Thursday 7 February 2013

9 things about AUSOUG WA in 2013

The Western Australian AUSOUG page has recently been updated to detail some activities for 2013.
Some points I'd like to mention specifically:
  1. February 28th - Kick off the user group year with Connor McDonald for a Thursday morning breakfast at Oracle's Kings Park office.
    As you can see, we've already scheduled a number of events - more to be announced!
  2. Website - a long awaited upgrade to the national website is due this year. This will help us provide further services for members in a modern format using APEX. It will facilitate easier site maintenance for the  committee so we can concentrate efforts on, say, a more complete & polished mobile application for the conference.
  3. Twitter @AUSOUG_WA is where you'll find announcements, updates, and other things worth having on your Oracle twitter list.
  4. Presentation skills - and more. SAGE will assist those interested again this year, contact us for more info.
  5. Student memberships - We are targeting student groups this year to assist them with their future in IT. Ursula is your first point of call. Let us know if you have ideas for outreach.
  6. Conference - finalising venue/dates now - send through any ideas you may have to make it the best one yet. We're looking to change things up a little this year.
  7. Branch meetings - every month we hold an event with food & a speaker. These are great ways to meet & network with other in your community.
  8. Membership - If you're not sure if you a member, ask us. Many Perth companies hold corporate membership so you may already be covered. If not, an affordable tax-deductible annual membership may be worth your while.
  9. Have fun - I feel I'm lucky enough to enjoy what I do for a living. However you approach this year, be sure to have fun doing so.
I look forward to an active and progressive 2013 for the WA user group. I encourage all readers to also take part and be pro-active within your Oracle community - wherever you live.

Scott Wesley
WA AUSOUG Committee Web Master & Conference Program Chair

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