Frequently Asked Questions
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We have listed the most common questions here. In case of additional queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Most meetings are open to the public. Members-only events tend to be social mixers, training days, etc., and their calendar entries will be marked as “Members only.”
The same way as members register: if you have an event announcement, proceed directly to the registration URL shown in the announcement. If you want to register from the DOUG website, use www.doug.org > Events > Calendar > (find the event of interest and click on it) > In the registration box, select the number of attendees you want to register > Click Proceed > Fill in the information on the next page.
If you know which Forum (meeting topic type) you’d like to speak for, contact the Forum Chair for that Forum directly at Leadership – DOUG, and they will explain the selection process and ground rules. Contact a DOUG board member if you are unsure of what Forum would be most appropriate.
Presentation topics for technical forums must be about products that Oracle Corporation sells/publishes. Third-party vendor products are not appropriate presentation topics. However, the meeting sponsor will have limited time to discuss commercial offerings, regardless of whether they are Oracle Corporation products. (You may also discuss meeting sponsorship with the Forum Chair.)
If you know which Forum (meeting topic type) you’d like to sponsor, contact the Forum Chair for that Forum directly, and they will explain the selection process and ground rules. If you are unsure of what Forum would be most appropriate, or if you are interested in sponsoring a social mixer, contact a DOUG board member.
Contact a DOUG board member to discuss open volunteer positions, and then determine which position interests you. Ask to be considered for that position. Depending on the position, you might be asked to submit a resume/biography, answer further questions, and/or have a screening with a committee lead. After that, the DOUG board of directors will decide and notify you.
Once the board of directors selects a volunteer, the volunteer must attend a volunteer on-ramping/training session before beginning volunteer service.
The DOUG membership elects DOUG board members. Terms are for two years. Elections are generally held at the end of even-numbered years. Contact a board member for more information.
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