Monday, October 17, 2016

4th csDUG Conference: A great success!

The 4th csDUG Conference happened on Friday, in Prague. This year, this one-day FREE conference had 2 tracks (Database Administrators and Database Developers) and was attended by 50 DB2 users from Czech Republic and Slovakia. The event was held in the IBM lab in Chodov, and was sponsored by CA Technologies and IBM. Various famous international speakers made the trip to share their DB2 expertise and give presentations about DB2 for z/OS.

Group Picture during 4th csDUG conference

Mariusz Koczar (csDUG president) kicks-off the event

David Lukaš (Česká spořitelna) shares his experiences with DSNUTILU

Jacek Rafalak shares his experience as DB2 DBA at Asseco

Jan Musil explains Test Data Management and Masking

Saso Prek gives an update on DB2 Accelerator

George Wang came from IBM lab in California to speak about Spark

Steve Thomas explains DB2 locking, latches, claims, and other drains

csDUG members are having Fun With SQL (session ran by Phil Nelson)

Additional pictures of the event can be found at

Presentations are available at

If you missed the conference this year you will have opportunity to attend next year. As we shape the next event, we would like to hear from you with your preferred city (Prague, Brno, Ostrava or Bratislava), the most convenient time of year for you, and what topics are you interested in.

If you attended the Conference, feel free to leave a comment below to indicate, for example, which session / presenter you enjoyed the most !

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