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ODTUG Leadership Program 2018!!

Posted in ACE, DEVEPM, Kscope, Leadership Program, ODTUG, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 1, 2017 by RZGiampaoli

Hi guys how are you?

ODTUG is opening the application for the 2018 leadership program. For those that don’t know what it is, it is a eight-month program (remote sessions) to help people to advance into leadership positions along their career track, improve their effectiveness in their current position or switch careers.

Rodrigo and I are past participants and we definitely advise anyone that wants to get involved and learn in the process to participate in this wonderful program.

To learn more about the program or give it a try you can click Here.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

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Are You an ODTUG Kscope Aficionado?

Posted in Kscope, Kscope 17, ODTUG, Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 13, 2017 by RZGiampaoli

Hi guys, today I have a very exiting opportunity for all kscope veterans that would like to help the newcomers.

The ODTUG K Team

If you are an ODTUG Kscope aficionado and think you can help guide the ODTUG Kscope newcomers down the right path? Join the K Team! K Team members are here to help newcomers take advantage of everything ODTUG has to offer. Interested in being involved? Sign up now and we’ll send you all the information you need.

Let’s help the newcomers to get the most of our beloved conference and of course have a lot of fun in the process 🙂

See you guys in a couple of weeks at Kscope 17!!!

KScope 17 Abstract submission deadline is approaching fast!!!!

Posted in ACE, Kscope, Kscope 17 with tags , on October 3, 2016 by RZGiampaoli

Hello guys how are you doing?

This will be a quick post, in fact it’ll be a question and a reminder. Let’s start with the question:

What do you guys think about adding a little bit of excitement in your lives and a lot of knowledge and friendship as a side effect? How? This will be your life if you decide to share a little bit of your knowledge with your fellow developers at KScope 17.

Looks scary but it isn’t at all (at least after the first time 🙂 or second… heheh). Everybody in KScope is so receptive and friendly, basically everybody is having a great time and learning a lot doing so.

And don’t even think something like “ahhh but everybody there are ACEs… and knows a lot” or “I need to be well-known so my abstract pass the cut” or even “I’m not good enough” and other things like this because we are the proof that anybody can make it.

Think about it…. 2 guys from Brazil (that means, English is an issue 🙂 and we know that), nobody never ever know even that we were alive, we had, at that time, just created our blog and we never went to any international conference before (than we didn’t know what expect)….

If this is not scary I don’t know what it is….

But even so we submit an abstract (and reading it today I can’t realize how Cameron figured out what in hell we were talking about there…..) but the important thing is that they give us a chance and since then, we are presenting at KScope, learning how to and trying to improve every time.

Ok but you can think “What I’ll gain with that! It’s a lot of work!!!”

Well, it’s a lot of work, but, and this is true for a blog too, after you start to share your knowledge you start to think way ahead you normally do, mainly because you cannot think in a local solution anymore, you need to think in how to make it useful for everybody. And this improves a lot your horizons and the capability to design and create solutions.

Also, you’ll be always trying to do something new because you need material for the next year 🙂 and the next year arrives very fast 🙂 it’s almost a nonstop process. You submit your abstract, wait for the results, prepare your material, get ready to present, go to KScope and present you session, fly back and start to think about what you’ll present next year, prepare the new abstract and so on…

And if you are a manager and is thinking how to improve your team performance….. motivate them to submit sessions to KScope or write a blog. I can guarantee the results for both, the team and the career development.

Now for the reminder 🙂 deadline for submit abstracts to KScope is getting near. You have until Oct-14 to submit your summary and abstract. Don’t need to be huge or anything like this. It just needs to be interesting and I’m sure you’ll change your life :).

Thanks guys and see you at KScope 17, the lair of knowledge and fellowship 🙂

DEVEPM on ODTUG’s Technical Journal – Unleashing Hyperion Planning Security Using ODI

Posted in ACE, EPM, Hyperion Planning, InfraStructure, Kscope 14, ODI, Technical Journal with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by radk00

Hi all,

ODTUG’s Technical Journal just released our article about our Kscope 14 presentation “Unleashing Hyperion Planning Security Using ODI”. In this article you will find all the details on how to dynamically setup Hyperion Planning security based on the application metadata repository information. Here is the abstract:

“In some Hyperion Planning projects, security becomes so complex that it takes more than just granting access to some security groups on the high-level members of the dimensions. Global companies often have the necessity to create multiple Planning applications to meet the diverse regions of the globe. However, what happens when the business requires a single application with a single plan type that contains cost centers from different regions around the entity hierarchy? Moreover, is that data restricted according to the region’s security group using only one attribute dimension? Furthermore, does each user need to see aggregated values correctly for your region only? This paper demonstrates how to generate and maintain leaf-level member security settings based on attribute dimension on a global Hyperion Planning application using only ODI and Hyperion Planning application metadata repository information.”

Link to the full article.

ODTUG’s Technical Journal is an excellent place where you can find awesome technical content for free! You just need to become a member (create a free login at the ODTUG’s site). If you are not a member yet, I really recommend you to become one ASAP!

See you later!

How Kscope/ODTUG changed my life

Posted in ACE, EPM, Kscope, ODTUG with tags , , on February 26, 2015 by radk00

Hi all, today’s post is not a technical one, but rather a “Thank you” post to Kscope/ODTUG for being responsible on changing my life (for the better, of course!!!) in ways that I could not even dream before. I (Rodrigo) am doing the writing here but I’m certain that Ricardo thinks the same as me about it.

It all began when we were selected to present at Kscope13. I still remember how great was to see all those people that we would daily read their blog posts like Cameron, Glenn, Edward Roske and Tim Tow to name a few. They were standing right there and we could actually go and talk to them! The atmosphere around the event is so fantastic that you feel like home, everybody is there willing to talk about the best of the word’s technology. The conference stimulates this kind of networking and it is just priceless.

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Rodrigo at Kscope 13

I must say that our DEVEPM blog mainly exists because of Kscope. Being selected to participate as presenters in the event kind of “pushed” us to this blog’s creation and participating in the event showed us how important is to be active in the community. It may sound very cliché but Kscope made us realize how good is to actually help others when they need and also showed us that every help (no matter how small) can bring benefits to everybody. Sometimes you may think that you don’t have enough knowledge to share with others, but in fact you always have something that can benefit someone.

Then we were selected again for Kscope14 and even before this event started, we have felt its benefits. Kscope stimulates networking, networking produces opportunities and in our case we were invited to be panelists of the second “ODTUG ODI Experts Panel” webinar. I was in the audience of the “first” ODI Expert webinar panel and one year later I was there presenting as an ODI Expert! Again, it was only possible because Kscope gave us the unique chance to network and show our work to the community.

Kscope14 was just fantastic! People say that each Kscope gets better and better and it is completely true. Each conference expands your network, you get to know some very good friends and the fun and knowledge is always present there. Another benefit that I got from there (you may initially find it silly) was the Twitter usage. Surprisingly Kscope taught me how to be more “social” and that Twitter could be an amazing tool to participate in the community and interact with other EPM folks. Everybody uses Twitter and there is a huge knowledge sharing that goes on every day. It may sound a small thing, but the benefits for my personal career are being huge.

Ricardo presenting at Kscope 14

Ricardo presenting at Kscope 14

And as I said, it always gets better. After Kscope14 we got a publication accepted for OTNArchBeat blog and we even did a 2MTT with them! I would never imagine myself doing that before my involvement with Kscope and it was very fun and fantastic! The last but definitely not the least benefit of being part of this community was the nomination that we received for the Oracle ACE program! Becoming an Oracle ACE Associate was something that was a very far (very, very, very far) dream that I had but I didn’t even knew where to start to look for it. Kscope once again was a mind opener, showed us that everything that we do, we do for the benefit of the community and that when we least expect, the rewards starts to come as a recognition for the value that you bring to other people.

This is just some highlights of how my life changed after Kscope entered in my life. If you want a life change opportunity do not hesitate and start participating. You do not need to be a presenter, you just need to be there and enjoy all the great opportunities that it has to offer. I don’t know if you all are aware of it, but we are from Brazil and for us it is very expensive to fly there, book a hotel, expend an entire week but it does worth every cent invested. It is more than a professional investment, it is a life changer.

I would like to thank again ODTUG for organizing this amazing event every year and a very special thanks to Cameron Lackpour. Cameron is one of ODTUG’s directors and has been our “mentor” and a very good friend. He has believed in our work (sometimes much more than ourselves) and he always incentive us to do our best. ODTUG and the EPM community are lucky to have Cameron among them. Thank you my friend!

We hope to see all of you there! Don’t miss this opportunity! See ya!

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