Back from Collaborate

For those of you who missed it, Collaborate 08 in Denver was a great conference this year. Too many papers to get to all the sessions that you wanted to attend (in my mind, that is the major mark of a strong program).

I want to publicly congratulate Sandra Vucinic on being named the OAUG Member of the Year for 2008. Sandra’s dedication to the user group as a whole and to a wide variety of special interest groups and geographic groups is amazing. Sandra and and have both been on the board of the OAUG Database SIG for several years and have been on a variety of panels together at Collaborate and Openworld. Well done, Sandra!

The OAUG premiered the Knowledge Factory ( at the annual Meeting of the Members. If you are an OAUG member, you need to check this out. If you are a user of any of the Oracle Applications and you are not a member, please consider joining. Membership in the OAUG is by company and there is nothing your company can do for the price that will give better access to information and other resources.


On another note, Ahmed Alomari, Mark Farnham, Jerry Ireland and I have formed a group called APPSPERF dedicated to Oracle Applications performance. We held our first workshop at Collaborate this year and it was a huge success. Check out for updates on future events.