My blog post today is "just" a pure news post.I hope that there is something in it for you anyhow and that one or the other among you will come around to join one of the described events.

After the OBIEE 11g Hands on Workshops happened in cooperation with Oracle all over Switzerland & Germany in January & February this year there are the next great events coming up.

"Location Intelligence"
Next in a row of three worthful-to-mention events is the "Location Intelligence" event, where the possibilities of map integration in OBIEE to visualize data in a very different (in my opinion very intuitive) way are demonstrated. A bunch of real life examples and business cases are shown and I am quite confident that one among them fits for you also. So why don't you come over and attend the event in Basel or Lausanne end of this week ? What I promise is that you go home with new ideas. Good news is: there are still a very few places left, so get the things going. More details and the registration can be found here.

"The Trivadis Tech Event"
Next event then mid of April is the Trivadis Tech Event, the "Trivadis User conference" in Switzerland held two times a year. This year is special for me and I am really looking forward to it, because it is the first time since I started working for Trivadis that I am not presenting, so I can really enjoy the very profound presentations of my colleagues. From the cool subjects I picked some thrilling topics like Golden Gate, Exadata, OBIEE and of course some techy stuff taking care of the little buttons you have to push in the Oracle database to make it even faster.......

And last but not least a real highlight for me this year: "the Rittman Mead BI Forum".
After a interruption last year, because of too many ongoing projects, I will be presenting at the Rittman Mead BI forum in Brighton this year again. The event will take place mid of May and I will show some Scripting fun with OBIEE. I am currently working on the preps for the presentation and if everything goes like exptected I will present some really nice stuff you can do by using the Scripting functionality of OBIEE. Good thing is that there are  "new kids on the block", a new scripting language with the glorious name WSLT just added to the suite to manipulate Web Logic Server, the corresponding tool to support it, the WebLogic Scripting Tool and of course XUDML and the Content Accelerator Framework (or better the patches in OBIEE).
So, if you like to have some high concentration of OBIEE / ODI / OWB / Essbase "freakness / geekness" ( Note to all presenters/attendees: please don't take it as offense !) in one place this event is THE OCCASION for that. It was real fun two years ago and I had the impression that I could talk about all the little specialities of OBIEE with everybody attending at this event. There have been very inspiring conversations and I went home with tons of good ideas and some cool solutions. Not to forget the networking.

Mark just mentioned recently that there is some space for you,  so be fast and register here for Brighton or here for Atlanta. A special goodie and what I am really curious about is the Master Class event held by Mark himself and Antony Heljula (the winner of the best presentation at the event two years ago).

It'll be a exciting time the next months...... I can't wait.Smile

Have a good time and so long,