I’d like to first begin by thanking all of the IDUG volunteers. IDUG Orlando 2013 marks my 25th North American Conference that I have attended. I served on the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) in 1999 and I know it is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun and a great way to connect with pe
Building the best possible grid for a conference is a lot of work!
There are hundreds of abstracts, hours of review, prioritization of the topics, assuring the best possible speakers and presentations, balancing the grid to meet the needs of all the attendees. Then, there is the Networking to plan
I could probably turn out 20 favorite [IDUG] memories.... 1) Like the majority of attendees, I look forward to Melanie Stopfer’s IDUG presentations. No one who has heard her speak would be surprised that she is a member of the IDUG Speaker Hall of Fame, frequently receives “Best Speaker” accolade
I was at the first International DB2 Users Group Conference. Well, sort of. Two friends, Dave Wilke and Rhoda Garfield, were inaugural attendees. I stopped by at the end of the day to meet them and to see how the conference was going. Wow! Papers were everywhere. Ideas filled the air.