Membership in the Hyperion SIG is free (to existing members of OAUG).
As you've all heard by now, OAUG is one of the forces beyond the Collaborate conference in April. On that note, the Hyperion SIG will be meeting at COLLABORATE 08 on Sunday, the first day of the conference (1PM-3:15PM in Room 407), so make sure you arrive in Denver in time to attend.
One of the more interesting aspects of the Hyperion SIG is that they hold a free monthly e-learning webcast (similar to our interRel webcasts except ours are weekly). I'm the Essbase Domain Lead for the Hyperion SIG (along with Tim Tow) so they asked me to give a presentation on Essbase for their March e-learning session. I decided to deliver "How Essbase Thinks" since when we hold it for our interRel webcasts, it usually attracts 100+ people. Here's the abstract:
Would you like to know some of what the Hyperion developers know about the Hyperion Essbase engine? Join the OAUG Hyperion SIG for an informative hour designed to give you a thorough understanding of what actually happens behind the scenes and underneath the covers. Go beyond "laboratory theory" and learn what Edward Roske, author of "Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion Essbase" actually gathered from 10+ years of real-life experience at Hyperion Essbase customers. You'll learn how Essbase handles different formulas and commands during a calculation, how data is compressed, and how internally data is loaded into memory. For a true Essbase "insider's perspective," this is the e-Learning event you don't want to miss!
It's a bit fawning, I know. Hey, it's not like I wrote it. Anyway, my "How Essbase Thinks" webcast is Thursday, March 27, and as of right now, the 5PM Eastern timeslot has space left. I'm also delivering the same webcast at 9AM Eastern, but that's one at capacity. If you're interested in registering, I'd hurry because each presentation timeslot is limited to the first 25 people to sign up (apparently, there's a limitation in OAUG's webcasting software).