A Thank You Note from Jerry Ireland

jerry-ireland.jpgGuest Blogger: Jerry Ireland

I am honored to be returning to the board. I want to thank all of you that took the time to cast your vote for the board this year. One of my goals is to increase the participation in this important member privilege. After all, we are charged with maintaining the excellence of the organization and shaping its future and the best way for you to be sure that we are representative of our membership is to vote.

One of the things that makes me proudest of being a part of ODTUG is that, to my knowledge, it has never made a decision that did not have the Oracle developers of this world’s best interests as the number one consideration. One of the things that set our conference apart from others is the unprecedented networking opportunities with the top developers in the world and the Oracle project managers. As the ODTUG conference continues to grow, it will be a challenge to maintain this advantage. ODTUG has done a good job reaching out to and working with other user groups. I am a strong believer in the importance of this and will be working hard to promote it.

A little background info

By the late 80’s I was working exclusively with Oracle at an E-Business Suite early adopter. Designer brought me to the first Oracle Case SIG (OCSIG) conference. I have utilized Designer to build everything from trivial applications to data warehouses to enterprise models. Awards include ODTUG Volunteer of the Year and Oracle Ace for Application Development. I am currently co-owner of Rightsizing Inc., a small consulting group.

I first served on the ODTUG board in 1990. I stepped down for a few years to make room for new blood and to concentrate on a new software spin off. I have served as treasurer and vice president and chaired many conferences. I am also very active in the Oracle Application User Group.

Thank you again for voting.  I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has ideas, complaints, encouragements or other comments to contact me either at jerryi@rsiz.com or onLinkedIn. I also encourage you to get involved. Go to the ODTUG website and volunteer.
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