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Oracle Magazine
July/August 2011


Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge



August 16–17, Sydney, Australia
This conference program, developed by Oracle customers for their peers, covers Oracle applications and technologies and features the largest number of Oracle users gathered in one place outside of Oracle OpenWorld. More than 140 speakers from Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere provide updates, presentations, and reports. Get all the details and sign up at  

Latin American Oracle Technology Network Tour 2011

July 8, Quito, Ecuador
With information for DBAs, Oracle applications administrators, architects, developers, and other technology leaders, this daylong conference features a presentation by Oracle’s Tom Kyte as well as information from Oracle representatives and partners.


Oracle User Groups


 Sacramento Java Users Group Meetings
July 12 and August 9, Sacramento, California

 Java Metroplex Users Group Meetings
July 13 and August 10, Addison, Texas

July 14, London, England

 Oklahoma City Oracle User Group Meetings
July 19 and August 16, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 Houston Oracle Users Group Meetings
July 20 and August 10, Houston, Texas

 LOSUG-UKOUG Solaris and Open Solaris SIG Meetings
July 20 and August 17, London, England

 Ohio Oracle Users Group Meeting
July 21, Dublin, Ohio

 Dallas Oracle Users Group Database Forums
July 21 and August 18, Richardson, Texas

 Southwest Regional Oracle Applications User Group Meeting
July 22, Irvine, California

 Central Florida Oracle Users Group Meetings
July 25 and August 22, Orlando, Florida

 Austin Java Users Group Meetings
July 26 and August 30, Austin, Texas

 Indiana Oracle Users Group Training Day
July 28, Indianapolis area, Indiana

 New Zealand Oracle Users Group Committee Meeting
August 5, online  

 St. Louis Oracle Users Group Meeting
August 11, St. Louis, Missouri

 Pittsburgh OAUG Golf Outing
August 19, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HCI International 2011

July 9–14, Orlando, Florida
The 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction is a forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of HCI. It opens with three days of tutorials and then shifts to three days of parallel sessions, poster sessions, and an exhibition. Presenters include Michele Snyder and Jeff Sauro, both usability engineers at Oracle.  

AGA Professional Development Conference and Exposition

July 10–13, Atlanta, Georgia
This education and networking event for government financial managers and accountability professionals, sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), includes technical sessions, keynote presentations, an exhibit hall, and networking opportunities. 

OAUG Connection Point— Release 12.1

July 12–13, Chicago, Illinois

Presented by the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), the North Central Oracle Apps User Group (NCOAUG), and the OAUG Upgrade SIG, this conference helps attendees implement, upgrade to, or reimplement Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Case studies and panels cover application and database tuning, security, and optimizing the upgrade process.  

Über Conf

July 12–15, Denver, Colorado
Dubbed “The Ü” by its organizers, this conference offers 150 technically focused Java-related sessions, including 25 hands-on workshops on topics including architecture, cloud, security, enterprise Java, languages on the Java virtual machine, build/test, mobility, and agility.  

8th International Joint Conference on E-Business and Telecommunications

July 18–21, Seville, Spain

This event brings together six different conferences—on topics ranging from e-business to security to multimedia—and includes a worldwide roster of academic keynote speakers, specialized workshops, and dozens of topic-specific sessions.  

2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP’11)

July 18–21, Las Vegas, Nevada

This global congress includes 22 different academic conferences, all held at the same time and in the same location. Specific topics include grid computing and applications, internet computing, and software engineering research and practice. 

OAUG Connection Point—Enterprise Performance Management

July 20–21, Seattle, Washington

This in-depth regional forum covers Oracle’s enterprise performance management (EPM), business intelligence, and Hyperion solutions. Educational content includes customer success stories, partner tips and tricks, and information from Oracle executives across all Oracle EPM applications and tools. 

Quest Northeast

July 20–21, Uncasville, Connecticut

Quest joins with five Northeast affiliate user groups and the Financial Services Industry User Group for two days of education geared toward Oracle’s PeopleSoft and JD Edwards customers. 

Campus Technology 2011

July 25–28, Boston, Massachusetts
More than 40 concurrent sessions in six tracks and 10 half-day workshops provide information for faculty, administrators, and IT professionals in higher education. Topics include education applications, social software, immersive platforms, the digital campus, instructional design, and leadership. 

Open Source Convention (OSCON)

July 25–29, Portland, Oregon
More than a dozen tracks—plus colocated conferences for Java and data management—make O’Reilly’s annual OSCON the ideal place to see and evaluate new open source projects, tools, services, platforms, languages, and more. 

Gartner Catalyst Conference

July 26–29, San Diego, California

This gathering focuses on the technologist’s role in identity and privacy, cloud computing, data management, security and risk management, network and telecommunications, and content and collaboration. The conference includes opportunities to network with analysts, vendors, and peers. 

Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2011 and JavaOne 2011

October 2–6, 2011
San Francisco, California

Black Hat USA 2011

July 30–August 2, Las Vegas, Nevada
This conference for the information security community delivers timely, actionable security information in a vendor-neutral environment. Training topics include auditing and assessment, cryptography, malware analysis, virtualization, vulnerability and exploit deployment, and more. Among the sessions is a two-day hands-on course that covers security problems related to Oracle Database, including unsecure PL/SQL code, patch management, and weak passwords, and how to secure and harden databases using built-in Oracle Database features.  

National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety

July 31–August 2, Jersey City, New Jersey
This gathering showcases programs and technologies that help criminal justice practitioners and decision-makers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address important public safety issues in an era of tight budgets. 

NRFtech: IT Leadership Summit 2011

August 14–16, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The National Retail Federation (NRF) CIO Council sponsors this educational program that provides actionable information on the latest trends in retail technology, business-IT alignment, and IT governance.

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Quest West

August 16–17, San Diego, California
Quest partners with six regional user groups for an educational event focusing on networking and idea-sharing between customers, third-party vendors, and Oracle employees. 

Innovation and Technology Management Africa

August 24–26, Pretoria, South Africa
Participants in this event will examine the African experience and best practices in enterprise technology management. Topics include government support and leadership and organizational culture.


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