When I was in my early thirties, I was diagnosed with a learning disability. This really put my learning style into perspective. Teaching myself via a book was incredibly hard, and still is in some ways. Where I thrived was with hands on labs and engaging speakers.
It is that experience that has shaped my experience as a speaker. I strive to speak and teach in the same style that allowed me to thrive when I was learning a new topic. More importantly, I try to stay engaging, to the point, and try not to kill the audience with death by PowerPoint.
I speak and teach each year at IDUG technical conferences as a result. Now, I want to take things a little further and utilize my speaking ability with my new YouTube Channel “DiscoverDB2”. It was 6 months in the making before I launched with 10 videos during IDUG NA. I am still producing almost 1 video a week.
Content will range from step by step guides, to general concepts, to resources at your disposal, to my thoughts on the industry as a whole. Topics will also stretch from the basic “Cataloging a Database”, to the intermediate “REDUCE MAX” command, to advanced topics such as a “Db2 Docker Primer”.
Check out the channel, let me know what you think, and let me know what you would like to see.