A belated happy new year to you all. I am very excited about the forthcoming year for IDUG. We have three great conferences taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA, Sydney, Australia and Berlin, Germany.
Writing this entry on Christmas Eve, it seems appropriate to take a look back at the year. Yet it feels strange to do so as I am half way through my term as IDUG President and will be writing my May entry looking back at my year as President as well.
I always get excited as we approach IDUG conferences. The 2011 IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, Czech Republic is no different. I have attended numerous IDUG conferences already, so why do I still get excited? There are two major reasons for this.
One of the best aspects of the IDUG user community is our willingness to share knowledge. From a technical perspective, our common commitment to contributing valuable tips has served us well. But, until recently, the implementation effort to securely protect our z/OS databases and our LUW databases
recently returned from the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Melbourne, Australia. This was the first time I had been to Australia, so it was a great opportunity to meet the community. The volunteer team, led by Anna Brodie, did a fantastic job putting together a great week of DB2 technical training and