Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More on KScope 12

You are probably getting tired of me writing about KScope, and in some ways I don’t blame you. But there are a few things I wanted to let you know about.

First, I wrote a blog entry for ODTUG about the Essbase Beginner’s track and I wanted to remind you all about it. Rather than repeat it here, you can view the entry  Here.

Second, I warned you. The J.W. Marriott is full, not to worry, KScope has set up an alternate hotel (another Marriott) at the riverwalk. There will be shuttles to and from the conference, so not to worry.

Third (and fourth), for the more experienced KScope attendees, there are two programs I want to let you know about: the mentor program and ambassadors. Mentors are seasoned Kscope attendees who volunteer to get paired up with first time attendees to help them get into the flow of thing, choose sessions, offer support, etc. While it does not take a lot of time, it really helps the new attendees. To sign up to be a mentor, just go the the KScope registration page , sign in and update your profile saying you want to be a mentor. Conversely, if you are new, and want to be mentored, you can sign up for that as well there.

Next is the ambassador program something to help out at the conference. Again, it does not take a lot of time or energy. An Ambassador helps the speaker with things like passing out evaluations (Yes we are going back to paper evaluations this year), counts number of attendees, keeps the speaker on time (A hard task for my ambassadors) and collects the evals. Since you will be attending the sessions anyway, it's a no brainer to be the ambassador for a few of them. In years past, you got nifty pins and fun stuff for being an ambassador as well as a special reception. Sign ups to be an ambassador will begin next month, so keep an eye out for the announcement. You can actually go onto your schedule and sign up there.

I am anxiously awaiting another new book to review. This time for experienced Hyperion users. As soon as I have had a chance to get my dirty little mitts on it, I’ll let you know what I think. It you want to know more about it, you can see it at Cameron Lackpour's blog