Washington DC, Maryland Virginia OBIEE user group

I’m going to send e-mail now and maybe try to set up a meeting!

There was a comment by Mary in the Training post that made me thinking. There must be some OBIEE people in DC / Maryland / Virginia region who would want to meet each other informally. If you’d be interested in something like this, please leave a comment. If there’re enough people – we could start meeting on a regular basis. I think this would be great for networking as well as for transferring knowledge.

32 thoughts on “Washington DC, Maryland Virginia OBIEE user group”

  1. Reggie,
    I’ll let the announcement stay for a while. Once there’re a few more people – we can try to have a meeting.
    Stay tuned.

  2. There’re 4 of us already. Let’s see if we can get a few more and maybe we hold a meeting. Thanks for hanging around.

  3. Hi Pradeep, I am living in Ashburn and working as OBIEE Developer in Herndon,VA. Let me know if you want to meet.

  4. Currently working as OBIEE Lead Developer. Interested in attending the OBIEE user group in VA/DC Metro area.

  5. I’m just assigned to work on OBIEE as a developer. Hopefully it is not too late to join the OBIEE user group. Please get me involved.

  6. I’m just assigned to work on OBIEE as a developer. Hopefully it is not too late to join the OBIEE user group. Please get me involved.

  7. Guys, my apologies. I moved to NYC in the end of the summer – and it never picked up. I’ll send a BCC email to whomever responded – so you can get together. It’s good to see interested people.

  8. Hello Guys, I live in VA and will love to see the user group start. If you want we can have a meeting via MIKOGO(online) and skype. We can start at a convenient day for everyone. Let me know if you are interested and I will may be have a presenter for the session.


  9. Hello All,

    I am looking forward to restart the OBIEE user group of Washington DC metro area. We will meet once a month. We will start in April. I am working to find the right venue that will be convenient for each member and will communicate the address. Send me an email if you will like to participate.

    My email is : agenor1@gmail.com

    Best regards,


  10. Hello All,

    Please contact me with your email address so I can let you know when and where is our first meeting of OBIEE Washington DC user group. We are starting in April.

    My email address is: agenor1@gmail.com

    Best regards.

  11. I think this is a great idea. I am new to Oracle BI but I have good experiences with Cognos BI and I would participate in such activities.

  12. Hi, if anybody knows where can I get a very quick (this week or the next week) hand-on training on the OBIEE…at this moment i am intersted in only Dashboard, Answers and may bre Publisher. I live and work in DC.If anybody from that group can give me a personal one day hand-on training?. It is a very urgent.. as we are doing a DEMO for a client…Also DEMO will be done for some other reporting solutions.
    I know practically all BI reporting tools .I did Siebel staff in 2005 but now it looks very different within OBIEE. Thanks for help

  13. Hi All,

    I work for Rosetta Stone. We’re looking to hire an OBIEE Architect in our Arlington, VA office. If anyone is interested, please email me for details: lhickman@rosettastone.com. Here is some initial info:


    The OBIEE Architect’s role is to help lead the implementation and on-going maintenance of Rosetta Stone’s data warehousing and business analytics solution. This individual will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices related to the design, development, and deployment of business intelligence solutions. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with senior level business intelligence experience who is looking for a challenging, fast paced work environment.

    Why you’d want this job ::
    • You will serve as the technical lead for the group, managing and distributing data throughout the company
    • You will have the opportunity to OWN a system with unique new challenges. This includes putting the strategy together, maintaining and optimizing the system.
    • You will gain experience and specialized training on Hyperion. Additionally, you will gain a much stronger business/ financial knowledge base
    • This is a key leadership position on the Business Analytics team.

    What you will do in this job ::
    • Collaborate with business areas and data owners to successfully implement and maintain an enterprise level business analytics and data warehousing solution
    • Develop front-end, metadata and ETL specification to support business requirements for reporting across the organization
    • Manage a team of technical resources (both onsite and offshore) and ensure project delivery
    • Responsible for the design, set up and maintenance of both Production and Non-Production environments
    • Troubleshoot Production issues, identify root cause and migrate fixes.
    • Develop reporting standards and best practices to ensure data standardization and consistency
    • Perform data cleansing and data auditing as necessary to ensure data quality
    • Define and develop physical and logical data models to support departmental and functional reporting needs
    • Create, maintain, and manage documentation for all data warehouse and reporting development efforts
    • Help to create and implement a long term storage and business continuity strategy including backup & recovery and data storage and archiving

    What you need to bring to the table ::
    • 3 years of experience in Oracle Business Intelligence
    • At least 1 year as the project lead leveraging OBI Applications (Financial Analytics, Order Management, etc.).
    • Must be very strong in metadata (RPD) design and development.
    • 7 or more years experience in enterprise level business intelligence and data warehousing including the architecture, design and deployment of scalable and highly available solutions
    • Experience in database design methodologies and dimensional modeling
    • Knowledge of Oracle ERP Applications and underlying database tables
    • Experience in physical and logical data modeling, establishing data architecture frameworks, and meta-data management
    • Experience performing extract, transform and load (ETL) development (Informatica is preferred) from various business data repositories (Oracle, SQL Server MySQL, Essbase, etc)
    • Advanced knowledge of PL/SQL and Oracle databases (11g preferred)
    • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills including a high proficiency in PL/SQL optimization, database indexing, and database partitioning
    • A Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) is a plus
    • Proven experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to work effectively on multiple priorities with strict deliverable dates
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in the English language
    • Team-player with superior interpersonal skills who can work closely with both technical development teams and end business users
    • MS Office tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Visio)

    About our company :: (www.rosettastone.com)

    Rosetta Stone® is an industry leader, bringing our innovative language-learning solutions to the world. Founded in 1992, the company has grown dramatically, all the way to a successful listing on the NYSE. Our solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries. With corporate headquarters in Arlington, VA , offices in Harrisonburg, VA; Boulder, CO; London, England; Munich, Germany; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan along with over 200 retail locations across the globe, the company continues to expand horizons, giving people new voices in new languages each and every day. The high demand for our unique Rosetta Stone language-learning difference makes the career potential for employees both exponential and extraordinary.

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to lhickman@rosettastone.com. Thanks so much!

  14. Kevin,

    This is a shot in the dark, but I am looking for an OBIEE consultant to work as a mentor with a team of developers building a BI application for a local school district. If you or someone you could recommend might be interested in the opportunity…please email me (rich.labonski@idea.com)

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