IDUG – EMEA – 1 week to go

By this time next week I will be getting ready to sit in the first talk / lecture / seminar that is pre cert for DB2 9.7 LUW in the Clarion Congress hotel in Prague. This will be an interesting experience for me as  I have never travelled abroad as a single traveller! My Plan is also to attempt to fit in some certification exams, but the times avalible and the talks that I want to go and see make this look very difficult to do, as they are only going to be on:

  • Monday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 – 15:00
Which is when most of the talks are on and time available where there are no talks I bet they are going to be over subscribed! Looks like I might be asking for more money to go take my exams when I get home, disappointing.
But with that minor grumble out the way I am really looking forward to going, meeting my peers and generally seeing what is going on in the DB2 community at large my initial plans are to attend the following sessions in the DB2 LUW track:

Monday, November 14, 2011

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Monday Keynote
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 1
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Monday Lunch
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Session 2
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Monday VSP
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Session 3

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Session 4
09:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Tuesday VSP
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 5
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Tuesday Lunch
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Session 6
02:15 PM – 03:15 PM
Session 7
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Tuesday Coffee Break
03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Session 8

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Session 9
09:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Session 10
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 11
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Wednesday Lunch
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Wednesday SIGS
02:15 PM – 03:15 PM
Session 12
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Wednesday Coffee Break
03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Session 13
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Session 14

Thursday, November 17, 2011

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Session 15
09:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Session 16
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Session 17
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Thursday DB2 Panel

Friday, November 18, 2011

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Full Day Seminars
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Friday Lunch

Hopefully I will get to attend these, but as the email IDUG sent last week said “When creating your itinerary, give yourself a few session choices for each time slot” so fingers crossed.

I cant finish this article without a big thank-you to my CMTO Nilan Peiris for allowing me the time “off” to go to the conference  in this busy period (and stumping up the money) and Iqbal Goralwalla and Triton Consulting for enabling me to attend the conference at a much reduced price allowing me to attend the sessions on Friday.

Hope to see you there.

2 Thoughts on “IDUG – EMEA – 1 week to go

  1. you better do the exams mister

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