About Us

The British Columbia Oracle Users Group (BCOUG) is an independent, not for profit, organization created by users of Oracle software (DBAs, Developers, Analysts, and IT management) to enhance our knowledge and our communities in Vancouver, Victoria and the rest of B.C.

We support the community by organizing:

  • Education Seminars
  • Technical Presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Best Practice Symposiums
  • Special Guest Lectures
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Events

Upcoming Events

    BCOUG Tech Day 2018

    April 27, 2018 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    The British Columbia Oracle Users Group (BCOUG) is proud to present its inaugural Tech Day. This is a full-day event with multiple parallel sessions to get up to speed on the latest developments in Oracle Database and developer technologies.


    UPDATE: Attendees registered before April 8, 2018, 11 pm, will receive a $15 Starbucks card!


    Keynote Sessions

    IT Wars - DBA Versus Developer
    For decades developers and DBAs have battled over who controls the world. With each new development paradigm the battle flares again as developers push DBAs to adopt and support new data structures (JSON), new APIs (REST services), new technologies (In-Memory) and new platforms (Cloud). In this session, Gerald takes on the role of lead developer on a project to deploy a RESTful web-based application, while Maria takes on the role of the DBA. Through the use of live demos, they learn to work together to find a solution that will allow them to embrace a more agile development approach, as well as the latest technology trend without exposing the business to painful availability or security vulnerabilities. Can developers and DBAs peacefully coexist? Join us in this session and find out!

    Maria Colgan profile photo

    Maria Colgan
    Master Product Manager
    Oracle Corporation


    Gerald Venzl profile photo

    Gerald Venzl
    Senior Principal Product Manager
    Oracle Corporation



    Please go to our Event Website for the full list and schedules of great sessions that we have lined up for the event.

We thank our corporate sponsors for their contributions.