Learn to Use XML with Databases and win Prizes!
June 13, 2008
The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) recently announced the Search for the XML Superstar contest. IDUG is an independent, not-for-profit, user-run organization who promote the effective use of the DB2 family of products. Naturally the focus of the contest is to teach people about databases and the storage and retrieval of XML data.
The contest consists of education, followed by a series of quizzes to test your understanding. It then proceeds to a fully-blown programming contest. There is also a video contest. Cool prizes include laptops, Nintendo Wii, and the Segway i2 personal transport system!
If nothing else, this is a great opportunity to learn about XML and get some goodies at the same time. All details of the contest do not appear to be available as I write this post. The organizers say they will post them to the Channel DB2 Web site soon.