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What have former contestants of “DB2’s Got Talent” competition been able to achieve since they improved their presentation skills as a result?
Some of the former contestants have been telling me about their published articles and IDUG presentation. If you haven’t contacted me already and you were a contestant, tell me about what you’ve been up to.
Before you read the list, I first want to say that I’m very proud of each and everyone one of these people as becoming presenters and writers isn’t always easy. I’m also very glad that I took a small part in encouraging these people to try something new.
was one of the finalists in the 1st year of the contest and had to withdraw due to a work project that involved travel. He says that his appearance on the DB2Night Show enabled him to connect with the Database community, build confidence & networking. Clearly he thoroughly enjoyed being part of this contest. In the second year Raja didn’t take part, but he mentored 5 people from his organization to participate. He’s been teaching DB2 for 8 years.
Jeyabarathi Chakrapani @JBChakra's presentation was accepted for IDUG 2013: "Evolution of the DB2 HADR Tool". JB has also had an article published on developerWorks: Use concurrent I/O to improve DB2 database performance And she wrote a guest blog entry for me: DB2, DB2Night Show and IDUG as viewed by JB .
Brian Fairchild @fairchild_db2has a blog Xtivia. His latest entry: "DB2 Update Anywhere Replication for Dummies". http
Norberto Gasparotto Filho @norbertogf
published a tutorial on developerWorks: "DB2 10.1 fundamentals certification exam 610 prep, Part 1: Planning" and keeps a blog Insights on DB2 LUW database admin, programming and more.
Ember Crooks on her first developerWorks article: "Mining your package cache for problem SQL in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows" and maintains a blog:
DB2 for WebSphere Commerce: Expert tips on building and administering DB2 LUW databases for WebSphere Commerce. She will be presenting at IDUG in Orlando: "The 10 Commandments of Supporting E-Commerce Databases” . AND she is appearing on tomorrow’s DB2Night Show: "Do what I mean, not what I say! Back-Out Strategies for DB2 Database Changes" . (Note, if you miss the show on Dec 14, remember that you can watch all DB2Night Show episodes in replay... whenever you want.
Kohli Kshitij @kohli83 had a great year! He won the “DB2’s Got Talent Competition” from the DB2Night Show, he attended IDUG in Denver and IDUG in Berlin, he says that his favourite sessions were:
He’s reviewing a book that will be published next year by IBM Press
Andres Gomez Casanov (@angoca) has a DB2 blog in Spanish, where he puts opinions, tricks & tips.
Would you like to be involved more in the community and achieve some of the successes that these people have? You can! Become a contestant on next year’s “DB2’s Got Talent” competition and build your skills, network, and possibly win a prize!
See my recent blog for details: Become a DB2 evangelist by being speaker!