Category: Just for Fun

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2013 Year in Review

My Year I first want to share a few things that stood out this year. In March, I won third place and a free iPad in the DB2’s Got Talent show. I highly recommend participating – great way to hone your presentation skills and to get your name out there in the DB2 community. The 2014 show is looking for...

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DB2 Night Show EggNog Party on Friday!

Come listen to the Third Annual DB2 Night Show EggNog Party at 10 AM CT on December 20th(tomorrow!). I’ll be one of the guests! This is a fun annual tradition. It’s near Scott’s birthday, and he occasionally gives out birthday presents to his live audience! It is also fun to hear DB2 folks you’ve heard of share their views of...

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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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IDUG NA 2013 Pictures

Ok, this is the last post focused on IDUG NA 2013. I posted something deeply technical yesterday, didn’t I? I wanted to share some pictures from the conference. I snaged these from various Twitter and Facebook posts, so thanks everyone who took pictures. Scott Hayes, Dan Luksetich, Kurt Struyf, and Me (taken by Kelly Fitzgerald) Me with JB, Rebecca Bond,...

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Twitter Debates

Twitter debates. I’ve never been in one, nor have I actually heard of them until yesterday. But when @DB2Geek hosted a debate on Tuesday, I decided to pop on and see what it was all about. (Search for hashtag #db2debate). It was fascinating. Did automation steal the role of DBA or minimize it? Will our role never die because of...

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Please, One Final Vote!

It is the final vote of DB2’s Got Talent 2013. I highly recommend you listen to all of the presentations (hour long show) for yourself. There’s such great content there. You can download the show at: http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=429 That’s also the link for voting. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page, and fill out the show survey to vote....