SIRDUG meeting featuring Sheryl M. Larsen

SIRDUG Meeting April 28th, 2006

Featuring: Sheryl M. Larsen

This year's IDUG North American Conference will be in Tampa, Florida May 7 through 11th. If you are considering attending this year's IDUG NA conference, make sure you scroll to the bottom of this announcement for some exciting discount information!

Meeting Details

WHEN? Friday, April 28, 2006

WHERE? IBM Harris Blvd facility
8405 IBM Drive - B-301
Charlotte, NC 28262-4331

COST? $200 cash or check, in advance or at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Meeting Agenda

 8:00 -  8:50  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 8:50 -  9:00  -  SIRDUG announcements and speaker introductions
 9:00 - 10:15  -  Sheryl Larsen "Unleash the Power of SQL for Data Access"
10:15 - 10:35  -  Mid-Morning Break
10:35 - 11:50  -  Sheryl Larsen  "Unleash the Power of SQL for Data Access"
11:50 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  2:00  -  Sheryl Larsen "Unleash the Power of SQL for Data Access"
 2:00 -  2:20  -  Mid-Afternoon Break and chat with Sheryl
 2:20 -  3:45  -  Sheryl Larsen "Unleash the Power of SQL for Data Access"
 3:45 -  4:00  -  Networking, Adjourn


To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
email and give us your name and company. If you are not already on our distribution list and wish to be, include your email address and phone number.

If you do not wish to continue receiving these occasional notices, please indicate that in your registration email.

Pre-registration must be completed by Midnight, Friday, April 1st. Please feel free to invite others from your company (just make sure they pre-register as well). If you know others in your company who are interested in attending future SIRDUG events, please encourage them to become members of our distribution list (we just need their names, email addresses and phone numbers).

Registration Note
SIRDUG will be calling or emailing a confirmation for each person who pre-registers by the deadline. If you have pre-registered and have not received a confirmation by the day after the deadline, please notify us as your registration may not have been received.

If you have not pre-registered by the deadline, you may pre-register after the deadline or register at the door, but the availability of presentation handouts and lunch can not be guaranteed and confirmations will not be sent.

Directions to the meeting site:

The meeting is in the IBM Harris Blvd facility

North bound on I-77 (from the Rock Hill direction):Turn right onto I-85 North and follow next directions.

On I-85 (coming from either direction): Take exit 45B onto Harris Blvd. West. Turn Left at 2stop light onto IBM Drive and follow the directions below.

South bound on I-77 (from the Statesville direction) Turn left onto Harris Blvd. East (exit 18) Go approximately 6.3 miles to the 10th stop light (counting the one at top of I-77 ramp) Turn Right onto IBM Drive (Don't turn onto the IBM Drive at the 7th stop light).

Once on IBM Drive, Turn Right at 2nd drive. Look for the SIRDUG parking sign on the right side of the road. We are to park in the lower visitor parking lot. Enter the Visitors Lobby and follow the SIRDUG signs to the Cafeteria Conference Room.

Sheryl M. Larsen's Biography

Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc., SMLI, is a firm specializing in Advanced SQL Consulting and Education ( Sheryl M. Larsen is the founder/president and is an internationally recognized researcher, consultant and lecturer and is known for her extensive expertise in SQL. She has over 20 years experience in DB2, published many articles, several popular DB2 posters, and co-authored a book, DB2 Answers, Osborne-McGraw-Hill, 1999. She is frequently asked to keynote DB2 world wide events. She is an IDUG "Hall of Fame" speaker, President of the Midwest Database Users Group (, and a member of IBM's DB2 Gold Consultants program.

Title: "Unleash the Power of SQL for Data Access "

Is your goal optimizing IT? SQL education/tuning is a low cost, immediate return and high ROI solution. Let Sheryl M. Larsen 20+ years of DB2 experience and award winning course material, increase your staff’s SQL skills in one day of education. Her recent performance audits have easily discovered poorly coded or tuned SQL. These avoidable situations can cost you 50% CPU per transaction or 25% of your total CPU utilization. Did you know the number of DB2 SQL clauses has doubled in the past few years? These new SQL features can quickly reduce your operational costs and save you from additional hardware upgrades. Sheryl’s SQL training class exposes students to the inherent power of the SQL language, while making sure they know when to use what SQL. Leave this class with powerful sample queries and the confidence to implement them on DB2 for z/OS, Windows, Linux, and UNIX.

Recommended Track: Cross Platform

IDUG North America 2006 Discount Information

You can download the IDUG 2006 North America Conference RUG coupon by clicking here

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