Category: Education and Skills

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Search Show #2

I continue to be amazed how much I can learn from 4-minute presentations. I should be used to it by now. There were some excellent presentations this week. The Presentations Prasad Pande – Online Tablespace Migration Using ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE I very much enjoyed Prasad’s presenetation. He described the problem he was trying to solve well, covered alternate methods, and obviously researched...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 Kick-Off

Friday was the first search episode of DB2’s Got Talent on the DB2Night show. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to step in as a guest judge for Klaas, who was traveling and unable to participate. It was really neat to be on the other side of the competition. I very much enjoyed the lack of the nervous feeling...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014

One of the highlights of 2013 for me was winning third place in the DB2’s Got Talent competition. If you’re a long time reader, you may remember me begging for votes the last two years in March. But this contest is for those who are newer to presenting about DB2 topics in the larger DB2 community, so I’m done –...

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IBM DB2 Certification – Why it is Worth it

A friend recently asked me what I thought of certification. I have a number of DB2 related certifications, and even one Oracle certification. I thought I would share my opinions. Company Requirements and Recognition The company that I work for is an IBM Business Partner. As such, IBM requires a certain number of certifications, and certain types of certifications based...

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My First IBM IOD – 2013

I don't want to blog too much about the conference because I know that when my favorite bloggers talk about conferences I did not get to go to, it just feels like they are mocking me. I tweeted a lot instead (@ember_crooks), and am keeping the blog entries down to a minimum. I am new to IBM Information on Demand....

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A Newbie Going to IOD

I’m a big fan of the IDUG conferences, so have generally focused my funding and management-convincing on getting to go to the IDUG North American Technical Conference. But now that I’m starting to present at IDUG conferences, I want to consider presenting at IOD as well. But I have never even been to this conference. I’ve been to all or...

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Tips for Information on Demand Attendees

IBM’s Information on Demand 2013 Conference is less than a month away, and since I’ve been to this conference more times than I can remember (this will be Ember’s first IOD), she has asked me to write up something to help orient you to the conference and get the most out of it.   Conference Tips Try to build a...