I was asked to pass on the following, and I have no hesitation in doing so:
I am unsure whether you are aware but we are now under three weeks away from closing Call for Papers for the UKOUG Conference 2012. As a well known Oracle blogger, I would like to ask if you wouldn’t mind mentioning the Call for Papers in your blog?
I would greatly appreciate your assistance to encourage more potential speakers to come forward to present, especially if sharing hints and tips or lessons learnt, which as you know user group conference attendees find so valuable.
If this is possible, I’d be extremely grateful and would love to see the finished article once online.
The link to the Call for Papers page is as follows – http://2012.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=9306
To assist, please see the end of the email for some extracts taken from a fantastic blog written by James Koopmann in support of a previous UKOUG Conference Call for Papers.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Additionally, your blog has been very entertaining!
UK Oracle User Group
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“If you have never been to the prestigious UKOUG Conference, you are missing something special.”
“The UKOUG annual conference is regularly rated as ‘top of the list’ for events to attend. The International representation is very strong and with the proliferation of a global economy, this is one of those conferences where you can actually get a flavour and appreciation for the issues and concerns on a global scale.
“Organised by an independent User Group, there is a great sense of community bringing Users, Partners and Oracle together for great days of learning, discussion and networking.”
“One of the main reasons for visiting this conference is to gain insight into solutions that are being developed within the database community. Some of these vendors are specific to this region of the world and your only avenue to meet them face to face, is by going to the UKOUG conference”
“Also there is no better way to get to know the issues than to actually talk to the users of Oracle products. Do you want to actually go through the headache of solving the same problem someone else has already solved? Sparking a conversation with a like-minded attendee that has had the same, or even similar, issue as yours allows you to drastically reduce the time involved in producing viable solutions and getting to ‘implementation’ sooner.”
“The UKOUG actively encourages the Oracle Community to get involved, this is your user group, it’s for you and about you. Share your knowledge and experiences with your peers by submitting an abstract and telling your story.”
I have to say, I’ve never been to UKOUG, though I’d like to, if only I had something to talk about. (And someone to pay the fare!) I have read lots of reports over the years from people who have been, though, and it sounds to be one of those user groups that remain fresh, informative, entertaining and (somewhat unusually these days) worthwhile. So, if you happen to be a reader of mine, with something Oracle-y to share, and are geographically proximate to the UK at the relevant time, please get in touch with Marisa.