Anticipating IDUG in Prague

It’s hard to believe we’re already more than half way through 2014! But not to fear, IDUG still has plenty of tricks up our sleeve to keep you educated and informed as we round out the final part of the year.

Just next month is the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, taking place 9-14 November. IDUG in Prague attendees will have access to 100+ technical sessions and several full-day workshops, not to mention the company of DB2’s greatest! We hope you’ll join us in Prague, but if you need a bit more convincing, take a look at the eBrochure for more details on what you might miss if you choose not to attend.

My very first IDUG experience was in fact an EMEA IDUG DB2 Tech Conference, or as it was called back then the Pan European IDUG Conference. That is, if my memory deserves me right, keeping in mind that this was 22 years ago.

Despite the time gone by, it's still very clear in my mind how exited I was about everything I experienced during that week in 1992 in Geneva. It became immediately apparent to me that I had to get actively involved with IDUG. One year later and I found myself to be involved with the European Conference Planning Committee.

Having gone through this experience numerous times (10 to be precise) makes one appreciate the amount of passion and dedication it requires for our volunteers to put together an event like an IDUG Tech Conference. I saw clear evidence of this just last month in Sydney, where I actually found time to go to sessions.  Now peeking at the Grid for Prague, I can already now see that I'm going to be challenged in terms of the awakened urge to dig further into my areas of DB2 interests versus attending to my official IDUG duties.

Don’t miss you on this month’s opportunities for continued education. Check in with the DB2 Tech Channel for upcoming Tech Talks, or browse through old webcasts you might have missed. While you’re at it, check out the IDUG Calendar of Events to stay up to date with everything IDUG!

Take a few moments to read Joe Gellar’s article on Backup and Recovery, as well as the other content articles to stay up-to-date on all things DB2! 

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