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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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ODTUG at OpenWorld 2011

Mike Riley, ODTUG President at the ODTUG booth at OpenWorld

As a part of my responsibilities on the ODTUG Board of Directors, I am asked to represent ODTUG at Oracle OpenWorld, held annually in San Francisco. Here are some of the things that I have gotten to experience through the first couple of days:

My trip started on Saturday, as the North American User Group Presidents held a meeting Saturday afternoon with representatives from HEUG, Java leaders, IOUG, OAUG, OHUG, and Quest (see iouc.org for more information on these groups). This is a chance for us to network with these other leaders, and hear from Oracle on future plans for the community.

Sunday, the conference really kicks off with the User Group Forum. All of the user groups are allowed to hold SIG meetings and provide technical content of their own choice. We had five rooms of content in the afternoon – Symposiums on Web Architecture, Business Intelligence, Application Express, Data Warehousing, and Hyperion were held. Our rooms were pretty full, as usual, drawing 200 participants or more. These are great opportunities to ask questions and learn from the top Oracle users.  I anticipate more learning, networking, and lots of fun as the week continues.

If you’re at OpenWorld don’t forget to stop by our booth in the User Groups Pavilion – Level 2 Lobby Moscone West.

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