Sunday, October 26, 2008

DB2 on Campus in Romania

Romania is one of the newest members of the European Union, and it's growing fast. The DB2 on Campus tour started on October 20th in Bucharest ("The little Paris" of the 30's) and ended on October 24th in Iasi. We visited the University Politechnica of Bucharest, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, and Gh. Agachi University of Iasi. Close to 270 students and 20 teachers attended the presentations. I was glad to recruit four volunteers students to translate the "Getting Started with DB2 Express-C" book from English to Romanian. I was also pleasantly surprised to find a DB2 book already written in Romanian (see picture at the top). The book was written for DB2 UDB V8.2, and it was an effort led by Theodor Borangiu (IBM Romania) and a group of teachers from different universities. In Suceava, I met one of the teachers who was part of this book team, and have encouraged her to upgrade the book to DB2 9.5. We are also planning some collaboration work to develop other materials. The picture at the end of this blog is from University Politechnica of Bucharest.


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