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Updated: IDUG NA Philadelphia News and Scott Hayes' Recommended Sessions

March 30, 2015, 3:55 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 News
No doubt, IDUG NA Philadelphia offers a plethora of DB2 education and networking opportunities! It can be hard to decide which sessions to go to, especially if you don't know the speakers or if you are new to IDUG. This blog contains my technical session picks, plus links to Twitter accounts that you should follow for more news and updates.


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Scott's Recommended DB2 LUW Tech Sessions

Choosing sessions can be very hard. Sometimes you want to attend because you've heard or know there is a great speaker. Sometimes the content interests you. And sometimes you just can't decide because there are conflicting great sounding sessions.

"*" - indicates a change due to IDUG's revised schedule (30 MAR 2015)

The hyperlinks below take you to IDUG's site for more detailed information on each session.

Monday 4 May

Tuesday 5 May

Don't miss the grand opening of the IDUG Exhibit Hall! Get your Passport to Prizes card stamped! And check out the magic shows at DBI's booth #108 performed by Frank Velasco!

Wednesday 6 May

Thursday 7 May

Don't miss the Passport to Prizes drawing at 12:45pm in the Exhibit Hall! You must be present to win!

Friday 8 May

Latest News via Twitter

Visit and bookmark these Twitter feeds (you don't need to be a twitter user to view these links) :

  • @idugdb2 Official IDUG
  • @srhayes Scott Hayes - DB2 LUW performance guru, IBM Champion, & DB2 GOLD Consultantant
  • @mkrafick Mike Krafick - DB2 comic and IBM Champion
  • @ember_crooks Ember Crooks - blogger, IBM Champion, & DB2 GOLD Consultantant
  • @mstopfer1 Melanie Stopfer - world famous IBM DB2 teacher that is addicted to chocolate chip cookies
  • @susvis Susan Visser - IBM's most popular blogger, DB2's GOT TALENT judge, and social media curator.
  • @db2fred Fred Sobotka - DB2 comic and XML brain surgeon.
  • @pault99 Paul Turpin, nice guy, seasoned DB2 pro, excellent speaker
  • @ibm_db2 IBM DB2
  • @pkgcache Fred & Ian - Podcast publishers at
  • @craigmullins Craig Mullins - he writes those hefty thick DB2 bible books
  • @danl_database Dan Luksetich - most awesome SQL coder in the world
  • @db2performance Tweets mostly about DB2 LUW Performance stuff, tips, events, tricks
  • @db2nightshow Tweets mostly about The DB2Night Show™ events, shows, replays, and ReTweets entertaining and informative content

Better yet, don't just visit, FOLLOW! Even Better - Get Mobile Notifications! @mkrafick and @db2fred say some really funny things and you don't want to miss their wit and wisdom!

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