ODTUG November 2019 Newsletter


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Announcing the 2020-2021 ODTUG Board of Directors                                

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the 2020-2021 ODTUG Board of Directors. The new board will be seated January, 1, 2020. Thank you to everyone who voted and to all the nominees who participated in this year's election.

  • Danny Bryant, Snowflake
  • ACE D.png  Gary Crisci, General Electric
  • ACE D.png  Roel Hartman, APEX Consulting 
  • ACE D.png  Heli Helskyaho, Miracle Finland Oy
  •  Jake Turrell, Turrell Consulting
ODTUG Women in Technology Program Update

The ODTUG WIT webinar series successfully launched on November 14 with a high number of registrants and an interesting topic: How to Recognize and Create Opportunities for Your Career. The aim of the ODTUG WIT webinars is to spark conversations relevant to all genders on topics throughout the entire tech ecosystem.

Director Cropped.png Opal Alapat of interRel joined Associate Cropped.png Alecs Mlynarzek of Alithya in a candid conversation about the career journey of a woman in tech, the impact of choices made, and the reasons behind them. The webinar was highly interactive; attendees answered short live polls throughout the conversation, which resulted in a dynamic flow of ideas and an engaged audience. A recording of the first WIT webinar is available for paying members only, but live sessions are available to all ODTUG members, so don't miss out on future sessions, starting with January 2020. 

At the request of many attendees, we will kick off the new year with the topic of Work-Life Balance followed by sessions focusing on Communication and Assertiveness Leadership Style and Self-Confidence. We are excited to share some insight into the new mentorship opportunities that will take shape in early 2020, stemming from the ODTUG WIT group, with program options for both mentors and mentees. Sign up here for the mentorship program and to submit suggestions for future ODTUG WIT webinar topics or volunteer to be a panelist. 

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 In This Issue:

Newly Elected ODTUG BOD
ODTUG WIT Initiative Update
ODTUG Kscope Updates
Oracle Corner
ODTUG Community News
Upcoming Webinars


ODTUG Kscope Updates
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ODTUG Kscope20 Abstract Submission Closes Soon 
We have new and exciting options to choose from this year! With expanded formats such as Hands-On Labs, Deep Dives, and Workshops, you can choose the perfect structure for your session. Also, we have multiple presentation lengths available, so you can give your content the time it needs. ODTUG Kscope20 abstracts are due in less than a month—on December 5, 2019. 
ODTUG Kscope20 Public Voting Sign-Up
If you would like to be a part of the content selection process, sign up to be considered for the public voting track teams. Remember that you must be a past ODTUG Kscope attendee to participate in voting. The public voting sign-up will be open until Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Signing up does not guarantee your participation. ODTUG Kscope20 content chairs will be selecting the final participants to ensure the teams have a variety of subject matter experts from different companies.

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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
ACE Cropped.png Robert Marz, principal technical architect at its-people GmbH, discusses the new challenges the Cloud poses for DBAs, and talks about Polymorphic Table Functions and Qualified Expressions, new features introduced in Oracle Database 18c 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

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TechCeleration is your one-stop shop for the latest DBA and database development techniques written in cogent business English and presenting real-world code examples, tuning tips, and new ideas on how best to leverage the latest releases of the Oracle Database, APEX, Analytics, and AI/ML. For the first installment in our TechCeleration series, ACE Cropped.png Alfredo Abate explores how to leverage the Oracle RAD Stack and APIs to build the application of your dreams. Even if you're not a developer, this step-by-step guide will give you the tools you need to create something lasting. 


ODTUG Affiliate Events

APEX square with padding-01.png  Cambridge, MA, APEX Open-Mic Night! Share Something Cool about APEX<7 MIN!
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 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

DB square with padding-01.png Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00  1:00 p.m. EST
2020 Vision Means No Looking Back: The Autonomous Oracle DBA Is Born

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EPM square with padding-01.png Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Account Hierarchy Design in FCCS Explained
Megha Chopra and Mohit Jain, Genpact

Check out the full list of upcoming ODTUG webinars

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