Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Next Meeting:   Using FLASH with Oracle - David Hamacher, Kaminario

If you plan to attend this meeting, please click here to RSVP.


We want to thank the folks at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for hosting many of our meetings in 2014. Unforturnately, their success in booking night classes has resulted in recurring space conflicts with our meetings. In order to provide the stability of meeting location that our members have said they prefer, our friends at Eagle Datagistics have offered their facility at
111 2nd Ave NE, Suite 1006, St.Petersburg, FL 33701, as our standard meeting location for 2015.

Based on member feedback, we will be holding our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month starting with the January 2015 meeting. In order to help avoid traffic on the way to the meetings, we'll move up our start time with refreshments and networking at 4:30pm and the presentation starting at 5pm. Please let me know what you think about these changes. Based on your feedback, we may make further adjustments to accomodate the most attendees possible.

IOUG Collaborate 2015

April 12-16, 2015
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

It's that time of year again for all of the Oracle professionals across the planet to descend on Las Vegas for a week of fun and knowledge sharing. Oracle Aces, OakTable members, Users Group Leaders, authors, and individuals will all contribute to present over 1000 sessions focused on Database 11g and 12c, Performance, High Availability, WebCenter, Big Data, Analytics, Manageability, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Warehousing, Disaster Recovery, Engineered Systems, Fusion Middleware, Application Express, Security, Storage, WebC, Upgrades, Virtualization and more.

Click here to register and I'll see you there!

Tampa Tech-Security Conference

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:15am-5:00pm

The folks at Data Connectors will be hosting a Tech-Security Conference at The DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport Hotel (4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607). This conference will have 12 companies speaking on various IT Security topics such as cloud security, compliance, social media security, personal devices security, network security and more. There will ba a vendor exhibit area featuring more than 40 vendor exhibits with numerous door prizes such as iPads, gift cards, Kindles, cash and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. SOUG members receive a complimentary VIP pass to this event (a $100.00 value!)

Click here to register for your free VIP pass:
Click here for a full conference agenda.

For more information, contact Stephanie Lange at 636-778-9495 or

OraPub - Oracle Forecasting & Predictive Analysis 2015

June 17-19, 2015 - 9am-5pm
My good friend, Craig Shallahamer, will be returning to the Tampa area this summer to present the latest iteration in his wildly popular Forcasting Class. Learn how to forecast your Oracle database performance needs before it's too late. There are so many advantages to planning out your capacity so you don't have to put out database fires all the time. Talk about less stress!

These three days of training will be the best investment you have ever made. Craig gives you the predictive tools that make your job easier in forecasting what your company's database will need to run smoothly. The class is perfect for all Oracle Database versions, including 12c.

Click here for full details or here to register.
SOUG members receive 10% off with no deadlines by entering discount code SOUG10 at checkout.
Past students receive 50% off when taking the course again. Email Katrina for your discount code. The course location is TBD but will be conveniently located here in the TampaBay area..


The Suncoast Oracle Users' Group (SOUG) aims to further the relationship between Oracle users and partners and to actively promote and enhance the mission and objectives of the International Oracle Users' Group (IOUG) in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 

SOUG provides the forums and programs that encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills amongst database administrators, applications developers, technical managers and other individuals who have interest in Oracle software, development tools, and applications.

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