2019 Annual WIT Luncheon Announcement

February 8, 2019 by · Comments Off on 2019 Annual WIT Luncheon Announcement
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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.
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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
Katherine Pope Hooper
Sr. Director and Interim CIO,
Aurora Public Schools
Elizabeth Coker
Chief Operating Officer 3P Health
Nancy Hart
VP Product Development, NetApps


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

Welcome to Training Days 2019!

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Welcome to
Training Days 2019!


February 19 – 21, 2019
Westin Westminster | Denver


More than 100 Sessions from the Oracle Experts!


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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 28, 2019.


Training Days 2019 Registration Open

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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!


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Keynote Presenter – Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group
Kerry Osborne

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
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Curious about MongoDB? Learn an overview of MongoDB during this interactive, hands-on workshop. After the workshop you will have an introductory understanding of:

  • MongoDB use cases
  • Design patterns
  • How to achieve HA with Replication
  • How to achieve horizontal scale with Sharding

How to get started developing on MongoDB

APEX for the DBA
Scott Spendolini, Charles Kim & Jerry Ward, Viscosity, NA
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Intro to APEX (1 hr.)
Just what is this APEX thing? This session will provide an overview of what APEX is and what it can do. It will focus on the technical architecture, schemas, and other database components that APEX makes use of, as well as a logical overview. DBAs will also see just how easy it is to create their own applications with APEX.

APEX Installation, Configuration, & Management (2 hrs.)
After a general overview, it’s essential to understand how to install and manage APEX. This session will do just that — explain how to install APEX and how to apply any associated patches. It will also discuss different middle-tier deployment options and how to configure ORDS, which is an essential component of APEX.

Once APEX is installed and configured, there’s not much management needed from a DBAs point of view. But what little there is will be covered here, including how to secure an instance of APEX, ways to provision and manage developer workspaces, and protocols for the ACL and Oracle Wallet.

How to Write Better Technical Reports
Cary Millsap, Cintra Software & Services
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Writing technical reports is not the most fun thing in the world for most people, but the thing you need to realize is that the person who records history literally controls how history will be remembered. My career has been distinguished more by writing than anything else I do.

A good technical document needs to be strong, relevant, crisp, informative, and interesting. And if you try to write one up at the end of a project, you’ll learn two horrible things. First, you won’t be able to remember enough details to write the truth. And second, you’ll find yourself wanting to write strong declarative sentences that you can’t write without doing a little more research. Since your project is done, you don’t have the chance. In this way, the writing of the report profoundly influences the project itself.

In this informal session, I’ll cover a number of tips that will help you write stronger, more relevant, and more interesting reports. The goal will be to help you to better showcase your hard work, and in fact, improve the quality of the work you’re writing about.

This session will describe:

  • why your report is just as important as your work itself
  • when you should write your report
  • tips for making your report stronger and more relevant
  • examples of what to do, and what not to

Cary Millsap is a writer, teacher, designer, developer, consultant, and software performance specialist.  He has presented at hundreds of events around the world, and his blog has been featured on the front page of Reddit. He tweets at @CaryMillsap. He is the author of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data and Optimizing Oracle Performance, for which he and Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine‘s Authors of the Year. His is published in professional journals including Communications of the ACM.  He is the lead designer of the Method R software tools that help professionals around the world manage Oracle Performance.

Mr. Millsap is Vice President of User Experience Solutions at Cintra Software & Services and he owns Method R Corporation, a company that makes enterprise-grade software measurement tools for companies including Fortune 100 firms.  In the 1990s, he was Vice President of the $15 million System Performance Group at Oracle Corporation. He is a founding member of the Oak Table Network.



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