Have you heard of The DB2Night Show? Recently, I've been hearing about it quite a bit so I decided to check it out for myself. I visited The DB2Night Show website and browsed around. I learned that the show's mission is to build a fun, interactive community around DB2 LUW. Each episode will include fun stuff, education, tips, and special guests. Guests will range from industry experts to "Joe the DBA". Sounds good to me!
The DB2Night Show is recorded with a studio audience of up to 1,000 people for each show. These lucky people have reserved FREE tickets on the website prior to the show. If a show gets "sold out," you can find replay information available on the website.
Now to clear up a common misconception. Despite the name Night Show, the shows are recorded and broadcast during the day in North America. If you live in another geo and the time doesn't work for you or you have another conflict, you can always check out the replay.
Upcoming DB2Night Shows include:
- The DB2Night Show Episode #11 - "DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates" - Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10am CENTRAL
- The DB2Night Show Episode #12 - The Wild Wonderful World of DB2 Resources - Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10am CENTRAL
- The DB2Night Show Episode #13 - DB2 Compression Updates with Paul Z! - Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10am CENTRAL
Note that Episode #12 features our very own Susan Visser (check out her blog!) sharing her favorite resources for learning about DB2 - get recommendations for the best books, the best blogs, the best white papers, the most illuminating podcasts and videos, and more. Consider this episode your personal roadmap to free and low cost information about DB2, and get ready to grow your DB2 skills in 2010 with Susan's advice! This will be a great episode and I have already reserved my seat.
On the website, you'll also find replays of Episodes 1 - 10 on other great DB2 topics.
I encourage you to check out The DB2Night Show website and sign up for a show. If you'd like to be feature on the show, information is available on the website as well.