This website is
dedicated to the memory of our founder and hero, Kenneth H. Olsen (20 Feb 1926 -
6 Feb 2011).
Welcome to The DEC Connection!
The DEC Connection is an association dedicated
to preserving the unique culture of Digital Equipment Corporation by
reuniting the Digital family through face-to-face events, intra-personal and
group communications, and joint activities. We want to preserve
Ken Olsen's cultural, technical and
management legacies. We promote events of local ex-DEC clubs. Membership
is open to all former employees and contractors - JOIN HERE!To submit content,
SAVE the DATE for Colorado Springs reunion, Fri 24 April 2015
Vintage Computer Festival East 10.0
Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, Wall, New Jersey
this year the 10-yr. old techie club will honor
the 50th anniversary of the PDP-8 with a special pavilion with 9
operational PDP-8s! this event is open to the public so come
one, come all! see a note with
more info for DECcies
Vintage Computer Festival East is a hands-on, family-friendly celebration of
computer history. It offers a book sale, classes, consignment sale, exhibit
hall, food, lectures, museum tours, prizes, vendors, workshops, and more.
The event is produced by Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (MARCH) and
is hosted at the InfoAge Science Center. See their website for details.
Southwest Florida - we are
excited to announce that we're starting up a southwest FL chapter.
Send your name and email and phone number to Sally Hering (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in a get-together in the Naples area.
Washington, D.C. (DC, MD, VA, WV)
DECconnection chapter? If you're interested please email new member
Charlotte Cocke Conley at
email@example.com who will organize. If you know any ex-DECcies in this area please
contact to ask them to contact Charlotte. thanks!
Central FL - an HP Retiree Group
(for which we qualify as members) is being started at The Villages,
meeting quarterly for lunch. Contact Judy
Donohue, 352-603-3941, HPFloridaretirees@gmail.com
Know someone who is leaving HP? Please pass the word to anyone leaving HP to use the HP Alumni
Association's "ASAP Checklist" immediately. It has advice and mutual
help -- developed by HPAA members -- on the many things you have to do
before you lose access to HP's internal systems. Thanks to Curt Gowan
for this info. Go to http://www.hpalumni.org/asap (HPAA membership not required.)
If you know someone who has been
offered the HP 2014 U.S. Phased Retirement Program, please send
them this link:
http://www.hpalumni.org/PRP This independent site has advice and
reference info from HP alumni who have gone through previous
retirement/layoff cycles. We also have an email list for updated
information and moderated discussions. Thanks to Curt Gowan for this