Representing Robelle was Tammy Roscoe, who helped organize the "HP 3000 Community Lounge" in the expo area. This was a place for the vastly outnumbered 3000 users to gather, rest, and exchange a few words with each other.
Tammy says that there was not a lot of 3000 news to report:
Lund cancelled their booth at the last minute. They decide to use the money to visit their customers instead.
HP will have a 10X20 or 10X40 booth next year. HP will have their own conference next year in New Orleans.
Vendors are at odds on which conference to go to. Most companies cannot afford both.
Speedware and MB Foster will be sharing a booth next year at HPW.
PeopleSoft, IBM and WRQ had 10X10 booths
A lot of people were questioning if there will be a another HP World. Expo hall was very small this year.
News report from Ashlee Vance of The Register.
A report from HPWorld by The Register.
HPWorld: OpenMPE SessionStephen Suraci of Pivital Solutions sends this report on the OpenMPE session at HPWorld.
We got a count of 21 people in attendance.
The majority of the meeting was Birket's presentation. At the end, Alan, Donna, and I helped answer some questions from the gallery. (Note: Robelle has posted Birket Foster's OpenMPE Slides; they are in Microsoft Word format. It is important to read them and contact the board if you have any interest in receiving patches to MPE after end-of-hp-support. OpenMPE needs purchase order committments by Nov 30th.)
Here are the notes from Mike Pavinen's presentation. (fwiw, he used some of the same slides at sig-mpe)
1. MPE source access status
2. 9000 --> 3000 conversions
3. mass storage flexibility
4. software add-on availability
5. user license upgrades after eol
6. openmpe communication
Stephen A. Suraci
Marius Schild of SAMCO in Holland and Michael Marxmeier of Eloquence in Germany.
A cool car in an expo booth!
Chris, Tammy and Dan.
The expo floor party.
Ken Robertson, in the Speedware booth.
Ron and Abby of The 3000 Newswire.
Michael Marxmeier and Alan Yeo (of ScreenJet) who came up with the idea for the 3000 Community Lounge.