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May 20th-22nd, 2024

Minneapolis, MN

 Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport

 

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

5/20

10:00  Welcome
10:30  Lab Environments
11:00  Lighting a Phire Under PeopleSoft
12:00  Lunch
13:00  Container Overview
13:30  PeopleSoft and Containers Lab
19:00  Open Lab

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

5/21

08:30  Coffee Talk
09:00  An Updated Toolbox for PeopleSoft Administration
10:00  Using Browser Developer Tools to Debug PeopleTools
11:00  PeopleSoft Technology Update (Oracle)
12:00  Lunch
13:00  Secrets, Secrets, Vault Them All
13:30  PeopleSoft Secrets Management Lab
16:30  Phire Happy Hour
17:30  Dinner
19:00  Open Lab

Wednesday

5/22

08:30  Coffee Talk
09:00  Moving from Elasticsearch to OpenSearch
09:30  Provision JMeter Environment using AWS CloudFormation and Ansible
10:00  PeopleSoft Platforms Update (Oracle)
11:00  PeopleTools Roundtable (Oracle)
12:00  Lunch
13:00  Lightning Talks
14:00 Closing

 

Note: All times Central Daylight Time (CDT)

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Interested in a 5 minute talk?

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Monday

Welcome!

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 20th - 10:00 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!

Lab Setup

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 20th - 10:30 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.¬†

 

Lighting a Phire Under PeopleSoft

Thamizh Saminathan

Monday, May 20th - 11:00 CDT


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Container Overview

 Dan Iverson

Monday, May 20th - 13:00 CDT


This session will introduce the concept of containers as a deployment technology and how PeopleSoft has added support for container-based deployments of PeopleSoft Images. We will explore the concepts of building container images, using podman and podman-compose to deploy containers, and how the PeopleSoft has integrated the DPKs into their container deployments. The concepts covered in this session will be used in the Container Lab.

Container Lab

Dan Iverson

Monday, May 20th - 13:30-16:30 CDT


The Container Lab will walk through the process of creating PeopleSoft-based containers that was introduced in PeopleTools 8.61. The lab will start by running a command-line PeopleTools patch against a database, deploying a PS_HOME to prepare for container builds, and then building both midtier and search containers. The Lab will also review the current container support and how PeopleSoft Administrators can enhance and improve the build process.

Open Lab

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Monday, May 20th - 19:00-22:00 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 21st - 08:30 CDT


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

An Updated Toolbox for PeopleSoft Administration

Petr Lensky & Kyle Benson

Los Rios Community College District

Tuesday, May 21st - 09:00 CDT


Los Rios Community College District recently completed a large migration of 3 PeopleSoft pillars to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With this move came the opportunity to take advantage of many new administration tools and deployment approaches in PeopleTools, Oracle Database, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and more. Learn about how embracing these changes improved how we manage PeopleTools deployments, Oracle database backups and refreshes, monitoring, HA/DR and more.

I looked everywhere: tried everything and I still can't find it: Using Browser Developer Tools to Debug PeopleTools

Jeremy Irrthum

University of Minnesota

Tuesday, May 21st - 10:00 CDT


Ever been stumped by PeopleTools page behavior? Traditional traces and debugging do not reveal everything. Modern PeopleTools development requires more than Application Designer.  Learn about browser developer tools and how they can be used to debug PeopleSoft applications.

Topics include:
  - Introduction to Browser Developer Tools
  - Branding
  - JavaScript Debugger
  - Console
  - HTML Storage
  - Breadcrumbs
  - Network Trace

All topics include PeopleSoft / PeopleTools demonstrations based on real world experience.

PeopleSoft Technology Update

Sasank Vemana

Oracle

Tuesday, May 21th - 11:00 CDT


Oracle continues to invest in PeopleSoft PeopleTools technology. In this session, you will hear about the key features delivered in the latest release. Topics covered are user experience improvements, Oracle’s full suite of cloud-ready lifecycle management tools (including PeopleSoft Cloud Manager), analytics, search, emerging technology, and more.

Secrets, Secrets, Vault Them All

Kyle Benson

Tuesday, May 21st - 13:00 CDT


PeopleSoft Administrators are responsible for managing many different secrets. Using vaults and other secrets tools is a great way to automate deployments and administration in a secure way. In this session we will cover different approaches to managing things like tokens, passwords, and certificates in a secure, encrypted way. The concepts covered in this session will be used in the PeopleSoft Secrets Management Lab.

PeopleSoft Secrets Management Lab

Kyle Benson

Tuesday, May 21st - 13:30-16:30 CDT


The PeopleSoft Secrets Management Lab will walk through examples of managing secrets in PeopleSoft. We will be using Vaultwarden as a passwords manager to create and retrieve secrets in an automated and secure way. The lab will cover approaches to rotating passwords both in configuration files and in the database. We will also cover examples of pulling passwords from vaults for use in command line tools like Data Mover, ACM, Change Assistant, and more. Finally, we will cover a short secrets task list of things every administrator should be doing for secure deployments of PeopleSoft.

Open Lab

Kyle Benson & Dan Iverson

Tuesday, May 21st - 19:00-22:00 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 22nd - 08:30 CDT


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

How to upgrade Elasticsearch to OpenSearch in PeopleTools 8.60

John Le

Samaritan's Purse

Wednesday, May 22nd - 09:00 CDT


This presentation will teach the audience how to upgrade from ElasticSearch/Kibana to OpenSearch/Dashboard in PeopleTools 8.60.xx using DPK and ACM. This method will make the upgrade process more efficient, and you will be up and running in no time.

Provision JMeter Environment using AWS CloudFormation and Ansible

Shiva Pachika & Yvonne Fang

UC Berkely

Wednesday, May 22nd - 09:30 CDT


Create Jmeter load/performance testing infrastructure stack in AWS Cloud using AWS Cloudformation and automate Jmeter application deployment & configuration using Ansible.

PeopleSoft Platforms Update

Mark Hoernemann
Oracle

Wednesday, May 22nd - 10:00 CDT


PeopleTools 8.61 will bring a number of changes to the PeopleTools infrastructure ‚Äď are you ready for it?

The first upgrade planning you should do is to ensure your infrastructure is set. Does your environment have the supported levels of operating systems, databases, browsers and other components? Is your Search Server and Visual COBOL plan secured? Avoid the last minute scramble on a go live weekend! Attend this session to find out the planned changes you’ll need to know about to prepare for PeopleTools 8.61. Have you explored the benefits provided by OCI, including first access to PeopleTools 8.61? See the new automation enhancements provided by Cloud Manager, like the automatic application of Infrastructure Deployment Packages (IDPKs) for CPU patches, or the auto-scaling capabilities enabled by Data Science. This is a session you should not miss!

PeopleTools Roundtable

Sasank Vemana & Mark Hoernemann
Oracle

Wednesday, May 22nd - 11:00 CDT


Join members of the Oracle PeopleTools Strategy team in an open roundtable discussion.

Lightning Talks & Closing

Multiple Presenters

Wednesday, May 22nd - 13:00 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 conference and saying goodbyes!