I always get excited as we approach IDUG conferences. The 2011 IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, Czech Republic is no different. I have attended numerous IDUG conferences already, so why do I still get excited? There are two major reasons for this: Firstly, I know that I will learn something useful to take back to my shop. Last year, we were working in a project and I found out one piece of information at the IDUG conference that was so important I had to ring back immediately to pass the information on! I could not even wait until I returned to the office. So, I know, without a doubt that I will learn more important information again this year in Prague. You still have time to register, so make sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Secondly, it is a great opportunity to meet up with new and old professional contacts. I am still making new friends, which means that I can always have an enjoyable time whilst I am away from home.
However, the conference is not the only reason to be excited right now. On 2 November, Suresh Sane is presenting his Best User Presentation "DB2 10 Application Topics—A DB2 10 Customer's Experience" as a webcast. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the presentation at the conference to be able to learn from it. It's also useful to let your management see the quality of education that takes place at an IDUG conference - which will make justifying your attendance in future years much easier. Make sure to register for the webcast so you don't miss this great opportunity.