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Ghrug_112006The Greater Houston Regional User Group (GHRUG), the last working RUG in the US with a conference to present, has released its November agenda for the Nov. 10-12 meeting of this year's only HP 3000 conference. GHRUG has outlasted its parent organization Interex, as well as many other North American regional user groups, to offer this $175 event at the University of Houston Clear Lake campus.

Full abstracts from the 15 speakers offering more than 20 talks are available on the GHRUG Web site. There's also a vendor show offering a chance to talk with providers of solutions for HP 3000s.

The conference, which begins Friday morning at 8 with Alfredo Rego's keynote "A bit at home, a bit on the edge," runs through 4 PM Friday and Saturday afternoons and wraps up at 11:30 Sunday, after Bill Hassel's talks on system security.

Leading off the homesteading track is Gilles Schipper, founder of the GSA support firm for HP 3000s. Schipper will speak in two successive sessions on "Easy and affordable enhancements for the HP 3000 homesteader." A migration track kicks off at the the same 9 AM start, led by Michael Marxmeier training on Eloquence migrations of IMAGE data and Speedware's Dani Knezevic on data migrations.

Alan Yeo travels from the UK to Houston present on the migration track. There's even a talk on how to migrate HP 3000 IMAGE data to MySQL.

Registration forms are available online, too. Registration right up to conference day earns the $175 rate; at the door signups are just $200. GHRUG has already scoped out nearby hotels, too. Some of the best HP 3000 advice available will take to the meeting rooms in Clear Lake. We hope to see you there.