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Martin Hubel
Martin Hubel
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

Susan Visser
Susan Visser
IBM Program Publishing Manager

Klaas Brant
Klaas Brant
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

The DB2Night Show™

2015 DB2's GOT TALENT Contest
-- Covering both DB2 LUW and z/OS


  • 1st Prize: One FREE IDUG Conference Registration to any IDUG Conference in 2015 (North America, Europe, or Australia) provided by IDUG, plus up to $1,500 USD travel expense allowance provided by DBI. Approximate value of prize package: $3,500 USD

  • 2nd Prize: One FREE DB2 Symposium Registration (3 Days) to any Event in 2015 provided by KBCE, plus up to $1,000 USD travel expense allowance provided by HLS Technologies (sponsor pending).

  • 3rd Prize: Apple iPad (approximate value $500) provided by Responsive Systems.

  • Finalist Prizes: Each of the top 10 Contestants that are invited by the judges to participate in Finals Shows will win $50 Gift Certificates provided by Triton Consulting.




IDUG and DBI know there is a great deal of talent in our DB2 user communities. If you have interacted with DB2 in any way, you have likely enjoyed some form of success; you have probably also solved some challenges. Through this contest, we are looking for members of the DB2 LUW and z/OS user communities to share their experiences with others --- which is exactly the spirit of IDUG.


You are eligible to participate as a contestant if:
  1. You can spell "DB2" and have hands on business experience using it
  2. You are at least 21 years of age
  3. You properly complete the contestant application and agree to the rules and provisions therein
  4. You have a computer with a high speed internet connection, a microphone, and a headset, and your computer and internet connection must be capable of running GoToMeeting® and GoToWebinar® software (visit ). If you've successfully attended an episode of The DB2Night Show, you're all set.
  5. You have NOT presented at three or more IDUG or IBM conferences during the past four years. This contest is a search for newer "upcoming" talent in the DB2 community. It is okay if you have presented once or twice.


Generally, Contestant presentations must conform to IDUG technical session presentation rules.

Topics presented must be relevant to core DB2 family, LUW, or z/OS functionality, DB2 Compression, Oracle Enablement, or Sybase Skins - which specifically excludes any other extra cost functionality, features, or extra cost tooling. Selling or marketing of products is prohibited.

Contestants are encouraged to use LARGE font sizes in presentations as font sizes smaller than 18pt are difficult to read in the live Webinar or recorded replay formats.

IMPORTANT: Contestant Confidentiality

If you are a contestant or are considering becoming a contestant, please be advised that contestants will be introduced by their first names and country of origin only. This affords a certain degree of anonymity. At your discretion, you may provide additional details about your full name, company, and contact information. Full names, company, and country of origin will be disclosed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners on 10 April 2015.


  1. Read: How The Contest Will Work
  2. Want to be a contestant? Download the Application (Application2015.doc), complete it, then return it to "db2sgottalent" "at" "". See Suggested Topics! PLEASE remember to complete the last question: DB2 LUW or z/OS, and "What do you want to talk about?"
  3. Spectators and Contestants: Register for your FREE seat in our Webinar Studio Audience

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