Announcing Our Keynote Sessions!
Don't miss these sessions by some of the top thought leaders in the industry.
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Calling All RUG Leaders
With the conference right around the corner, now is the time to secure your spot.
Regional User Groups (RUGs) help IDUG connect to the Db2 community. At this year's conference in Rotterdam, we'll be hosting a lunch for RUG leaders. RSVP to let us know you'll be there.
It's not too late to become an IDUG sponsor. For all conference sponsorship opportunities, please email .
October 11 13, 2019
Learn. Code. Compete. IDUG is teaming up with IBM to offer a one-hour micro-course featuring IBM Db2 solutions for applications utilizing machine learning, web applications, and blockchain.

Participants are invited to an online "science fair"-style Hackathon happening October 11-13.

The prize pool total is $15,000. Winners will be announced at the IDUG Conference in Rotterdam on October 22.
Be a Speaker in 2020
We're currently accepting abstracts for the 2020 IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Dallas. Submit your presentation idea by November 12 to be considered. Be sure to watch this video from Conference Committee chair Dustin Ratliff explaining what they're hoping to see this year.
The early bird rate is available! Sign up today to lock in the savings.
Aspirations for Being a Lazy DBA? Maybe DevOps is the Answer!
by Julia Carter
When I was much younger, even more naïve and less cynical than I am now, I was amazed by one of my colleagues who created some ISPF panels with some REXX and Cobol behind them to automate the process to accomplish one of our common DBA tasks. They told me that it’s only because they’re so lazy that they implemented it, which prompted a “huh?!” from me.

They explained how they loathe having to repeat the same task over and over, and if they know they’re going to need to do something more than once or twice or tell more than one person the same thing, they’ll find a way to make it simpler and quicker. Genius.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
11:00 a.m. EST
Join this live webcast hosted by top Independent Gold Consultants and find out why this is the right time to upgrade to Db2 12. Gold consultants are an independent voice and they work with lots of Db2 for z/OS customers. During this webcast they will cover:

  • The benefits of upgrading to Db2 12 
  • Continuous availability and potential cost savings 
  • In-memory features 
  • Pre-planning 
  • Costs & risks associated with failing to migrate by September 30, 2020
  • Live Q&A session 
Wrapping Up the I DUG Db2 Conference in Australia
In September, IDUG made two stops in Australia. With a sold-out event in Canberra and a second conference in Melbourne, more than 200 attendees came together to explore the latest in Db2 and emerging technologies.

A big thanks to all of our sponsors and speakers, who made this conference the go-to event for Db2 professionals in the region. Stay tuned for more info on next year's plans. We're already looking forward to 2020!
President's Letter
This month, IDUG President Billy Sundarrajan talks about how the change of seasons affects his mindset.
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