Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Come See Me at IDUG!

Just a quick blog post today to let all of my readers know my schedule for the IDUG DB2 Technical Conference being held next week in Austin, TX. With this information you can track me down in multiple places if you want to ask me a question, catch up, or just say “Hi!”

First of all, you can find me on Tuesday at the Expo Hall in the CorreLog booth (#300) from 12:00 to 1:00 and from 5:00 to 6:00. CorreLog will also be raffling off copies of my book, DB2 Developer’s Guide, to 4 lucky winners… so be sure to stop by. And chat with CorreLog about their SIEM and auditing solutions for DB2.

You should also make sure to attend my IDUG session titled “It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2!” on Wednesday at 3:30 PM (session B13). The general idea of the session is that DB2 is changing and you should be changing with it. Over the course of the past few releases of DB2 for z/OS, IBM has added many features and capabilities that are transforming the platform. I’ll take a look at the big changes that have been introduced to DB2 including new SQL, universal table spaces, improved security, and more. The session also offers guidance on how to continue improving your DB2 environment to keep up with industry, technology and DBA trends circa 2016.

But that’s not all. On both Tuesday and Wednesday I will be co-presenting with SEG at their VSP sessions. On Tuesday at 1:00 PM (Session V02) I will be co-presenting with Ulf Heinrich on DB2 audit and compliance issues and how they impact your DB2 data and database assets. In particular, we will focus on database auditing, talking about what is needed, the various methods of auditing, and a new offering from SEG that you can use to run audit analytics against a long-term repository. And on Wednesday at 10:30 AM (Session V08) I will co-present with Roy Boxwell about DB2 release incompatibilities and how they impact your DB2 applications. And I hear that SEG will have some of my books to raffle off, too!

And there’s still more! On Tuesday night (6pm to 9pm) I will be speaking at a DataKinetics event with Colin Oakhill on the topic of SQL quality assurance. Be sure to stop by the DataKinetics booth (#509) to get an invitation to the Tuesday night event where you can hear me and others speak about SQL quality and performance… as well as enjoy a tasty snack or beverage.

So if you’ll be at IDUG and you want to find me, there is really no reason why you shouldn’t be able to track me down at one or more of these places… 

See you in Austin!

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