Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
About us

BWDB2UG was founded as a "gathering" point for computer professionals within the Baltimore/Washington commuting area to discuss and share ideas on DB2 topics. The group is comprised of DB2 users on all platforms with a common desire to become more proficient in this comprehensive database management technology.

Meetings are held quarterly and feature leading speakers from the field and BWDB2UG members discussing personal experiences with DB2. The meetings provide a chance to learn how to use DB2 more effectively and give insights into projects at other businesses.

Learning from others is only one advantage of becoming a part of BWDB2UG. In addition, you have the opportunity to share your own experiences and help your fellow professionals. The entire group benefits from the active participation of its members. Together, everyone wins.

The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group was founded in 1988 by Al Charity, Al Stambaugh and Jim Turoff. The group has been meeting in Columbia, Maryland since 1994 in an effort to enable participation by DB2 users from both Baltimore and Washington, and has offered an education session once each year, in March, as well as three other sponsored meetings each year. The BWDB2UG has had a number of popular DB2 experts present including Roger Miller, Bonnie Baker, Gabrielle Workowski and Pat Bossman. The group has a number of board members who have volunteered their time and effort year after year to enable the group to grow, and many board members are IBM Information Champions.

Upcoming Conferences

IDUG DB2 Tech Conference - EMEA
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal
October 1 – 5, 2017

SHARE Providence
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI
August 6 – 11, 2017

IBM World of Watson 2017
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 29 – November 2, 2017

SHARE Sacramento
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA
March 11 – 16, 2018
2017 Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
June Meeting Handouts
Electronic versions of the handouts for the June 14th, 2017 meeting have been posted on our Handouts page.
Next DB2 z/OS Meeting
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Meeting Topics:
DB2 12 for z/OS and Beyond
DB2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
DB2 Autonomics
API Economy
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BWDB2UG is a Regional User Group of the International DB2 Users Group Data Management Forum
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The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group has been supporting the local DB2 community for 25 successful years. Our quarterly meetings are packed with interesting, relevant information about how to best leverage IBM's relational database solution DB2. Many of the region's largest businesses and agencies regularly attend our meetings and benefit from the presentations and networking opportunities as some of the most highly skilled developers and database administrators in the Mid-Atlantic are frequent attendees.
Because our group has been so successful our board decided to offer a special $5 pre-registered rate to attend our June meeting. We have 3 expert presenters from IBM joining us - including IBM Distinguished Engineer Jeff Josten.
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