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May 10-12th, 2021

Virtual

 

A conference specifically for PeopleSoft Administrators. The conference features talks from expert admins on a variety of topics, as well as hands-on training from Oracle ACEs. The goal of the conference is to expand your knowledge of PeopleSoft Administration and network with admins from around the country.

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Agenda

Monday

5/10

08:30  Welcome
09:00  PeopleSoft Performance Monitor
10:15  PeopleTools: Tips and Techniques
11:15  Lab Setup
13:15  Introductory DPK Lab
13:15  Intermediate DPK Lab
19:00  Open Lab

Tuesday

5/11

08:30  Coffee Talk
09:00  Managing CBO Stats for PeopleSoft
10:15  Well, That Didn't Go As Planned
11:15  Monitoring Web Apps with Rundeck
13:15  PeopleSoft and Rundeck Lab
19:00  Open Lab

Wednesday

5/12

08:30  Coffee Talk
09:00  Life Hacks for PeopleSoft
10:15  IB I Hardly Knew Ye
11:15  Lightning Talks & Closing
13:15  Clustering PS Applications Lab
13:15 Intermediate DPK Lab

Note: All times Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Monday

Welcome!

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 10th - 08:30 AM CDT


Join us for our conference welcoming session. We will be going over the agenda and logistics of the conference. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion as well!

PeopleSoft Performance Monitor: Why everyone should use it

Graham Smith

Monday, May 10th - 09:00 AM CDT


PeopleSoft Performance Monitor (PPM) is a transaction and event logging system built into PeopleTools.  It can provide deep insight into how users interact with your PeopleSoft system and give your developers valuable data to help in the development process.  In this session I’ll explain what PPM is, how to set it up and how to use the data it generates.

Getting the Most out of PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Tips and Techniques

Jim Marion

Monday, May 10th - 10:15 AM CDT


In this session, Jim Marion will demonstrate PeopleTools Fluid and configuration options, such as Event Mapping, Drop Zones, and CSS, and provide tips for maintaining configurations.

Lab Setup

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 10th - 11:15 AM CDT


In this very important session, we will be distributing lab environments. Each attendee will receive their own environment. We will complete all setup and confirmation needed to complete the labs throughout the conference. Please make sure to attend! If you can't make this session, please reach out to [email protected] and we can assist you with your lab setup. 

 

Introductory DPK Lab

Kyle Benson

Monday, May 10th - 13:15-16:30 PM CDT


This lab will cover the introductory use of PeopleSoft DPK. The introductory lab will focus on facter and hiera to configure the DPK.

Intermediate DPK Lab

Dan Iverson

Monday, May 10th - 13:15-16:30 PM CDT


This lab will cover the intermediate use of PeopleSoft DPK. The intermediate lab will focus on using custom DPK modules and working with Puppet environments.

Open Lab

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 10th - 19:00-22:00 PM CDT


Dan and Kyle will be hosting an Open Lab session. This is a virtual lab session with no agenda. Come with questions on the labs or any other topics to discuss with instructors and other attendees!

Tuesday

Coffee Talk

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Tuesday, May 11th - 08:30 AM CDT


Join Dan, Kyle, and other attendees at this informal roundtable discussion. 

Managing Cost-Based Optimizer Statistics for PeopleSoft

David Kurtz

Tuesday, May 11th - 09:00 AM CDT


PeopleSoft presents some special challenges when it comes to collecting and maintaining the object statistics use the cost-based optimizer. This session focuses on the Oracle database and will draw together the various concepts into a single consistent picture and make clear recommendations to help you work with the Oracle optimizer, rather than continually fight against it. It looks at collecting stats for permanent and temporary working storage tables, and consider other factors that can affect optimizer statistics. It also discusses PSCBO_STATS package that is now shipped with PeopleTools. 

If you are on an engineered (Exadata) platform then from 19c there are some additional features to consider.

Well, That Didn't Go As Planned

Dan Iverson

Tuesday, May 11th - 10:15 AM CDT


Over the years, I have tried a number of ways to implement and architect PeopleSoft. Some of the plans went well, and some didn't go as planned. This talk will discuss where I have revisited my assumptions and learned from others in architecting PeopleSoft. We will cover load balancing, Integration Broker, log management, naming conventions, and more.

Monitoring Web Applications with Rundeck

Charlie Sinks

Tuesday, May 11th - 11:15 AM CDT


In this session, you’ll learn how to use job step plugins to extend Rundeck’s functionality and make it easier to create more complex jobs. You’ll see a demo of two plugins; one to help you monitor your website’s availability, and one to monitor your site’s SSL certification expiration date so you can be notified before it expires.

PeopleSoft and Rundeck Lab

Dan Iverson

Tuesday, May 11th - 13:15-16:30 PM CDT


This lab will cover the use of Rundeck to enable self-service PeopleSoft Administration operations. We will configure Rundeck to restart domains, create self-service users, explore complex Rundeck jobs.

Open Lab

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Tuesday, May 11th - 19:00-22:00 PM CDT


Dan and Kyle will be hosting an Open Lab session. This is a virtual lab session with no agenda. Come with questions on the labs or any other topics to discuss with instructors and other attendees!

Wednesday

Coffee Talk

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Wednesday, May 12th - 08:30 AM CDT


Join Dan, Kyle, and other attendees at this informal roundtable discussion. 

Life Hacks for PeopleSoft

Sasank Vemana

Wednesday, May 12th - 09:00 AM CDT


This session is a compilation of hot topics, trending concepts, tips and tricks related to PeopleSoft.

Topics covered include:

  1. User Experience: Why should we and how to utilize Search and Data Visualizations to enhance the user experience of our PeopleSoft applications?
  2. Integration: A look into some common methods to integrate PeopleSoft applications with external systems. A deeper dive into some best practices, hidden gems and new features.
  3. PeopleTools 8.58 provided a wealth of new features and PeopleTools 8.59 release is imminent. Explore some of the exciting features in 8.59!

 

IB I Hardly Knew Ye

Kyle Benson

Wednesday, May 12th - 10:15 AM CDT


This session will be a deep dive on Integration Broker. Kyle will dig into the multiple layers and modules of the IB. Learn about the dozens of different ways you can configure and deploy IB. Find out what the pros and cons of the different approaches are. And just in case something goes wrong with IB, learn about troubleshooting.

Lightning Talks & Closing

Multiple Presenters

Wednesday, May 12th - 11:15 AM CDT


Lightning Talks are quick, fast-paced talks given in succession, averaging about 5 minutes in length. These talks are always fun and pack great little bits of knowledge.

After that, we will be closing out the session portion of the conference and saying goodbye to those not attending the final lab.

Clustering PeopleSoft Applications Lab

Kyle Benson

Wednesday, May 12th - 13:15-16:30 PM CDT


This lab will cover the configuration steps needed for use of clustered PeopleSoft applications. Learn how to utilize Unified Navigation and other federated features by connecting multiple PeopleSoft applications into a cluster.

Intermediate DPK Lab

Dan Iverson

Wednesday, May 12th - 13:15-16:30 PM CDT


This labs will cover the intermediate use of PeopleSoft DPK. The intermediate lab will focus on using custom DPK modules and working with Puppet environments.

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