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Join the Database Community at ODTUG Kscope17

Are you attending ODTUG Kscope17 in San Antonio? If so, be sure to meet up with your database friends at the Community Lunch on Mondayand at the Database Lightning Talks and Variety Show on Monday night!

Bring your best DB tips and tricks and most bizarre talents to the MondayCommunity Night Event, sponsored by Quest. If you are worried that Tim Gorman might play the spoons for 90 minutes or more, fear not! Mike Riley will be armed with a gong to avoid just that awkward moment. To present a Lightning Talk on a favorite DB topic or perform a talent, arrive a few minutes early and sign up on the sheet provided. We hope to see you there!

Spotlight on Japan
By Shinnosuke Akita

The Japan Oracle User Group (JPOUG) was established in 2011 and is primarily focused on the Oracle Database. The first JPOUG event was an "unconference" at Oracle OpenWorld Tokyo 2012. As of May 2017 the group has about 1,000 members. Membership is free.

In Japan, April is the season for entering school. So, every year JPOUG holds the "Oracle Database Entrance Ceremony" targeted at new employees who have just graduated from school or are beginner database engineers. Last year, JPOUG started "JPOUG in 15 Minutes" where presenters get 15 minutes to talk. It is a great way for many people to get the chance to talk, and good for new presenters who can find an hour very daunting.

Blogs to Check Out

Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression
If you’re interested in lifting the lid a little on Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression, then have a look at this blog post, which gives a good introduction.

SQL Developer 4.2 is Here!
The latest version includes a new formatter, improved instance management, and much more. Check out Jeff Smith’s blog for the highlights.

Sign Up for Oracle Usability Labs and Receive a Free Gift

While you're at ODTUG KScope17, sign up to get a sneak peek at unreleased software designs, and let Oracle know what you think! Oracle is constantly developing new software and features that will make your work easier, and Oracle's User Experience team would love to get your feedback on new designs.

Usability sessions will take place after ODTUG Kscope17 is over, at a date and time of your own choice. You can take part via web conference, from the comfort and convenience of your own office. If you're interested, please fill out the one-page form here. To show our appreciation, we will send all participants their choice from a wide selection of thank-you gifts.


Upcoming Events

Databases for Developers: Free Boot Camp for Beginners
Oracle is offering a free 12-week boot camp for Oracle Database novices. Join Chris Saxon anytime to get started with Oracle Database and SQL.

DB Tech Showcase 2017
Tokyo, Japan
September 5-7, 2017

This Japanese KAMI (means awesome) event is being heldSeptember 5-7, 2017 in Akihabara UDX, Tokyo. The DB Tech Showcase is run by Insight Technology. There are about 80 sessions on Oracle Database as well as other RDBMSs. The conference fee is waived if you register in advance, and registration will open soon. Some sessions are in English. 

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