Jul 01 2009

GBN Conference Preview

Categories: 2009 GBN - Dallas, GBN Dave Rathbun @ 10:21 am

I am going to be delivering two sessions at the 2009 GBN conference this fall. I have one scheduled on Monday and the other is on Wednesday. My first session will be about report variables, and will most likely use the 3.x line of Webi for the demonstration platform. I’ve posted about the history of the “Variables” series of presentations before. :) Since I haven’t done one of those for a while, the title that was submitted was “Return of the Variables.”

Session Code: 902
Title: Return of the Variables
Session Date: Oct 19 2009
Session Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Room: Fleur De Lis A&B

The past few years I have done a few presentations on universe design and I have another one this year too. I just finished a project where we had to deal with recursive (hierarchical) data, and we used quite a few interesting techniques to solve those challenges. I’m going to show various ways to model recursive data and the implications each design has on reports. The subject is a bit more specific than I usually like to use for a conference presentation, but it comes up enough that I decided to submit it anyway. I hope the folks that attend will find it useful.

Session Code: 1012
Title: Universe Models for Recursive Data
Session Date: Oct 21 2009
Session Time: 10:45AM – 11:45AM
Room: Grand Ballroom D

The conference is back in Dallas again this year, which means I don’t get to travel somewhere fun. More information on the conference (including a full schedule) can be found on the conference web site.

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6 Responses to “GBN Conference Preview”

  1. Comment by Andreas

    Just have fun :)
    I have not done universe design for a long time, sometimes I am doing OLAP universes, but in that scenario there is not much to design.

  2. Comment by Jansi

    Dave, I would like to attend it, if God permits me there.

  3. Comment by Chris

    The return of The Judy Garland pun … yea!

  4. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Chris: :lol: I have no idea if I will be able to work that in this year or not. But thanks for the chuckle tonight.

  5. Comment by Mauricio

    I wish there could be something like this in the Philippines

  6. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Mauricio, thanks for your comment.

    Business Objects has held conferences in Australia before, but they have not the past two years. There was a session in Sidney (Manly) that was put on by an event management group this year, and they have already announced plans to repeat next year. I was fortunate enough to be able to go this year, and it was a good event.

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