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N2TUG Chapter Meeting

  • Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park 5805 Granite Parkway Plano, TX, 75024 United States (map)

N2TUG will present 'Wishes Come True – Celebrating New Partnerships'

Benefitting Make a Wish® Foundation of North Texas'

Thursday, May 5th, 2016.

N2TUG members,

The North Texas and Oklahoma NonStop Users Group (N2TUG), in conjunction with the local HPE NonStop Sales team and our very generous NonStop Vendors, are excited to invite you to a day full of great messages about NonStop, followed by some fun at the Blue Mesa restaurant in Plano, complete with a bit of sharing. Save the date – May 5, 2016 – and plan to attend!

The meeting will start at 9 AM at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park in Plano, TX, with evening activities at the Blue Mesa Grill directly across the street.  We especially wish to thank OmniPayments Inc.  In addition to serving as a platinum sponsor of the day’s activities; OmniPayments has generously stepped up big time, and is our exclusive sponsor for the evening entertainment as well.

Note: Parking at the Hotel is free if you’re staying in one of their guest rooms, but it is $10 otherwise.  We’ve arranged for you to park your car at the Blue Mesa for free and to walk across to the Hilton Convention Center entrance.  It’s not far at all, and the Texas weather for Thursday is looking very nice (at least so far).

The event happens to fall on a day when Mexico celebrates an important battle in their Independence from Spain; representing very clearly the historical struggles that formed our area.  With that background, we also find ourselves in our first year of having the NonStop platform under the care of Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, or HPE. In many ways, the faithful users of NonStop systems have been wishing to be in this position, with the platform as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of our vendor.  Just last November, HPE Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink called “NonStop X – the best software platform on the planet!” which puts the HPE’s belief in the platform in perspective.

It seems fitting that we use the fact that our wishes have been fulfilled to bring our ‘NonStop’ friends and associates together to make more wishes come true.  Diane and I felt that one of the best vehicles to do that is through the Make a Wish® Foundation of North Texas!  So, in addition to planning our meeting as usual, we’re inviting people who’ve been part of NonStop since the early Tandem days to join us in the evening, a true ‘Tandem Reunion’. 

Many of our generous sponsors have donated really cool gifts to a ‘Silent Auction’ we are holding in the evening.  Those gifts (and some others) will be laid out on tables in the restaurant, and anyone can bid on them. At the end of the evening, we’ll announce the winners of the auction (but you must be present to win, and pay for the items at the time). 100% of the results of the auction will go directly to the Make a Wish® Foundation of North Texas!

Our evening location, Blue Mesa Grill, is not a ‘Mexican’ or ‘Tex-Mex’ venue, but one with a uniquely Southwestern US menu which we feel is representative of our part of the world.  We’re looking forward to sharing some of our region’s “party style” with our sponsors, as well as Tandem folks and of course the entire North Texas and Oklahoma NonStop family.

The Keynote presentation will be given by Roland Lemoine of HPE, the new NonStop Database Product Manager.

We have a full slate of presenters lined up for the day, and we will have Breakfast and Lunch at the Hilton, as well as a plenty of food and drink during the evening at Blue Mesa.

To Register now, click here to open your email client, and create an email to send to us so we can register you. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email before hitting ‘Send’.  You don't have to be a Connect member to attend this event! If your email client doesn’t support ‘mailto’ links, please reply to me with

Subject:                Registration for N2TUG 2016 'Wishes Come True’

Also, include your Name and your Company’s name. We’d really like to get more contact information from you, including email and phone, and we won’t share contact info for any reason other than N2TUG business.

The hotel is in North Plano, near the intersection of the North Dallas and Sam Rayburn Tollways.   Click here for Map to Hotel.

Unfortunately, all of the rooms we blocked have been taken, but HPE has arranged for us to use their corporate rate at 3 nearby hotels.  You just need to tell the people at the registration desk that it’s for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and mention the rate.  The 3 hotels are:

Hilton Garden Inn        7550 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX         $123/night
Holiday Inn Express     3400 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco, TX           $123/night
NYLO Plano Legacy     8201 Preston Rd, Plano, TX                    $124/night

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.  Please share this with others who you think might like to attend.

N2TUG Planning committee
Bill Honaker
Diane Funkhouser

Earlier Event: May 3
SCTUG - Save The Date