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Spring GHRUG show moves forward

Bouncing back from a delay of six months, the GHRUG user group's two-day conference is proceeding to its March 14-15 dates, including Alfredo Rego of Adager as its keynoter.

The five-track meeting promises up to 70 speaker slots, with many already filled in at the event's Web site. The University of Houston Clear Lake Campus, just south of the city and on the way to the Gulf of Mexico's inviting shores, will host the meeting.

Pre-registration is already underway for the two-day meeting that will include tracks on Homesteading and Migration education, as well as a full track on the useful and efficient HP blade server technology. A PDF form, to be returned to the user group by e-mail or postal main, gets you in for $175. A Web page not only shows who's already set to present, but invites speakers to fill in still-open slots.

GHRUG is working with HP user group Encompass to promote the event, according to reports. The speaker lineup related to HP 3000s includes some of most experienced experts in the field for the Homesteading and Migration tracks.

Paul Edwards and Gilles Schipper, both independent support providers and experienced in HP 3000 techniques, will speak in the Homestead track. Migration speakers include MB Foster's Birket Foster and Speedware's Chris Koppe, both of whom delivered high-grade talks on the state of transition during last fall's e3000 Community Meet by the Bayside.

Other sessions include updates on Java for the HP 3000 and OpenMPE director Ann Howard leading two days of instruction on HP's blade server technology. Blades, according to Scott Hirsh of HP's leading reseller Logicalis, are a solution best-suited to the customer who's choosing HP as their replacement vendor.

Add the esteemed Unix guru Bill Hassel and best practices talks onn subjects such as application portfolio management, and you've got a very full two days of education. Plus, you could argue an extraordinary value at $175.