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Another First at ODTUG’s #Kscope13

Those crazy kids at ODTUG have done it again!

At this year’s KScope in New Orleans this user group is introducing an evening of crossover sessions. Over the years the event has grown and actually blended the traditional Oracle database development world with the world of EPM, Hyperion, and Essbase.

In fact many folks who have come down the typical Oracle development path, myself included, know very little about the other side. So for these past few years at the conference we found there were not a lot of people crossing the various tracks (after all there are so many options to choose from).

In order to promote better cross pollination and as a way to encourage folks to expand their horizons and start to understand the “other” side, ODTUG has added two evening sessions on Tuesday so that we can gain that knowledge and not have to skip any of our regualr sessions.

The sessions will be presented by seasoned ODTUGers and Oracle ACEs. Check out these sessions:

Oracle Database Tools 101: How Does All This Stuff Get Built Anyway?

John King, King Training Resources

If you’ve been an Essbase/Hyperion, Applications, or BI user you may wonder what all the “hubbub” on the other side of Kscope is all about. Or maybe you’re curious — “I know there’s a database under the covers and lots of developers; what do they do?” If you want to know about the underpinnings of your favorite Oracle software, this session is for you. We’ll talk about how it all fits together: database, SQL, PL/SQL, ADF, Forms, APEX, and more (without too many boring details)! Attending this session will improve your understanding of and ability to communicate with the “bit-twiddlers” in your organization.

Hyperion 101: An Introduction to the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Suite

Andrew Jorgensen, MindStream Analytics

Have you been hearing all this talk about Oracle Hyperion? Are you wondering what exactly an Essbase is?

This is the session for those who are looking for an introduction into Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management. We’ll start with the core business problems that are addressed with these products. The session will then include an overview of all the products that cover the Oracle Hyperion Suite and what each is best used for. We’ll finish this session covering a variety of reporting options including OBIEE.

Get more details here: ODTUG Kscope13: Expertise + Crossover.

If you have not yet signed up to attend KScope13, it’s not too late. Just get on over to the registration page and get in on the learning!

See you in New Orleans!


P.S. I will of course be there so be sure to look me up and attend one of my sessions.


RMOUG Training Days 2013 – OTN Lab Day

Today  I arrived in Denver to attend the annual Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) Training Days conference. It is one of, if not the, most successful local Oracle user group events in the United States (and has been for many years). For the past few years it has been held at the Denver Convention Center (which is guarded by a big blue bear).

Big Blue Bear

Big Blue Bear

It has a been a few years since I have been able to attend and I am glad to be back. I am attending and presenting (as I posted last week).

Today, I was mostly in attendee mode and got to attend a lab session hosted by a few of my friends from Oracle product management (Jeff Smith, Kris Rice, and David Peake). They did an end-to-end, soup-to-nuts session taking the attendees through using SQL Developer Data Modeler to design a database, then SQL Developer to build the tables, then Oracle Application Express (APEX) to build a web based interface to add and view data in that database.

OTN Developer Lab

OTN Developer Lab

And all this was done using an Oracle virtual machine downloadable from OTN.

Unfortunately it would not load on my machine (figures) so I paired up with my long-time friend Jon Arnold and did the labs together.

David Peake Teaches APEX

David Peake Teaches APEX

I learned quite few interesting things and got re-introduced to APEX (which s a very cool tool). I need to look some more at the Interactive Reporting feature for sure.

The coolest thing was that APEX can be used to build applications that run on mobile devices. All point and click development to do it too. APEX has been used to build some pretty big apps for some pretty big companies (including Oracle).

APEX Mobile

APEX Mobile

Another cool thing I learned was that the default install of APEX (a no-cost option with every Oracle database) comes with a bunch of packaged application that are ready to use and a bunch of sample apps for oyu to start with to try out different APEX features. You really need to check this tool out.

Tomorrow will be busy.

I was officially added to the agenda at 7 AM to teach my morning Chi Gung class.

Then I have two presentations to do and a networking lunch session.

Then dinner with some friends and soe good Colorado Mexican food (and adult beverages).

Stay tuned…


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