Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2007 DB2 on Campus tour results

In 2007, the DB2 on Campus Program reached more than 10,000 students and teachers during approximately 100 university visits worldwide. It is one of the most important campus activities in the recent two years in China, and grew considerably in the south of Brazil, where two courses have been created, one at the post-graduate level and one as an extension course. In Malaysia and Vietnam, the local IBM teams replicated the program, reaching more than 1,900 students.In Singapore, a DB2 Certification program has started at Nanyang Polytechnic. Fifty students recently wrote DB2 Certification Exam 730, and the program plans to increase this number yearly. In Korea, many students have been trained on DB2 since April of 2007, thanks to this initiative. In Italy, two universities switched to DB2 from another vendor for their courses. There are plans to offer DB2 certification to all Italian universities. In Mexico, the DB2 user groups created in 2006 are now training students from other universities who will be forming their own DB2 user groups. In Portugal, DB2 on Campus Program speeches were successfully replicated, and a very active DB2 user group, which is now reaching other universities to promote the program, was created. In Belgium, the local team is organizing a local DB2 on Campus Program for 2008. In Russia, the local team used the DB2 on Campus materials in several universities to promote DB2 and pureXML.

We look forward to a successful DB2 on Campus Program in 2008!

Raul.

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