OpenVMS Boot Camp 2017
 
Call for Papers for the 2017 OpenVMS Boot Camp is OPEN!


The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2017

The call for papers is for 50 minute technical breakout sessions.

Step 1: Speaker Information Form (complete this form once to auto populate the CFP form)
Step 2: Call for Papers / Submission form (complete for each session you are proposing)




Partner/Customer Breakout Sessions
A breakout session should be an in-depth technical session and should explore an issue, problem, or solution in a detailed manner. The Call For Papers closes on 7/15/17.

VSI Breakout Sessions and Engineering Panels
VSI employees should submit their papers directly to Sue Skonetski for review. The Call For Papers closes on 7/15/17.


Should you have any questions, contact us at info@connect-community.org

Speakers will be offered a discounted registration to this year's Boot Camp. The speaker rate for accepted presenters is $495.



Tracks Include:

  • Platforms
  • Storage
  • System Management
  • Data
  • Programming
  • Security and Compliance
  • Network
  • Executive
  • Other/Cross Track
  • Transformation

Topics Include:

  • x86
  • Integrity
  • Blade
  • Database
  • Big Data
  • Business Continuity
  • High Availability
  • Performance
  • Cloud and virtualization
  • Application development
  • Open Source
  • Cluster Communication
  • Migration and Porting
  • Modernization


Keys to a valuable session


Partners and Consultants must incorporate:

  • Knowledge and technical level of the speaker: a speaker must be able to field questions from a knowledgeable audience
  • A clear statement of the problem to be dealt with and the elements of the solution
  • Inclusion of real-life case studies or experiences with solutions. Note that consultants must incorporate real-world experiences in their presentations
  • Inclusion of in-depth technical information designed to help the target audience understand the issues at hand
  • The actual presentation must match what you describe in the session description and abstract

  • Other helpful hints for your session title and abstract:
  • Presentation descriptions should briefly describe the expected audience for the session
  • Set up the problem/need your session will address (1–2 sentences).
  • Describe how your session will solve this problem/meet this need. Mention the main points/topics your session will cover. (1–3 sentences)
  • Tell how your session will help the participants or their customers. Will they save time, reduce overhead
  • What is the key benefit? (1 sentence)
  • Do you recommend or require that participants have a certain level of technical expertise?
  • Follow this format: Understanding of database architecture recommended.
  • Spell out an acronym the first time that you use it in your abstract


The Call for Papers is for fifty minute sessions. The Call For Papers closes on 7/15/17.