Oracle ACE Program
Oracle ACE Program Newsletter
June 2019
In This Edition: 
bullet ACE Spotlight: Alex Nuitjen
bullet ACE Program Update Conference Calls: Two Options
bullet Yearly reviews
bullet Call for Papers: Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Tour
bullet Kscope Oracle ACE Program Activities
bullet Autonomous Data Warehouse & Autonomous Transaction Processing Webcast for ACEDs
bullet Oracle OpenWorld and Code One Update
ACE Spotlight
Alex Nuijten
Alex Nuijten
What keeps Oracle ACE Director Alex Nuitjen busy when he's not working with APEX? 
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Jennifer Nicholson
Oracle ACE Program News
by Jennifer Nicholson
Senior Manager, Oracle Developer Advocacy Programs
ACE Program Update Conference Call: Two Options
08:00 PDT June 18 (15:00 UTC / 23:00 CST)
23:00 PDT June 18 (June 19, 06:00 UTC / 14:00 CST)

I’m hosting two conference calls to provide all Oracle ACEs with a program update and a Q&A for your ACE Program related questions or feedback. 

Topics will include: updates to the ACE Program review process and app, Oracle OpenWorld/CodeOne, an overview of ACE levels and promotions, and anything else you would like to discuss. 

This call is your chance to ask any questions or share your thoughts and suggestions! Please email me at with your agenda suggestions by June 16.

The agenda and dial-in numbers for these call will be provided via the Oracle ACE email distribution list. Note that if you are attending Kscope, I encourage you to talk with me in the Groundbreakers Lounge if you have questions.

There will be an additional call in June for ACE Directors. This call will focus on travel support for Oracle OpenWorld and Code One. Details will be emailed to the Oracle ACE Director distribution list.
Yearly Reviews
Thanks to everyone who has already updated their activities in the review app. If you have not yet entered your information, please do so now.
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Call for Papers: Oracle Groundbreakers EMEA Tour
The Groundbreakers EMEA Tour is scheduled for October 2019. Have you submitted your proposals?
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Kscope 2019 Oracle ACE Program Activities
ACE Program Product Briefing
Please plan attend the Oracle ACE Program Product Briefing at Kscope on Tuesday June 25th, 11:15 - 12:45 in room 3A. All current ACE Associates, ACEs, and ACE Directors are invited. We will have at least three Oracle Product Managers present, and more on hand to answer questions. I hope to see you all there!

Oracle Groundbreakers Lounge
My Groundbreakers team colleagues Linda Bronson and Bob Rhubart will join me in the Oracle Groundbreakers Lounge in the Oracle booth in the exhibition hall. Please stop by to get a small gift from us and say hello!

I look forward to seeing you at the ACE Program dinner at Kscope on Tuesday, June 25th. Please click here to RSVP no later than June 13.

Nominations for Kscope Attendees
Thanks to those who have already emailed to let me know that ACE candidates you have nominated who will attend Kscope. If your nominee will attend, please email me at by June 7 so I can add them to my Kscope review list.

Groundbreakers Live Interviews
Bob Rhubart will be recording interviews and 2 Minute Tech Tips in the Groundbreakers Lounge at Kscope. If you’re interested in doing and interview, a Tech Tip, or both, please contact Bob so he can schedule your time:
Autonomous Data Warehouse & Autonomous Transaction Processing Webcast for ACEDs
Please hold the date of July 8 at 8:00 AM PST for an interactive Autonomous Data Warehouse & Autonomous Transaction Processing webcast especially for Oracle ACE Directors. More details to come via ACED email.
Oracle OpenWorld / Code One Update
One of the benefits of being an Oracle ACE is being provided with an Oracle OpenWorld conference pass. In June ACE Associates and ACEs will be asked to complete a survey to determine who will need a pass. ACE Directors will be contacted separately with information on conference passes and travel support, and will also be asked to complete a Briefing RSVP survey.

Self-Pay Hotel Block at the Hotel Abri
We have arranged for a limited number of hotel rooms for current Associates, ACEs and ACE Directors who will self-pay (meaning they will not receive travel support from the ACE Program). The cost is approximately $400 per night (taxes included). Rooms are available on a first-come, first serve basis for dates between Sept 13-19, and must be booked by August 9, 2019.

If you do not need a conference pass from the ACE Program, you can use the code immediately. However, if you need a conference pass, please wait to register for the conference and then enter your hotel booking code during conference registration.

The booking code for self-pay rooms is: GBAAbri19
(booking code is only for ACE program members and is non-transferable)

If you do not need a conference pass from the ACE Program, you can use the code immediately. However, if you need a conference pass, please wait to register for the conference and then enter your hotel booking code during conference registration.

Details for those that qualify for hotel support will be provided in a separate email.

Oracle ACE Director Briefing: Complete Survey by June 30
Please complete the survey by June 30th on who you would like to present and the topics you would like to be covered at the ACE Director Briefing at OpeWorld. The agenda last year was built entirely on the feedback received from the survey, so please make sure you complete it! We are planning (pending approvals) to provide two nights hotel support to Oracle ACE Directors who attend the entire ACE Director Briefing and volunteer in the Groundbreakers Hub.

ACE Director Travel Support
I will email the ACE Directors via the ACE Director email distribution list with travel support guidelines by June 1.

Mark Your Calendars
We are already planning fun things for you for Oracle OpenWorld! Keep these dates in mind:

Saturday, Sept 14: Oracle ACE Director Briefing
Sunday, Sept 15: Groundbreaker Ambassador Briefing
Sunday, Sept. 15: Oracle ACE dinner
September 16-18: Volunteer in Groundbreakers Hub
ACEs in Action
The ACEs in Action blog regularly publishes updates on the latest ACE content and activities, including articles, blogs, videos, upcoming presentations, and more. Here are some recent headlines:
bullet Latest Blog Posts by Oracle ACE Directors - May 5-11, 2019
bullet ACE-Organized Meet-Ups: May 17-June 13, 2019
bullet Latest Blog Posts from Oracle ACEs: April 28 - May 4, 2019
bullet Latest Blog Posts from Oracle ACEs: April 21-27, 2019
bullet Articles by Oracle ACEs - April 2019
bullet Oracle ACE Sessions at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC)
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