Session 3 of the DB2’s Got Talent 2012 Competition
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Were you able to join today’s DB2 Night Show webinar? Today was the third show of this year’s competition. If you missed it, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay. Here’s what you’ll get:
Contestant 1 – Rodolpho
Tips for End of DB2 Log & Reset RBA Process
The problem Rodolpho discussed in his presentation was about the end of logs… which is like the end of the world! This shouldn’t happen as quickly as it is, but data is being added to databases at unprecedented rates, so it is happening. Rodolpho’s presentation was therefore timely. His slides very clearly laid out the problem and tips to solving the problem. Very well done.
Contestant 2 – Kingo
Hybrid Database Environment Introduction – DB2 plus Oracle LUW
This is a huge topic and Kingo’s presentation was meant to be only an introduction to it. As an introduction it was well done. There was a clear representation of the problem and how to solve it. The slides were clear and the graphics were good. We were able to see Kingo’s screen savers before and after his presentation. They were lovely! Also on his screen was a clock and thermometer. I’m not sure where Kingo was presenting from, but it was 1:30 am his time and the temperature was 0C.
Contestant 3 – Saravana
Predicting Production Access Path
Perhaps I shouldn’t mention Saravana. We weren’t able to hear her so clearly there were microphone problems. We saw the slides with the title and were looking forward to the presentation. Saravana, I hope you can fix your audio problems and come back in the future.
Contestant 4 – Fahim
Performance Tuning – Business Process Choreographer Database
I really liked Fahim’s graphics. They made the slides interesting to look at. I didn’t find the presentation very clear though. I wasn’t able to fully understand the problem that he was solving. The solution was a bit more clear, but still I was lost. Part of the problem was the acronyms that weren’t defined. Good attempt Fahim.
We were looking for contestants Lloyd, Carlos, and one other person, but we couldn’t find them. Most of the contestants today were from distance places, so maybe these people fell asleep or were confused by the time zone differences, but we’d like to hear from them if they can come to a future show. Scott mentioned that some people sign in with an alias so their name may not be recognized when we are looking for you. I hope this didn’t happen to the people we were looking for today. If this does happen to you, use the chat function to tell us what name to look for.
The judges, Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant, and myself chose Rodolphe and Kingo to move onto the next round based on the relevance of their topic and the quality of their presentations. Congratulations to you both. We’re looking forward to more quality presentations from each f you.
Do you agree with our choices? If you watch the replay, you’ll be able to fill in a survey to let us know if there is someone else who should also move on. Listen for the great tips and for your opportunity to advance another excellent contestant.
Join us every Friday in February for contestant presentations. March is reserved for the finals where those who have moved on will present a second time and the listeners can choose the winner rather than the judges. The commitment for March has lessened in that there will only be 3 shows in March rather that the originally planned 5. Note that this means there is a show on March 2, 16, and 30 only. If you get reminders for March 9 and 23, please ignore these reminders.
Thanks to host Scott Hayes for this opportunity for me as a judge and for the contestants for helping them build technical presentation skills that are so valuable.
For details on the prizes for this competition… and a summary of last year’s
event… see my blog entry: http
PS… If you are in the NY area, make sure you look into attending the DB2
Symposium that is taking place March 28-30 in this area. See DB2 Symposium for details.