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Things I Learned While Volunteering with IDUG (Part 2)

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. After the...

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Things I learned while volunteering with IDUG (Part 1)

The announcement of the new Board of Directors slate in the IDUG monthly newsletter reminds me that my presidential term is almost over. Although the past year has been challenging and demanding from time to time, it was a very valuable experience—as has been most of my service with IDUG. It's...

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Open Board of Directors Position - Apply Before the January 13, 2017 Deadline

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. If you are interested, or know ...

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AU and EMEA Conferences are coming soon

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. The AU...

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My first IDUG was in Amsterdam in 1998 (I think). Reminiscences....

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...


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IDUG – 25 Years and Roger Miller

I was the conference chair for IDUG North America in Anaheim, CA in 2011. During the opening session I had the privilege of honoring Roger Miller and his contributions to DB2 and IDUG as it would be Roger’s last IDUG conference before his retirement. We presented Roger with a crystal globe...


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IDUG @ 25: Career and Performance Tips for IBM DB2 LUW from Scott Hayes

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...


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IDUG @ 25: Building the grid with the best presentations from hundreds of abstracts

IDUG’s EMEA DB2 Tech Conference Planning Committee building the grid for Barcelona. Building the best possible grid 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...


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IDUG 25th Anniversary: Presentations and Publications We Need to Succeed!

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...