Posts Tagged ‘kscope’

Cameron's Blog for Essbase HackersMy good friend, fellow ODTUG Board Member, and Oracle ACE Cameron Lackpour is quite prolific when it comes to writing (anyone who writes more than I do must be prolific, right?). Well, this week he is going slightly overboard, but for good reasons. Kscope12 is exactly ONE MONTH away today. Cameron has put a blog post up each and every day this week highlighting a session or a bunch of presentations that he thinks that you might be interested in. While Cameron talks mainly about the EPM space, he does have some highlights that go outside of the EPM space. I always try to catch up with Cameron’s posts, even though I’m not in the EPM space, because he is a great writer with a very unique sense of humor. He is also very thorough and informative!

So, here are the links to each day’s posts on Cameron’s blog:

Kscope12 session highlight No. 1

KScope12 session highlight No. 2

KScope12 session highlight No. 3

KScope12 session highlight No. 4

Extra credit and brownie points to the first reader of these posts that spots the other ODTUG Board Member’s presentation in these four postings of Cameron’s. Leave me a comment in my blog when you find it.

If you haven’t registered yet for Kscope12, click the link and click on the registration from the Kscope12 home page. You have until June 9 to save $300.00 off of our standard registration rate. Tell them that you heard about it on the ODTUG Blog!

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Last year, at the end of Kscope11, I had the privilege of talking with longtime ODTUG friend, Sue Harper, who at the time was the product manager for SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler. While Sue no longer works at Oracle, she remains active in the software development community, working for Microgen (http://www.microgen.com/uk-en/) in London in their Aptitude Solutions Division. Sue still maintains a blog here: http://sueharper.blogspot.com/.

One of my fondest memories of Sue dealt not with Oracle, but rather one night at a reception in one of the ODTUG rooms at a conference hotel (pardon my faulty memory for not remembering which one). Sue took the time to relate about one of her trips to work on a clinic in Delhi, India, and shared many of her experiences and photographs of this trip. It was a great way to spend part of my evening learning about Sue’s endeavors outside of Oracle. You can check out her Delhi blog here: http://delhiminimission.blogspot.com/.

Take a quick trip down memory lane as we talk about Kscope11 with Sue Harper.

Sue can be found on Twitter (@sueharps) here: http://twitter.com/#!/SueHarps.

Sue, your ODTUG family will miss you at Kscope12! Cheers!  http://www.kscope12.com.

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Today’s Flashback Friday post comes to us from #Kscope11 interview with Oracle Ace Stewart Bryson.  Stewart talks about transitioning and upgrading Rittman Mead’s clients to OBIEE 11g  and Exadata’s part in that upgrade.

Here’s a snippet of his thoughts about Kscope as a conference:

“…more than any other conference… this is the one where the technology rises above and is more important than marketing… and you see that flair in the presentations…”


Stewart will be presenting at Kscope12.  Check out his presentations: Reporting Against Transactional Schemas with OBIEE 11g and Aggregation: the BI Server Versus the Oracle Optimizer at Kscope12.

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Its February 21, 2012… have you registered for Kscope12 yet?  This year our Content Teams have done a phenomenal job of choosing presentations that are timely, informative, and will give you an edge in the development area you specialize in.  If you are having trouble deciding if this is the right conference for you to attend please read the excerpt from a post we originally ran in April 2011.

Mike Riley interviewed both Brian Spendolini, director of development services at JSA2 Solutions, who will be presenting

and Karen Cannell, Editor in Chief of the ODTUG Technical Journal who will be presenting

Q: What’s the best thing about Kscope conferences?

Brian: “The best thing by far is that the APEX community gets together with development to further the product. This unique event is the only one that I know of where there is such a tight connection between the developers of the product and the developers whom use the product. We provide the feedback and more times than not we see it in a future release. Invaluable.”

Karen: “The depth of knowledge of attendees, combined with the depth and quality of presentations makes this the best training value, hands down.”

Click Best Training Value, Hands Down AND Invaluable to read the full article.

If you haven’t registered yet make sure you do before March 25th to secure the Early Bird Rate and book your hotel room before the JW Marriott San Antonio fills up!

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