I shared my thoughts about the IDUG NA conference in May, but this is just one of IDUG's three major annual events. The European and Australian conferences are both coming up in a few weeks.
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia, is Sept. 10-12. Here are the conference sessions.
Meanwhile, European readers of this blog should note that one of the largest and most diverse IDUG conferences is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, from Nov. 9-14. Educational tracks are dedicated to the latest releases DB2 for z/OS 11.0 and DB2 for LUW 10.5. In addition, there are general tracks on DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for LUW, and more specialized tracks on big data and analytics, along with application development.
If you'll be in attendance, be sure to catch IBMer John Campbell's in-depth two-part session, "DB2 11 for z/OS: Migration Planning and Early Experiences" (AB1).
Some of my coworkers at CA Technologies will also be presenting:
* "Application Development Goodies: What’s HOT in DB2 10 and 11" (F12).
* "The DB2 11 Catalog: Something new, something old and something changed" (A14).
* "Archiving data: DB2 comes to the rescue (twice)" (B5).
* "To Do IT(IL) or Not ... " (E13).
* "Lost Without a Trace" (B3).
I've often discussed the value of IDUG conferences in this blog. Attendees receive invaluable education and updates on DB2 from some of the world's foremost database experts. In addition, IDUG events include many other services and features, such as free certification exams, access to one-day seminars, interaction with IBM speakers from the lab and the opportunity to network and share ideas with other DB2 professionals.
If you've attended IDUG events, please share your experiences in comments.