2018 - ODTUG's Year in Review

ODTUG Community Meetups

2018 was an exciting year for the ODTUG communities! ODTUG sponsored over 35 Meetups all over the world, including events in 13 different states in the United States, as well as in Canada, France, Mexico, and Nigeria.

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

If you’re interested in hosting a Meetup in 2019, contact ODTUG’s community manager, Haleigh Hughes, at haleigh@odtug.com

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                   CT, NY, NJ EPM/BI Meetup                                   Monterrey, Mexico EPM Meetup


ODTUG hosted 60 educational webinars this year, featuring content from the APEX, BI, DB, and EPM communities. Thank you to all the speakers who have 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 2019, email kgately@odtug.com to schedule a topic and time.

Announcing ODTUG's 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

In October 2018, ODTUG announced the 2019–2020 Board of Directors. Check out the full list of  newly elected board members.

ODTUG 2019 Leadership Program

In September 2018, the 2019 Leadership Program class was announced. Congratulations to Nick Boronski, Natalie Brunamonte, Amarnath Kothapalli, Jackie McIlroy, Faraz Rahim, Edith Villarreal, and the 2019 Leadership Program Coordinator Wendy Wilson. Learn more about the Leadership Program and meet the 2019 class.

ODTUG Goes Live with Oracle's Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service 

Oracle Development User Tools Group (ODTUG), an Oracle user group community focused on education, announced that it has adopted Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) to manage the organization’s financial reporting and budgeting needs.

The not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to keep its members on the cutting edge of the constantly changing Oracle technology landscape, long wanted to adopt Oracle Corporation’s innovative finance solutions. The paradigm shifted with the availability of Oracle’s cloud solutions. These provide a way for smaller organizations to adopt enterprise-class software without incurring the overhead typically associated with these advanced applications. Using its strong partnership with Oracle Corporation, ODTUG received a low-cost monthly subscription to gain access to advanced financial planning and analytics which will help the organization manage its operations more efficiently. 

To learn more, read the full press release

ODTUG Kscope Community Service Day Renamed to Honor Its Founder

ODTUG has been around for more than 20 years now. YCC (Your Conference Connection) has been ODTUG’s partner for that entire time. ODTUG’s excellence is built upon its partnership with YCC.

YCC’s founder, Kathleen McCasland, served as ODTUG’s executive director until mid-2012 and was a fixture at almost every ODTUG event. The 2018 ODTUG Board of Directors made the decision to rename our cornerstone Community Service Day the ODTUG Kathleen McCasland Community Service Day. Because Kathleen was the driving force behind this event, the ODTUG Board of Directors felt it was an appropriate honor for such an amazing woman. To learn more, read the full press release


If you're interested in volunteering at the ODTUG Kscope19 Community Service Day on June 22, sign up now. If you're unable to attend, you can also help by donating

ODTUG Announces that Emerging Technologies Is Coming to ODTUG Kscope

ODTUG Kscope18 offered four dedicated Breakout with Blockchain sessions, covering everything from the basics of Blockchain, to in-depth sessions on Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. In November 2018, ODTUG also announced a new emerging technologies track coming to ODTUG Kscope19 in Seattle, WA. The common themes across all of these new technologies? Humans are interacting with and relying on artificial intelligence (AI) now more than ever through machine learning, deep learning, chatbots, personal assistants, and more. Devices connected to the internet are creating new user experiences and new data sets to analyze in the world of IoT. And finally, ways in which entities, both physical and digital, are transacting with each other are being transformed with Blockchain in use cases that go way beyond digital currency.

It’s a great time to be a technologist, and ODTUG will keep you on the cutting edge at ODTUG Kscope19. 

Mike Riley Awarded ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award

At ODTUG Kscope18, we were honored to award ODTUG Secretary Mike Riley, the ODTUG Lifetime Achievement Award. Mike Riley has been an ODTUG member since 2001 and has been active on the ODTUG Board of Directors and Conference Committee since 2007. In a recent board of directors blog post, Mike Riley said: 

"In my many years on the board I have served alongside an incredible amount of talent. I have learned from each and every one of my fellow board members along the way. I count those that I have served with among my best friends in the world. During my time on the board, I have advocated and fought for the members; I have spent countless hours doing this. I have been to some amazing locations on ODTUG business, and I have invested considerable personal time working for the members."

Thanks Mike - We will miss you!

To stay up to date on all of ODTUG's happenings in 2019, follow along with @odtug on Twitter and search hashtag #Kscope19 for conference updates! 

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