Welcome to September! Exciting things are happening with IDUG. The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Melbourne, Australia is just around the corner. We hope to see you in Melbourne from 15-18 September for three full days packed with 65 hours of education options.
Can you believe it’s already August? This summer (or rather winter down here in New Zealand) is going by quickly and we’re gearing up for the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Come join us in Melbourne from 15-18 September for three full days packed with 65 hours of education options
Hello, and greetings from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania! I am happy to be here at the IDUG DB2 North American Tech Conference. In addition to the exceptional education I’ve been receiving, I’m enjoying the opportunity to meet and connect with many of you!
The winter months are drawing to a close, and IDUG is busy preparing for a busy spring season, with the IDUG DB2 Technical Seminars in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad taking place in March, and the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 4-8.
Happy holidays from IDUG! I hope you have enjoyed spending time with friends and family throughout the past month celebrating the holidays and the New Year. In 2015, IDUG will experience many new and exciting changes.
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague is just days away! I should be packing and preparing, but instead I find myself writing this letter, while anticipating the education, networking and fun that awaits.
It’s hard to believe we’re already more than half way through 2014! But not to fear, IDUG still has plenty of tricks up our sleeve to keep you educated and informed as we round out the final part of the year.
Who can believe that the summer has passed so quickly and we are now just one month away from the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia! I can’t wait to see you all in “the land down under,” and replenish my DB2 knowledge with IDUG’s incredible technical program.
As we enter July, we are one month closer to the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia! I’m thrilled to attend my first conference as President of IDUG, and even more excited to experience the signature IDUG education and networking alongside all of you.
Summer is upon us, and with it comes not only a change in the weather, but a change in IDUG leadership. I’m honored to take on the role of IDUG President, and hope I’m able to fill the shoes of Mark Labby in an adequate manner.
This is the note that comes with mixed feelings as it is the last one I write as IDUG’s president. It has been an extremely busy year that has absolutely flown by with much joy. I want to thank you, the IDUG community, for allowing me this opportunity to serve you.
You may be surprised that Forbes magazine ranks Database Administrators as the ‘happiest’ job for 2014! The article says the job has become more popular as DBAs’ roles have changed, with technology moving to the center of what many businesses do and a key driver of success. But we always knew that!
The weeks are speeding by as we approach the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Phoenix. Personally, this event brings with it a lot of mixed feelings as it is time to see old friends but, will also end my year as IDUG’s president.
Happy New Year! In addition to my holiday traditions, I also have a January tradition: lunch at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. I'm not a farmer or associated with agriculture but it's a nice change of pace.
As 2013 comes to a close, I must pause a moment to reflect on the great successes I have seen over the past year. It has been a quite a ride thanks to our members, dedicated volunteers and partners. Here’s a look back at highlights from our 25th anniversary year...
We have all heard about Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hitting the Philippines, and now are seeing the images of the devastation that has taken place. On behalf of IDUG, we are sending our prayers and wishes to the families of the lost and support for the survivors and ask that you join us.
I’m writing this on my way back from the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Barcelona where it was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Time spent with other DBAs is different than with anyone one else (you non-DBAs, please keep your comments to yourselves!).
IDUG's 25th anniversary year brings us a new release of DB2 – DB2 11 was just officially announced and IDUG was ready. We have had several people working on the IDUG DB2 11 for z/OS Technical White Paper that takes a deep dive (almost 100 pages!) into the product and highlights several...
September already! I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and is ready to get back to work. I can say that the IDUG Conference Planning Committees have been working very hard all summer* and are ready with IDUG DB2 Tech Conferences in Melbourne 11-13 September and Barcelona 13-18 October.
Wow – this has been one of the busiest months in IDUG history! Where do I start…First, IDUG has formed an agreement with IBM to join the IBM Customer Advisory Councils (CAC) for DB2 LUW and z/OS. I am pleased to act as our first Participant Representative.
Dear IDUG Membership,This month, I want to discuss a newer part of the IDUG experience that I am very proud of. A few years ago, IDUG started a program to help newer DB2 professionals receive training and make professional contacts through IDUG.
Dear IDUG Membership,I knew when I became president of IDUG I would write a short message to you each month, but I planned to remove that photo we use for the eBulletin. As an introvert, one of the last things I wanted was to have my photo going out each month.
Dear IDUG Membership, I am honored to serve you as President and look forward to the coming year. We are well underway in IDUG’s 25th anniversary year, a time to reflect on our past successes and look to the next 25 years of success.