Monday, March 03, 2014

Time to Start Planning for This Year's IDUG DB2 Tech Conference

Well, here we are in March... the cold and snow will hopefully soon be behind us... and thoughts of Spring and warm weather start to fill our minds. And that can only mean one thing - the annual North American IDUG DB2 Tech Conference will soon be upon us! So if you haven't started to plan on how to get funding to attend it is time to start!
The 2014 North American IDUG DB2 Tech Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona the week of May 12 thru May 16… and if you are a DB2 professional (and since you’re reading this I will assume that you are) then you should be making plans to attend. As it does every year, IDUG features all of the latest in DB2 technologies, networking opportunities and the technical content you need to be successful. There are over 100 technical sessions to choose from at this year’s conference!
The conference also hosts Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on nine different DB2 and data-related topics, so I’m sure you can find something interesting and helpful to attend. And you can use the conference as a vehicle to get your DB2 certification! All DB2 Tech Conference attendees have the opportunity to take a Free IBM Certification Examwhile in Phoenix! Each attendee may take one exam for free and if they pass they are eligible for a second free exam.
You can also arrive early and attend a full day session on a DB2 topic of your choice (at an additional cost). Every year IDUG provides several in-depth Educational Seminars delivered by some of the top DB2 consultants out there. This year you can sign up to see Bonnie Baker deliver one of her last DB2 classes before she retires in June 2014 (we’ll miss you Bonnie)!
And don't forget the Vendor Exhibit Hall, which boasts all of the DB2 tools and services providers that you’d ever want to see – all under one roof in one convenient place. And the vendors always offer a lot of goodies and giveaways, ranging from t-shirts and pens to tablets and other nice gadgets.

I'll be presenting this again at IDUG, this year on the topic of Big Data for the DB2 Professional. So be sure to stop in to say "Hi" and chat about DB2, big data, or your favorite topic du jour!

The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference is the place to be to learn all about DB2 from IBMers, gold consultants, IBM champions, end users, and more. With all of this great stuff going on in Phoenix this May, why wouldn't you want to be there!?!?


Willie said...

Have fun....

Craig S. Mullins said...

Does that mean you won't be at IDUG this year, Willie? Even though we live fairly close to each other we don't usually see each other unless we are thousand of miles away at a conference!