UK Oracle User Group launches drive to recruit new blood

The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) wants to recruit more young members into the community, and is starting by running a recruitment fair for students next year.

The fair, expected to take place at a venue in London in February, will target IT students and postgraduates.

“We are looking at the next generation of our membership,” David Warburton-Broadhurst, president of the UKOUG, said at the UKOUG Apps 13 conference in London today.

“Those are graduates coming into our marketplace. We want to make sure we are meeting their wants and needs as they enter the Oracle world. We want to entice them to the user group and the member benefits.”

The UKOUG was established 30 years ago and has more than 8,500 members. It uses its collective force to act as a single, independent voice to influence and improve the design, functionality and technology of Oracle products.

As well as being part of a supportive community, member benefits include training discounts and access to numerous knowledge-sharing and networking events throughout the year.

Meanwhile, the user group, in collaboration with Oracle, has also today announced it will release an App Navigator, which will help users navigate the Oracle state and plan their future application strategy.

Copyright © 2013 IDG Communications, Inc.

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