August 18-19 SIRDUG Educational Seminars Featuring Bonnie Baker



Meeting Details

WHEN? August 18 (Thursday) & August 19 (Friday)

WHERE?
IBM Harris Blvd facility (Charlotte, NC) - See directions below

COST? $195 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.


Meeting Agenda

August 18
Featured Speaker - Bonnie Baker

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 12:15  -  Bonnie Baker "More Things I Wish - Part 8"
12:15 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  4:00  -  Bonnie Baker "More Things I Wish - Part 8"

August 19
Featured Speaker - Bonnie Baker

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 12:15  -  Bonnie Baker "More Things I Wish - Part 9"
12:15 - 12:55  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  4:00  -  Bonnie Baker "More Things I Wish - Part 9"
  

Registration

To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
or
email registration@sirdug.org 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, August 15th. 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 2nd stop light onto IBM Drive and follow 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.

Bonnie Baker Biography

Bonnie Baker is a consultant and educator specializing in applications performance issues on the DB2 OS/390 and z/OS platforms. She is an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant, a five-time winner of the IDUG Overall Best Speaker award, and a member of the IDUG Speakers' Hall of Fame. She is best known for her series of seminars entitled "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago." She is a frequent speaker at the U.S., European, Australian and Canadian DB2 Technical Conferences and IDUG's as well as many local DB2 user groups (like ours!!). She tries to bring her 'hands-on' 'from-the-trenches' perspective to her presentations to provide real-life solutions to real-world problems.


Educational Seminar Details


August 18: "More Things I Wish - Part 8"


Part 8 is an ALL NEW full day seminar that includes more programming hints and tips from Bonnie Baker to help you write better programs and fix performance problems in existing programs. This session continues the tradition by offering tips and techniques for improving DB2 application performance and for understanding how DB2 works and thinks. Included are SQL DOs and DON'Ts, Index tricks, DSNZPARM settings that affect application logic and other valuable information.

New topics include:
1) What makes SQL Ugly?
2) SQL APAR news
3) Result sets in DB2
4) Index Design Basics
5) Index Tricks
6) RETVLCFK Issues and a V8 Improvement 7) Bufferpool Density Issues
8) Erroneous Program Logic

August 19: "More Things I Wish - Part 9"


"Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago, Part 9" is also an ALL NEW full day seminar that includes even more programming hints and tips from Bonnie Baker to help you write better programs and fix performance problems in existing programs.

New topics include:
1) Programming tasks that must be completed in order to move to V8
2) Estimating RID Sort size
3) SQL Predicate ANDing and ORing Issues
4) ONLINE REORG and ONLINE LOAD versus Programs
5) DELETE where columns NOT in (Select from...)
6) Data sorts eliminated, Locking problems increase

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