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02 December 2016

The very first (and most definitely not the last) Boston EPM/BI meetup

Live in (or near) Boston?  Use (or develop) EPM/BI?  Where should you be on 15 December 2016?

At the eponymously named  Boston Area EPM/BI Community Meetup, of course.  I am happy to relate that the number of EPM (and BI) meetups are growing and I’m even happier to be tangentially involved in them.

Meetups are a great place to learn, give, network, and have a fun time with your peers.  I’ve been to a few in Florida, one in Philadelphia (more I hope in the coming year as I will have rolled off of the ODTUG board), and now Boston.  Meetups can run the gamut from a purely social let’s-meet-at-a-bar to something akin to a conference; the one on the 15th will be the latter type.

What’s on offer?

Quite a bit, actually.  There will be:
  1. Lunch (always important)
  2. A fun so-awesome-I-can’t-tell-you-but-trust-me-it’s-fun event
  3. Presentations
    1. Oracle’s Mark Rinaldi:  “EPM Product Roadmap & Strategy”
    2. TopDown Consulting’s Ron Moore:  “Delivering Business Transformation with PBCS”
    3. Yr. Obt. Svt.’s “Hybrid:  theoretical promise, real world success”
  4. Information about What Must Be The Very Best Oracle User Group In The World aka WMBTVBOUGITW aka much more sensibly ODTUG’s Kscope17 early bird specials and deadlines as well as cool ODTUG swag.

Doesn’t that sound an awful lot like ODTUG’s Kscope?  The Boston meetup is of course smaller in scope and size but the concept of fun, access to Oracle product management, and the deep technical content that makes Kscope such a fantastic conference are all there.  

Who’s running this show?

This meetup is Norman Williams’ brainchild.  Like so many things in my professional life, I met Norman through ODTUG via Kscope.  He has grasped the nettle of starting up a local meetup.  ODTUGers (I have heard us referred to as ODTUGians and even OddTuggers) have a passion for sharing and this meetup is a manifestation of that trait.

When, where, and how

The Boston meetup is from 12 noon till 5 o’clock on 15 December 2016 at Dave & Buster’s, South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St #1908, Braintree, MA 02184.

Be seeing you there.

1 comment:

Chris R said...

I think you'll be Wicked Smaaat for going.