June 24th Meeting featuring Craig Mullins

SIRDUG Meeting June 24th, 2005

Featuring: Craig Mullins

SIRDUG is very pleased to announce our next meeting with host Craig Mullins, the author of the DB2 Developer's Guide and Database Administration. Craig will be presenting "The DB2 Top Ten Lists" and ""The Tao of DB2 Achieving Balance & Understanding with DB2".

Meeting Details

WHEN? Friday, June 24, 2005

WHERE? IBM Harris Blvd facility

COST? $25 cash or check, in advance or at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Meeting Agenda

 8:00 -  9:00 - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:15 - Craig Mullins "The DB2 Top Ten Lists"
10:15 - 10:35 - Mid-Morning Break
10:35 - 11:50 - Craig Mullins "The DB2 Top Ten Lists" - continued
11:50 -  1:00 - Lunch
 1:00 -  2:15 - Craig Mullins - "The Tao of DB2 ..."
 2:15 -  2:35 - Mid-Afternoon Break  and chat with speakers
 2:35 -  3:45 - Craig Mullins - "The Tao of DB2 ..." - continued
 3:45 -  4:00 - Networking, Adjourn


To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
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, June 17th. 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.

Craig Mullins's Biography

Craig Mullins has extensive experience in the DBMS field having worked as an application developer, DBA, and instructor with multiple DBMS products including DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server. Additionally, Craig worked as a Research Director with Gartner Group covering the field of database administration, is the author of two books: "DB2 Developerís Guide" (the industry-leading book on DB2 for z/OS) and "Database Administration". He also has written & published hundreds of articles on database technology. You can contact Craig via his web site at http://www.craigsmullins.com.

Title: "The DB2 Top Ten Lists "

This presentation will offer a series of informative tips, techniques, and guidelines for managing and accessing DB2 databases. But the information will be conveyed in a novel way - as a series of Top Ten lists. Sort of like the lists David Letterman might write if he were a DBA.

1. Application, Database, & System Performance Tuning
2. SQL Guidelines
3. Database Design Guidelines
4. Discussion of the Top New V8 Features
5. DBA Communication Guidelines

Presentation Category: Intermediate
Presentation Platform: DB2 UDB for z/OS

Title: "The Tao of DB2 Achieving Balance & Understanding with DB2"

Navigating the performance, management, and administration of DB2 UDB databases and applications requires knowledge and discipline. DBAs would do well to marry the Chinese philosophy of Tao with their job responsibilities to achieve balance and fulfillment. This presentation examines this concept and offers guidance how these seemingly dissimilar concepts complement one another.

Bullet Points:
1. A Short Introduction to Tao
2. Be the Database: Tao and DB2 UDB
3. Wu Wei - Doing More by Doing Less
4. Yin and Yang - Achieving Balance
5. The Nature of DB2 UDB-Different Ways of Looking at DB2 UDB

Presentation Category: Beginner
Presentation Platform: DB2 UDB for z/OS
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