NATCAP-OUG @HelenJSanders is coming to Columbia Maryland

Mark you calendars; Friday October 20th Helen Sanders will be coming to the Columbia Maryland to speak to National Capital Area Oracle Users Group. Helen is an interesting and dynamic speaker who will captivate you with tales from behind the keyboard.

Title: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: A SQL Saga

Coding Standards? Good testing procedures? Data validation? Who needs them? We all do! Come and learn from some of the bad coding practices and sloppy SQL mistakes that I have seen (and maybe a few I’ve committed!). We’ll share a few laughs and most likely some groans, and also talk about how testing and more testing can help you check yourself.

Helen is an Assistant Director of Applications Development and Support Services in the Student Collaboration Center at Temple University. She is also an Oracle database developer and enthusiast.

Helen has been active in the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) for several  years,  is  a graduate of their Leadership Program, served as the Program Coordinator for the 2016-2017 year, and is very active in their Database and Women in Technology Communities.

Helen obtained her M.Ed. at Temple University in 2013, and is currently pursuing an MS-MBA in Business Analytics at the Fox School of Business.

Helen is a track lead for the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Banner Users Group conference(s), and will be a content chair for the Database track for Kscope18, and has served as a content reviewer for several Oracle Users Group’s conferences.
In her spare time Helen enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, their blended family of six children, Steven, Julie, Sarah, Bryn, Kelly and Jillian,  and their two dogs-Charlie and Prince Eugene. You can read her tech-based blog at You can also follow Helen on twitter at

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Robert Lockard is a professional Oracle Designer, Developer and DBA working in the world of financial intelligence. In 1987 his boss called him into his office and told him that he is now their Oracle Wizard then handed him a stack of Oracle tapes and told him to load it on the VAX. Sense then, Robert has worked exclusively as an Oracle database designer, developer and Database Administrator. Robert enjoys flying vintage aircraft, racing sailboats, photography, and technical diving. Robert owns and fly’s the “Spirit of Baltimore Hon” a restored 1948 Ryan Navion and lives in Glen Burnie Maryland on Marley Creek

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