What motivates you this time of year?
One of these things that always inspires me is the early spring sun. It brings a new energy after winter, and encourages me get out of the nice warm indoors. The brightness and the breath of fresh spring air inspires me to start something new. I hope you're also finding the inspiration and energy to dive into some new projects.
At IDUG, there's quite a bit on our schedule for this year and lot of activities are already happening as I write this update.
In March, two IDUG Db2 Data and Analytics Technical Summits are taking place in Bengaluru and Chennai, India. If you're in the area, make sure you don't miss this great learning and networking opportunity. Additionally, certification vouchers are available with registration for both events.
Early June will bring our North American flagship conference. The 2019 IDUG North America Db2 Tech Conference will be taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Early Bird Registration is available and there is a huge discount for bringing your new-to-IDUG friends. Learn more about our offers.
Building on what we started last year, in August we will host an event in Sao Paolo. We will also be adding an event in Mexico City during this time. Dates for both events are just about to be confirmed, so be on the lookout for more details, which are coming soon.
For the first time, we'll have two events as part of our Australian conference in September. By splitting the conference between two cities—Canberra and Melbourne—we are excited to reach more Db2 professionals in the area. Choose the event closest to you. The call for presentations is open now; submit an abstract today to be considered.
The 2019 IDUG Db2 EMEA Tech Conference takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 20–24. Early bird registration is open now. Check out all of our registration options, which include bring-a-friend discounts and one-day passes. How about sharing your Db2 stories and submitting a topic to be included in the agenda? The call for abstracts is open for only a few more weeks.
The IDUG Premium Membership was announced last year, and after a slight delay, it will be released this March. Featuring premium content including educational videos, premium articles, and additional discounts for different educational events (conferences, online education courses, etc.), the premium membership will be your key to unlock all the benefits of being part of the IDUG community. Keep an eye out for the announcment with all the details, coming soon.
With all this going on, it's going to be busy year for everyone. I'm looking forward to catching up with you at one of conferences or seminars this year.