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Countdown to Oracle Open World: OAUG SIG’s

If you are heading out to San Francisco for Oracle Open World a bit early and have some free time on Sunday the 22nd, you will want to take advantage of the 5th Annual OAUG Oracle Users Forum being held at the San Francisco Hilton.

According to the OAUG webite:

You also won’t want to miss the 5th Annual Oracle Users Forum, which will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Hilton.

Over 40 SIG meetings (PDF file) will be held throughout the morning. Meetings will cover a variety of topics and can be viewed in the Content Catalog, which can be added to your agenda. You need not be a member of a specific SIG or affiliated user group to attend; you just need to have an interest in the focus of the SIG. In the afternoon, join the OAUG for four special community outreach sessions covering our newly affiliated groups of PeopleSoft, Siebel, the Oracle Retail Users Group (ORUG, formerly Retek) and Portal Software. Additionally, the OAUG will feature five selected white paper sessions. Come for the content and discover the value of the instruction available from your peers within the OAUG. The forum is open to all registered OpenWorld attendees.

Having participated in several SIG’s (Special Interest Groups) in the past, I can attest that there is tremendous value in being able to network with others with similar interests, issues, and problems relating to particular niches of the Oracle e-Business Suite.  Thinking of implementing XML Publisher into your environment?  Considering an upgrade?  Trying to understand how you can leverage the Business Intelligence components of 11i?  There are SIG’s for each of these topics and many more to help you network with others with similar questions.

Thanks for all your comments so far regarding your thoughts on this year’s conference.  Post a comment to let us know if there are other Oracle Open World 2006 topics you would like to see covered.  Hope to see you in San Francisco!


Posted by Michael Siebert on 10/10 at 09:15 PM
  1. Sunday for the User Group forum you can also attend IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group) presentations and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. The focus of IOUG is technical content for the Complet Technology and Database Professional. There are a large number of SIGs that will be having meetings on Sunday including the following:

    Sunday, October 22, 2006
    Session 1 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Enterprise Management Best Practices SIG Hilton, Continental Parlor 1&2 Making the Most of the Enterprise Best Practices SIG The Enterprise Best Practices SIG provides Oracle users, Oracle development, industry advisors and vendors an idea marketplace to educate, suggest, debate and collaborate on pressing data management challenges.

    Middleware Technologies SIG Hilton, Continental Parlor 3 Featuring Jon Dart Chief Architect for Oracle’s Fusion Middleware platform.  IOUG Middleware Technologies SIG Meeting Oracle is strategically focusing its energies on the Middleware Technologies, and providing a great level of support for this endeavour.
    PeopleSoft Fusion SIG Hilton, Union Square Room 25 PeopleSoft/Fusion Future Direction

    Fusion Java Development SIG Hilton, Yosemite Room B Part 1: Java Server Faces: Not Just Another Framework in the Crowd Part 2: The Tie That Binds: Introduction to ADF Bindings Part 1: Designing a web-based user interface using Java is a bit like using a sledgehammer to kill a fly. It can be done, but it’s a lot of work. Fortunately there are a number of coding frameworks available to assist the developer in this task. 
    Session 2 10:45 am - 12:00 pm  
    Spatial SIG Hilton, Union Square Room 23
    North American Oracle Spatial SIG Meeting This meeting will include a board meeting from 10:45 am - 11:00, and then discussions on Oracle Spatial Implementation for Managers Oracle Spatial Best Practices and an Oracle Spatial Product demonstration. 

    SAP SIG Hilton, Union Square Room 24
    Chico/Oracle RAC Project under SAP Applications Preliminary findings of a current research project being conducted by Dr. James Connolly & Dr. Gail Corbitt from the College of Business at California State University – Chico. The presentation will include hardware and software configuration and testing model. 

    DWBI SIG Hilton, Union Square Room 25
    IOUG DWBI SIG Presents: Oracle Business Intelligence Platform This session will focus on presenting Oracle as an integrated Business Intelligence platform rather than collection of tools for data warehousing, reporting, OLAP, data mining and other data deep dive.

    ApEx SIG Hilton, Continental Parlor 3
    IOUG Application Express (ApEx) SIG Meeting The very high interest level in Application Express has resulted in a huge community of developers, dbas, and IT managers thirsty for technical support and guidance.

    RAC SIG Hilton, Continental Parlor 1&2 RAC SIG Birds of a Feather Calling all current and future RAC implementers! This is a great event to meet others running RAC/Grid. This event is sponsored by the Oracle RAC Special Interest Group as a non-formal way to meet your peers. Even if you are only considering running RAC or Grid, this is a great way to meet others that have already implemented it.

    Life Sciences SIG Hilton, Yosemite Room B
    Oracle Life Sciences User Group The Oracle Life Sciences User Group (OLSUG) represents a worldwide association of people who share a vested interest in the successful deployment and use of Oracle products within the life sciences industry.

    Also join me for “How User Groups are Working Together for Fusion Applications” Hilton, Union Square 21.  OAUG, Quest, and IOUG will have an open discussion about the direction of Fusion.

    Posted by Judi Hotsinpiller  on  10/12  at  06:56 AM
  2. Please keep us posted on any new and exciting functionality Oracle Release 12 has to offer, plus any other feature upgrades of the same, pertaining to patch updates and bug resolutions.


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