August 8 SIRDUG Educational Seminars Featuring Bonnie Baker

Meeting Details

WHEN? August 8 (Friday)

Dave & Busters (Charlotte, NC) See directions below

COST? Approximately $210 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Meeting Agenda

August 8
Featured Speaker - Bonnie Baker

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 12:00  -  Bonnie Baker "Application Programming Techniques That Make a Difference"
12:00 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  4:00  -  Bonnie Baker "Application Programming Techniques That Make a Difference"


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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 to Dave & Buster'se:

8361 Concord Mills Boulevard
Concord, NC

I-85 to Exit 49
Concord Mills Blvd. 2 miles from Lowe's Motor Speedway,
10 miles north of downtown Charlotte, and 17 miles from Charlotte Douglas
International Airport.

You can get a better map at the Concord Mills Mall site.

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 8: "Application Programming Techniques That Make a Difference"

Programming techniques do make a difference. This seminar explains why Application Developers and Database Administrators need real-world tips and techniques to make life with DB2 easier, war-stories to learn from, and down-to-earth analogies to unravel the complexities of designing and coding a high-performance DB2 application.
Find out about Beth and Scott and Aunt Louise. Meet Uncle Op and the weird cousin Arthur, and discover the humor in life with DB2. This seminar includes application tuning techniques, SQL tips, slick ways of deciphering EXPLAIN output,and many other gems gathered from many years of designing,developing, and tuning DB2 systems. Also included in this one-day seminar is a clear discussion of the DB2 "BLACK BOX"and an explanation of how a program gets data from DB2 -information critical to understanding the impact of various coding techniques on both on-line response time and batch runtimes. New features available in V8 and V9 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 seminar is based on DB2 for the Z/OS but those using other platforms may find some of the information beneficial.

Bonnie Baker speaks from many years of experience designing, developing and tuning DB2 systems. She gives real-life answers to real-life problems with DB2. Students leave "empowered" to make a difference immediately. This seminar has been enthusiastically received throughout the world.

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