Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
Happy, Happy, Happy New Year to you and you and you. It’s time to renew your NoCOUG membership. Log into your account at http://nocoug.wildapricot.org/ and click on the Renew button.
Win a free NoCOUG membership for yourself and three friends (a $380 value) by correctly identifying the colorful objects on the front cover of the NoCOUG Journal and where the picture was taken (or making a good guess). Also write a sentence (or two or three) that captures the meaning of the picture and your experiences with NoCOUG; for example, “NoCOUG conferences offer a lot of interesting content. I have attended 112 conferences so far and this will be the 113th.” Post your entry in the comments section for all the world to see. The NoCOUG board will select the best entry. The prize is transferable so feel free to enter if you live in beautiful Denmark. Kim Berg Hansen, that’s you!
Our winter conference will be held on Tuesday, January 27 in conjunction with BIWA/Spatial Summit 2015. Conference attendees will have a choice of more sessions than ever before, with five parallel tracks on Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Spatial, and Graph topics as well as sessions created especially for NoCOUG attendees including:
- SQL is the best development language for Big Data by Tom Kyte
- YesSQL! A celebration of SQL and PL/SQL by Steven Feuerstein with cameo appearance by Andy Mendelsohn
- Top 10 tips for social media success by Yann Ropars
- The Data Revolution by Doug Cutting, the esteemed creator of Hadoop
There will also be a networking reception at the end of the day. Review the agenda and register at https://nocoug.wildapricot.org/.
NoCOUG members are also being offered the unprecedented opportunity to attend Day 2 (January 28) and Day 3 (January 29) of BIWA/Spatial 2015 for the low, low price of $75 (regular price $175). Another example of your membership dollars working as hard as they possibly can for you.
The volunteers and board members of the oldest Oracle users group in the world