As many of you know, I have spent many years helping the Hyperion community in many ways. I have wrote this blog for quite some time, have taken on the OlapUnderground Utilities and provided free support through my company, In other words, I have worked hard to give back to the community and, in return, have had many kind words from people we have helped.
As a result of this spirit of giving back, I was lucky enough to be elected to the ODTUG Board of Directors which brings me to the real point of this blog post. There is an upcoming ODTUG Board Election coming up and, due to term limits, my time on the board is coming to a close. The same is true of my good friend Cameron Lackpour. With two board seats open, could *you* be the next person to step up?
Here are my thoughts on what it takes to be a board member. Joining the ODTUG Board isn't just something you decide to do and it isn't an achievement that is 'a feather in someone's hat'. It is a commitment to helping others in the community for two years. But it is more than that. To be a successful ODTUG Board member, the commitment you have should be a continuation of the long-term commitment you have made to helping others. So, if you are interested in serving on the ODTUG Board at some time in the future, the thing you should do is #GetInvolved. If you are not already involved, the easiest way to get involved is to volunteer on the ODTUG Volunteer page.
If you are ready to step up from that point, for a number of years, ODTUG has maintained a Leadership Program to help train the next generation of users. The application process for this year's Leadership Program is open for another week. For more information, or to submit an application for the Leadership Program, you can get more information on the ODTUG Leadership Program page.