Until last Thursday I was the Vice President of CLOUG (Chilean Oracle Users Group, www.cloug.org), but by request of the members I was now elected president of CLOUG. This will be a big challenge due to the distance between my primary house and my birth country (over 10.000 km), but I love it, and I’ll keep working hard to improve the Oracle knowledge in the region.
I want to express my gratitude to OTN, Oracle Chile, Tim Hall, Plinio Arbizu, Mauricio Naranjo, Marcelo Ochoa, Dennis Remmer, Dan Norris, Juan Camilo Ruiz, Robert Freeman, Ben Prusinski and Lillian Buziak. They believed on my project (my baby, CLOUG 2009), and thanks to them I’m 100% sure that CLOUG 2009 will be a huge success, this will be the first time that an Oracle event in South America will receive this number of Oracle celebrities and experts, the ACE’s are invading Chile, that is fantastic. I’ll also take this oportunity to invite our fellow Oracle professionals to nominate the best in their region to the ACE Program, please, help OTN to award the best of the best in the Oracle world, If you know some one that is constantly contributing to the Oracle community, always willingly to share their knowledge and experiences. Please, don’t be shy and nominate it.
I’ll finish this note full of hope that other users groups in the region will follow our example, and I’ll be glad to help and participate if requested.
Francisco Munoz Alvarez