Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What it Means to be Part of a User Group?

As the summer continues and I continue to struggle with a golf game that continues to elude me I start to think about the user group. The IOUG is the user group that I know the most about but it follows for any user group member of an independent user group.

The summer is the quiet time for user groups. We have finished one of the greatest Oracle user events in May, when Collaborate 10 ended and now we are interacting with our members in the virtual world. The IOUG as other Oracle groups run independently, which means we receive no funding from Oracle. They provide the user community access to the resources available at Oracle, which is a great value. We also support Oracle at their events; as we will be doing during this year on Sunday Sept 19th at Oracle OpenWorld where we will be providing a great technical program.

So at this time you should consider being part of the group and include your voice in the independent vision from your user group. It’s time to get involved and time to include yourself in some information and knowledge sharing.