This month our partners, DBI Software launch their second “DB2’s Got Talent” competition to find real talent within the world of DB2. Open to DB2 users from both the LUW and z/OS camps this contest is designed to enable DB2 professionals from around the world share their knowledge and best practice.
Throughout February there will be a series of Contestant Search Shows. During the show each contestant will be given 4 minuites to offer a DB2 “tip” or “lesson learned”. A panel of industry judges will then critique each presentation and select 2-3 contestants to go through to the finals in March.
Last year’s contest saw a truly international group of DB2 professionals presenting on a range of topics including:
- DB2 Load Utility
- DB2 Concurrent I/O – Best Practices
- DATA and the db2cat command
- Table partitioning
- and many more…
•1st Prize: One FREE IDUG Conference Registration to any IDUG Conference in 2012 (North America, Europe, or Australia) provided by IDUG, plus up to $1,500 USD travel expense allowance provided by DBI. Approximate value of prize package: $3,500 USD
•2nd Prize: One FREE DB2 Symposium Registration (3 Days) to any Event in 2012 provided by KBCE, plus up to $1,000 USD travel expense allowance
•3rd Prize: Apple iPad (approximate value $500) provided by Responsive Systems.
•Finalist Prizes: Each of the top 10 Contestants that are invited by the judges to participate in Finals Shows will win $50 Amazon.com Gift Certificates provided by Triton Consulting.