February eBulletin - Reminisce About the Past and Look to the Future of DB2

Dear IDUG Membership,

It’s hard to believe that I only have three months remaining in my term as IDUG President…  it seems like yesterday the baton was being handed over! BUT it’s not time to take the foot off the pedal!

For starters, I am excited about the upcoming IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando. Orlando has always been one of our most popular locations and it is only fitting that we are back for IDUG’s 25th anniversary… it’s going to be magical (pardon the pun!). 

For many of us who have attended IDUG conferences since the early years, 2013 is going to be nostalgic. If you haven’t attended an IDUG event in the last few years, this is a good year to do so. Meet up with old friends and reminisce about the good old days.

The past 25 years have seen countless changes and advancements in DB2. While we celebrate how far we have come, you will also see that there is no slowing down. The North America Conference Planning Committee has put together a robust technical program that has an increased focus on user experiences to keep you at the forefront of the latest DB2 developments. There will be plenty of DB2 11 discussions, and a few more surprises on the way, so keep checking www.IDUG.org/NA for breaking news! Our vendor partners are in a celebratory mood as well, so there will be plenty of celebrating going on… Cheers to that!

This is just the beginning. Our other two Conference Planning Committees are feeling festive as well, so if you are planning on attending our Australasia IDUG DB2 Tech Conference  in Melbourne or the EMEA IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Barcelona, you are in for a treat.  

Old is new again …

As I mentioned last month, IDUG has a heightened focus on content… and we have plenty of it available in our “Tech Library.” The IDUG Solutions Journal was the official, peer-reviewed publication of the IDUG community addressing the latest news, trends, releases and tips for all of DB2. Until the end of 2010, the journal was published three times per year, but has since been adapted to the Web, with new articles published regularly. Many of the old documents are still relevant today, and you can access 12 years of ISJ [free] in our Tech Library. Take a browse!

Looking for something current? Have a look at this month’s featured article “New Year’s Resolutions: Help your DB2 Client Lose Weight,” by Ian Bjorhovde.

As always, stay connected to IDUG… make www.IDUG.org your gateway to the worldwide DB2 Community and in-depth technical information.

With Best Regards,

Joe Borges
IDUG President

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