In order to ensure that you are prepared for your SHARE in Boston experience, please see below for some resources to help you plan your trip and stay organized during the event. 

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Birds of a Feather Sessions

Thursday, August 13, 6:00 p.m.
Room 208
Title: Programming System Exits - Pitfalls 
Speaker: Ron Neely, Cigna

Discussion around programming system exits or API in Assembler or other languages. The ins and outs. I'm an assembler programmer from applications but entering the world of system programming presents a whole new universe of challenges. I'd like to here what others are doing. 

Monday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.
Room 208
Title: zAware
Speaker: Jerry Seefeldt

Garth Godfrey from IBM will share his knowledge about zAware, the latest addition in IBM's continuing drive to improved System z availability and its impact on z/OS security.

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Social Media

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Participate in a Birds of a Feather (BOF) Session

A BOF session is an informal, interactive forum hosted and moderated by SHARE attendees to communicate their knowledge and experience on a given topic with other interested attendees.

Use the online BOF request form to submit your ideas. All BOF requests will be approved by SHARE Conference Operations. If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit SHARE Conference Support or e-mail us at speakers@SHARE.org.

IBM Redbooks Signing 

Stop by booth 509 in the 500 aisle of the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo to meet the authors of the below IBM Redbooks where they will autograph a complimentary copy of their Redbook.

Monday        
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.        HSM Fast Replication Technical Guide – Glenn Wilcock
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.        z/OS Planned Outage Avoidance Checklist – Marna Walle
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.       Implementing and Managing InfiniBand Coupling Links on System z  George Handera  

Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry on IBM PureFlex System – Mike Buzetti
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      System z Mean Time to Recovery Best Practices, SMF Logstream Mode: Optimizing the New Paradigm –   Cheryl Watson
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.       Performance and Capacity Themes for Cloud Computing – Frank DeGilio

Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    GDPS Family An Introduction  to Concepts and Facilities – Dave Clitherow
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    z/OS Management Facility – Anuja Deedwaniya
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      VSAM Demystified – Terri Menendez

Enjoy Boston

Boston Attractions – Boston doesn't fall short of things to do or see! While attending SHARE, consider taking some time to visit these local hot spots:

Fenway Park – Fenway Park is the oldest Major League baseball park in the United States. Its small, intimate atmosphere really allows you to feel like you are "in the game."
North End – This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights.
The Freedom Trail – A 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

Restaurants – Boston has an eclectic mix of cuisines in a variety of neighborhoods that will satisfy anyone. While in town, take advantage of some of the finest dining around! To help narrow down your search, check out some highly recommended restaurants in Boston on an interactive Google Map

Boston Logan International Airport – Taxis to each of SHARE's headquarters hotels are about a $35 fee, one-way.

Special Offer for SHARE in Boston Attendees: Ten percent off airport shuttle transportation with GO Boston Shuttle to and from Logan Airport and the Boston Marriott Copley Place or the Sheraton Boston Hotel. To Book a Reservation, visit the GO Boston Shuttle Web site and follow the directions. 

Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority (MBTA) – Take the MBTA for an affordable way to quickly get around Boston. To get from Boston Logan International Airport to the Boston Marriott Copley Place or the Sheraton Boston Hotel, follow the below instructions. Click here for more information.

  1. From airport terminal take any Silver Line bus to South Station.
  2. Change at South Station for the Red Line.
  3. Take an Alewife bound Red line train to Park Street. 
  4. Change at Park Street for the Green Line.
  5. Take an "E-Heath Street" Green Line train to Prudential Station.
  6. Exit Prudential Station into Prudential Center Mall.

Boston Parking Information

If you are driving to Boston, below is a list of parking options near the Hynes Convention Center. Street parking is also available (two hour time limits).

Valet Parking at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
The Sheraton Boston Hotel offers valet parking for up to 200 vehicles on a first-come/ first-serve basis. Valet parking rates (Prices subject to change) are:

0 – 1 hour: $16.00
1 – 2 hours: $22.00
2 – 4 hours: $28.00
4 – 8 hours: $31.00
8 – overnight: $46.00

Hourly rates are charged after 2:00 p.m. on the day of checkout.

Self-Parking at the Prudential Center
Rates for All Vehicles
0 – 1 hour: $9.00
1 – 1.5 hours: $19.00
1.5 – 2 hours: $28.00
2 – 10 hours: $36.00
10 – 24 hours: $39.00

Pilgrim Parking Garage
The parking garage is across from the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Dalton Street, beside Kings/Summer Shack.
 
Early Bird Special
In by 8:30 a.m., out by 6:00 p.m.: $18.00

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Each ½ hour: $5.00
Maximum to 6:00 p.m.: $25.00
Maximum (24 hours): $32.00

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Each ½ hour: $5.00
Maximum to 6:00 a.m.: $14.00

Justifying Attendance at SHARE

You know the business impact of your SHARE participation, including increased simplicity, agility and cost efficiency, makes this one of the best IT investments your company will make all year. Do you have a colleague that would benefit from SHARE but is not quite sure how to approach the approval process? Utilize SHARE's justification documents to view tips for securing approval and a sample e-mail template that can be used when submitting for approval.