Last month I shared a few lessons I learned during my time volunteering with IDUG. Although I could fill a book with all the things I've learned as a volunteer, I'll highlight just a few more takeaways that I think could benefit everyone interested in volunteering with IDUG.
The announcement of the new board of directors slate in the IDUG monthly newsletter reminds me that my presidential term is almost over.
It's overwhelming to even try to grasp all the things IDUG brought to my life over the years. I cannot imagine what the past 14 years would have looked like...
IDUG Members: On behalf of the Volunteer Management Committee I'd like to invite interested parties to apply for an open Board of Directors position to fill a one year term. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the January 13, 2017 deadline.
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia 2016 is taking place this September 13 -16. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, but many of my favorite speakers like Melanie Stopfer, Terry Purcell, Matt Huras and John Campbell will be there giving great presentations.
My first IDUG was in Amsterdam in 1998 (I think). I'd been encouraged by Phil Grainger to submit an abstract and was astounded when it got accepted. My first thread chair was Bjarne Nelson (no relative), and my presentation was entitled "Small Town DBA : DB2 for the Rest of Us". I recently fo