What do football, tapas, and HP ETSS have in common?

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Gaudi Chimneys statues at Casa Mila (also called La Pedrera)

 

Contributing Author: Emelda Tan - HP ExpertOne Program Marketing Manager for the EMEA region

Emelda Tan- HP ExpertOne Program Marketing Manager for the EMEA region

 

What do football, tapas, and HP ETSS have in common? The answer is BARCELONA 

HP ExpertOne Technology and Solutions Summit (ETSS) will be hosted in the Spanish city of Barcelona, also known for FC Barcelona football team, good tapas and the Gaudi architecture.  

 

HP ETSS is training opportunity for HP Partners and the HP EG EMEA Presales & Pursuit community that cannot be missed. Register now to attend the event from February 3-7, 2014 and learn about the latest technology updates in Converged Infrastructure, Converged Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, Security, Risk Management and much more.  

 

Why attend?

 

Network with HP experts and your peers

Move your business forward by exchanging ideas, information and best practices with over 1,000 peers, partners and good friends attending from across the region.  Talk one-on-one with HP experts and leaders in casual conversations during meals and breaks or scheduled meetings. Only registered participants can schedule meetings. 

 

Technical session, Hands-on lab and Open lab on: Product & solution updates, roadmap and strategy insights

  • Get an update from our top management about HP Enterprise Group´s business strategy and dive deep into the technology in over 160 breakout sessions, informative live discussions and engaging demos covering the entire portfolio.
  • Broaden your knowledge and practice with over 70 hands-on-lab sessions and various open lab sessions on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Visit the HP Presales suite to learn how HP tools and resources can make your daily business easier and more effective.
  • Visit the HP New Technology Room and get a sneak preview on what´s next in our Server, Storage, Networking and Software Portfolio.

Get certified or re-certified at the HP ExpertOne Testing Center

The HP ExpertOne program is hosting an on-site Pearson VUE certification testing center. All channel partners in attendance are eligible to take up to three HP0 exams. If you aren’t sure which exam(s) to take, the ExpertOne program team will answer your partner exam and certification questions and provide recommendations if you are looking to upgrade or achieve a higher level certification.

 

Week at a glance

  • HP Partners at ETSS: the event will start on Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:30 am CET
  • HP Partners at Certification Tracks: the event will start on Monday, 3rd February 2014 at 1:00 pm CET
  • HP internal audience: the event will start on Monday, 3rd February 2014 at 1:00 pm CET

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Registration Deadline: January 15, 2014

Register Now!

For more information or to register, visit the ETSS2014 home page.

 

Sight-seeing

Bring your camera and walking shoes.  

Choosing a starting point for exploring Barcelona is easy: Las Ramblas. This pedestrian mall is the city’s social and geographic centerpiece, cutting a wide swath through the old town, from Plaça Catalunya to the Mediterranean Sea. There’s no better place in the country to partake in the Spanish ritual of a paseo (stroll) than on Las Ramblas, which thrums with a carnivalesque energy.

 

Placa Catalunya or Plaza de Cataluna

Placa Catalunya or Plaza de Cataluna 

Barcelona’s largest and busiest plaza that connects the old city (Ciutat Vella) and the 19th century Eixample district and is the meeting point for 9 streets in the Catalan City of Barcelona.

 

Don’t forget to visit world-famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí’s acknowledged masterpieces which include the Sagrada Família and the undulating La Pedrera

 

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

The famous cathedral that Gaudi had designed and is a perpetual work in progress, evolving with the times.

 

La Pedrera

La Pedrera

La Pedrera was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 and continues to draw crowd as a cultural center and exhibition place.

 

In the old town, make the obligatory stop at the Picasso Museum, housed in five adjoining medieval palaces. The superbly curated museum focuses on Picasso’s formative years, so you can discover Picasso as he was discovering himself.

 

Top off your Barcelona itinerary with a stop at one of the city’s most visited museums—which doesn’t cover art or architecture, but football. At Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s home stadium, you can tour the interactive museum—and pick up Catalan phrases like “Visca el Barça” (“Go Barça!”), which will score you plenty of points with local fans.

 

Camp Nuo  - a crowd of football fans cheering their favourite team, FC Barcelona

Camp Nuo  - a crowd of football fans cheering their favourite team, FC Barcelona 

 

Dining Out

For traditional tapas, venture into the side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll find crusty joints like the one-room La Plata, on Carrer de la Mercè. Try the Catalan botifarra (sausage), washed down with wine served directly from the barrel.

 

La Plata traditional tapas bar

La Plata traditional tapas bar

 

Cava is Catalonia’s answer to champagne, and for the best bubbles in the city, stop by El Xampanyet, also in the old town, on Carrer de la Montcada. Then feast at Comerç 24, helmed by chef Carles Abellan, who excels at experimental Catalan cuisine, with dishes like grilled cod topped with an airy pine nut foam that dissolves on the tongue. Look for marquee lights and a maître d’ in a top hat at the theater-themed Tickets Bar, the new restaurant by the Adrià brothers—try the rabbit ribs with aioli. Next door is their latest restaurant, the Peruvian-Japanese-Catalan Pakta, which opened in 2013.

 

Peruvian-Japanese-Catalan inspired dish at Pakta restaurant

Peruvian-Japanese-Catalan inspired dish at Pakta restaurant

 

A variety of designer drinking spots have recently opened in Barcelona, like the three-floor beer hall Fàbrica Moritz, housed in the old Moritz brewery. Or go to the Catalan wine bar Monvínic and toast the night with a glass of wine (or three) by joining the crowds in saying “Salut!” (“Cheers!” in Catalan).

 

Fabrica Mortiz – 3-floor beer hall

 Fabrica Mortiz – 3-floor beer hall 

 

Monvinic - a unique wine bar that gives you space to explore the how and why of each bottle with a wide selection of wine from all over the world

Monvinic

 

Monvinic is a unique wine bar that gives you space to explore the how and why of each bottle with a wide selection of wine from all over the world.

 

If I haven't convinced you to register and attend ETSS2014, please tell me why in the blog comment section or send me an email. I'll be there, participating in HP ETSS2014, sightseeing and eating at a different restaurant every night. Why don't you join me? It's going to be a fantastic event in Barcelona.

~Karl Kovacs

 

Registration Deadline for HP ETSS 2014 is January 15, 2014

 

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Comments
jack2243(anon) | ‎12-25-2013 12:00 PM

Thanx for the info

 

koolhydraatarm dieet

mschmitt | ‎07-03-2014 02:06 AM

Very confusing article because of the micture between February 2014 and 2015. I assume it is 2015 but some links lead to the 2014 infos.

 

Is there a more detailed Agenda about the presentations available?

Neighborhood Admin | ‎07-03-2014 11:37 AM

This is a 2014 event. Detailed agenda is available on the ETSS website. Presentation are restricted to attendees.

More information can be found here: http://www.hpetssevents.com/

 

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