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Ember Crooks: IBM Gold Consultant

I am proud to announce that IBM has named me as an IBM Gold Consultant!! What is a Gold Consultant? IBM’s mission statement for the Gold Consultant program: The IBM Gold Consultant Program is for Independent Consultants who deliver superior consulting services to IBM clients, with demonstrated technical leadership, vast industry experience, market knowledge and digital presence. IBM and The...

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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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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...