November 4 SIRDUG Meeting Featuring Roger Miller and Dwaine Snow

Are you contemplating the leap to DB2 for z/OS Version 8? Are you curious about the recent "buzz" around DB2's Stinger? Come hear Roger Miller (lead DB2 for z/OS strategist) and Dwaine Snow (senior product manager for DB2 UDB LUW) update us on recent developments in DB2 on both the z/OS and the Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) platforms. If you want to know the latest about z/OS DB2 Version 8 and Stinger on the LUW platform, this is the meeting for you.

Meeting Details

WHEN? November 4 (Thursday)

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

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

Checks should be made payable to SIRDUG.

The mailing address is: SIRDUG
P.O. BOX 34641
Charlotte, NC 28234
We prefer checks to be hand-carried to the meeting to simplify receiving the checks. If the checks must be mailed make sure that a SIRDUG officer is informed in time to pick up the check from the PO Box.

Meeting Agenda

November 4 (Thursday)
Featured Speakers - Roger Miller and Dwaine Snow

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:10  -  DB2 Family Overview session
10:10 - 10:30  -  Mid-Morning Break
10:30 - 11:40  -  LUW DB2 V8 "Stinger" Overview session
11:55 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  2:10  -  Parallel sessions
      * Dwaine Snow: (DB2 for Linux,
        UNIX, and Windows track)
      * Roger Miller:  
        (DB2 for z/OS track) 
 2:10 -  2:30  -  Mid-Afternoon Break and chat with speakers
 2:30 -  3:40  -  Parallel sessions
      * Dwaine Snow: (DB2 for Linux,
        UNIX, and Windows track)
      * Roger Miller:  
        (DB2 for z/OS track) 
 3:40 -  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. To pre-register please 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.

Pre-registration must be completed by 6 PM, Friday, October 29th. 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.

Roger Miller Biography

Roger Miller has worked nearly a quarter century on DB2 development, product design and strategy. He often helps customers to use the product, answers many questions and presents frequently to user groups. He was a customer for ten years before working on many facets of DB2, ranging from overall design issues to SQL, languages, install, security, audit, standards, performance, concurrency, and availability. We sometimes call him a jack of all DB2 trades and a master of several.

Dwaine Snow Biography

Dwaine R. Snow is a senior product manager for DB2 UDB for Linux, UNIX and Windows, focusing on competitive technologies. Dwaine has worked with DB2 UDB for the past 14 years, as part of the development team focusing on the database engine and tools, the development of the DB2 Certification program, and as part of the lab based consulting team. Dwaine has presented at conferences world wide, contributed to the DB2 tutorial series, and has written a number of articles and published books on DB2 including the Advanced DBA Certification Guide and Reference for DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, DB2 UDB for Windows, The DB2 Cluster Certification Guide, and the second edition of the DB2 Certification Guide for Linux, UNIX and Windows. He has also worked extensively onsite with customers in planning and implementation of both transaction-based and data warehouse systems.

Meeting Details


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