG Kscope21!

With 2021 just around the corner, we are excited to host ODTUG Kscope21 in Nashville, Tennessee. This in-person conference now includes passes to a Virtual Event in September.

Register today
 for all this and more:
    • Technical Sessions with Real-World Solutions
    • Expert Panels 
    • Oracle Symposiums 
    • Hands-On Training
    • Workshops for Beginner to Advanced Users
    • An Onsite & Virtual Exhibit Hall
    • Networking Receptions
    • Virtual Community Chats
    • Open Mic for Charity

To stay up to date on all of ODTUG's happenings in 2021, follow along with @odtug on Twitter and search #Kscope21 for conference updates! 

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