TOTALLY *FREE* MEMBERSHIP
Membership and meeting/event participation is absolutely FREE (and PRIVATE). Our non-profit mission is purely technical, and our PRIVATE e-mail list is not sold or leased to anyone. Just for attending NATCAP-OUG (even though there are no NATCAP membership fees), you can receive a substantial discount should you wish to join or renew your membership in our parent organization, the Independent Oracle Users Group (www.IOUG.orgformerly called International Oracle Users Group). Ask IOUG for details — but remember that IOUG membership is NEVER required to be a NATCAP-OUG member or to participate in NATCAP-OUG sponsored meetings/events.
FREE STUFF ––AND–– ENHANCE YOUR CAREER & YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
See and Learn Something New–– Stay Current in the Fast-Paced Technical World
Most NATCAP meetings offer hard-core technical presentations on state of the art technologies, methodologies, and practices.
Share Information with your Peers –– Ask Questions or Offer Advice
Got a problem and want to see if someone else nearby has already solved it? NATCAP is the place to find out.
Showcase your Talent –– Use NATCAP to Gain Speaker/Presentation Experience
Everyone is welcome to share their knowledge at NATCAP –– not just product vendors or experienced presenters. You can informally brainstorm with your peers, or if you want to be a speaker/presenter, NATCAP is the ideal place to start. Learn the ropes in a casual environment where your knowledge is more important than the animations on your PowerPoint presentation. Then, if you like, move on to larger industry conferences.
FREE RAFFLES / GIVEAWAYS
We generally give away and raffle-off fun techie stuff, from shirts and caps to lobster dinners to actual software.