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AUSOUG Western Australia


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Announced events


21st - Tom Kyte, Andrew Holdsworth, Graham Wood
A Day of Real World Performance (Melbourne)

26th - Presentation Skills with Penny Cookson

27th - Scott Wesley & Mark Randell - Branch breakfast


Frank Munz - Weblogic 12C


Chris Muir - ADF Mobile Workshop


Excel4Apps - Oracle Finance Reporting R12


Perth 2 day Conference

Click here to see event details.

State Partner

The WA Branch is supported by State Partner Lansen


Lansen Consulting our WA State Partner have recently moved offices from the Oracle King’s Park location to Level  1, 484 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park. The new accommodation offers state-of-the-art purpose built training rooms with a large break out area for relaxation between sessions.

As well as being a long term sponsor of AUSOUG WA Lansen Consulting actively promote many community based projects: For example, they are planning to offer two positions for school leavers who will be trained up in the latest Oracle product technology. Furthermore, Lansen are planning to offer WA AUSOUG members free online access to Oracle products ( including eBusiness suite) .

For enquiries regarding Lansen training or consultancy please contact:

Presentation skills

After a successful effort in 2012, Sage Computing Services in conjunction with AUSOUG will continue with a FREE presentation skills training programme for members interested in getting more involved with the Australian Oracle community.

This doesn't necessarily mean putting your hand up to present at a conference, they are many other options to help you improve your personal skills.

Last year we had about 6 regulars come to casual sessions in the lead up to the conference. Matthew Carrigy did so well he was recognised as the Best New Speaker.

So this is also a fantastic opportunity open to anyone wishing increase their profile within the Oracle community.

Contact for more details.

Student Membership

Are you currently attending university or TAFE?
Would you like to get a sneak peak into the real world?
Would you like the first nips at potential graduate positions in the local community?
Contact about benefits AUSOUG are offering to students.

Perhaps you're at Edith Cowan, Murdoch, UWA, or possibly learning about Oracle in specific training programmes. Early user group involvement can really help move things along.

If you have any ideas on helping us get in contact with students you work with, please let us know.


We are currently finalising venue and dates for the Perth 2013 AUSOUG conference. We are aiming for late November this year.

We had some great feedback on the conference last year, and we look forward to more ideas to help shape it to be one of the best ever. 

Please contact us with any ideas, suggestions, needs, constructive criticism - anything that comes to mind over the next few months.

We'd love to hear from you.


Your 2013 committee is represented with the following named positions:

  • Joesh Vettoor - State President
  • Kevin Payne - State Vice President
  • Trevor Williams - Secretary
  • Scott Wesley - Web Master, Conference Program Chair
  • Scott Hollows - State eBlasts Publisher
  • Ursula Rogaunig - Student Campaign Coordinator

We also have other valuable contributing members.

Please feel free to contact us regarding questions or ideas for the user group, or if you would like to volunteer to assist, or perhaps if you would like to speak at one of our events.

WA Branch Meetings

The West Australian Branch of AUSOUG provides some of the country's most compelling member services. 

We run regular monthly meetings for Oracle technologist based on actual user experience with topics ranging from Developer to DBA to Applications. 

We will try to mix the seminars between breakfast and beer & pizzas afternoons.  The location may also vary from the Oracle Office in West Perth, to various locations within the CBD.

Occasionally we'll schedule half or full day workshops with special guests, always working with our partners to bring content that's current and relevant to you.

Not sure if you're a member? No problems - ask us, you may even be part of a corporate membership. If not, it's easy to join and value for (not much tax deductible) money.

Next Meeting


March 2013 Branch Meeting - Members welcome

1) Reasons why you should upgrade your APEX environment
2) 11 reasons to standardise on Database 11gR2

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Breakfast starts 7:30am. Presentation 8-9am
Presenters: Scott Wesley (Sage) & Mark Randell (Oracle)
Location: Oracle Australia - West Perth
66 Kings Park Road
RSVP: by Tue 26th March
Yes, I'm attending! No thanks
by e-mailing vicepresident.wa@ausoug.org.au

1) Unless you truly pick things apart, version numbers don't proffer much to explain the differences between product releases. Over time with Application Express I have taken note of the differences, and I might suggest you'd barely call APEX 4.2 even the same species as 3.2 - it has evolved fantastically! For instance, we've seen the introduction of Dynamic Actions, Plug-ins, support for mobile, improved security - all of which lead to improved productivity, more user friendly applications and ongoing support.
We'll explore the growing tree that is Application express with a relatively unique presentation style -and we'll will climb it all the way to the canopy, exposing what's ahead with APEX 5.
DBAs will gain awareness, Development Managers will get ideas, Business Analysts will see options, and Developers can get some details.

2) With the announcement of Database 12c at OpenWorld 2012, many people are holding back upgrading their database environments until they evaluate the latest Oracle Database release. However, with 12c introducing major architectural changes, 11gR2 will continue to be recommended as the version with the ideal combination of features, performance and stability. Now is a perfect opportunity to upgrade legacy deployments of Oracle Database to 11gR2, and benefit from the performance improvements and new core features/options, while also providing a newer base to transition to 12c in future. This session will cover 11 reasons why you should (and how you can) upgrade to 11gR2.

Past Events


Past Branch Meetings & other events
February 2013 Connor McDonald - Odds & Ends
December XMAS Party - Kings Park Olympics
November Perth Conference
Real World Performance - Oracle
Primavera SIG
Golden Gate Technical workshop - Oracle
October APEX 4.2 New Features Webinar - ODTUG
Sysadmin Day - Oracle Linux Lab - Roshan Sathe
September Tips to simplify database development and management - Dell / Quest
August Mobile application development: A client perspective - Kevin Payne, Andi Saputra
#2 Business Analysis Certification - Anita Thompson
July Business Intelligence and Oracle - Scott Hollows
June Half day cloud workshop - Oracle and Amazon Clouds - Frank Munz
May Intro to Oracle Buffer Cache Internals - Craig Shallahamer
March SCAN and RMAN features - Yury Velikanov
February 2012 Flashback - time travel oracle style - Connor McDonald


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