Archive for the Career Category

DEVEPM on Oracle Magazine

Posted in ACE, Career, DEVEPM, ETL, ODI with tags , , on November 16, 2017 by radk00

Hi all!

Very quick post today! Rodrigo was interviewed by Oracle Magazine for the November/December issue. Check it out!

DEVEPM on Oracle Magazine

Thanks!

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OTN Appreciation Day: Getting started with ODI #ThanksOTN

Posted in ACE, Career, ODI, OTN, Uncategorized on October 11, 2016 by radk00

Hi all! Tim Hall has organized a very special day called “OTN Appreciation Day” which DEVEPM could not miss it, since we are very thankful for everything that OTN does for us Oracle developers.

Our quick post today is about how to get started with ODI. We all know how passionate DEVEPM is about ODI and we would love to see our ETL community growing around this tool. If you have interest in working with ETL processes but is not sure how to get started, here are some good links that may be used as a start point for your learning:

Where to Start ETL Developer Career

Oracle Data Integrator Overview

Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Getting Started Series

Thanks again OTN for everything that you do for us!!!

Why should you apply for ODTUG Leadership Program

Posted in Career, Kscope, ODTUG, Oracle on July 13, 2016 by radk00

Hi all! Everybody that reads our blogs knows that we are passionate about ODTUG. We already wrote about how it changed our lives, we have a lot of great friends there, we are frequent speakers at sessions/webinars and Kscope already became the “must to go” event of the year for us. But since last year, it got even more special because I was selected to participate in the ODTUG Leadership Program, which I graduated during Kscope16. It was an AMAZING experience and since the “2017 ODTUG Leadership Class Application” is now open, I highly encourage all of you to also apply! Let me talk a little bit about my experience there.

The leadership program is a nine-month program where the participants have the opportunity to join monthly webinars that talks about a range of leadership topics like leading a user group, being an effective mentor/mentee, work-life balance, to name a few. The participants also join a “project”, that is different for each leadership class. Our project’s class was about the creation of a new ODTUG community, aimed to attract young professionals to the Oracle career. The result of our project was the brand new community called “Career Track”, which I wrote a post about it here.

But this description is just about the “technical” side of the program: you participate over nine months, have webinars to attend, one project to build. But this, in my opinion, is not the most important feature of this program. The most important one is the people that you will meet there. You will have contact with such an extraordinary/talented group of people that you will be extremely amazed and honored to be part of such a great team. The networking experience is one of the most powerful ones that I ever experienced. Over nine months I’ve meet great leaders in the Technology field, the entire ODTUG board, Oracle folks and some great new friend from around the globe (yes, the Leadership program is international!).

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Another great thing about the program is “exposure”. There are many opportunities within ODTUG to show you work, like webinars, meetups, technical papers and even Kscope sessions. The leadership program will put you in touch with the people that run those opportunities, so you will understand how they work and how you may participate on those as well. The program makes you feel like you “belong” to something greater than your normal jobs, so you get inspired to also to do greater things and exposure your work to other people.

This is just a much resumed description of what I’ve lived during those nine months but I really hope that this may somehow encourage you to also apply for the next class. I totally guarantee that this is worth it and your live will never be the same again!

I’m grateful for all those people that I meet during the program (all of you are amazing!!!) but I must write here a special THANK YOU to Sarah Zumbrum that was our class’ leader that guided us through the entire period. Few times in my life I’ve seen such a dedicated and passionate person about what she was doing. Her actions and words were always of a true leader and I’ll always take her teachings with me in both my personal and professional lives. Thank you again Sarah!

Applications are now being accepted and the deadline to apply is 8/14/16. Apply here: ODTUG 2016-2017 Leadership Program Application

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See ya!

New ODTUG Career Track Community + Kscope New Oracle Professional Tracks and Scholarship

Posted in Career, Kscope 16, ODTUG, Oracle with tags , , on April 25, 2016 by radk00

Hi all!

Last week I presented the first of a series of webinars that ODTUG will release talking about Oracle careers (if you want to check out the slides about ETL Developer Career webinar, click here). As I mentioned in the previous post, this webinar was part of a new ODTUG Career Track Community and back then I was not able to give you more info because the community was not released yet. But last week, the new community went live and with two more exciting news for young professionals that wants to speed up their Oracle careers. So let’s see what is this all about:

ODTUG Career Track Community

The Career Track is one of many communities that an ODTUG member can follow. It contains information, resources, and presentations specifically geared toward people just starting their careers. In addition to the materials and access that will make you successful, the Career Track Community will have exclusive networking events with current (and future) leaders within the Oracle Communities.

Click here to go to the Community site and don’t forget to follow the #orclcareer hashtag on Twitter for the latest and greatest information and discussions.

ODTUG’s Kscope16 New Oracle Professional Scholarship

ODTUG will give businesses and individuals the opportunity to send new professionals to Kscope16 by absorbing half the cost of a full-price Kscope16 registration. The scholarship is set at a maximum of 50 recipients. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently work for a company that uses Oracle products in the following ODTUG Communities: ADF, Application Express, Business Intelligence, Database, and/or EPM.
  • Be a graduate of a college or university in 2013 or later.

For more information, click on this link.

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Kscope16 New Oracle Professional Tracks

Kscope16 will contain sessions aimed for the new Oracle Professionals where people with basic or no knowledge about the tools will be able enjoy the presentations and leave with a very good amount of knowledge about them. For the complete list of the sessions tagged as “New Oracle Professional Tracks”, click here. DEVEPM is going to present one of them (Take a Peek at Dell’s Smart EPM Global Environment) so be sure to be there, it will be a great presentation!

As we can see, ODTUG is really committed to give opportunities to everyone, from the new Oracle professionals that just graduated from college, to the senior folks that lives and breathes Oracle technology every day in their jobs. The senior people already knows how beneficial this kind of conferences are for their career, but if the young ones are still not sure if it is worth the investment or not, please read what Sarah posted about this unique opportunity and how this kind of conference changed DEVEPM lives in a way that we never imagined.

Thanks all, I hope to see you all at Kscope16!!!

“Where to Start? ETL Developer Career” ODTUG Webinar

Posted in Career, ETL, ODI, ODTUG, Oracle, Webinar with tags , , , , , on March 30, 2016 by radk00

Hi everyone!

Today’s post is an invitation for the ODUTG Webinar “Where to start? ETL Developer Career” that will be presented by me on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT. This webinar is the first one of a series of career webinars that ODTUG will be providing in its new Career Track Community that will be released very soon. I cannot give you too much details about this new community yet, but I may say that it will be aimed to provide career content for those young professionals that were just graduated or those that wants to give a shift in their career but they are not sure on how to star on them.

Here is the webinar description:

Are you a young professional who just got out of college and unsure which career path to follow? Are you are thinking about changing your career to something completely new and looking for options? Either way, this webinar is the right one for you. It’s the first in a series that the new ODTUG Career Track Community will bring you to show what Oracle careers look like and where/how to start with them.

During this webinar, we will talk about what an ETL developer career looks like, what the expectations are, challenges, rewards, and which steps are needed to be successful. We will discuss a wide range of topics, such as tools used on the job, certification paths, the importance of social media, user groups, and more. This webinar will be presented by Rodrigo Radtke de Souza, who has been working in the Oracle ETL world for quite some time now and has achieved great accomplishments as an ETL developer, such as Oracle ACE nomination, frequent Kscope speaker, ODTUG Leadership Program participant, and a successful career at Dell.

Here is the link to register to the webinar:

“Where to Start? ETL Developer Career” ODTUG Webinar

Also, ODTUG has several great webinars that are completely free for you. Take a look on the link below! If for some reason you are unable to attend the webinars at the specified date/time, you may become and ODTUG member which will grant you access to all previous recorded webinars, plus all Kscope presentation, technical journals, discount on Kscope and SP conferences and much more. If you are unsure if it is worthy or not to become an ODTUG member, read our post on how ODTUG changed our lives.

ODTUG webinars page

That’s it folks! See you next time!