TUGA IT was always meant to be an inclusive conference, where all technical communities could be present, regardless of the technology vendor they specialize in. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that OUGPT, the Portuguese Oracle User Group, will be joining TUGA IT 2017 as a participant community and, together with SQL Port, will be responsible for the Open Source Data Platform track. OUGPT was founded in November 2014 to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience among professionals of Oracle technologies, and its first public appearance happened on Oracle Day 2014.