I started working with VMS in late-1979, early-1980, in college. I've worked with it professionally since 1986.
I started off my professional VMS life as a technical support guy and software developer for Executive Software; makers of Diskeeper, IOExpress, and some other lesser knowns. Learned a lot about internals and data structures and also wrote a bunch of in-house software to track customers and support issues.
Next was Software Perspectives. That was a small shop that developed VMS system software for other companies to sell.
When they closed shop I moved on to Symark Software. Symark had about a dozen VMS system management products that I was either the principal software developer, updater, or support tech.
Next was Barra, a financial software company. I ran their stock market matching systems for the better part of seven years with no application downtime.
Now I'm semi-retired. Semi, because if I could find something interesting to do in the IT world I'd do it, but I haven't. After feasting on caviar all these years I find it hard to accept the pig slop that passes for OSs, and development environments, I've run across.
For most of this year I've been producing the VMS Audio Update, found on OpenVMS.org. If you've heard that annoying guy welcoming you to the VMS Audio Update, that would be me.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!