Welcome to the DB2 Community
Hello DB2 Database Professionals group members! Because we, at developerWorks, recognize the importance of offering support and valuable content to our DB2 community, we are excited to introduce a new member of the DB2 family.
I am Veneatra Reid, and I am pleased to be representing you as your DB2 Community Manager. So what's the role of the Community Manager? The Community Manager acts as an advocate for the community -- carefully building, promoting and fostering collaboration within the community so that it becomes a vibrant and valued resource to our peers. The Community Manager is essentially the eyes and ears of the community -- bringing 'hot' topics to the group for awareness and discussion, broadcasting upcoming events, lining up subject matter experts to blog and share their wealth of knowledge, connecting you with experts to get your questions answered, and the list goes on and on. Basically, a Community Manager is here to help the community however possible.
With that said, you might be wondering who I am and what you can expect from me as your new advocate. I am an IT Specialist with the developerWorks IT Professional Skills
team where I develop and deliver live and online skill sessions on emerging IBM products and technologies to diverse audiences. I've been an IBMer for over 13 years with experience in application development, requirements analysis and technical training. I guess I can now add Community Manager to the list as well. :-) You can count on me to be your link to developerWorks, Information Management, and IBM.
I'd like to take this time to welcome our
Oracle converts to the DB2 family (and those still on the fence). DB2 community, let's show Oracle DBAs how easy it is to migrate to DB2. This will be a topic of focus within the community during the upcoming weeks and months. I encourage you to post helpful tips to make this transition a smooth one.
I'm looking forward to working with each of you. Have a question? Post it on the message board. Have some information you'd like to blog about? Go for it! This is your community too. Let's grow this community together!
Let me know your thoughts.