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OpenVMS advanced technical bootcamp (May 20-25, 2007)

Dear OpenVMS Technologist,

On behalf of the entire boot camp team, it is my pleasure to announce the next OpenVMS Advanced technical boot camp May 20-25, 2007 at the Sheraton Hotel in Nashua, NH. This five day event is geared to the intermediate to advanced OpenVMS technologist and your instructors will be expert members of the OpenVMS Community. Additionally, we are providing some basic and master level classes.

» Agenda (Updated! May 9, 2007)
This updated agenda is very close to final (we think we are 95% there). There may be a few changes. The abstracts, bios and assigned speakers should also be at the 95% level.

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Warm Regards,
Sue Skonetski
Program Manager


» Agenda (Updated! May 9, 2007)
This updated agenda is very close to final (we think we are 95% there). There may be a few changes. The abstracts, bios and assigned speakers should also be at the 95% level.


Flight Line:
Outside of the U.S.A: 603-893-8254

You may also make reservations on-line at http://www.flightlineinc.com


Please call Flight Line at least 24 hours in advance to secure shuttle services from Boston's Logan or Manchester Airport.

Cash and travelers checks are accepted methods of payment. Flight Line accepts prepayment by certain credit cards over the phone at the time of reservation or via the web. Gratuities are not included in the rate.

Sheraton Tara network information for the OpenVMS Boot Camp

» Boot camp network information


  • A signed non disclosure will be required for all participants
  • Please make sure you visit the web site http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/bootcamp on a regular basis for any additional information.
  • You are responsible for your own travel and lodging needs.
  • Registration is limited to 200 people
  • Cost is $1,495
  • Breakfast, morning break, lunch and afternoon break are included. Also on Tuesday and Wednesday dinner will be served.
  • If you need a letter of invitation for a visa please let us know as soon as possible. (very few countries require this)

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  • You will need to bring a laptop. We do not distribute presentations on paper (its bad for the environment and folks leave the binders in their hotel rooms when they leave. Please ensure you have the latest virus protection software installed on your laptop. Please note: We do not provide on site technical pc support.
  • Dress is casual (blue jeans are fine), please wear comfortable clothing these will be long days.
  • The best airport to fly into for domestic travel is Manchester, NH
  • The best airport to fly into for international is Boston, MA
  • Partners Roundhouse on Tuesday - a number of different partners showing you what they do and what applications they have (not a tradeshow). This is very informative.
  • Room rate at the Sheraton is $110 per night and includes internet access from your room (previous charge was $10 per day)

Event Registration

Course 650 (OpenVMS Advanced Technical Boot Camp)
Class ID# 522628
May 20, 2007 - May 25, 2007
Tutition Fee: $1,495

Please note: that your registration will not be completed or confirmed until payment has been received and processed. The quickest method for completing your registration will be to supply a credit card as form of payment. This may be done using our phone registration option below. Thank you!

Form of Payment for Non-HP: Credit Card or Wire Transfer Payment (must be received by May 11th, 2007). If you are paying via wire transfer, an email will be sent to you with wire instructions.

Form of Payment for HP Employees: Credit Card ONLY

If you have questions regarding the billing of the OpenVMS Bootcamp, please contact Stacie Hemann at (281) 927-8804 or Send in your questions about billing

Phone Registration
United States: 800-732-5741, Option 4
Canada: 800-392-7024, Option 4
All Other Countries: 512-681-5812 (Joy Carlton, direct line)
8:00 am CST - 5:00 pm CST
(Monday - Friday)

Online Registration

To register via the web, you will need a University Student ID#. If you attended the OpenVMS Bootcamp in 2006, you received this student id# in your packet on a business card. If you have forgotten this number or need a new one created, you may obtain this by calling 1-800-732-5741, Option 4.

Hotel Information

A personalized Web site for HP OpenVMS Advanced Technical Bootcamp occurring (May 20, 2007 - May 25, 2007) has been created.

Please access the site to book, modify, or cancel your reservation.

» HP OpenVMS Advanced Technical Bootcamp Reservations site

If you prefer to call the hotel, please call 888-627-7183 (US and Canada) or 603-579-3248 for reservations. If you make your reservations over the phone, please be sure to let them know you are with the OpenVMS Bootcamp group so that you will be put into the correct block of rooms.

The cut-off date for reservations is April 30th. After this date the hotel cannot guarantee you a room or the $110 rate.

Special Events

Pre-bootcamp events (Week Prior to Boot Camp)

The following training events are scheduled to make the most of your companies traveling dollars and availability is on a first come basis - All these sessions are Free of Charge

Date Event
May 14 - May 18
Monday - Friday (Saturday Optional)
Alpha Crash Dump Analysis

» Class Details - This seminar is now full

May 16 - May 18
Wednesday - Friday
OpenVMS hands-on porting workshop

» Class Details - This seminar is now full

May 17 - 18
Thursday and Friday
TCP/IP Banquet

» Class Details - This seminar is now full

Week of Boot Camp

Certification testing

We will also be offering OpenVMS Certification on throughout the week at the hotel for Boot Camp and Ambassadors attendees wishing to take certification tests, some discount/free vouchers will be available. You MUST have a student ID. (Check your bootcamp registration confirmation for you ID)

» Learn more about Certification tests

Key Notes:

We will be having 2 Keynotes per day, one in the morning (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) and one in the afternoon (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Time Speaker
Monday AM OpenVMS Directions - Ann McQuaid - OpenVMS General Manager
Monday PM Intel Chip Designs - Cameron McNairy
Tuesday AM Customer Presentation Logica CMG - Erik Gebler
Tuesday PM HP Blade Systems - Brian Cox
Wednesday AM OpenVMS Roadmaps and Technical Update - Mary Jane Vazquez and Leo Demers
Wednesday PM Engineering Panel
Thursday AM Joint Stars - Catherine Fariz, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Thursday PM VMS Info Desk - Guy Peleg
Friday AM Possibilities - Chris Brown

Evening Events

Date Event
Monday OpenVMS Magic is back, this is an opportunity to come and tell (or listen) your VMS stories and win prizes for the best and most creative and technically unusual solutions. This will be a fun time to relax with other folks who enjoy the same things - 7:30-9PM Ballroom North
Tuesday Partners Roundhouse (dinner included) approximately 40 business partners will be available to show attendees the different applications and services that they have available on OpenVMS. - Wentworth Ballroom
Wednesday Please join us for an awards dinner to recognize members of the OpenVMS community. 7-9 PM in the Wentworth ballroom

2006 symposium information

» See the 2006 Bootcamp information/agenda