what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

Robert Galambos

what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward to in
dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the baggage
being lost at the airport)


My choices are

1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)

2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at least
want to put this to bed

3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth

4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to find
a hat that fits and looks nice

5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather



any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.

We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences in
the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting your
questions.

Robert Catterall

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Robert Galambos)
Looking forward to...

1) Becoming an IDUG "civilian" again (serving on the Board has been fun, but
seven years is enough)

2) Teaching an IDUG Educational Seminar again (it's been quite a few years,
and this is something that I really enjoy doing)

3) Eating really good Tex-Mex food

4) Getting together with my mom

5) Seeing - if only on TV - the Mavs and the Stars still in the NBA and
NHL playoffs, respectively (I moved to Atlanta eight years ago, but I'm
still a BIG fan of the Dallas pro sports teams)

Robert


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Robert Galambos <
[login to unmask email]> wrote:

> to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward to
> in
> dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the baggage
> being lost at the airport)
>
>
> My choices are
>
> 1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)
>
> 2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at least
> want to put this to bed
>
> 3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth
>
> 4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
> find
> a hat that fits and looks nice
>
> 5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather
>
>
>
> any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
> stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.
>
> We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
> in
> the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting
> your
> questions.
>



--
Robert Catterall
Catterall Consulting
www.catterallconsulting.com

Cathy Taddei

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Robert Catterall)
My top two are the same as yours, Robert -- networking and
certification. But these are ancillary to my main reason for attending:
all those great educational sessions.

I've only been to one IDUG (2004), and I missed the DB2-L get-together
because I went to dinner with old friends. What do you think about a
DB2-L section in the lunch room? It would be nice to have a DB2-L
gathering someplace other than at a bar.

Thanks,
Cathy

-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Robert Galambos
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:11 AM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward
to in
dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the
baggage
being lost at the airport)


My choices are

1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)

2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at
least
want to put this to bed

3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth

4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
find
a hat that fits and looks nice

5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather



any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.

We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
in
the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting
your
questions.


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Barbara Koenen

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Cathy Taddei)
I would vote for that.

Any suggestions for a newbie to IDUG? I've been to IOD (in its various
incarnations) over my years in DB2, but never made it to IDUG before.
I'm more of a sysadm than a dba these days; what shouldn't I miss?

I passed the DB2 9 Fundamentals and z/OS certifications at IOD last
fall. I need to work on the LUW one...

-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Taddei, Cathy
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:10 PM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

My top two are the same as yours, Robert -- networking and
certification. But these are ancillary to my main reason for attending:
all those great educational sessions.

I've only been to one IDUG (2004), and I missed the DB2-L get-together
because I went to dinner with old friends. What do you think about a
DB2-L section in the lunch room? It would be nice to have a DB2-L
gathering someplace other than at a bar.

Thanks,
Cathy

-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Robert Galambos
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:11 AM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward
to in dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the
baggage being lost at the airport)


My choices are

1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)

2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at
least want to put this to bed

3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth

4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
find a hat that fits and looks nice

5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather



any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.

We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
in the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in
posting your questions.


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Scott Hayes

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Barbara Koenen)
My Top 10 Reasons for going to IDUG!

10) It'll be my 20th IDUG NA Conference!
9) There is no better opportunity to re-connect with friends from around the
world
8) Downtown Dallas provides many great opportunities for dining and
entertainment
7) Free IBM Certification Testing
6) IDUG is the one remaining conference venue principally focused on DB2 so
it is easy to make new friends who speak a peculiar language of Bufferpools,
Tablespaces, and Optimization Levels
5) The education sessions provided by real day-to-day end users and
consultants contain valuable, practical, and readily implementable advice.
Everyone learns something at IDUG unless they are asleep.
4) I've never been to a breakfast, but I hear they are quite good. As for
me, I'll take a Grande vanilla latte for each hand. You can count on a good
meal at lunch time which is a real treat for someone who is often otherwise
too busy to eat.
3) Education Seminars provide a great way to acquire deep knowledge for a
relatively low cost! Sign up!
2) Meeting with IBM Developers and other Networking Events where one can
have a casual chat with a DB2 brainiac.
1) The Vendor Exhibit Hall provides a great way to catch up on available
tools and collect toys- some for you, and some for the kids!

And do you know the two most powerful words in the English language?

*FREE BEER*

This valuable resource, made from Barley, Malt, and Hops, is like drinking
your vegetables - and everyone knows that alcohol kills germs. IDUG
attendees are usually fairly healthy!

With best wishes to all for a successful, educational, fun filled 20th IDUG
NA!

Cheers,
Scott

Scott Hayes
President & CEO, DBI
www.dbisoftware.com
Your Performance IS Our Business
Free DB2 LUW Performance Education at:
http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com/blog/main/archives/db2_for_luw_performance/ind
ex.html
Free DB2 LUW Monitoring Tool: www.Brother-Eagle.com


-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email] On
Behalf Of Taddei, Cathy
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:10 PM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

My top two are the same as yours, Robert -- networking and
certification. But these are ancillary to my main reason for attending:
all those great educational sessions.

I've only been to one IDUG (2004), and I missed the DB2-L get-together
because I went to dinner with old friends. What do you think about a
DB2-L section in the lunch room? It would be nice to have a DB2-L
gathering someplace other than at a bar.

Thanks,
Cathy

-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Robert Galambos
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:11 AM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?

to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward
to in
dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the
baggage
being lost at the airport)


My choices are

1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)

2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at
least
want to put this to bed

3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth

4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
find
a hat that fits and looks nice

5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather



any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.

We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
in
the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting
your
questions.


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Troy Coleman

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Scott Hayes)
LOL, Thanks Scott!!
I agree with your list. :-)
I like the free healthy beer and of course everything else such as
meeting up with old friends and making some new friends.

See ya at IDUG.
Cheers!
Troy

Scott Hayes wrote:
> My Top 10 Reasons for going to IDUG!
>
> 10) It'll be my 20th IDUG NA Conference!
> 9) There is no better opportunity to re-connect with friends from around the
> world
> 8) Downtown Dallas provides many great opportunities for dining and
> entertainment
> 7) Free IBM Certification Testing
> 6) IDUG is the one remaining conference venue principally focused on DB2 so
> it is easy to make new friends who speak a peculiar language of Bufferpools,
> Tablespaces, and Optimization Levels
> 5) The education sessions provided by real day-to-day end users and
> consultants contain valuable, practical, and readily implementable advice.
> Everyone learns something at IDUG unless they are asleep.
> 4) I've never been to a breakfast, but I hear they are quite good. As for
> me, I'll take a Grande vanilla latte for each hand. You can count on a good
> meal at lunch time which is a real treat for someone who is often otherwise
> too busy to eat.
> 3) Education Seminars provide a great way to acquire deep knowledge for a
> relatively low cost! Sign up!
> 2) Meeting with IBM Developers and other Networking Events where one can
> have a casual chat with a DB2 brainiac.
> 1) The Vendor Exhibit Hall provides a great way to catch up on available
> tools and collect toys- some for you, and some for the kids!
>
> And do you know the two most powerful words in the English language?
>
> *FREE BEER*
>
> This valuable resource, made from Barley, Malt, and Hops, is like drinking
> your vegetables - and everyone knows that alcohol kills germs. IDUG
> attendees are usually fairly healthy!
>
> With best wishes to all for a successful, educational, fun filled 20th IDUG
> NA!
>
> Cheers,
> Scott
>
> Scott Hayes
> President & CEO, DBI
> www.dbisoftware.com
> Your Performance IS Our Business
> Free DB2 LUW Performance Education at:
> http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com/blog/main/archives/db2_for_luw_performance/ind
> ex.html
> Free DB2 LUW Monitoring Tool: www.Brother-Eagle.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email] On
> Behalf Of Taddei, Cathy
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:10 PM
> To: [login to unmask email]
> Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
>
> My top two are the same as yours, Robert -- networking and
> certification. But these are ancillary to my main reason for attending:
> all those great educational sessions.
>
> I've only been to one IDUG (2004), and I missed the DB2-L get-together
> because I went to dinner with old friends. What do you think about a
> DB2-L section in the lunch room? It would be nice to have a DB2-L
> gathering someplace other than at a bar.
>
> Thanks,
> Cathy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
> On Behalf Of Robert Galambos
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:11 AM
> To: [login to unmask email]
> Subject: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
>
> to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward
> to in
> dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the
> baggage
> being lost at the airport)
>
>
> My choices are
>
> 1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)
>
> 2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at
> least
> want to put this to bed
>
> 3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth
>
> 4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
> find
> a hat that fits and looks nice
>
> 5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather
>
>
>
> any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
> stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.
>
> We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
> in
> the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting
> your
> questions.
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> This email is confidential and may be legally privileged.
>
> It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone
> else, unless expressly approved by the sender or an authorized addressee, is
> unauthorized.
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> unlawful. If you believe that you have received this email in error, please
> contact the sender, delete this e-mail and destroy all copies.
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>

Anne Stout

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Troy Coleman)
But everyone knows wine is better for your health.

I look forward to seeing all the friends I only seem to be able to connect
with at IDUG, and the ones that I see rarely durring the year.

I'm hoping to be able to attend some really helpfull LUW presentations

Getting some sun, and relaxation on Saturday before the conference starts...
If you want to find me I plan to be on the sun deck Sat afternoon




On 4/17/08, Troy Coleman <[login to unmask email]> wrote:
>
> LOL, Thanks Scott!!
> I agree with your list. :-)
> I like the free healthy beer and of course everything else such as meeting
> up with old friends and making some new friends.
>
> See ya at IDUG.
> Cheers!
> Troy
>
> Scott Hayes wrote:
>
> > My Top 10 Reasons for going to IDUG!
> >
> > 10) It'll be my 20th IDUG NA Conference!
> > 9) There is no better opportunity to re-connect with friends from around
> > the
> > world
> > 8) Downtown Dallas provides many great opportunities for dining and
> > entertainment
> > 7) Free IBM Certification Testing
> > 6) IDUG is the one remaining conference venue principally focused on DB2
> > so
> > it is easy to make new friends who speak a peculiar language of
> > Bufferpools,
> > Tablespaces, and Optimization Levels
> > 5) The education sessions provided by real day-to-day end users and
> > consultants contain valuable, practical, and readily implementable
> > advice.
> > Everyone learns something at IDUG unless they are asleep.
> > 4) I've never been to a breakfast, but I hear they are quite good. As
> > for
> > me, I'll take a Grande vanilla latte for each hand. You can count on a
> > good
> > meal at lunch time which is a real treat for someone who is often
> > otherwise
> > too busy to eat.
> > 3) Education Seminars provide a great way to acquire deep knowledge for
> > a
> > relatively low cost! Sign up!
> > 2) Meeting with IBM Developers and other Networking Events where one can
> > have a casual chat with a DB2 brainiac. 1) The Vendor Exhibit Hall
> > provides a great way to catch up on available
> > tools and collect toys- some for you, and some for the kids!
> >
> > And do you know the two most powerful words in the English language?
> >
> > *FREE BEER*
> >
> > This valuable resource, made from Barley, Malt, and Hops, is like
> > drinking
> > your vegetables - and everyone knows that alcohol kills germs. IDUG
> > attendees are usually fairly healthy!
> >
> > With best wishes to all for a successful, educational, fun filled 20th
> > IDUG
> > NA!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Scott
> >
> > Scott Hayes
> > President & CEO, DBI
> > www.dbisoftware.com
> > Your Performance IS Our Business
> > Free DB2 LUW Performance Education at:
> > http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com/blog/main/archives/db2_for_luw_performance/ind
> > ex.html
> > Free DB2 LUW Monitoring Tool: www.Brother-Eagle.com < http://www.brother-eagle.com/ >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
> > On
> > Behalf Of Taddei, Cathy
> > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:10 PM
> > To: [login to unmask email]
> > Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
> >
> > My top two are the same as yours, Robert -- networking and
> > certification. But these are ancillary to my main reason for attending:
> > all those great educational sessions.
> >
> > I've only been to one IDUG (2004), and I missed the DB2-L get-together
> > because I went to dinner with old friends. What do you think about a
> > DB2-L section in the lunch room? It would be nice to have a DB2-L
> > gathering someplace other than at a bar.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cathy
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
> > On Behalf Of Robert Galambos
> > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:11 AM
> > To: [login to unmask email]
> > Subject: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
> >
> > to start the balling rolling so to speak, what are you looking forward
> > to in
> > dallas? or what do you hope is not going to happen (aside from the
> > baggage
> > being lost at the airport)
> >
> >
> > My choices are
> >
> > 1) networking (putting names to faces that i have seen/talked to)
> >
> > 2) passing the Cert test (well maybe not 'looking forward to' but at
> > least
> > want to put this to bed
> >
> > 3) Taking a look at the stock yards in forth worth
> >
> > 4) Getting a cowboy hat that fits (i have a 'big head' and have yet to
> > find
> > a hat that fits and looks nice
> >
> > 5) enjoyinh the warmer wheather
> >
> >
> >
> > any thoughts. this is the list to express your opinion on both the 'soft
> > stuff' about the conference as well as the hard ones.
> > We have a number of people on the list that have been in the conferences
> > in
> > the past and are involved with this conference, so feel free in posting
> > your
> > questions.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> > It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone
> > else, unless expressly approved by the sender or an authorized
> > addressee, is
> > unauthorized.
> >
> > If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying,
> > distribution
> > or any action omitted or taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may
> > be
> > unlawful. If you believe that you have received this email in error,
> > please
> > contact the sender, delete this e-mail and destroy all copies.
> >
> >
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> > ==
> >
> >
> >
>

Paul Turpin

Re: what are you l;ooking forward to, or not?
(in response to Anne Stout)
Rob will have to introduce us. I will be happy to point you to some good
DB2 for LUW sessions; session D02 might be interest if you like solving
problems on DB2 for LUW. D02 is actually a session that I'm doing and
should be a bit of fun, if I can get Bongo to behave. ;-)

Seriously, if you are interested in working on your DB2 for LUW
certification. Roger Sanders' "DB2 9 for LUW Database Administrator
Certification Exam (Exam 731) Preparation" on Sunday would be quite helpful
to you. If you are looking for DB2 for LUW sessions take a look at the D
and E tracks in the Conference Scheduler:
http://idugew.prod.web.sba.com/displaymod/GridDisplay.cfm?conference_id=65

If you are looking for an Educational Seminar that will teach you how to
make DB2 for LUW fly, then Soctt Hayes' "DB2 LUW Performance Diagnosis
Learning Lab" will help you with that.

There are some more DB2 for LUW sessions scattered among the other tracks,
as well. If you have a particular area of interest in DB2 for LUW, feel
free to contact me and I will be happy to steer you toward some sessions
that I believe you will find interesting.

I look forward to meeting you at the conference. I'd love to hear your
comparison of IOD and IDUG after the conference.

Paul Turpin