I hope you are enjoying your summer

By Paul Turpin posted Jul 22, 2016 12:31 PM


Summer may mean vacation for many, but IDUG  is still going strong providing new, fresh education content on the topics DB2 users are asking about every day.

One team that is hard at work this summer is the IDUG Content Committee. They are working, in collaboration with members globally, to bring you fresh content in the form of articles and blog posts every week on idug.org.

Thank you Daniel Luksetich, Kurt Struyf, Jim Dee, Phil Nelson, Fred Sobotka, Joe Geller, Ian Bjorhovde, Ludovic Janssens, Jeff Lane, Martin Hubel, Emil Kotrc, John Maenpaa, David Simpson and Denis Tronin for your excellent work on the Content Committee. The liaisons to the committee, Zeljen Stanic, Jim Reed, Terry Johnson and Pam O'Brien provide a lot of support to the committee and as a community, we all reap the benefits.

You may have already noticed, IDUG.org has gone responsive. We are living in a “mobile-first world” and because of that, people are accessing news, articles and content from their mobile devices more than ever. To adapt to your needs, IDUG.org is now a fully responsive website! This gives you the ability to read and share our blog content and weekly articles at any time on any device. To complement the website, we also have the IDUG year-round mobile app which can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. You can access all of the great IDUG content articles daily from the app.

Registration is now open for the AU conference and the EMEA conference. These are going to be great conferences that you do not want to miss. In addition to exceptional technical content, there will be many opportunities to network with fellow DB2 professionals. If you have tricky technical problems, you can often find the answers by talking to other attendees. I personally have brought back many solutions to work after a few days to talking to attendees.

Did you know that IDUG hosts and collaborates on four-five webinars every month?  You can learn more about them at idug.org/techchannel .

To help grow our IDUG community and bring in new experts, we have enabled social sign-on on idug.org. This allows all registered users to sign-in once to IDUG.org and be able to easily share articles and content with one-click to your social networks. Let’s help spread the word that IDUG is the best place for DB2 news and great educational content.

It’s been a busy season, and IDUG continues to look for ways to serve this community in new and exciting ways. Have ideas, content or ways IDUG can provide more to you as a DB2 user? Email idug@idug.org and let us know!

Paul Turpin
IDUG Board of Directors President 2016/17