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,
Simply bring anything you would like to have shredded to
1800 West Park Drive, Westborough, MA in the Westborough Office Park on
Saturday, April 25, 2015 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sponsored by Legacy
Join us for a BBQ and music while you watch your papers being shredded.
Digital Germany: Colleagues from the former WEGY offices
(Cologne area) will hold their annual meeting on
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 06:00 p.m. in Cologne:
Gleueler Straße 371
50935 Köln (Deckstein)
If you are interested to join us, please contact Ingolf@DECnett.de, or
register yourself online until Mar.31.2015.
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 (email@example.com) 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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