Congratulations to the CPC

Mark Labby

Congratulations to the CPC
I just wanted to extend a hearty Thank You and congratulations to the North
American Conference Planning Committee for 2008. Guys and gals-you did a
remarkable job! Based on the comments that I heard walking around and
talking with various people, I think everyone had a great time and enjoyed the
learning and networking opportunities.

Two items of note for me-

I especially appreciated the Sunday welcome reception this year. I'm not sure
who's idea it was not to have music blaring, but this year it was so much
easier to talk and catch up with those acquaintances I only see at an IDUG.

Among the best advice given about attending an IDUG conference is telling
people to bring comfortable shoes. It was a hectic and worthwile week- but
as was pointed out, most of us spend more time at our desk than walking and
this week was a workout.

Yes, I know I'm sounding like an old fart - but in all seriousness -
CONGRATULATIONS, enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend before the team
starts working on topping this in Denver!

Kirk Hampton

Re: Congratulations to the CPC
(in response to Mark Labby)
A Texas-sized Thank You ! to all you 2008 CPC members from me as well.

Overall, it was an enjoyable and successful conference for me.

A few general comments:
Thanks once again to CA for providing the Wireless hot spot and the free

PC's to access the internet from. Those can be invaluable for us locals
who can't totally get away from the work environment.

And speaking of the locals, where were they ? I commented to several at

breakfast and lunch that I was seeing more name tags from Canada and
Europe
than I from the Fort Worth-Dallas area. I think maybe more came up from
Austin
than from local. Hard to believe economics are so bad that they were
passing
on NOT having to pay airfare and hotel costs.

Did anyone besides me think that attendance in general was way down ?
Maybe
that's why the distance between sessions seemed shorter than at other
venues
I have attended.

One thing that I thought did not work as intended was having all the
SIGs
during an hour in the middle of the day. What seemed to happen was that
lots
more people attended (like me) because there was not much else to do
that hour,
but very few came prepared with questions/comments for the discussion.

I knew that somewhere in that hotel lobby was a wall with lots of
historical
info on the downtown Dallas area. I realized on the last day that it
was
behind the Registration booths, being used as the storage area. Too bad,
it
could have been a fascinating read for some of the history buffs in the
group.

Note to Mike Skaff: As a native Texan, I don't think I've ever heard
anyone
from here say "All-yawl". I think that is more from the southeast. We're
too
lazy for that, anyway, so we just go with "y'all" (contraction of "you
all"
for those of you unfamiliar with the expression)

And to Mark Labby, until you mentioned it, it had not occurred to me
that yes,
I could actually talk to people at the Welcome Reception without
shouting. Take
note, CPC members, this was a great idea.

Overall, great conference, got to put faces with several names from the
DB2-L
list and this list, and hope to see you all in Denver next year !

_________________________________________________________________
J Kirk Hampton / Capgemini / Dallas

Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Capgemini Energy
Office: +1 972 216 3119 / Mobile: +1 817 228 6083 / www.us.capgemini.com
Fax: +1 972 216 3185
Mesquite Data Center, 2947 Executive Blvd, Mesquite, TX, 75149
Email: [login to unmask email]

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-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Mark Labby
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:44 PM
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Subject: Congratulations to the CPC

I just wanted to extend a hearty Thank You and congratulations to the
North American Conference Planning Committee for 2008. Guys and
gals-you did a remarkable job! Based on the comments that I heard
walking around and talking with various people, I think everyone had a
great time and enjoyed the learning and networking opportunities.

Two items of note for me-

I especially appreciated the Sunday welcome reception this year. I'm
not sure who's idea it was not to have music blaring, but this year it
was so much easier to talk and catch up with those acquaintances I only
see at an IDUG.

Among the best advice given about attending an IDUG conference is
telling people to bring comfortable shoes. It was a hectic and
worthwile week- but as was pointed out, most of us spend more time at
our desk than walking and this week was a workout.

Yes, I know I'm sounding like an old fart - but in all seriousness -
CONGRATULATIONS, enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend before the team
starts working on topping this in Denver!

Phil Grainger

Re: Congratulations to the CPC
(in response to Kirk Hampton)
"Thanks once again to CA for providing the Wireless hot spot and the free

PC's to access the internet from"

To be fair, the Internet Cafe was BMCs!!

Phil G
CA

________________________________

From: IDUG 2008 on behalf of Hampton, Kirk
Sent: Fri 23/05/2008 21:15
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] Congratulations to the CPC



A Texas-sized Thank You ! to all you 2008 CPC members from me as well.

Overall, it was an enjoyable and successful conference for me.

A few general comments:
Thanks once again to CA for providing the Wireless hot spot and the free

PC's to access the internet from. Those can be invaluable for us locals
who can't totally get away from the work environment.

And speaking of the locals, where were they ? I commented to several at

breakfast and lunch that I was seeing more name tags from Canada and
Europe
than I from the Fort Worth-Dallas area. I think maybe more came up from
Austin
than from local. Hard to believe economics are so bad that they were
passing
on NOT having to pay airfare and hotel costs.

Did anyone besides me think that attendance in general was way down ?
Maybe
that's why the distance between sessions seemed shorter than at other
venues
I have attended.

One thing that I thought did not work as intended was having all the
SIGs
during an hour in the middle of the day. What seemed to happen was that
lots
more people attended (like me) because there was not much else to do
that hour,
but very few came prepared with questions/comments for the discussion.

I knew that somewhere in that hotel lobby was a wall with lots of
historical
info on the downtown Dallas area. I realized on the last day that it
was
behind the Registration booths, being used as the storage area. Too bad,
it
could have been a fascinating read for some of the history buffs in the
group.

Note to Mike Skaff: As a native Texan, I don't think I've ever heard
anyone
from here say "All-yawl". I think that is more from the southeast. We're
too
lazy for that, anyway, so we just go with "y'all" (contraction of "you
all"
for those of you unfamiliar with the expression)

And to Mark Labby, until you mentioned it, it had not occurred to me
that yes,
I could actually talk to people at the Welcome Reception without
shouting. Take
note, CPC members, this was a great idea.

Overall, great conference, got to put faces with several names from the
DB2-L
list and this list, and hope to see you all in Denver next year !

_________________________________________________________________
J Kirk Hampton / Capgemini / Dallas

Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Capgemini Energy
Office: +1 972 216 3119 / Mobile: +1 817 228 6083 / www.us.capgemini.com
Fax: +1 972 216 3185
Mesquite Data Center, 2947 Executive Blvd, Mesquite, TX, 75149
Email: [login to unmask email]

Join the Collaborative Business Experience
_________________________________________________________________



-----Original Message-----
From: IDUG 2008 [mailto:[login to unmask email]
On Behalf Of Mark Labby
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:44 PM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: Congratulations to the CPC

I just wanted to extend a hearty Thank You and congratulations to the
North American Conference Planning Committee for 2008. Guys and
gals-you did a remarkable job! Based on the comments that I heard
walking around and talking with various people, I think everyone had a
great time and enjoyed the learning and networking opportunities.

Two items of note for me-

I especially appreciated the Sunday welcome reception this year. I'm
not sure who's idea it was not to have music blaring, but this year it
was so much easier to talk and catch up with those acquaintances I only
see at an IDUG.

Among the best advice given about attending an IDUG conference is
telling people to bring comfortable shoes. It was a hectic and
worthwile week- but as was pointed out, most of us spend more time at
our desk than walking and this week was a workout.

Yes, I know I'm sounding like an old fart - but in all seriousness -
CONGRATULATIONS, enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend before the team
starts working on topping this in Denver!