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President's Blog

News, thoughts, and information from the President of IDUG

Recent Articles

  • Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! I wanted to encourage every one of you to consider registering right now for the 2022 IDUG NA Db2 Tech Conference in Boston, USA, on July 11-14! read more...

  • April 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! At the moment (although I’m almost hesitant to even say it), it finally does feel like our world may be expanding a bit, after contracting so much as read more...

  • March 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world. I know that everyone in the Db2 User community is really excited about 2022. In addition to our plans to return to face-to-face IDUG events this year, read more...

  • January 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    A very Happy New Year to all of you. I hope everyone had a good break and managed to spend some quality time with family and friends. We started 2021 with high expectations of a relatively better read more...

  • With an uptake of more and more people being vaccinated against Covid-19, countries have opened their borders for travel over the past few months. This has opened the doors for IDUG committees to conduct read more...

  • September President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    September is usually a "back to" month. Back from holiday, back to work, back to school, and more. The "back from holiday" was missing for most of us last year as we adapted to living under COVID-19 restrictions read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Gosh, “time flies” resonates more so now than ever. I clearly remember the day in 2012 at the IDUG EMEA Conference in Berlin when I was drafted in to join the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee read more...

  • Life Is Too Short to Rush

    Blog Entry

    Everyone is in a rush! When we look around, we find that everyone is anxious to move forward, to rush to the next thing—whether it’s an event, a meeting, the store, anything just to get out of the house, read more...

  • Ready for Change

    Blog Entry

    Wow, how the weather has changed in just a short 24 hours. We had been enjoying decent spring-like weather, sunny, highs in the 60s, the trees starting to bud, the grass turning a vibrant green, and it read more...

  • Waiting Is Making Us Impatient!

    Blog Entry

    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 read more...

  • Blog Entry

    There were so many challenges and obstacles this past year; however, we set our sights on finishing 2020 together and are truly blessed to have been able to do so. We quietly rang in the New Year with read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Tis the season! Hard to believe we are rounding the corner, and this year is about to end—relief? We hope! It has certainly been a trying year and one we will not forget. We, like so many, have experienced read more...