IDUG in Austin Is Just a Few Weeks Away!

The IDUG NA DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas is less than one month away! Taking place May 23-26, 2016, this event is your opportunity to experience the latest in DB2 technologies, networking opportunities and the technical content you need to be successful.

New this year, there will be a full day dedicated to SPARK education and education focused on DB2 in the cloud, security, encryption, database performance and other trending topics. Engage with more than 600 DB2 professionals, vendors and industry experts to share implementation stories, lessons learned and best practices. Opportunities to connect throughout the event include:

  • Sunday, May 22: BMC/IDUG Kickoff Party 
  • Monday, May 23: Content Committee Meet-Up
  • Tuesday, May 24: IDUG Call for Volunteers and VMC Meet-Up 
  • Tuesday, May 24: RUG Meet-Up/IDUG Annual Business Meeting 
  • Wednesday, May 25: Meet the IDUG Board! 
  • Wednesday, May 25: DBI/IBM Sponsored Reception

Registration for the 2016 IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia, taking place September 13-16, 2016 is open! Register by July 20 to receive discounted registration rates! Simply register using code EARLYAU.

It’s time for the 2016-2017 IDUG Board of Directors to be voted on! Join your fellow members in ratifying the IDUG Board of Directors Slate for the coming year. The deadline is May 13, 2016, so vote today!

You'll notice my name is not on the list, as I'll be retiring from my board duties as part of the natural progression and renewal of people on the IDUG Board of Directors. I may be considering seeking other volunteer positions after a bit of a break, who knows.

In the meantime, with the time given back to me after Austin I may be getting some more steps in. Speaking of which, on May 1st I just passed the 6 million step mark since the beginning of 2015!


Bjarne Nelson on behalf of Anna Brodie, IDUG President

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