Oracle User Group Finland ry (OUGF) was founded in 1988 as an independent, nonprofit
organization for Oracle users. The group is open to all individuals and no
Oracle license is required for members. OUGF seeks to provide members with
opportunities to network, share knowledge and experiences, to participate events
and send feedback to Oracle.
OUGF’s main functions are conferences, both in Finland and foreign countries,
participation in international user group activities (EOUC, EMEA Oracle User
Community), information distribution of aforementioned events and providing web
services to members. One of the principle ideas is to provide members with
opportunities to network and interact with other Oracle users. OUGF also assists its
members with travel arrangements to international conferences.
Finland’s official Oracle User Group is independent, both financially and
administratively, but co-operates closely with Oracle. OUGF’s mission is to expand
the professional skills of persons working with Oracle tools and to bring vision of
programs and processes, which further support working with Oracle tools. Oracle
User Group Finland also co-operates closely with user groups from other countries
and their umbrella organizations.