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For Compaq Alumni  (Updated March 18, 2018.)

       Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

Select the links below that fit your situation...

- Current HP employee: Networking and Information for Current Employees. Join Ex-Compaq* group on LinkedIn.

- HP employee in the process of leaving: use the ASAP checklist. Join Ex-Compaq* and HP Connections groups on LinkedIn.

- Former Compaq employee who never worked for HP: Join Ex-Compaq* and HP Connections groups on LinkedIn.

- Recruiter wishing to post jobs: Post jobs


LinkedIn. How to get your LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each position. LinkedIn Tips & Traps - Positions



- Micro Focus "Seattle SpinCo" US tax liability on 2017 return. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shareholders received stock in Micro Focus, a UK company, in the September spinoff of the software business -- and may have realized gains reportable on their 2017 tax returns. Details 

- If you acquired HP stock via the Compaq employee stock purchase plan. Determine cost basis and ordinary income or capital gain for each lot of shares spawned by HP since the Compaq merger -- HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology, Micro Focus... And download the HPAA's Compaq Cost Basis and Spinoff Tax Calculator. Details and HPAA advice for former CPQ employee shareholders

Former Digital employees should also see http://www.hpalumni.org/DEC


HP Inc is the legal successor to Compaq -- and has responsibility for any commitments. (Does not depend on whether your last business unit subsequently wound up in HPI or HPE in the HP Breakup.)


Compaq news:

- October 25, 1991: "The Day Everything Changed at Compaq" LinkedIn "Pulse" article by Sean Burke

- "Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing" by Rod Canion. "...a series of risky and daring decisions often facing criticism and incredulity that allowed the open PC standard marketplace to thrive and the incredible benefits of open computing to be realized." BenBella Books (October 15, 2013) ASIN: 1937856992  Author's website: The Compaq Story

- Documentary based on Rod Canion's "Open" -- "Silicon Cowboys" page on Facebook.


Other links:

- Employment Verification for former HP and Compaq employees.

- Networking Directory of HP- and Compaq-related networks and groups around the world.

- Contacts for former HP, HPI, HPE employees  


Compaq history:

- Compaq company history (via the Internet Archive)

- Gordon Bell's Compaq/DEC timeline

- Compaq Wikipedia article with references and links. Note: Wikipedia articles change over time, may not cover all aspects of the topic consistently, and may not be written from a neutral point of view.


* The informal Ex-Compaq Employees group on LinkedIn is operated by Compaq alumni, not by the HPAA. The group is not endorsed or supported by the company.


The Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association is operated by former employees who volunteer their time. Not endorsed or supported by the company. More about the HPAA


Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill Murto

Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill Murto 1982. 

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