Community Service Day | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


This year, ODTUG has partnered with Haven for Hope in its mission of radical compassion, driven by hope, to move people from a feeling of worthlessness to the pursuit of excellence.  Haven for Hope provides drug treatment, job training, education, medical services, and so much more all on one campus. Through their programs, individuals 9driven to better their own lives can confidently move from homelessness to full employment and stability in their lives. 

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Sunday Symposiums8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Kscope is the only conference to give you an entire day of learning at no additional cost. Sunday Symposiums are all about you getting the extra time with Oracle experts, product managers, and development leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to kick your week off with incredible content. Sunday Symposiums include APEX, BI, EPM, and Database. 


Dodeca Symposium | 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

The Dodeca Symposium at Kscope17 is packed with technical product information along with real world case studies presented by Dodeca customers. This informative symposium kicks off with an overview of key features and capabilities that distinguish the Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System as a unique product with a proven track record and highly satisfied customers. Tim Tow and the Applied OLAP development team will present insider information about recently introduced features along with technical details of the short and long-term roadmap. Industry leading companies including Kroger, Wells Fargo, Danone, St. Jude Medical (Abbott), Williams, and others will present case studies showing how they use the Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System to provide critical business intelligence and planning solutions to a broad range of users. Whether you are an existing Dodeca customer, considering the product, or just curious about why our customers are so enthusiastic about their successful Dodeca implementations, this symposium will be of interest and benefit to you. Visit for more information. 

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Sunday Kids Labs | 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

This year at Kscope17, we’ll be hosting our first ever Sunday Kids Labs! Three age-specific sessions will be held in Larkspur for 4-7, 8-11, and 12+ year-olds with fun and educational labs developed for a group of young coders in Atlanta, GA known as “The Vine City Code Crew.” The 4 to 7 and 8 to 11 year-old classes will last one hour, while the 12 and above class will last 1.5 hours. Adult volunteers are also needed for each session. 

The youngest aspiring coders will learn a bit about how to make a very simple computer game or animation in a programming tool called Scratch. The older coders will write a little Python program to make big magic happen within a Minecraft world! The labs will all be powered on a simple, tiny computer device known as a Raspberry Pi – a mini computer that’s small enough to fit in a paper cup. Sound like fun!?

The Vine City Code Crew hopes to encourage and inspire kids to pursue continuing education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and give them a picture of what it might look like to have a rewarding and prosperous career in a technology field! For more information on the Vine City Code Crew, visit Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.  

Please register by age group:

Age 4-7 years: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Age 8-11 years: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Age 12+ years: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Welcome Fiesta | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

  Kick off ODTUG Kscope17 in full fiesta style! Tonight, the question we’ve all been waiting for will finally be answered – “Will “Lumpy” make it to San Antonio as all his friends gather to start the week off with a party to remember?” Enjoy Tex-Mex favorites and live entertainment while you network with your colleagues and experience the exhibitor hall on the first official night of ODTUG Kscope17.

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Werewolf | 10:30 PM

Werewolf has become a part of Kscope's annual networking fun and connecting. This year, we'll be hosting three nights of Werewolf in Cibolo Canyon 6/7. If you've never played this interactive party game of deduction (and deceit), it's easy to learn and the best way to catch on is to show up and play! Many attendees agree playing Werewolf (even in lieu of sleep) is the most fun they had at ODTUG Kscope, so make sure you arrive at 10:30 PM Sunday night for the first game. All you need to bring is yourself! We're having special guest moderators each night, and Sunday's session will be run by Edward Roske. Join us whether you're looking for fun, for connections, for a break, or for no discernible reason. Just make sure you join us! 




Chi Gung | 7:00 AM

Join Chi Gung leader Kent Graziano at 7:00 AM each morning for a 30-minute session of moving meditation to get your day started right. Chi Gung is an ancient Chinese practice designed to calm and focus the mind, strengthen the body, and increase your overall energy level. Meet on Lawn 2 near Cibolo Moon. Follow Kent Graziano on Twitter @KentGraziano for more details. 


General Session | 8:30 – 10:00 AM

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Don’t miss the General Session, featuring our keynote speaker and founder of The Onion, Scott Dikkers.





Newcomers' and Community Lunch | 12:45 – 2:00 PM


New to ODTUG Kscope? Don’t worry, you are not alone! About half of the Kscope audience is new each year. Join the other Kscope newbies for the Newcomers' Lunch on Monday. Network with others in the industry, connect with a friendly face, and swap schedules to make sure you get the most out of your first Kscope.

If you’re a Kscope veteran, the Community Lunch is a chance for you to get together with your track community outside of sessions to delve into your specialty in a fun atmosphere, and make plans to meet at the Monday night Community Events. 

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Happy Hour | 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Immediately following the last session, head to the Exhibit Hall to enjoy the “Cowboy Campfire” Happy Hour, complete with snacks and drinks. This is also your time to seek out solutions for your business needs with the exhibitors and sponsors.


ODTUG Community Night | 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Join your fellow ODTUGers for Community night events specific to APEX, BI, Database, and EPM. Bond with your peers and meet new friends in a fun environment. Feel free to cross over and check out the other community events too!

APEX Open Mic Night Cibolo Canyon 5
Sponsored by Insum

BI Texas-Style Trivia Grand Oaks H

Database Lightning Talks and Variety Hour Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Sponsored by Quest

EPM Cloud Lounge Grand Oaks G
Sponsored by KPMG


Werewolf | 10:30 PM

With guest moderator Joe Aultman



5K Fun Run | 6:00 AM

  Check in at 6:00 AM at the Convention Center Entrance on Resort Parkway. To sign up, please log back in to your ODTUG Kscope17 registration. The ODTUG Kscope17 Fun Run is free to all attendees, but is limited to the first 200 runners.

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Chi Gung | 7:00 AM


Lunch and Learn Sponsored by OTN | 12:15 - 1:45 PM

During lunch on Tuesday, rooms will be designated by topics. Participants can grab a box lunch and join one of the information-packed panels led by Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, and ACE Associates. Bring your questions; these are the people who have the answers! Check out the schedule here


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Happy Hour | 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Celebrate Happy Hour immediately after sessions end with comfort food favorites, beer, and wine, while networking with the sponsors and exhibitors. Visit the Puppy Lounge for your daily dose of cuteness!


Werewolf | 10:30 PM

With guest moderator Glenn Schwartzberg



Chi Gung | 7:00 AM


International Lunch | 12:15 – 1:45 PM

Look for tables marked with flags and join your fellow compatriots for lunch. Countries include Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Austria, the Netherlands, and Germany.

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Special Event: ODTUG’s 20th Birthday Celebration at Sunset Station | 7:00 – 11:00 PM





Celebrate 20 years of ODTUG with throwbacks to some of the best events in Kscope’s past. The celebration will include a Beach Party, Masquerade Ball, Platinum Casino Party, and an 80’s-Style Arcade. Join us for fun, food, drinks and top-notch entertainment while we wish ODTUG a very happy birthday!




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Chi Gung | 7:30 AM 


Deep Dives | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thursday Deep Dives are designed for going deeper into each track, with extra time built in to explore on a different level. End your amazing week with the track of your choice and the subject experts who make learning and solving problems so much fun. Get ready to dive deep into APEX, BI, Database, Essbase, EPM Infrastructure, Big Data and Data Warehousing, Financial Close, or Planning. 


Closing Session | 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM