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San Jose Bay Area Evaluators Sought for IBM Query Tuning Product

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  • xia_ibm
    This is a one-time only activity for about 8 hrs. If you are invited to participate, you will receive an honorarium of $75/hr for your participation. No
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 11, 2009
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      This is a one-time only activity for about 8 hrs. If you are invited to
      participate, you will receive an honorarium of $75/hr for your
      participation. No reimbursement for travel.

      In order to design usable products with functions and features customers
      want, designers and developers at IBM follow User-Centered Design (UCD),
      an approach involving input from users. To evaluate an IBM query tuning
      product family, we are currently looking for developers (programmers)
      with rich SQL writing experience and junior DB2 DBAs. For the purpose of
      this study, a junior DBA is a DBA with less than about 3 yrs of
      full-time experience with DB2 Z/OS or DB2 LUW, but no limit on total
      years of experience with DB2 on all platforms. E.g., a senior LUW DBA
      would qualify as a junior DBA on DB2 Z/OS if she just started working on
      DB2 Z/OS for couple of years.

      As a participant you will perform typical tasks of query tuning using
      the existing product, and explore requirements and prototypes for future
      designs. The evaluation session will last approximately 8 hrs, including
      a series of hands-on tasks followed by your comments and discussions.

      The evaluation will take place between March and April 2009 at IBM
      Silicon Valley Lab in south San Jose.

      If you are interested in participating in this evaluation, please reply
      to xia@... <mailto:xia@...> with subject "IBM
      Usability Testing – [Your First Name]". Please briefly list your
      experience relevant to the requirements above. You will be contacted if
      your experience is considered as a good fit for this particular study.



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