Issue VIII
It's Not Too Late to Register for the NA Virtual Conference
IDUG's first-ever virtual conference is going on right now. We've had an incredible turnout, with more than 1,100 attendees from 39 countries. This event will be shaping the conversation around Db2 for the foreseeable future. Luckily, you still have time to register. Sign up today and get access to all of the session recordings and presentations. Your $199 registration also includes a complimentary year-long IDUG Premium Membership
A snapshot from our first-ever Women in Technology (WIT) Panel
Where Has the Db2 Connect Gateway Gone?
By Koen De Backer
The path taken by application requests to reach the Db2 data store on z/OS for many years pivoted around the “classic” Db2 client and the Db2 Connect gateway. These pieces of software, for Db2, bridged the gap between the “distributed” (Db2 LUW) environment and the host (Db2 for z/OS, IBM i). The type of application (“legacy” client, web, mobile, or cloud) will for sure be a criterion to decide on the connection topology. What is the current state of the connection landscape for applications that have a Db2 backend as a target? What are the options, if any?
Join Db2 experts from UBS Hainer for a live webinar on August 12 at 11 a.m. ET to learn about how XDM supplies testers with test data on demand. XDM makes it easy to select consistent subsets and provides the required test case data in just a few minutes.
Join the IDUG Volunteer Team
IDUG is currently seeking volunteers for our Conference Planning Committees for North American and Brazil, as well as our Web Committee. Volunteering is a great way to expand your network while sharpening your skills and helping to push the organization forward.
IDUG Events Are Going Virtual in Latin America & Australia
After the fantastic kickoff of our North America Virtual Conference we're excited to look ahead. We'll also be hosting virtual events in Latin America and Australia. Mark you calendars and stay tuned for more updates!
Featured Presentation
The 101 of Db2 Client Configuration: How Db2cli Makes a DBA's Life Easier
by Christoph Theisen
This presentation shows the power of the db2cli tool and how it helps to administer the various configuration files. We also discuss how ODBC on Windows and on Linux can easily be configured with the db2cli tool.
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Check Out the IDUG Content Committee Blog
The IDUG Content Committee Blog releases three or four articles every month following a loose Db2-related theme. The articles, whitepapers, and presentations are produced by committee members or solicited from the wider Db2 community, including the IBM Db2 developers, IDUG members, Db2 experts and consultants, and other vendors. IDUG members have access to all the content on the blog.

There is always something new and exciting in the Content Committee Blog. Be sure to check back often! 
President's Letter
This month, IDUG President Bob Vargo looks ahead to IDUG's plans for the rest of the year and beyond.
Upcoming Webcasts & Webinars
Enhance your Db2 for z/OS skills this summer! Check out all webcasts replays for Db2 for z/OS 2020 and increase your skills. Get ready for Db2 12 for z/OS certification test.
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