We are happy to announce that Applied OLAP and our flagship product, The Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System, have signed up as a Platinum Sponsor for the Kscope13 conference in New Orleans. We believe that the conference, which runs from June 25 to June 28, is not only the best forum for Hyperion related content, but it is also the best place for Hyperion related vendors to show their products.
There are several events at Kscope13 that you should not miss. The first event is the annual ODTUG Community Service Day on Saturday, June 24. This year, ODTUG volunteers will be working to improve a school with a new coat of paint, landscaping and playground improvements. The community service project is also a good time to meet others who share your interests. I have made a number of new friends at these projects over the years.
The next can’t miss event is the Sunday Symposium. The Symposiums are one of the only times during the year that you can get direct contact with the Oracle development team. One of the cool things about the symposium is that Oracle not only talks about the new things they are working on over the next year, but they also spend a lot of time listening to the wishes of customers.
Last week, ODTUG announced the identity of the keynote speaker and, frankly, there have been many conferences where the keynote just didn’t interest me. This conference will be different. The story of the Kscope13 keynote speaker, Doc Hendley, is amazing and inspirational. Doc is the founder of Wine To Water, an organization who is working to bring sustainable, clean fresh water to parts of the world that desperately need water. I watched his TEDx Asheville presentation on YouTube and all I can say is this.. WOW!. I can’t wait to meet Doc in New Orleans.
Finally, last time Kscope was in New Orleans, there was a Wednesday night Hyperion social event that wound its way down Bourbon Street. There were about 22 of us that made that journey; this year I expect that number to be in the hundreds (and that is *after* the traditional Wednesday night Kscope “special event”, the just announced party at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World.
As a vendor, I hope you get to spend time in the vendor hall and visit all of the vendors to learn about their products and services. As a self-funded user group, ODTUG relies on these vendors help provide the funding to put on a great conference plus you may find some tools to help you in your job. If your company uses spreadsheets, I would be especially happy to tell you about the benefits our customers realize using The Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System.
As a Platinum Sponsor, we can also help you save money on your Kscope13 registration. Use the special code AOLAP when you register for Kscope13 and save $100 on your registration. You can learn more about Kscope13 and register for the conference at www.kscope13.com.
Despite the fact that I often work half-days (12 hours), I am one of the luckiest geeks in the world. I am married to the perfect wife as she is smart, beautiful and provides a tremendous amount of support that makes it possible for me to do all of the things that I do.