RMOUG Quarterly Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting

May 11, 2017 by · Comments Off on RMOUG Quarterly Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting
Filed under: Educational meetup, QEW 

Date:   Wednesday, 31-May 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MDT

Location:    The Commons At Champa – 1245 Champa Street, 80204, Denver, CO (map)

Please RSVP at the RMOUG Meetup webpage HERE

Learn about…

Test Automation: Agile Enablement for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Teams

Presenters: Lynn Winterboer Co-Presenter: Cher Fox

Abstract:

Regardless of whether your data warehousing (DW)/business intelligence (BI) team is dedicated to Scrum, a fan of Kanban, or focused on XP, “Agile” in any form calls for small increments of potentially deployable results – which means that QA is essential on a regular, frequent basis. As we develop these small increments, we need to not only test the new development, but also regression test what we’ve already built. Our test suite grows larger with each iteration, and manual testing quickly becomes infeasible. Agile requires that we automate our tests so that regression testing doesn’t become a development bottleneck.

Test automation is one of several key technical enablement practices that allows teams to be more successful in their agile journeys. While there are lots of test practices and automation tools out there for software development teams to leverage, very few are targeted to data-related development and testing. Agile analytics practitioner Lynn Winterboer and DW/BI architect Cher Fox will share essential agile test foundations and data-focused test automation technologies to help data warehousing and business intelligence teams get a leg up on this important agile practice, including a demo of how this works!

Please RSVP at the RMOUG Meetup webpage HERE

SAVE THE DATES! Training Days 2018

May 7, 2017 by · Comments Off on SAVE THE DATES! Training Days 2018
Filed under: Training Days 

Location: Westin Westminster10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020

Dates:  Tuesday 20-February, Wednesday 21-February, and Thursday 22-February 2018 (3 full days!)

We have listened to all your comments and feedback, and after a lengthy search we have found a new home for Training Days 2018 — the Westin Westminster.

They are excited to host our event and are working closely with our event planner to make this our best conference yet.

 

Approximate dates to watch for leading up to the conference…

1) Call For Papers – opening in August 2017
2) Paper selection – early October 2017
3) Initial Agenda – published by late October 2017
4) Registration – opening by November 2017 (if not sooner)
5) Seeking volunteers – by January 2018

 

Join the RMOUG Board! Deadline is this coming Friday 28-April

April 16, 2017 by · Comments Off on Join the RMOUG Board! Deadline is this coming Friday 28-April
Filed under: Marketing RMOUG 

Attention:  Deadline Friday 28-April 2017

The Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) continues to be the leading locally organized user group in the country.  The success of RMOUG can only be attributed to its members; the volunteers who support the activities of the users group, and the Board of Directors who provides direction for the users group.

It is time to begin the election process by opening the Call for Board Candidates for our next fiscal year.

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.
  • The Board of Directors shall preserve, protect, and promote the interests of the Corporation and will be responsible for formulating the general policy of the Corporation in accordance with the expressions of the members.

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 2017 and running through 31-May 2018 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. (Scroll down further to view a sample campaign statements included with this message.)

Campaign statements must be submitted no later than close of business on Friday, April 28, 2017 by email to the current RMOUG President at president@rmoug.org. If you have any questions about the process, please email president@rmoug.org

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