August 19-20 SIRDUG Educational Seminars Featuring Bonnie Baker

Bonnie's back, with two new offerings of things we ALL wish we knew a long time ago! We are pleased to announce that Bonnie Baker is returning to share her unique perspectives on DB2 in the sixth annual Bonnie Baker class hosted by SIRDUG.

On August 19th, Bonnie will present "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago - Part 6". On August 20th, she will present "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago - Part 7". These classes, never before presented at SIRDUG, continue Bonnie's acclaimed series of presentations on getting the most from your mainframe DB2 system. You may attend either day or both, and you do not need to have attended any of the previous parts of the series to benefit from these classes.


Meeting Details

WHEN? August 19 (Thursday) & August 20 (Friday)

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

COST? $175 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.


Meeting Agenda

August 19 (Thursday)
Featured Speaker - Bonnie Baker
 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 12:00  -  "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago -
                  Part 6"
12:00 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  4:00  -  "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago -
                  Part 6 (continued)"
August 20 (Friday)
Featured Speaker - Bonnie Baker
 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 12:00  -  "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago -
                  Part 7"
12:00 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  4:00  -  "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago -
                  Part 7 (continued)"

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. To pre-register please 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.

Pre-registration must be completed by Midnight, Friday, August 13th. 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, a consultant with over 19 years of information systems experience, concentrates on supporting the IBM DB2 product on the MVS platform. She performs as both consultant and architect on application development projects. She also performs design reviews, conducts performance and tuning consulting engagements, makes recommendations for performance improvements, and presents seminars for application designers, developers, and DBAs. She is best known for creating and presenting application performance seminars in a series 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 has won Best Speaker for her sessions. 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 19: "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago - Part 6"


This is the sixth in a series of seminars entitles "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago." It continues the tradition with all new ideas, new tips, and new techniques for improving program performance. Analogies, war stories, and examples are used to simplify difficult concepts so that the programmers can apply those concepts to program logic and SQL in order to improve performance. New features available in V6 and V7 will be emphasized. Hints and tips are given at all levels, for those who have used DB2 for years as well as those who just met DB2 this year. This seminar is based on DB2 for MVS-OS390-z/OS but those using other platforms may find some of the information beneficial

Topics include:

August 20: "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago - Part 7"

This session is the seventh in Bonnie's series of seminars designed to give programmers a better understanding of how DB2 works and how to make it work less. Using analogies and war stories to illustrate the inner workings of DB2,Bonnie will emphasize how a better understanding of DB2 can lead to better program logic and SQL. The session emphasizes good programming techniques and alternative ways of writing SQL on the DB2 for MVS, OS/390, or z/OS platforms.

Topics include:


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