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July 06, 2010

SHARE in Boston

A while back I mentioned the SHARE Academic Award for Excellence, but with SHARE's summer conference coming up -- it's Aug. 1-5 in Boston -- I want to briefly discuss the organization itself.

SHARE has been around for some time -- formed in 1955, it in fact was one of the first organizations for computer professionals. Still, if you're new to the mainframe, you might not be aware of SHARE. It's a user-oriented organization that truly gives you the opportunity to get involved. Participating in SHARE gives you the opportunity to build relationships with a diverse community of IT professionals, enhances your professional development and positions you as a thought leader in the industry.

At SHARE in Boston, you can learn about all aspects of the mainframe. Technical tracks cover application architecture development, communications infrastructure, the enterprise data center, information management, Linux and VM, MVS and much more. You'll also find plenty of information on enterprise virtualization and cloud computing, a hot topic at the moment.

And if you can't make it to Boston, the keynote address and several other sessions will be available via webcast.

This being a blog about database management, I'll close by highlighting a few of the DB2 sessions:

•    Data Gathering for DB2 Performance Tuning and Health Checks (6103), presented by Jeff Sullivan.
•    DB2 9 for z/OS Migration Tasks and Recommendations (6104), presented by Roger Miller.
•    Roundtable: Discuss Your Hot DB2 for z/OS Problems With a DB2 Level 2 Engineer (6105), hosted by Keiko Fukushima.