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One of the things I love about posting a Cham
So here's a quick overview of some of the top activities from our IBM Champions over the last month.
Alex Asks Anything
Alex Walter launched new
Trevor Eddols published several blogs, including Secu
BPM Blogs and Tools
Samuel Chan wrote several great blogs, including a deep
Steve Thomas gave sessions at IDUG, SQLAdria, and Italian Db2 user group meeting. He’s also helping to plan IDUG EMEA.
Chris Muncan, Tim Johnson, and Martin Hubel shared about their work on the recent CCDU
Had another successful Central Canada Db2 Users Group. This was our 34th year of the conference and it was another success with 129 paid registrations, 28 speakers, 9 executive committee members and 10 vendors. It is a 2-day conference where we showcase some of the best Db2 talent that there is. Some notable speakers:
This is the 3rd largest Db2 Conference only behind IDUG NA and IDUG EMEA and this gives us great pride. We had some last minute scheduling changes and as such, I ended up presenting my topic on Temporal Tables in front of over 50 attendees!
On top of amazing presenters and great content, we managed to have a record 10 vendors where the vendors have an opportunity to showcase their products/offerings and a chance to meet and greet the nearly 150 attendees at our vendor expo on the Monday afternoon.
IBM Systems magazine profiles Champions
A slew of Champions were interviewed or profiled in the recent IBM Systems magazine, both Power and Mainframe issues. Check out this
Plus, meet Byron Smith, a young mainframe Champion opening the mainframe to other young mainframers.
Power Case Studies
In addition to speaking at the IBM Champion Day in Brussels in May on case studies and the best ways to create them, Koen Decorte had two new ones published (CSM and Cras Woodgroups). He also spoke at several events, including three presentations at the Common Iberia maiden event and one at Common Belgium (which he also helped organize).
Super Storage Users
Simon Thompson sent a report on the 2-day Spectrum Scale user group, which he refers to as "the most important activity of my 'championness'." It has become an annual event in the UK.
The event was run at IBM South Bank where it filled the client centre - there were 130 registrations and about 120 people turned up over the two days of the event. A straw poll of attendees showed about 20% of the attendees had never attended the user group before.
There were 27 speakers and attendees from many different types of organisation, from research, finance, BPs and other tech sectors. In addition to IBM speakers, a number of user speakers were there to give their experience of the project. Day 2 morning parallel sessions see three tracks of talks. In addition to this, the team also ran an unplanned lightning talk session with people given 3-5 mins to talk on their favourite/worst features of Spectrum Scale (no slides :-) ).
One of the highlights was a successful evening networking/social dinner at the uniq
Db2 and DevOps
Julian Stuhler pres
Miroslav Resetar cont