ODTUG is thrilled to announce that Scott Dikkers, the founder of The Onion, will be the keynote speaker at Kscope17. He will share his extraordinary and hilarious story of how he and some friends dropped out of college and started a fake newspaper. TheOnion.com was the world's first humor website and is hugely popular today. Click here to learn more about Scott Dikkers.

We hope you'll join us at Kscope17!

It's the most wonderful Kscope next year

With abstract records broken and sessions now open

You'll find it all here

It’s the most wonderful Kscope next year.

It’s the hap-happiest crowd of all

With those networking chimes and tutorial times

When friends come from all

Parts of the world-worldliness for y’all.

There’ll be parties for hosting

Marshmallows for toasting

And Community events for you to go

There'll be Deep Dive stories

And tales of the glories of

Kscopes long, long ago.

It’s the most wonderful Kscope next year

We’re going to Texas

So be sure to check us

And don’t miss the good cheer

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy Holidays from ODTUG! Take some time to browse through the Kscope17 sessions, now available.

Give yourself the gift of learning! Register for Kscope17 NOW!

ODTUG is once again excited to announce our continued support of the newest members of the Oracle community. The ODTUG Kscope17 New Oracle Professional Scholarship application is now open to 2014 graduates and beyond. With this program, we are proud to make a commitment to help new Oracle professionals and junior associates attend Kscope17. Why should new Oracle professionals apply? ODTUG will pay half the price of a full Kscope17 registration for those who are accepted!

The New Oracle Professional Scholarship is a great way to support the ODTUG mission: 

To establish members as leaders in their organizations through education, timely access to the latest information, communication, and networking within the community, and provide a united voice to influence the strategic direction of Oracle and other vendors.

Please share this information with your colleagues so they can apply for our scholarship to attend. Help make them feel welcome as part of ODTUG and Kscope17, where the learning never stops! 

Click the button below for a full set of requirements and to submit an application.

Participate in Giving Tuesday!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a day many have designated as Giving Tuesday on Twitter and other social networks. In addition to using the #GivingTuesday hashtag, many non-profit organizations create their own unique hashtags to promote giving and saying thanks this time of year.  


Today, we'd like to ask for everyone to help promote awareness of the ODTUG Kscope17 Community Service Day. We will be partnering with Haven for Hope, a place for new beginnings for people in Bexar County (San Antonio) who are experiencing homelessness. The ODTUG Twitter profile will be posting a number of tweets promoting Community Service Day throughout the day today, 11/29/16. We'd love to see as many posts and retweets as possible promoting the day using the #KscopeGivesBack hashtag! 

For example: 

"Today is #GivingTuesday! #KscopeGivesBack during #Kscope17 by helping San Antonians in need! Learn more: http://ow.ly/pAD9306Bcwc

On behalf of the entire ODTUG Kscope17 team, thank you for your help in spreading awareness about Community Service Day


At ODTUG, we have so much to be thankful for – community, opportunities, friendship, education, collaboration, fellowship, and fun. But we are never more powerful than when we take our time and give to others.

Once again, our Kscope17 attendees will have the opportunity to give back to the host community by volunteering on the Saturday before the official start of the conference. Community Service Day is Saturday, June 24, 2017. We will be partnering with Haven for Hope, a place for new beginnings for people in Bexar County (San Antonio) who are experiencing homelessness.

ODTUGers will help clean and beautify the Courtyard premises, sort and stock the free store, serve a morning coffee to the residents, or host a fun game of bingo. Want to lend a helping hand? It’s easy to sign up! Simply select the Community Service Day option when you are registering. If you’ve already registered, log in to your registration and add it to your record.

Thank you for your generosity in giving your time. When we gather together, we can truly make a difference.