Happy Birthday, Susan!

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Today is Susan Visser’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, Susan!

Susan is a prolific blogger on Information Management education and skills. I read her blog regularly and recommend that you do too. Her blog is: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/SusanVisser/?lang=en_us

Susan has been in various roles with IBM – technical writing, support, managing the certification program for DB2, and now as the Publishing Program Manager for Information Management.

Susan first came into my life when I participated in the DB2’s got talent competition in 2012. Though I did not win or even make it to the Finale, Susan helped me connect with a mentor to write an article for developerWorks. When I met her at the IDUG NA 2012 tech conference in Denver, she started introducing me to people I had heard of and read about. I quickly developed a strategy for that conference to find Susan and follow her around, and I met a lot of great people as a result. At one point, she made me go up to a table of some of my db2 idols (the authors of DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features eFlashbook), and introduce myself as a “future author”.

Susan is actively seeking out new contributors in the DB2 community and fostering their development. What a great role to be playing.

She’s also had(if I remember correctly – comment to correct me) two million views of her blog – something as a blogger that I aspire to, but would expect it to be at least a decade and maybe more before I achieve.

So help me in wishing Susan a happy birthday on twitter: @susvis

Happy Birthday, Susan!

Lead Db2 Database Engineer and Service Delivery Manager , XTIVIA
Ember is always curious and thrives on change. Working in IT provides a lot of that change, but after 17 years developing a top-level expertise on Db2 for mid-range servers and more than 7 years blogging about it, Ember is hungry for new challenges and looks to expand her skill set to the Data Engineering role for Data Science. With in-depth SQL and RDBMS knowledge, Ember shares both posts about her core skill set and her journey into Data Science. Ember lives in Denver and work from home for XTIVIA, leading a team of Db2 DBAs.

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