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The Importance of User Groups!

Posted in ODTUG, PodCast, Uncategorized, Webinar on April 27, 2017 by RZGiampaoli

Hi guys, this is just a quick post about the coming seminar The Importance of User Groups. In the modern, digital world in which we now live, what is the value of a user group? Can we not get the content from Google, YouTube or Oracle direct? Join Debra and Natalie as they discuss where they think the user group delivers additional value, the networking, the learning, the sharing of stories and challenges, and most of all the fun.

See you guys there.

DEVEPM will be at KScope 17!!!

Posted in ACE, EPM, Kscope 17, ODI, ODTUG on January 9, 2017 by radk00

Hi all, how are you doing? With a little delay (sorry, I was on vacation 🙂 ) we are very happy to announce that DEVEPM will be once again at KScope! We are very honored to be selected to present on the best EPM conference in the word! Here is what we are going present at Kscope 17:

Data Warehouse 2.0: Master techniques for EPM guys (powered by ODI)

“EPM environments are generally supported by a Data Warehouse, however, we often see that those DWs are not optimized for the EPM tools. During the years, we have witnessed that modeling a DW thinking about the EPM tools may greatly increase the overall architecture performance.

The most common situation found in several projects is that the people that develops the data warehouse does not have a great knowledge about EPM tools and vice-versa. This may create a big gap between those two concepts which may severally impact performance.

This session will show a lot of techniques to model the right Data Warehouse for EPM tools. We will discuss how to improve performance using partitioned tables, create hierarchical queries with “Connect by Prior”, the correct way to use Multi-Period tables for block data load using Pivot/Unpivot and more. And if you want to go ever further, we will show you how to leverage all those techniques using ODI, which will create the perfect mix to perform any process between your DW and EPM environments.”

Kscope is the largest EPM conference in the world and it will be held on San Antonio, Texas on June 2017. It will feature more than 300 technical sessions, five symposiums, deep dive sessions, and hands on labs over the course of five days.

Got interested? If you register by March 25th you’ll take advantage of the Kscope early bird rates, then don’t waste more time and let’s be part of the greatest EPM event in the world. If you are still unsure about it, read our post about how Kscope/ODTUG changed our lives! Kscope is indeed a life changer event!

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ODTUG Webinar: Incredible ODI Tips to Work with Hyperion Tools

Posted in ACE, ODI, ODTUG, Webinar on October 14, 2016 by radk00

Hi all! Today is a quick post to call you all for our ODTUG webinar that will be presented on Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST:

ODI is an incredible and flexible development tool that goes beyond simple data integration, but most of its development power comes from outside-the-box ideas.

  • Did you ever want to have only one interface and loop any number of ODI objects with a lot of control?
  • Did you ever need to have a “third command tab” in your procedures or KMs to improve ODI powers?
  • Did you ever want to have only one data store and loop different sources without the need for different ODI contexts?
  • Do you use “dynamic variables” and know how powerful they can be?

 If you want to know the answer to all these questions, please join us in this webinar to learn the special secrets of ODI that will take your development skills to the next level.

This is a remodeled version of our Kscope16 session, where we combined some of the topics and also added some live demo for easier understanding. If you got interested, register now here.

Thanks! Hope to see you all there!

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!

… Kscope 16 has finished and it was amazing!!!

Posted in Kscope 16, ODTUG, Oracle on July 4, 2016 by radk00

Hi all, how are you all doing? Man, it was too fast…. This year’s Kscope was great, but when we realized, it was just over already. We got so much involved and busy there that our plans to do a “live blogging” just failed, so we will just go with a resumed version of it today (sorry about that!).

This year for me was the “networking” year. We spoke with great new people, meet with old friends, recorded OTN interview, being in happy hours, parties, after parties, receptions, graduations and so on. It was a great social event for us this year. Luckily, we have the option to see all Kscope 16 recorded sessions afterwards (you too, if you have being at Kscope 16 or if you are an ODTUG full member) because there were some great sessions that I really wanted to attend, but there was no feasible time to do so.

Our two sessions where just amazing! We got a very good number of attendees (thanks all that were there!) and the feedback during the event about them was just great! We are very happy that we could deliver some good information to all of you and this kind of feedback motivates us to keep going and bring more and more content for you all.

If you want to take a look on our sessions’ slides, take a look on the links below:

Take a peek at Dell’s smart EPM global environment

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Incredible ODI tips to work with Hyperion tools that you ever wanted to know

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This Kscope was also very special to me because I was graduating from the ODTUG’s leadership program. It was an amazing experience and later this week I’ll write a post talking about my experiences there and how do you apply for it if you are interested in doing so. It was a nine months program with some great people that I was blessed to meet face to face at Kscope 16.

So, are you wondering where Kscope 17 will be? Check it out!

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Texas!!! I already had the opportunity to go to San Antonio and it is really a nice venue. It will be great to see once again the Alamo and walk down the River walk. A great thing about Kscope is that you get inspired by such a great content that you keep thinking about what are you going to present next. We are already taking notes on some ideas for next year, so you may be sure that we will do our best to also be present at Kscope 17.

That’s it folks, thanks again for all of those that were present at our sessions! I’m honored to be part of such a great and well organized event!

Hope to see you all again at Kscope 17!

Here we go! Kscope 16!!!

Posted in ACE, Kscope 16, ODTUG on June 22, 2016 by radk00

Hi all! Here we go again! Kscope 16 is just a few days from us and we are really happy to be part of the greatest User group conference in the word! We will (at least we will really try) to cover the entire event here in the blog, so stay tuned for some posts over the next week. On this year’s Kscope, DEVEPM will be arriving from two different locations: Rodrigo is traveling from Brazil and Ricardo from Ireland (Ricardo decided to move to Ireland this year), so it will be great to see each other again.

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As you know, DEVEPM will be presenting two sessions on Monday and we really hope to see you all there:

Take a Peek at Dell’s Smart EPM Global Environment:

Ricardo Giampaoli , TeraCorp
Co-presenter(s):
 Rodrigo Radtke de Souza, Dell
When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 2, 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Topic: EPM Applications – Subtopic: Planning

In a fast-moving business environment, finance leaders are successfully leveraging technology advancements to transform their finance organizations and generate value for the business.
Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications are an integrated, modular suite that supports a broad range of strategic and financial performance management tools that help business to unlock their potential.

Dell’s global financial environment contains over 10,000 users around the world and relies on a range of EPM tools such as Hyperion Planning, Essbase, Smart View, DRM, and ODI to meet its needs.

This session shows the complexity of this environment, describing all relationships between those tools, the techniques used to maintain such a large environment in sync, and meeting the most varied needs from the different business and laws around the world to create a complete and powerful business decision engine that takes Dell to the next level. 

Incredible ODI Tips to Work with Hyperion Tools

Ricardo Giampaoli , TeraCorp
Co-presenter(s):
 Rodrigo Radtke de Souza, Dell
When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 6, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topic: EPM Platform – Subtopic: EPM Data Integration

ODI is an incredible and flexible development tool that goes beyond simple data integration. But most of its development power comes from outside-the-box ideas.

  • Did you ever want to dynamically run any number of “OS” commands using a single ODI component?
  • Did you ever want to have only one data store and loop different sources without the need of different ODI contexts?
  • Did you ever want to have only one interface and loop any number of ODI objects with a lot of control?
  • Did you ever need to have a “third command tab” in your procedures or KMs to improve ODI powers?
  • Do you still use an old version of ODI and miss a way to know the values of the variables in a scenario execution?
  • Did you know ODI has four “substitution tags”? And do you know how useful they are?
  • Do you use “dynamic variables” and know how powerful they can be?
  • Do you know how to have control over you ODI priority jobs automatically (stop, start, and restart scenarios)?

If you go to Kscope, please don’t hesitate in contact us there! We will be more than happy to meet you all!
Thanks all! Let’s see which ribbons we will get at this year’s Kscope!

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!!!