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The DB2Night Show #203: ALL ABOUT IDUG and Badge Winner Announced

March 26, 2018, 10:47 am
Posted by Scott in Cross Platform
IDUG Philadelphia Apr 29-May 3 2018


Special Guests: Lenin Thandapani, Dustin Ratliff, Saghi Amirsoleymani
IDUG CPC Volunteers

ALL ABOUT IDUG Philadelphia!

100% of our audience learned something! The early bird registration has been extended to 31 March 2018! Hotel space is filling up! Register Now! See our replays and PDF handout for information about IDUG and the upcoming conference in Philadelphia! It is IDUG's 30 Anniversary! You will learn about Education Seminars, Half and Full Day workshops, tech sessions, Expert Panels, Keynote Speakers, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Complimentary Certification Exams, Hands-on-Labs, and much more! Watch and learn...

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

I love IDUG. This year is IDUG's 30th anniversary, and it will be the 30th North American Conference that I've attended. IDUG conferences are the best place to learn what's new with Db2, learn about best practices, and, of course, network with your friends and peers! The Exhibit Hall is fun too - you can meet with vendors, collect cool give-aways, and socialize!

A message from our sponsor:
DBI Software

Meet with DBI Software at Booth #100. We'll be giving away nice gifts to all visitors, plus we are participating in the Passport to Prizes program - you could win some really nice Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones with built in microphone. DBI is also presenting two Vendor Solution Presentations - every attendee will receive a very nice gift with our thanks for attending, plus we'll be raffling off some Amazon Echo Dot prizes.

*** PARTY!!! ***

Wednesday evening, 2 May 2018, DBI is teaming up with IBM and Rocket Software to throw a huge dinner reception at the Trocadero Theatre. The awesome band FUSION ATX returns for the 3rd year in a row to entertain us! You must visit a sponsor booth to pick up your event ticket! And, please wear your badges to the event!

A message from our sponsor:
UBS Hainer

UBS Hainer BCV5


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Congratulations to Mike Wilson with Jackson National Life Insurance in Brighton Michigan. 23 show attendees expressed interest in winning this badge, and Mike's name was drawn from the hat! Lucky Mike! We'll be in touch with a special registration code.

Top Reasons for Attending IDUG

We asked over 50 Db2 Professionals "What do you love about IDUG or why do you attend (briefly)?" Here's what people commented:

  1. The great sessions and the opportunity to meet so many people...fellow attendees, industry experts, DB2-L contributors, etc.
  2. I love to see the demos; see how other customers use the products I know how to use.
  3. Network wih others involved with DB2, share information, product demos, hear directly from the IBM Lab
  4. Networking and sharp my skills
  5. networking & learning new niche things about db2
  6. Networking, learning, having fun.
  7. Networking
  8. Networking and information on new techniques
  9. Contact to people from the lab. Exchange with other users. Hints and tips
  10. It's the largest surviving DB2 Conference available.
  11. to see what is happening in the DB2 world
  12. Best learning experience for DB2
  13. THe best conference for DB2 z/OS
  14. IDUG enables me to stay abreast on the latest DB2 developments and network with my peers.
  15. presentations from peers and experts
  16. Information on Mainframe DB2
  17. I enjoy how IDUG keeps me updated with the latest and greated about Db2! I've never been to a conference, and would like to go!
  18. Learning technical stuff about Db2. Networking.
  19. Education
  20. Deep technical content, small community feel.
  21. Best week of the year...
  22. Great access to information and the people who create and share it.
  23. The Conference technical content.
  24. Diversity of conferences and participants
  26. I learn lots of DB2 information for both zOS & LUW.
  27. learn from like minded db2 enthusiaists
  28. Getting to meet other DBA professionals and getting insight on future trends in the industry.
  29. Hope to exchange Db2 experience with people working in the same or different industries.
  30. Networking and the amount of information I can learn
  31. learning new skills

Get the Download Replays

WMV Format - approximately 49MB

To download a recorded replay of Episode #203 in WMV format, right click on the link below and choose "Save As..."
Episode #203, 23 March 2018, ALL ABOUT IDUG!

MP4 Format - standard resolution - 111MB

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PDF Handout!

The PDF makes great reference material, but do watch the replays so you can hear what our guests said! Get the PDF!

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