Call for Nominations for the RMOUG Board Of Directors 2015-2016

April 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Call for Nominations for the RMOUG Board Of Directors 2015-2016
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Call for Nominations for the RMOUG Board Of Directors 2015-2016


The Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group continues to be the leading locally organized user group in the country. The success of RMOUG can 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.

The RMOUG bylaws require the regular election of the Board of Directors.

These bylaws (available online here) outline the makeup and duties of the Board of Directors:

  • 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: current general policies for the users group can be found online here.

We are calling for campaign statements for candidates for the fiscal year starting 01-June 2015 and running through 31-May 2016.

To run for the Board of Directors, you must:

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

If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please prepare and submit a short campaign statement and biographical sketch. If you need some advice or help in this, please feel free to contact either Heidi Kuhn (executive director of RMOUG) or John Peterson (president of RMOUG). You should outline 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 approximately one page.

Campaign statements must be submitted no later than close of business on Thursday, April 30, 2015 by email to the current RMOUG President at If you have any questions about the process or would like to see a sample statement, please email

We look forward to working with you!

RMOUG Big Data Special Interest Group Meetup

March 31, 2015 by · Comments Off on RMOUG Big Data Special Interest Group Meetup
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First meeting of the Special Interest Group
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Regis University Denver Tech Center Campus
6380 S Fiddlers Green Cir
Room #274
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Please RSVP here.

6:00 – 6:30 – Food / Socializing
6:30 – 6:45 – Announcements, Upcoming Events
6:45 – 7:30 – Presentation: An Overview of the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem
7:30 – 8:00 – Open discussion / Socializing


6:45 – 7:30
An Overview of the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem
Sean Mackrory, Software Engineer at Cloudera, and Apache Bigtop committer/PMC member

The era of Big Data has been enabled by a vibrant ecosystem of active open source communities. As great as this ecosystem is, it can be daunting for a newcomer to understand where each piece of the puzzle fits and understand the hype behind new projects. In this tour of the ecosystem, you’ll learn the basic concepts behind all the major pieces of the Hadoop ecosystem and see how they fit together to form an advanced data platform.

After 5 PM, there is free parking in the parking garage next to the building.  The garage is located on the left side of the DTC building. 

Thank You for Attending RMOUG Training Days 2015!

March 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thank You for Attending RMOUG Training Days 2015!
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Thank you for making Training Days 2015 a great success! Each year, RMOUG prides itself on gathering the top-of-the-line speakers and vendors for an enriching and educational event. Training Days 2015 was an excellent conference packed full of new and valuable training!

Special Thanks
We’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all the RMOUG volunteers, drivers and room ambassadors who made Training Days 2015 great. Thank you so much! We truly appreciate all your efforts and would not be successful without your valuable assistance.

Papers and Presentations
To keep the learning momentum going, all the papers and slide presentations that we have received are available for downloading here.

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