The Conference will be held in the "Silicon Valley Room" in the official HHC 2018 hotel, SpringHill Suites San Jose Airport in San Jose, California, not far from Cupertino and Palo Alto, cities well known to HP calculator enthusiasts. This eliminates the need for transportation between the hotel and the conference. Therefore attendees will not need to rent a car for the weekend, unless they plan on seeing the local sights in the area, such as these:
Things to See and Do in the San Jose / San Francisco Bay area:
Recommended by Tony Cappellini:
- The Computer History Museum. Closed on Mondays. Note: Discount tickets are available for a limited time.
- The HP Garage. This is NOT a museum, nor can you go inside. It's just a tiny garage that has been restored, and is where the first HP oscillator was developed. Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
- Halted Electronics
- The Intel Museum To book a guided or self-guided tour at the Intel Museum, register in advance by calling 408-765-5050.
- Anchor Electronics (limited hours on Saturday)
- Chabot Observatory
- U.S.S Hornet Museum
- Hiller Aviation Museum
Recommended by Jeremy Smith:
- MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) in Berkeley
Recommended by Mark Fleming:
- Lick Observatory Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm. Whatever you do, don't take the unofficial backroad up the mountain!
- San Jose "Things To Do" website Check the Technology category for:
• NASA Ames Research Center
• Moffet Field Historical Society Museum (huge blimp hanger!)
• Whatever you do, don't go to the Apple Spaceship campus, where they demolished the old Hewlett-Packard Cupertino site to erect! Insert Planet of the Apes closing invective here)
• Or you could tech scavenger hunt and see who can get their picture taken in front of the most tech company signs. Basically take El Camino Real north from San Jose to roughly San Mateo, within a couple of miles to either side of the road.