ODTUG February 2020 News


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ODTUG Women in Technology Scholarship - Now Accepting Applications   
Sponsored by: KPMG

As part of our continuing effort to offer learning opportunities in all areas relevant to our membership, ODTUG is pleased to announce the sixth annual Women in Technology Scholarship Program. We are looking for candidates to represent ODTUG and serve as role models and mentors to women in the technology industry.

The scholarship recipient will be awarded a complimentary pass to ODTUG Kscope20 in Boston, MA, June 28 - July 2, 2020, and is expected to attend the conference. The recipient should also plan on participating in the ODTUG Kscope20 WIT event on July 1, 2020. Applications are due by March 13, 2020. Learn more about the WIT Scholar requirements and apply.
 In This Issue:

WIT Application Opens
ODTUG Kscope Updates
Oracle Corner
ODTUG Community News
Upcoming Webinars


ODTUG Kscope Updates
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ODTUG Kscope20 Keynote Speaker Announced
Kick off ODTUG Kscope20 with keynote Miral Kotb as she shares the story of how she merged her passions of art, dance, and technology to create her company iLuminate. She'll take you from her beginnings as a software developer and entrepreneur—including the spark of inspiration she had while designing iPhone apps—to her company's successful launch onto the international stage. 

ODTUG Kscope20 Special Event Announced - Sponsored by: AlithyaApplied OLAPEPMI, and Vertical Edge

This year's annual ODTUG Kscope20 Special Event will be at the New England Aquarium! The aquarium sets the perfect backdrop for a night of exploration and fun. Soak in the salty air as you mix, mingle, and shake your fins under the city skyline. 

Boston is renowned for its more than 30 colleges and universities. As an ode to the city and to celebrate the aquarium's dedication to education and innovation, we encourage you to wear collegiate apparel that showcases your favorite school.

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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10 Reasons to Attend Oracle's MBX Conference in March
Last month we announced Modern Business Experience (MBX) in Chicago, March 23-26, 2020. This is a showcase of Oracle's cloud applications, demonstrating the potential these solutions offer and how they can help users accelerate their careers and businesses. 

Each of the four products areasCX, finance, HR, and supply chain—has its own programs. Take a look at the conference highlights and don't forget to use code ODTUG to save $995 when you register for MBX.

Oracle Groundbreakers Live Interview at ODTUG Kscope19
Director Cropped.png  Dimitri Gielis shares a two-minute tech tip on how you can get beyond basic reports and forms when developing with Oracle APEX at ODTUG Kscope19. View the interview.

Learn Java Fundamentals in Five Weeks with this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Oracle University now offers Java and Oracle user group members a chance to take a Java SE Programming I MOOC—a flexible way to learn the foundation of this programming language at an affordable cost. User group members use promo code PROMO-OUG-NAOUG to receive a discount.

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


Winning Submission - Vertice Cloud team

ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the 
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Upcoming Webinars

EPM square with padding-01.png CPE Web Icon.png Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
The Future of EPM Reporting - MR
Megha Chopra and Mohit Jain, Genpact

DB square with padding-01.png Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00  1:00 p.m. EDT
Best 12c New Features: Striving Towards 18c/19c

ACE D.png Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America 

EPM square with padding-01.png Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
EPM 11.2: Lessons Learned and 2021 Preparedness
Dave Shay,

EPM square with padding-01.png Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Free-Form Planning!! - The New Buzz in Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud
Ashwin Tandon and Prithiba Dhinakaran, 

WIT Icon-01.jpg Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00  1:00 p.m. EDT
How to Be Heard: Finding Your Path to Effective Communication 
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Alithya; and panelists Kate Helmer, Huron Consulting Group, and Julia Radovani, Peloton Group

DB square with padding-01.png Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:00  1:00 p.m. EDT
Tune Your SQL Without Hints or Indexes 
Kaley Crum,
Riceland Foods

Check out the full list of upcoming ODTUG webinars

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