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Does anyone know when,where, and the cost of Bootcamp this year? I see that HP Technology Forum & Expo is scheduled for June 16–19, 2008..
Is one better than the other?

Randy,
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EdgarZamora_1
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Bootcamp is the week of May 18th in same hotel up in Nashua. I am not 100% sure of the cost but $1495 seems to ring a bell.
EdgarZamora_1
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Hoff
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I started the 2008 bootcamp logistics note a while back, with what information is available:

http://64.223.189.234/node/730

The bootcamp web site (talked with Sue on Monday) and the session listings and such aren't ready quite yet.


Jan van den Ende
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Randy,

>>>
Is one better than the other?
<<<

Depends on your perspective & requirements.

If you are seeking (nearly) pure VMS, pretty much in depth, then definitely choose bootcamp.

If you seek the breadth of HP stuff, then the tech forum will be your prefered choice.

If you go to the bootcamp, I hope to see uou there.

hth

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Andy Bustamante
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>>>Is one better than the other?

Adding to Jan's remarks, the Bootcamp, also known as the SuePosium, is focused on VMS with a large helping of Integrity and Storage. The sessions are detailed.

The Technology forum covers all HP products. You won't find the depth of VMS information, but you will see a broader scope of products covered. Some of the hands on labs, particularly for storage products, I found especially useful.

Andy
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Jon Pinkley
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I have only been to one Bootcamp (2007) and it reminded me of the DECUS Symposiums from the 1983-1986 time frame, although on a smaller scale. The sessions tend to be longer and more in depth than the last of the Encompasserve sponsored Symposia I attended (probably 1998?)

The Bootcamp has a large VMS engineering presence, wealth of technical information (presentations are technically oriented, not marketing oriented), and in general a technical (vs. managerial) audience. You must sign a blanket non-disclosure agreement for things that have not been disclosed in public. In my opinion, very little fit under that category, it is primarily to protect them in case something slips out that they don't want to see posted to comp.os.vms

For me, the Bootcamp is the only thing I would consider, the contacts and personal networking is very helpful. And the sidebar conversations with VMS engineers is an opportunity that you probably won't get at the Technology Expo (not as many engineers will be there, since it isn't held in VMS engineering's back yard.)

RE: Andy Bustamante "The Technology forum covers all HP products. You won't find the depth of VMS information, but you will see a broader scope of products covered. Some of the hands on labs, particularly for storage products, I found especially useful."

I am not sure if Andy was referring to the hands on at the Technology forum or the Bootcamp. There are hands on labs at the bootcamp, and I found these to be useful.

Jon
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Ian Miller.
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The hands on sessions and the illuminating discussions in the corridor and bar are particularly good features of the bootcamp.
Several times an issue has arisen back at the office while I have been at the bootcamp and I have been able to find expert help.

As soon as I have more confirmed information I will publish it so keep watching your favourite VMS news website
http://www.openvms.org

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Dear Folks,

Thank you for all the great notes

Once we have a 2008 Boot Camp web site I will make sure to post it here.

We do already have a few folks registered for this year, but there is no public information. But it is solid.

Warm Regards,
sue

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Thank you everyone for the great responses. Now I have to convince my management that one of these, if not both, would be very beneficial...

Randy,

Ian Miller.
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the bootcamp web site has been updated

http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/bootcamp

Enjoy!
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Homer Shoemaker
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Just received mgmt approval to attend this years Advanced Technical Bootcamp.

I notice the dates are the 18th thru the 23rd. Are there really sessions scheduled for Sunday? If so, what time? I need to make travel arrangements, so I would like to know which day to arrive. I assume the last session will end 5:00 on Friday. Good assumption?

I haven't been able to find the 2008 agenda. Does anybody know if it's available yet?

I'm really looking forward to this.
Jan van den Ende
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@Homer:

>>>
Are there really sessions scheduled for Sunday? If so, what time?
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Yes! In previous years, activity took off at 12:00. I have no reason to assume this year as different.

>>>
I assume the last session will end 5:00 on Friday. Good assumption?
<<<
No. To accomodate transatlantic travelers, (nearly all) activity ends at noon.

hth

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
John Reagan
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For new folks, note that most (all?) sessions are repeated during the week. So those given on Sunday will be repeated again.

I'll be there with my Tilde Concession Stand, 25c each or 5 for 1$.
Homer Shoemaker
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Jan and John: Thanks.

John: I'll be sure to stop by your stand.
Ian Miller.
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All booked.:-)

I'm due to land at Boston Logan airport terminal E at approx 1pm Saturday 17th May. Anyone else due to be there then? I'm considering options to get to the hotel.

Don't forget to check out the VMS podcast - the latest one has an interview with Nina Buik about the HP user group consolidation

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Hein van den Heuvel
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Ian>> I'm considering options to get to the hotel.

Please consider the scheduled public bus service to Nashua.

http://www.concordtrailways.com/boston_express/schedules.htm

It is really a great service for Nashua as a town, and the Boot Camp guests.

The "Boston Express" is great alternative for those travelling on their own nickel or who need to preserve / redirect corporate funds. 1 stop only, at Boston SouthStation, where you can buy a ticket.
$25 round-trip to Nashua exit-6 (NH Welcome Center)

This is a SUPER bus. All conveniences, Great schedule, Comfortable, Personal radio, Modest price.
The (Radison) Tara is willing to shuttle to exit 6. You would need a hotel shuttle (Tara bellMan @ 603 888 9970), taxi, or
a (VMS) friend, to you up at Exit 6.
Fellow bus riders may well be willing to help as well.

hth,
Hein