OpenVMS Boot Camp 2015

Guidelines for Connect OpenVMS Boot Camp user session presentations

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 9/4/2015.
Ground rules for submissions

Presentations must be educational in nature and not include any sales, product or marketing information

Keys to a valuable session

Past attendees have found these elements to be valuable:

  • 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 one-hour sessions.