Latin America User Group Community
The Latin America user group leaders supported OpenWorld Brazil in December – together they delivered 8 technical sessions during the event and staffed a user community booth on the exhibition floor where they met with attendees to discuss their user groups and share the value of user group membership. View the great video recording of Reinaldo Nogiera highlighting why he joins his user group: ORAUG-BR: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1387190595001
And the Java Users Groups were very active – literally – at the JavaOne event too – Fabiane Nardon, leader of the SouJava User Group organized a bicycle race for Java users through Sao Paolo for anyone who could participate. Thanks to Fabiane for a great adventure!
Latin America leaders also attended the Leaders’ Summit at Oracle Headquarters in January – over 10 leaders attended, representing Oracle. Java and MySQL communities.
Building on the great success of the Latin America Oracle User Group Community Conference Tour in 2011, the group will offer it again in 2012. Planning is in process and details will be announced shortly – check out www.iouc.org for updates.
North America User Group Community
Leaders from the North America Oracle, Java and MySQL groups met as one prior to the Leaders’ Summit in January. They shared best practices, and information about how they manage groups, retain membership and offer new and interesting information for their members.
In North America, regional user groups hosted more co-located conferences than ever before – one of the highlights was the East Coast Oracle Users Conference that involved groups from Virginia, Eastern States Applications, Hampton Roads and the Southeastern Oracle User Groups – they joined to deliver a conference that provided more than 40 sessions over two days for more than 250 attendees! For more information, check out www.seouc.com!
If you are interested in learning about user group events in your area, go here!
Upcoming user group activities in North America –
· Alliance 2012 – the annual event for all higher education, public sector and federal users of Oracle software. The 4 day conference offers over 450 educational sessions/workshops and 80+ exhibits. The Alliance conference is managed by the Higher Education Users Group (www.heug.org). It will be hosted at the Gaylord Opryland and Convention Center in Nashville Tennessee, 18-21 March 2012 – more information is available at: www.heug.org
· Collaborate 12 – Technology and applications forum for the Oracle Community is one of the largest user group led events of the year, hosted by
o Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)
o Quest International Users Group (Quest)
o Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG)
The conference will be hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV from 22-26 April 2012. More information is available at http://collaborate12.com/
· Mark your calendars for the Oracle HCM User Group – an event dedicated to HR professionals using PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite software – The event will be hosted at The Mirage, Las Vegas Nevada, 18-22 June 2012. Go to www.ohug.org for more information
· The Oracle Development Tools users Group will host their annual conference – Kscope 12 24-28 June 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel and conference center in San Antonio TX – this event offers 4 days of in depth technical sessions for the developer – don’t miss it! http://kscope12.com
Resources for Information about Oracle's User Group Community
IOUC – the global community of user group leaders: www.iouc.org
User Groups on Oracle.com: Oracle User Group Central
Java User Groups: Java.net JUG Community
Global User Group Relationship Managers:
· India: Nagaraj Paduvare
· China: Jim Jiang
· EMEA: Tom Scheirsen
· LAD: Marina Neumann and Paola Girotti
· North America: Tina Weiss
· Java and MySQL: Nichole Scott
· Global Strategy: Mary Lou Dopart
Europe, Middle East and Africa User Group Leaders: http://twitter.com/#!/eouc
IOUC Conference: https://twitter.com/IOUC_CONFERENCE
Latin America: #LAOTNTOUR
IOUG and OAUG : http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1386863461001
MySQL community, AUFO and Heug: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1386858528001
ODTUG and NZOUG: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1386858513001
Houston JUG: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1386859232001
London Java Community: http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1384506532001