Aug 25 2008

Conference Schedules…

Categories: Conferences Dave Rathbun @ 3:52 pm

I got accepted to present at the fall Business Objects conference again this year. Things are really on a tight schedule; we only have about two weeks from acceptance to the date when the first draft is due. :shock: With all of the work required to keep up with client obligations, Integra projects, BOB stuff, this blog… well, blog posting may be a bit sporadic over the coming month or so.

Having said that, it seems that I will also be able to go to the SAP TechEd conference next month. I’m finalizing travel and other arrangements now. I hope to be able to do “live blogs” like I did from Berlin earlier this spring since I will be there primarily as an attendee and not as a speaker. There is a bit more news on that front but I need to get final confirmation on a few details before posting anything further.

Busy. Busy. I’ll be back when I can.

7 Responses to “Conference Schedules…”

  1. Comment by Nick

    Does your fall presentation have a title yet?

  2. Comment by Mark Yolton

    Hi Dave –

    Great to hear you will be at both the Business Objects conference and at SAP TechEd’08 in Las Vegas. I look forward to meeting you there (SAP TechEd), and I predict you will be blown away by the energy.

    Best regards,

    Mark Yolton
    SVP of SAP Community Network

  3. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Nick, yes it does have a title. I don’t remember what it is. :lol: I submitted two ideas, one called “Return of the Variables” with a focus on reporting, and one on the Universe Designer once again. The design one was selected, the variables one was not.

    Mark, I am very excited to be going to TechEd. I will be attending the Community Day on Monday, and then gathering whatever I can from the conference the rest of the week. I intend to be a sponge. It has been a very long time since I have been able to go to a conference without having to worry about preparing a presentation. I plan to write a number of blog posts about the experience to share with the BusinessObjects community, since I suspect that for many (like it is for me) this is a “new” event that has become available for consideration because of the acquisition.

    http://www.sapteched.com/usa/home.htm

  4. Comment by RV

    Hi Dave . Here is a typical scenario which i dont knw whether to put in univere section or reports section. I know it is not a best data model design but wld like to knw if WE can solve it at report or designer level.

    I have a cust dim , Fact , Product dim ,Product Grp dim.
    Here my product grp Id foreign key column is getting values from both product dim as well as Product group dim. ie.,

    Fact. Prodgrp Id = Prod.Product id
    Fact. Prodgrp Id = Prod Group.Prodgrp ID

    The report requirement is :

    Cust code// Prod grp desc // Prod Desc // Total Amount( from fact)
    1 A – $100
    2 B – $120
    3 – X $110

    I tried alising ,merging and all but cld not put togethr Prod and Prod Grp desc togethr.

    Ur help wld be gr8ly appreciated.
    Best Regards.

  5. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, RV, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately I have to make it a policy to only answer questions directly related to something I’ve posted here to avoid too many people expecting personal support. If you have a question or clarification on an existing blog post I’m certainly going to take a look. Otherwise I am going to suggest that you post your question to the general community at BOB.

    http://busobj.forumtopics.com

    Thanks for understanding, good luck with your project.

  6. Comment by Steve Haffner

    Is there a conference in Dallas this year?

  7. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Steve, yes… there is a conference in Dallas this year. The registration is open now and you can still get the early-bird rate.

    http://www.gogbn.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.gogbn.org/annualconference

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