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DB2's GOT TALENT - FINALS - "The Cream of the Crop" Compete for your VOTES

February 27, 2011, 2:38 pm
Posted by Scott in General
During February 2011, nearly 40 contestants competed in DB2's GOT TALENT for 10 Finalist positions! Our judges made tough decisions! We've narrowed the contestants and their tips and lessons learned down to the "best of the best"! Our finalists have won $50 Gift Certificates, but now they'll need YOUR VOTES to determine who wins 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes...

Our DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists

  • JB, using HADR to migrate data
  • Mary, using Sequences
  • Norberto, SQL Tuning
  • Ahmad, High Speed Text Search
  • Raja, SQL Tuning
  • John, Federated Tables
  • Sameer, Monitoring & Tuning Tips
  • Thiru, Explain from Actuals
  • Momi, Managing z/OS DB2 REORGS
  • Bob, SQL Tuning

The Finalist Competition

On 4 March 2011, our Top 10 finalists will appear again on The DB2Night Show™. They will have a hard stop maximum of four minutes and thirty seconds to impress our audience and replay viewers. They can polish and present the materials they offered in February during the Contestant Search, or they can present new materials at their discretion.

As described in How the Contest Will Work, our Studio Audience and Replay viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestants:

  • The voting link will be provided during the show, in the replay, and within the replay blog
  • Limit one vote per computer
  • Vote for one or more favorite contestants
  • The voting poll will close the Thursday after the Finals show at 3pm Central. For the 4 March Finalist Round 1, the opportunity to vote ends 10 March 2011 3pm Central
  • Voting is easy and should take less than 2 minutes! The DB2Night Show will be selecting random winners of $25 gift certificates from the list of voters

A great way to learn about DB2!

When polled, over 96% of our studio audiences indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to them in their jobs! This contest provides a "buffet" of DB2 Education! PLEASE REGISTER for your FREE seat in our vitual (webinar) studio audience!

March 11, 18, and 25 Finals

Contestants that receive the most votes will continue to compete until they are eliminated or they win! Beginning with 11 March, we will ask our contestants to offer new tips and lessons learned! The buffet of FREE DB2 EDUCATION continues!

Thank you IDUG!

The International DB2 Users Group is a proud sponsor of The DB2Night Show and DB2's GOT TALENT contest! IDUG is providing a free conference badge to any 2011 IDUG conference for the first place prize and an Xbox Kinect as the second place prize. IDUG conferences are absolutely the best way to grow your skills and knowledge around DB2. At IDUG, DB2 Professionals share their real-world "best practices" experiences with their peers. Please visit the IDUG website for more information.

Thank you DBI!

DBI Software is also a proud sponsor of The DB2Night Show and DB2's GOT TALENT. DBI is providing up to $1500 USD travel allowance to attend the IDUG conference, the $100 Gift Certificate to the third place winner, and $50 Gift Certificates to all contest finalists! Another $200 USD will be awarded in random drawings to people in The DB2Night Show studio audiences! Please visit DBI's website to learn how DBI helps worldwide customers DO MORE, SPEND LESS, and BREAK FREE from costly hardware addictions.

Thank you to our Judges!

Our judges have tirelessly volunteered a great deal of their time to offer their opinions and expert advice to contestants. Read their blogs:
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