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NonStop Technical Boot Camp – Oct 14 – 16 2012

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

XYPRO recently returned from the NonStop Technical Bootcamp, held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, and it turned out to be a great event.  There were almost 200 attendees, of which approximately 60% were customers, with the remainder being HP staff and vendor partners like ourselves.  The San Jose location proved to be a major positive, with HP being willing and able to send a large number of technical resources to present, given we were “just down the road”.

As a result, the agenda was fairly well packed with strong technical content.  XYPRO sent some of our own internal resources for training/general knowledge purposes, and all came away feeling like it was time well spent.

The customer attendees were there to learn, and it was a great opportunity for us to provide information.  Our co-presentation with HP on XYGATE Merged Audit (XMA) explained how a large number of customers now have XMA as a result of its inclusion on the SUT, and how those customers can start to use it to help with compliance, integrate with HP Arcsight or other SIEM devices, and increase their system security in general.

The show opened with a bang, with a traditional Tandem “Beer Bust” in the Doubletree’s restaurant/bar, sponsored by XYPRO and Tributary Systems.  Jimmy Treybig, the CEO and one of the founders of Tandem Computers, joined in and many took the opportunity for a photo.  The following morning, Jimmy gave the keynote speech, which he terms a “love note” speech, given that it was mainly focused on the User community, and the value of groups like ITUG over the years.  An excellent, inspiring presentation, most of which was recorded and can be viewed here…
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The majority of the conference consisted of session tracks, focussed on various technical areas, and all were well attended.  The breaks were an opportunity for networking, and for users to consult with the large group of vendors that showed their support for the event by exhibiting and sponsoring.  An important point – the food was generally excellent, and received many positive comments!

At this stage it sounds like a similar event is in the pipeline for next year, at the same venue, so look out for that, and see you there!

Barry Forbes
XYPRO  Technology Corporation