Every year around this time of the year great masses of IT people come to the Mandalay Bay Hotel And Conference center to attend IBM’s Information On Demand (IOD) Conference. It is a good place to learn the latest and greatest and to network. This year is the first year we have a significant Cloud Computing content on the agenda at the conference. If you are at the conference you really need to check it out.
If your interest is in DB2 on the Cloud, I will be doing these sessions (in chronological order):

  1. Monday 6:00 – 8:00 Meet the Experts – that would be me, Leon Katsnelson 🙂
  2. Tuesday 5:30 – 6:00 in the Expo Hall. I will be presenting a 30 minute informal session. I am thinking of focusing on using the Cloud for Development and Test (red hot area right now) but I can change the subject depending on what the audience wants to hear
  3. Wednesday 2:15 – 3:15 – North Convention Center Islander H: Deploying IBM Databases on the Cloud with Amazon EC2
  4. Wednesday 4:45 – 5:45 – North Convention South Pacific F: Databases and Cloud Computing Panel. Food, drink and prizes. This one is a must.

Also, Thursday morning 8:30 – 12:00 in the South Convention Center banyan A/B there is going to be The Unconference and later in the day 1-4pm we have a hands on lab that will help you get started with DB2 on the Amazon cloud. This session will be in the South Convention Center Lagoon. If you are attending IOD this year don’t miss this great opportunity to  learn about cloud computing. And to make sure that you can actually practice what you learn, you will get Amazon AWS usage credit if you come to these sessions. But before you head out to any of these sessions, come to the IBM DB2 both in the Expo Hall and pick up a flier and a card with the complete Cloud Computing agenda which is a lot bigger than a few things that I listed here.

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