I was at the first International DB2 Users Group Conference. Well, sort of. Two friends, Dave Wilke and Rhoda Garfield, were inaugural attendees. I stopped by at the end of the day to meet them and to see how the conference was going. Wow! Papers were everywhere. Ideas filled the air. Excitement permeated discussions. I thought to myself, "This is for me!" I got my chance years later when an officer from my Regional User Group asked me, "Where is your presentation?" You might know her: Sheryl Larsen.