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Waiting Is Making Us Impatient!

By Bob Vargo posted Feb 26, 2021 09:14 AM


It is that time of year between holidays, seasons, and events that makes us all impatient. What do you do with your time between these calendar events and those of your family’s schedule? We wait—wait for the next event with anticipation and excitement of something new to come, some form of change to our everyday routine. We have noticed a lot of changes recently in our neighborhood; the sun has been trying to shine more in wintery, cloudy Cleveland, more neighbors are out walking with their pets and kids, and soon we will see the tapping of maple trees for us to enjoy fresh maple syrup. However, spring has not arrived quite yet. It is still too early, and the waiting is making us impatient! We enjoy what comes with this time of year, a fresh perspective of what is ahead of us, a waking from the cold, winter months and quite frankly, I think we are all ready for the change. We are hopeful the COVID-19 vaccines are going to work, and the world receives their doses so we can all get back to normal. With the anticipation of all that hard work, we are impatient for what is to come.

As we all wait with anticipation of what is to come in our own lives, our IDUG community continues to thrive and work on providing the highest quality Db2 education and services to our members. We hope we can get back to in-person events later this year, but in the meantime, we are eager to offer and welcome you to our upcoming virtual events which the IDUG volunteers have been working so hard to provide.


IDUG Australasia Virtual Conference | March 15–19, 2021

The Australasian Virtual Conference will feature keynotes from IBM and Broadcom and over 70 technical sessions. Everyone with a paid registration will receive a complimentary Db2 for z/OS certification voucher or Db2 for LUW proctored badging voucher sponsored by IBM.



Your time and expertise are welcome and needed. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to us via our volunteer page for more information on what opportunities are available. Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions or suggestions. I can be reached at