New Things Are Happening for IDUG

We just launched registration for the 2016 IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia, taking place September 13-16, 2016. Register by July 20 to receive discounted registration rates! Simply register using code EARLYAU.

The Call for Presentations for IDUG in Sydney is now open!  We’re looking for presentation abstracts that dive into the details of implementation, migrating to a new release, or maximizing performance from any member of the DB2 product family. In recognition of the complex requirements of today’s database implementations, presentation abstracts relating to migration from Oracle to DB2, upgrading within versions of DB2, and new hardware implementations are also being requested.  Also, in a change from prior IDUG conferences, presentations for this year’s conference may cover details of DB2 tools and other ancillary DB2 products. Submit your abstracts by April 30.

The IDUG NA DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas is quickly approaching! Taking place May 23-26, 2016, this event is your opportunity to experience the latest in DB2 technologies, networking opportunities and the technical content you need to be successful.

The board of directors has finished the process of interviewing and voting on the slate of directors for 2016-2017.

First, we want to thank all of the people who applied. IDUG was extremely fortunate in having several well-qualified candidates stepping forward and this made the selection process even more so difficult for us.

For the position we had vacant the board has chosen Terry Johnson for the 2016-2017 slate. If you were in Valley Forge last year Terry should be a familiar face to you as he was planning chair for that event. In fact, with Terry also being the chair for the event in Austin, I’m sure that he may have something special to say at the end, assuming of course that the membership approves the slate as presented. Hence, please don’t forget to cast your vote!

The president-elect will be Luc Vandaele, which I’m sure is also well known to a lot of you. Luc, also having been planning chair twice for our EMEA event and having a long standing record as IDUG volunteer brings a lot of experience and enthusiasm helping to bring IDUG forward at the leadership level. 

Ratification of the board is open on the IDUG website, and the formal announcement will be made at the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Austin during a member business meeting (details to be announced). Please take a few minutes to vote and support the work that these IDUG volunteers do for the community.

 

Thanks,

Bjarne Nelson on behalf of Anna Brodie, IDUG President

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