The Poland DB2 Users Group (PDUG) is a new Regional User Group (RUG) that was formed in January 2013. Discussions to start the group were held with some of its founding members at the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Berlin in November 2012. The new RUG held its first meeting to elect a Board and committees in Warsaw in January, and has registered to become a non-governmental organization in Poland. The group is chaired by Jacek Rafalak.
PDUG plans to hold meetings twice a year, and held its first general meeting in Warsaw on March 21, 2013 with about 40 attendees. The first meeting featured two IBMers from the Silicon Valley Lab (Christian Michel and Thomas Beavin), and three PDUG members (Adam Dutkowski, Jacek Surma and Jacek Banasiak).
PDUG has looked at IDUG as a model for organizing and running meetings, and is utilizing the community features available to RUGs on www.IDUG.org to keep in contact with its users and gather information from members about future directions.