Make Plans Now for Kscope17

Save the date! Kscope17 is heading to San Antonio, Texas, June 25-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the US, and it will get a little bit larger when ODTUGers pay a visit next June.Submit an abstract to be one of our 200+ speakers. If selected, you’ll receive a free registration to the conference.

Register to attend by September 1, 2016, and you’ll lock in the lowest possible rate. That is a savings of $800 off the standard registration fee. 

Why San Antonio? This beautiful city has a multitude of activities to offer outside of the great content at Kscope17 for you and your family. Hang out in the lazy river at JW Marriott Hill Country or venture out and explore the city. Whatever activity you choose, we can’t wait to see you in Texas!


ODTUG would like to congratulate the following award recipients. These two individuals work with ODTUG all year and have stood out for their willingness to help our community grow and prosper. Without the help of volunteers, ODTUG would not be the successful user group that it is today.. We appreciate all who make our organization great, and a special thank you goes out to our Oracle Contributor of the Year Award and ODTUG Volunteer Award recipients.

Oracle Contributor of the Year Award
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

ODTUG Volunteer Award
Jennifer Anderson, The Hearst Corporation

The ODTUG Innovation Award honors excellence in creative, effective, innovative use of Oracle development tools within ODTUG's supported communities (ADF, APEX, BI, Database, and EPM). The goal is to honor developers – individuals or teams – whose passion and creativity shine through in their application of Oracle technology to address real-world problems. Congratulations to our first recipient of this award!

ODTUG Innovation Award
Mia Urman
Innovation: AuraPlayer

Congratulations to the Kscope16 Top Speakers!

Overall Top Speaker Award
APEX: High-Quality Printing and Exporting for FREE!
John Scott, APEX Evangelists

Best First-Time Speaker Award
Back to Basics: EPMA's Return to Classic Planning
Shannon Burket, MindStream Analytics

Top Speaker Awards (for each track)
ADF and MAF – The Five Ways of Building Oracle Applications (Forms, ADF, APEX, JET, MAF): How to Choose
Sten Vesterli, More Than Code

Application Express – APEX: High-Quality Printing and Exporting for FREE!
John Scott, APEX Evangelists

BI and Data Warehousing – Using APEX to Integrate Projections into an OBIEE Financials Dashboard
Teal Sexton, University of California, Berkeley

Big Data and Advanced Analytics – Introduction to Apache Kafka and Real-Time ETL
Gwen Shapira, Confluent

Database – The Perils of Describing Performance Improvements
Cary Millsap, Accenture Enkitec Group

EPM Reporting – Put Your Own Ribbon on Smart View
Gary Adashek, General Electric

Financial Close – Leave No Stone Unturned: Secrets to a Successful HFM Application Review
Christopher Barbieri, Finit Solutions

Planning – Introduction to the Hyperion Planning REST API
Jake Turrell, Turrell Consulting

EPM Business Content – Implementing the World's Largest Exalytics Program
Gary Crisci, General Electric

EPM Foundations and Data Integration – FDMEE Can Do That?
Anthony Scalese, Edgewater Ranzal

Essbase – Torn Between Two Worlds: Is Essbase a Business or an IT Tool?
Joe Aultman, interRel Consulting

We'd also like to recognize Kscope16 Ambassador Jeffrey Baumert of iRobot, who won a free pass to Kscope17.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Kscope16 REWIND

All presentations were recorded this year and will be available to Kscope16 attendees soon at Members who didn't attend will be able to view recordings and download presentations on October 1, 2016. 

In case you missed it, ODTUG Livestreamed four sessions at Kscope16:

  • The #LetsWreckThisTogether APEX Talks
  • EPM Platform Lunch & Learn
  • What’s New in OBIEE for Developers and Why You Should Care, Christian Screen, Art of BI Software
  • Finding All the Red M&Ms;: A Story of Indexes and Full Table Scans, Chris Saxon, Oracle Corporation

They will be up until the end of the month and will be transferred to our YouTube Channel. We’ll also be posting tons of interviews with your favorite Kscope16 speakers, so stay tuned!

Check out this teaser video of the awesome week that was Kscope16! The full-length video is coming soon.

If you attended Kscope16, don’t forget to share your feedback on the post-conference evaluation. This will allow ODTUG to make Kscope17 even better!