This is the note that comes with mixed feelings as it is the last one I write as IDUG’s president. It has been an extremely busy year that has absolutely flown by with much joy. I want to thank you, the IDUG community, for allowing me this opportunity to serve you.
The weeks are speeding by as we approach the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Phoenix. Personally, this event brings with it a lot of mixed feelings as it is time to see old friends but, will also end my year as IDUG’s president.
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
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
Dear IDUG Membership,What a busy month! There’s a saying about weather’s transition to spring that you may know: “March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb.” In IDUG terms, March came in like a Lion and went out like a Lion, and there is no slowing down in April!