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Support our local community by volunteering to serve on our Board of Directors for our next fiscal year (2019-2020). Our election process is well underway — so don’t forget to submit your a short campaign and biographical statements by Monday, April 22, 2019 by email to Peggy King at peggy.king@rmoug.org.  RMOUG (Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group) continues to be the leading locally organized user group in the country; and our success is attributed to our volunteers members who volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors that provides direction for our group.

The RMOUG Bylaws require the regular election of the Board of Directors. The Bylaws are available online at http://www.rmoug.org/about/bylaws/ and outline the makeup and duties of the Board of Directors:

  • Directors must be current members.
  • The range of the number of the Directors shall be an odd number between five and fifteen.
  • The management, control, and government of the Corporation (RMOUG) shall be vested in the Board of Directors.

Note:  RMOUG’s current General Policies can be found online at http://www.rmoug.org/about/policies/

The Call for Board Candidates for the fiscal year starting 01-June 2019 through 31-May 2020  is officially open.

To run for the Board of Directors, you must:

  • Be a current member of RMOUG
  • Be able to participate in scheduled Board meetings (approximately 1 per month)
  • Be willing and able to uphold the bylaws and policies of the organization

Those who are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please prepare and submit a short campaign statement and biographical sketch.  You should include your reasons for running for the Board of Directors and your qualifications.  If you are not a current member of the Board of Directors, you must list the event(s) or committee(s) on which you have participated and the name of a current Board member as a reference.  Please limit your statement to one page. (For examples, just contact Peggy King)

REMEMBER –— Submit your campaign statements no later than close of business on Monday, April 22, 2019 by email to Peggy King at peggy.king@rmoug.org.  Should you have any questions about the process, please contact our current President Bill Padfield by email at president@rmoug.org or Peggy King at peggy.king@rmoug.org with your questions.

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Spring Educational Workshop: May 7, 2019 Oracle Database Performance & The Optimizer:
Come and spend a day with Vlado Barun and learn from one of the leaders on Oracle’s Real-World Performance Team –

The focus for the day will be on truly understanding on how the database should be, or rather is designed to be, used. Proper use can result in orders of magnitude of performance gains, think 10X, 100X and sometimes 1000X faster. The format of the training day will be a mix of presentations, interactive discussions and demos that show the performance gains. This training is targeted for an intermediate/advanced audience that likes to be challenged and is interested in getting the best possible performance out of their system.

Who we are
———–
The Real-World Performance Team is part of the Oracle Database Development organization and focuses on achieving the maximum performance from the Oracle Database and hardware in the real world.
We do this by identifying inefficiencies in current systems and applying modern database design and tuning techniques.

Over the years we have developed the Real-World Performance methodology, which uses diagnostics to articulate the problem using numbers, aiming for a solution that achieves exceptional performance using the best available tools.

Our Methods
———–
Whenever we look at a performance problem, we follow a few simple principles:
1. Use the database as it was designed to be used
2. Employ numerical and logical debugging techniques using the appropriate database diagnostics tools for the problem
3. The entire system is within scope, from applications to algorithms to database
4. Avoid and eliminate “tuning” by hacking/guessing/luck to understand root cause of the problem before implementing the solution

To register for the meeting go to http://www.prairiesystemsgroup.com/pls/psg/heidi_events_upd.process_event_registration?id=BC4892285D458130

Agenda
————
8:00am – 9:00am – Registration Check-in / Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 12:30pm – Morning Session
Core Oracle Database Performance Fundamentals
– Database Computer Science Basics
– Application Algorithms
– Connection Pools
– Database / Middleware Interaction

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch Break

1:30pm – 5:00pm – Afternoon Session
The Optimizer
– SQL and the Optimizer
– Optimization Strategies
– Why is my SQL slow?

To register for the meeting go to http://www.prairiesystemsgroup.com/pls/psg/heidi_events_upd.process_event_registration?id=BC4892285D458130

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We have a few spots available to volunteer at Training Days 2019 — receive a discounted rate to the conference as a Room or Registration Ambassador. INTERESTED??? For more details.
contact Linda Hoover at
linda@epsconferences.com.
We are excited to present this year’s topic for our annual Women in Technology luncheon at the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) conference:
‘Women in Technology: Grit you need to carve
the path to the top positions in technology’

“According to global CIO survey women make up just 9 percent of senior IT leadership roles. Unfortunately, this number has not changed in last 2 years.”- survey done by Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO. Another study shows U.S. women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within their first year.Join Komal Goyal, our panel facilitator and these amazing women who have said ‘I am not going to quit’ and are part of that 9% in the leadership roles today; for an insightful lunch conversation about what they did to stay their course and make to the executive level.

Brenda Horn
Global CIO, Arrow Electronics
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenda-horn-80636b4/
Katherine Pope Hooper
Sr. Director and Interim CIO,
Aurora Public Schools
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-pope-hooper-9082509
Elizabeth Coker
Chief Operating Officer 3P Health
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizcoker/
Nancy Hart
VP Product Development, NetApps
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nahart/
For those not already registered for the RMOUG Training Days Conference we encourage you to take advantage of our WIT discounted Conference Day Pass  (for Wednesday only) and save $50.00 off our standard rate. Get yourWIT Conference Day Pass Register Here and be sure to use the promo code “WIT”. With a conference day pass you are free to attend sessions – check out the conference schedule — don’t miss our keynote presentation with Kerry Osborne about “How to Stay Relevant” Of course your seat at the WIT luncheon is included and at the end of the conference day enjoy a drink and lite bites with your peers and our exhibitors at our Networking Reception. If you are unable to come for the day you can purchase a WIT Luncheon Only Register Here, just scroll down to bottom and be sure to use the promo code “WIT.

Already registered to attend RMOUG Training Days 2019 Conference…please let us know when you pick up your registration packet that you are interested in attending the WIT Luncheon.

For additional events, check the:

RMOUG Events Calendar

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Welcome to
Training Days 2019!

February 19 – 21, 2019
Westin Westminster | Denver

More than 100 Sessions from the Oracle Experts!

Early registration is now open for the premier (and largest) grass-roots Oracle user training event in the U.S.

More than 100 sessions are on the agenda, including from these top-notch experts:

  • Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group
  • Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation
  • Craig Shallahamer, OraPub, Inc.
  • Pini Dibask, Quest Software
  • Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America

Plus, there are pre-conference workshops and vendor opportunities to help grow your business. And, of course, we will be hosting the ‘can’t-miss’ Women in Technology luncheon again.

Early-bird prices go up January 13, 2019.

 REGISTER TODAY

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Announcing our Fall Education Hands-On Workshop.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Come and learn about
AWS from two of Amazon’s
best Randy DeFauw and Kathy Gibbs.
Be sure to bring your laptop to
participate in the hands-on
part of the workshop.
      Agenda
 7:35am – 8:30am – Registration Check-in / Continental Breakfast
Note: RMOUG members can attend all workshops free of charge.,  RMOUG has also, extended an invitation to non-members to
attend this workshop free of charge.
8:30am – 10:00am – [Lecture] Introduction to AWS
Hands-On Lab: Creating a VPC and deploying your first instance (which will later serve as a database client)
10:00am – 10:15am – Break
10:15am – 12:00pm – ( (Lecture )Introduction to databases on AWS
Hands-on Lab: Deploy MySQL RDS cluster with HA and read replicas
Don’t Forget to Bring your laptop this hands on workshop. Lab prerequisites: Please have an AWS account to use with permissions to use EC2, RDS, and related AWS services.
This meeting will be held at the
University of Denver in
Sturm Hall Room 287
2000 E Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Parking Permits are available for attendees, please contact Peggy at peggy.king@rmoug.org

Click Here to Download the Presentations
Click Here to Download the Labs
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Register to attend the largest grass-roots Oracle Users Conference in the nation.

Training Days 2019

February 19 – 21

Westin Westminster Hotel

Last year’s Training Days provided content from renowned experts in an incredible venue with free parking. Building on that momentum, this year promises a conference full of educational sessions featuring best-of-the-best presenters, with the low-key networking opportunities and breathtaking scenery you’ve come to expect!

Register Now

Keynote Presenter – Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group


How to Stay Relevant

I keep hearing people express concerns about their jobs and discussing what they think they should be doing to ensure that they remain valuable and employable. These questions are not new, by the way. COBOL programmers were asking the same questions a very long time ago. Why are they asked with so much more frequency now? It’s complicated. But I believe it’s the result of uncertainty caused by the massive amount of change going on in the IT world. The trend toward cloud computing is definitely high on the list of disruptive changes. But there’s also a strong push to automate all sorts of operational tasks and, of course, that includes traditional DBA tasks. I’m sure you’ve heard Larry talking about the autonomous database, right? AI, massive increases in data volumes, and the trend toward open source software also contribute to the disruption.

Change is inevitable, and the pace is relentless. But despite all that — and at the risk of ruining the punch line of the presentation — I don’t believe there will ever be a shortage of opportunities for smart, industrious people, as long as they are willing to evolve their skills. So, let’s discuss where the industry is headed, where we should be focusing our energy, and How to Stay Relevant.

Kerry Osborne is an Oracle performance specialist. A consultant for most of his career, he’s been fortunate enough to spend time doing a combination of technical and business stuff. Kelly started an Oracle-focused consulting company called Database Consultants in the late 80s (later renamed ThinkSpark), which he eventually sold. In 2004, he co-founded another Oracle-focused firm, Enkitec, which was acquired by Accenture in 2014.

Pre-conference Workshops
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Pre-registration and additional fee required.

MongoDB 101
Sigfrido Narvaez, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB

APEX for the DBA
Scott Spendolini, Charles Kim & Jerry Ward, Viscosity, NA

How to Write Better Technical Reports
Cary Millsap, Cintra Software & Services

Enterprise Blockchain
John King, King Training Resources

Learn More

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Announcing our Fall Education Hands-On Workshop.
Come and learn about
AWS from two of Amazon’s
best Randy DeFauw and Kathy Gibbs.
Be sure to bring your laptop to
participate in the hands-on
part of the workshop.
      Agenda
 7:35am – 8:30am – Registration Check-in / Continental Breakfast
Note: RMOUG members can attend all workshops free of charge.,  RMOUG has also, extended an invitation to non-members to
attend this workshop free of charge.
8:30am – 10:00am – [Lecture] Introduction to AWS
Hands-On Lab: Creating a VPC and deploying your first instance (which will later serve as a database client)
10:00am – 10:15am – Break
10:15am – 12:00pm – ( (Lecture )Introduction to databases on AWS
Hands-on Lab: Deploy MySQL RDS cluster with HA and read replicas
Don’t Forget to Bring your laptop this hands on workshop. Lab prerequisites: Please have an AWS account to use with permissions to use EC2, RDS, and related AWS services.
This meeting will be held at the
University of Denver in
Sturm Hall Room 287
2000 E Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Parking Permits are available for attendees, please contact Peggy at peggy.king@rmoug.org

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Exhibit at the largest and best Oracle user training event!

Join us for RMOUG’s Training Days, returning to the Westin Westminster February 19–21, 2019. With three full days of content and more than 400 attendees to learn about your products and services, Training Days is a must-do.

The beautiful Westin Westminster has a natural flow for easy networking opportunities. Grow your business—become a sponsor today!

Click here to be a part of the best at Training Days 2019!


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Announcing RMOUG’s
Summer Educational Workshop
August 15, 2018
Don’t miss your opportunity
to learn from
Oracle’s APEX Product Manager — David Peake
at RMOUG’s
Summer Educational Workshop – August 15, 2018
The meeting will be held at
The University of Colorado’s South Denver Campus
10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134
in CU Classroom N203
Parking is available anywhere within the provided parking lots south of the building and is free of charge.
Agenda
7:35am – 8:30am – Registration Check-in / Catered Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am – [Lecture] Introduction to Oracle APEX
9:30am – 10:00am –  [Hands-on Lab] Building an app on a spreadsheet
10:00am – 10:15am – Break
10:15am – 12:15pm – [Hands-On Lab] Building a Basic Demo Project Application
Note: There is a of $15.00 charge for Non-RMOUG members attending the meeting.
Presentation:
8:30am – 12:15pm – Introduction to Oracle APEX – Build stunning, scalable apps. Fast”
Session Abstract:
Given you are a member of RMOUG then it is a good assumption that your company owns Oracle Database licenses. Therefore, you also have unlimited access to one of the most productive database development tools in Oracle APEX.
Oracle APEX is a low-code development platform that enables you to build stunning, scalable, secure apps, with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere.
Join RMOUG for this opportunity to learn Oracle APEX directly from Oracle APEX Product Manager, David Peake.
Prerequisites:
Bring your Laptop with the following:Before you arrive to this hands on workshop, go to https://apex.oracle.com/hols and follow the instructions to download Oracle VM Virtual Box and the Database App Development VM. The VM is approximately 8 GB so will take some time to download.
Category:  APEX
Experience Level: All
After 13 years within Oracle consulting in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, David Peake joined the Product Development Team as the Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager in 2006. David regularly presents at many Oracle conferences around the world and often contributes Oracle Magazine articles as well as maintaining a popular blog (http://dpeake.blogspot.com).
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Training Days 2019

February 19 – 21

Westin Westminster Hotel

Westminster, CO

Plan now to join us and build on last year’s incredible momentum returning to the beautiful Westin Westminster Hotel.

RMOUG’s Training Days is the premier (and largest) grass-roots Oracle user training event in the U.S., offering more than 100 sessions over three days from world-renowned experts.

Known throughout the country for its remarkable content, low-key networking opportunities, and incredible scenery, it provides an opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge products and services available to build for the future.

For almost 30 years, Training Days has been hosted by the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group, an active, independent, non-profit organization striving to provide its members with instruction, guidance, and networking opportunities throughout the year, including a multi-page quarterly newsletter full of relevant content and tips.

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