ODTUG October 2019 Newsletter

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Board of Directors 2020-2021 Voting Now Open

Voting is now open for the ODTUG Board of Directors 2020-2021! This year, we have eleven candidates to choose from for five positions. Be sure to read all the campaign statements and candidate biographies to learn about their passion and drive for ODTUG. To be eligible to vote, your ODTUG membership must have been paid and up-to-date as of September 30, 2019. Voting ends on October 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Announcing the New ODTUG Women in Technology Program

Over the past six years, ODTUG has become a leader in promoting diversity and equality in the tech sector through our annual Women in Technology scholarship and event. Based on its success, we're launching a new program to bring the community together all year round. 

ODTUG Women in Tech is open to everyone interested in being an ally for equality. We're aiming to create a space for dialogue and collaboration by sharing relevant webcasts and podcasts, hosting discussions, and fostering mentorships. If you are interested in participating, please complete the jotform to share your ideas about the program and to tell us how you would like to take part. 

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Join us on Nov. 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST for our first WIT webinar, "Don't Wait For Opportunities - Create Them! Presented by  Associate Cropped.png Alecs Mlynarzek and Director Cropped.png Opal Alapat. 

Announcing the 2019-2020 ODTUG Leadership Program Class

ODTUG is pleased to announce its seventh ODTUG Leadership Program class, a program dedicated to enhancing the leadership skills of ODTUG members.

Leadership Program Class
Sairam Arumalla, Genpact
Sara Beth Good, Alithya
Hayden Hudson, Insum Solutions
Turan Ozer, Solution BI US
Keegan Walker, StandardAero

2020 Leadership Program Coordinator
Natalie Brunamonte, City of Sonoma 
 In This Issue:

ODTUG BOD Voting Open
New ODTUG WIT Initiative
New Leadership Program Class
ODTUG Kscope Updates
Oracle Corner
ODTUG Community News
Upcoming Webinars


ODTUG Kscope Updates
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ODTUG Kscope20 Abstract Submissions Now Open 
We're excited to announce that ODTUG Kscope20 abstract submissions are now open! Browse the available content tracks and submit your abstract today. Abstracts are due December 5, 2019.
ODTUG Kscope20 Early Bird Registration Now Available 
Save money and register today for ODTUG Kscope20! Lock in the Early Bird rate and save $300. Register today!.

Vendor Opportunities at ODTUG Kscope20
Should your company exhibit at ODTUG Kscope20? Do you want to reach potential clients in a fun and relaxed environment? The ODTUG Kscope exhibit hall has it all, including daily happy hours, events throughout the week, and more! Browse the available sponsorship levels. If you have any questions, please email jill@odtug.com or call us at 910-452-7444.

Hotel Reservations
Reserve your room now to lock in the ODTUG Kscope20 special rate, which is available until May 26, 2020.  

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Save 25% on Oracle Learning Subscriptions and Oracle Certifications
Powered by Oracle University, the "User Group Champions Program" is offering a 25% discount on Oracle Learning Subscriptions and Oracle Certification Vouchers to user group members worldwideenabling you to learn and get certified in Oracle Technology advancements. Find more details here.

Oracle GroundBreakers Live Interview at ODTUG Kscope19
Oracle ACE Director Peter Raganitsch and Oracle Groundbreakers's Bob Rhubart discuss Peter's top APEX tips at ODTUG Kscope19. View the interview.

Oracle Ask Tom
The Oracle Developer Advocates team launched a program called Oracle Ask TOM Office Hours. This program features free live monthly Q&A sessions with Oracle Corporation experts. Browse the upcoming Office Hours sessions.

ODTUG Community News


The ODTUG Analytics Community is excited to launch the first Data Visualization Challenge, which will challenge participants to get creative with the technology. This contest aims to spark innovation and recognize an original application of the Oracle Data Visualization Tool. Right now we're looking for volunteers to form a committee dedicated to running the contest.
Learn more about becoming a committee member


Analytics Halloween.jpg    New York, NY, ODTUG Northeast Analytics Meetup
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

ODTUG Affiliate Events

Analytics square with padding-01.pngAPEX square with padding-01.pngDB square with padding-01.pngEPM square with padding-01.png  Melbourne, Victoria, Connect 2019 Melbourne Conference
Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Analytics square with padding-01.pngAPEX square with padding-01.pngDB square with padding-01.pngEPM square with padding-01.png  Perth, Western Australia, Connect 2019 Perth Conference
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

APEX square with padding-01.png Chennai, India, India Oracle APEX User Group: 3rd Annual Conference 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Analytics square with padding-01.pngAPEX square with padding-01.pngDB square with padding-01.pngEPM square with padding-01.png  Beaverton, OR, NWOUG 2019 Conference
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Analytics square with padding-01.pngAPEX square with padding-01.pngDB square with padding-01.pngEPM square with padding-01.png  Foxborough, MA, Northeast Joint Oracle User Group Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Have you thought about starting a Meetup in your community but don’t know where to begin? ODTUG is here to help! If you would like to start a Meetup group in your city, ODTUG will reimburse you for the cost of an annual Meetup organizer fee. This is your opportunity to network with your fellow ODTUGers year-round and introduce other Oracle techies who live near you to ODTUG. Check out information on how to #GetInvolved.

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Upcoming Webinars

Emerging square with padding-01.png Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:00  1:00 p.m. EDT
The Bots Are Coming! How Emerging Technology is Changing Our Business—and Our Lives

Andrew Jorgensen, MindStream Analytics

DB square with padding-01.png Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
SQL Tuning: Undocumented Secrets for Getting Accurate Cardinalities 
Kaley Crum, ABC Financial

EPM square with padding-01.png Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
What Happens When the Data Scientist and the Financial Analyst Meet for Lunch? 
Jim Webb, CSS International

DB square with padding-01.png Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
SQL Through the Ages
Chris Saxon, Oracle Corporation

APEX square with padding-01.png Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Universal Theme - Basic Principles to Modern Applications
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Check out the full list of upcoming ODTUG webinars

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