The Oracle users conference called collaborate 2008 just wrapped up. This users conference is a collaboration of three key Oracle users groups:
- Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a users group supporting the technology side of Oracle.
- Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) supports users working with Oracle Applications.
- Quest International Users Group (Quest) supports users working with PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Utilities and their complementary products and services.
This conference is the largest Oracle users conference in the world. It allows someone to attend tracks for a specific user group or to attend presentations from different users group.
With my focus on the technology side, I usually attend presentations from the IOUG and then cherry pick key speakers and presentations from OAUG and Quest relating to Oracle Fusion Middleware. The OAUG and Quest both have a lot of presentations in the different Oracle application areas.
All three user groups try very hard to minimize the marketing presentations and focus on presentations related to Oracle technology or functional areas of Oracle applications.
For me, I attended some excellent presentations on the database server from the IOUG and some excellent presentations on Oracle Fusion Middleware from all three groups.
This is an excellent conference to attend with outstanding presentations and tremendous networking opportunities.
Thanks again to all the outstanding volunteers who are the heart and soul of the conference from all three groups.
And special kudos to Executive Editor John Kanagaraj and the Contributing Editors of Select Magazine. Select magazine is voted every year as the number one member benefit of the IOUG. The incredible effort of the Select team results in an outstanding and high regarded product. Way to go John, Tony, Don, Paul, Arup, Andy and April!
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The Collaborate 2008 Oracle users conference is definitely charged with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Everybody seems to love the rooms at the Hyatt.Sunday
- A great start with a lot of excellent university presentations.Monday
- Fusion Infusion started with George Trujillo talking about the importance of Fusion Middleware to the user community. His presentation was followed by some excellent presentations by Fusion industry leaders such as Paul Dorsey, Peter Koletzke, Eric Marcioux, Basheer Khan and Duncan Mills. The words of wisdom and insights provided by these leaders was absolutely fantastic.
Monday ended with a great networking party "Oracle Tuning" that had a lot of members playing the guitar, singing songs, doing karaoke, and dancing. A great evening was had by everyone.Tuesday
- A lot of great presentations on Tuning, RAC and Fusion Middleware. The hands on Fusion development experience had to be the hit of the day.Wednesday
- Some excellent presentations on XML DB and Fusion Middleware. A lot of the buzz on the street is on Stellant and Hyperion. Oracle seems to be putting a lot more emphasis on WebCenter. Expect a lot more on WebCenter in the next year. Wednesday is a big party.
Everybody seems to really enjoy the networking that is occurring outside of the presentations.