June 6 - June 9, 2022

MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV
The global Oracle customer event

BLUEPRINT 4D Workshops & Hands-on Labs


Start your week off at BLUEPRINT 4D by joining in one of the JD Edwards, Database & Tech or general workshops and hands-on-labs. Attendees will have the opportunity to join other Oracle product users in a hands-on work session environment presented by Oracle, dive deep into current product topics and scenarios, and ask questions along the way.

To register, select the workshop session under the “Select Additional Items” when registering for BLUEPRINT 4D. Limited spots are available, so register early!

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Applicable to all Workshops & Hands-on Labs

Discover Your Working Genius
Presented by:
Chris Laping, Co-Founder & CEO, People Before Things, LLC
Far too many people in the world suffer needlessly because they don’t understand their personal areas of Working Genius. As a result, they don’t do the kind of work that gives them joy and energy, and they end up in jobs and projects that are draining and demoralizing.

All of this is avoidable! The solution is for individuals and teams to identify their areas of Working Genius, as well as their areas of life-draining weakness. With this information in hand, individuals can be happier at work and teams can be more productive.

Join former CIO and best-selling author of People Before Things, Chris Laping, in this hands-on workshop to learn how you can use Working Genius to minimize burnout and improve your day-to-day work experience.

All participants will receive a Working Genius Assessment as part of the workshop fee ($79).

Prerequisites:
– Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to take a real-time assessment

Cost: $79 // Capacity: 150
Building Buy-In for Technology Change
Presented by:
Chris Laping, Co-Founder & CEO, People Before Things, LLC
Sometimes IT organizations struggle with driving change and continuous improvement—it seems like people are always pushing back! Without buy-in, you get a culture of confusion, mediocre results, and frustration—especially among top performers.

Join former CIO and best-selling author of People Before Things, Chris Laping, in this hands-on, skill-building experience. This session is focused on exploring effective tactics to build buy-in during your change cycles so you can bypass dysfunction and accomplish more.

Cost: FREE // Capacity: 85
Workshop: Stairway to Cloud
Presented by:
Sue Shaw aka Ms. ERP
Thinking about a move to the Cloud? Stuck in an endless planning cycle? Join us for our new hands-on executive learning session, Stairway to Cloud, led by ERP Cloud migration expert Sue Shaw. Designed for IT and Business Leaders looking to move their ERP or other enterprise application to the cloud, this working session takes participants through the end-to-end process from idea to long term support.

This session will dive deep into all 6 steps of the stairway utilizing a presentation plus discussion format covering: Governance and Strategy, Selection, Execution, Sustainment & Governance, and Results, Review and Wrap Up.

Tools such as questionnaires, templates and worksheets with examples will be provided along with optional homework assignments for each step in the stairway. By the end of the session, each participant will be equipped to build their own stairway to the cloud.

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45

JD Edwards Workshops & Hands-on Labs

Workshop: UX One Workshop – The Blueprint for better efficiency
Presented by: iLearnERP
This workshop is an introduction to using UX One Tools and the most recent tools release features into everyday work applications with EnterpriseOne. We will teach the basics of simple UDOs and work towards building Café 1 layouts and composed pages.

Objectives:
– Introduce the concepts of UX One and User Defined Objects
– Give step by step instruction on how to use the tools
– Re-enforce using these tools with exercises and instructor training

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their own laptops and chargers

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Workshop: Introduction to Creating and Managing User Defined Objects – Everything You Need to Get Started
Presented by: Terillium
Are you hearing a lot about UX One and User Defined Objects, but don’t really know how to create and use them? This is an introductory session that will cover the setup, management and deployment of some simple but powerful UDOs, with lots of real-world business examples of where they can add value. You’ll leave with knowledge of how to configure multiple UDO types, handle UDO security, and manage UDO projects in Web OMW.

Objectives:
– Review the different types of User Defined Objects and where they might be used to meet/solve business requirements – we’ll take a look at examples of where each of the UDO types has been used to deliver real business solutions.
– Deep dive into UDO configuration – we’ll review some business cases and then do hands on setup of Queries, Watch Lists, EnterpriseOne Search, CafeOne Pages and Personal Forms.
– Learn how to manage UDO security and Web OMW projects for deployment of your UDO objects

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their own laptops and chargers
– Users need to be able to do basic JD Edwards applications navigation and perform basic interactive searches

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Workshop: Using Analytics to Drive Better Management Decisions
Presented by: Preferred Strategies
There’s a goldmine of data inside your JD Edwards system. But data is just a series of ones and zeroes without the tools to turn it into information. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to build interactive JD Edwards reports using modern BI tools. For illustrative purposes, we will use Preferred Strategies QuickLaunch and the free, cloud-based version of Microsoft Power BI as the BI tools. Our instructors will lead you through a series of hands-on exercises through which you will create reports for common JDE business scenarios. With Power BI in the cloud and sample sales data, you will build an interactive sales dashboard including key performance indicators (KPIs), sales variance analysis, and ways to analyze gross profit by product, customer, and more.

Objectives:
– Connect to sample JD Edwards ERP data for reporting and analytics
– Learn about the modern; self-service approach to BI to easily create reports and dashboards for common business scenarios
– Leverage the cloud for collaboration and distribution of content

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their laptop and chargers and have Google Chrome browser

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45

Database & Technology Workshops & Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Lab

Workshop: Efficient Troubleshooting of Oracle Application and Database environment using Machine Learning in OCI Logging Analytics
Presented by: Oracle

Applications, databases, and IT systems have become so sophisticated in their architecture, operations, and variety of components, that ensuring health, troubleshooting issues faster, and continuous monitoring has gotten increasingly complex. In this lab, you will learn how to get full visibility into Oracle Database applications, WebLogic Cluster, E-Business Suite, and others using advanced Machine Learning technology to identify problem root causes.

Objectives:
– Learn new technology and best practices to help monitor enterprise applications
– Learn to proactively monitor your apps & environment using ML analytics techniques in Logging Analytics
– Learn to be DRY (Do not Repeat yourself) by automating simple, repetitive tasks using alerts and notifications

Prerequisites:
– Attendees need to bring a computer laptop that has Chrome browser installed to perform the workshop activities
– Prior to attending the workshop, the computer laptop has been tested to successfully connect wirelessly to the workshop environment (bit.ly/golivelabs)
– Attendees should have familiarity with using the Oracle Cloud console

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Hands-on Lab

Workshop: Eliminate risk when migrating and implementing changes
Presented by: Oracle

Production system changes such as upgrades, migrations, etc., often cause instabilities and missed SLAs. To help you ensure a successful Oracle Database upgrade or validate optimal performance after a migration we have assembled this hands-on workshop. Attend this workshop to learn how you can use Oracle Real Application Testing to perform real-world testing by capturing production workloads and assessing the impact of system changes on these workloads before production deployment. Additionally, also learn about practical tips in using Real Application Testing that help you minimize the risk with any system change deployment.

Objectives:
– Learn how to use SQL Performance Analyzer to review SQL performance before an Oracle Database upgrade and afterward
– Learn how to capture actual workloads from Oracle Database-driven applications
– Take a workload you captured in one version of an Oracle Database version and replay it in another version of an Oracle Database to see how it runs
– To help consolidate Oracle Databases, perform a Consolidation Replay in 2 separate Oracle Multitenant Pluggable Databases

Prerequisites:
– Attendees need to bring a computer laptop that has Chrome browser installed to perform the workshop activities
– Prior to attending the workshop, the computer laptop has been tested to successfully connect wirelessly to the workshop environment (bit.ly/golivelabs)
– Attendees should have familiarity with Oracle Databases

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Hands-on Lab

Workshop: Modern Application Development with Oracle REST Data Services
Presented by: Oracle

This lab will walk you through creating a REST service using Oracle REST Data Services on Oracle Autonomous Database. You’ll start by creating an application user that you will use throughout all the lab steps. This lab will be done entirely from the Database Actions UI that is provided with all Oracle REST Data Services installs and with the Autonomous Database in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their own laptops and chargers

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Hands-on Lab

Workshop: Oracle Database CI/CD with SQLcl and Liquibase
Presented by: Oracle

With the rising popularity of DevOps, developers using Oracle Database must evolve to embrace continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for developing, testing, and deploying database code changes. This lab will cover Oracle’s free development tools combined with open-source code repositories and solutions to create a full CI/CD pipeline for database development groups.

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their own laptops and chargers

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 45
Hands-on Lab

Workshop: A Hands-on Introduction To Applied Machine Learning For The DBA
Presented by: OraPub, Powered by Viscosity

There is lots of talk about how everyone is being impacted by machine learning. But how can those of us in IT use machine learning (ML) in our work? Instead of TALKING about the two most common ML applications (anomaly detection and performance prediction), in this workshop we are going to build two simple but powerful Oracle Average Active Session (AAS) prediction systems. For our first hands-on workshop project, we will focus on ML use cases for IT, the applied ML process, ML algorithms focusing on decision trees and their evaluation. Our project will result in a supervised ML decision tree model that is train and evaluated, and the predicted and actual AAS values charted. For our second hands-on workshop project, we will focus on features and selecting the best features, time-series data and multivariate stepping/windowing. Our project will continually poll for new v$sysmetric data. As soon as new data is available, the data is queried, processed, presented to a decision tree algorithm resulting in a trained decision tree model. The model then makes a prediction, and both the predicted and actual values plotted… in real-time! After these two projects, you will be in a position to begin your ML journey, including what skills you need to develop, the resources available and how ML can be embedded into your systems. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a Gmail account. We will be working in the free Google Colab environment, so no software will be downloaded onto your system! Plus, OraPub will provide you with all the needed data. And most importantly, you DO NOT need to know Python! All the code has been written for you. Let the journey begin!

Objectives:
– LEARN KEY ML terms and concepts, plus how DBAs can use ML in their work.
– EXPLORE APPLIED ML while working with an industry standard ML framework and notebook development environment, plus while using real Oracle performance data.
– GAIN SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE enabling you to independently continue your applied ML journey.

Prerequisites:
– Attendees must bring their own laptops and chargers
– Attendees will need a Gmail account
– No Python or ML experience is required

Cost: $50 // Capacity: 35
Exam Cram

Exam Cram: Autonomous Database Specialist
Presented by: Oracle

Autonomous Database focuses on shared versus dedicated and how to manage and monitor workloads. This exam cram session will provide useful information on taking the exams and help prepare with course materials and hands-on experience. This will help you with study the right content and learning some of the tricky areas that will take you well past your exam and strengthen your skills and improve overall job performance.
Cost: FREE // Capacity: 45
Exam Cram

Exam Cram: Oracle Cloud Database Migration and Integration
Presented by: Oracle

Develop skills to migrate database instances to the Oracle Cloud including to Autonomous and Oracle Cloud Databases. This exam cram session will provide useful information on taking the exams and help prepare with course materials and hands-on experience. This will help you with study the right content and learning some of the tricky areas that will take you well past your exam and strengthen your skills and improve overall job performance.
Cost: FREE // Capacity: 45

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