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Triangle DB2 User Group (TRIDUG) Meeting


I'm attending a meeting of the Triangle DB2 User Group (TRIDUG) here in North Carolina this morning.  It's great to see the turnout - my fellow IBMers and I have been relegated to an overflow room, in fact - and it looks like they've got a great agenda set up.  

Right now I'm listening to George Lapis, Data Studio Product manager, provide an update on IBM Data Studio.  Later on the agenda there will be updates on DB2 for z/OS Utilities, a SolidDB Overview (being delivered by Roger Rea, who I just met in person for the first time and discovered has an office the next aisle over from me), and DB2 9.5 Fast Backup and Restore.

I'm looking forward to meeting more of the local DB2 users, developers and administrators during the breaks.  The meeting is being held in the newly redesigned and completely gorgeous IBM software briefing center here in RTP, but one side effect of having a full agenda and holding it in a briefing center is that it's coming across, well, like a briefing day.  I'm guessing there will be me more opportunity for interaction during the breaks and lunch, and given that it's been a while since the last meeting, it's understandable that there's a lot to get updates on.

I'm bummed that I forgot to bring my camera, so don't have any pictures, but will have to look around and see if anyone else is taking some that I can share.

To find a regional user group in your area, head on over to the "Regional User Group" page on the IDUG site and look in the left navigator for a listing.