Vintage Computer Festival 9.0
Saturday, November 4 through Sunday, November 5
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
Just a few more days of meaningless toil and then you'll be in vintage
computing heaven at VCF 9.0! Here are some new developments of which
you might want to be aware...
Workshop Schedule Correction
The correct date for Vince Briel's Replica 1 SE Workshop is Saturday,
November 4 at 10:00am. The workshop was previously listed as being on
Sunday, November 5 on the workshop description page. We apologize if
the misleading time has caused you any inconvenience. The reason we
have the Replica 1 SE Workshop scheduled for Saturday at 10:00am is so
that workshop attendees can have their completed Replica 1 SE ready to
get signed by Woz after the Apple 30 Year Anniversary Celebration at
1:00pm on Saturday.
The following workshop slots are still available:
XGS Pico Edition Workshop - 5
COSMAC Elf 2000 Workshop - 6
Replica 1 SE Workhop - FULL
Don't delay, sign up today! Slots are filling fast!
Vintage Computer Film Festival
This year we are launching the Vintage Computer Film Festival at the
VCF. The VCFF is a showcase of films with a vintage computing or
retro-technology theme. The screening schedule has been posted on the
VCF 9.0 website:
The Vintage Computer Film Festival is available to all VCF attendees
as part of your regular admission.
Sponsored by Oddball Film+Video: http://www.oddballfilm.com
APL "1 CLEANSPACE" Anniversary Talk Added
The APL BUG (APL Bay Area User's Group) in conjunction with the VCF is
presenting a talk by Larry Breed on the origins of the programming
language APL. The talk has been scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday,
November 4. APL BUG members wishing to attend only this session will
not be required to pay admission to the VCF, though they are welcome
to do so if they wish to enjoy the rest of the VCF festivities.
Check the session schedule for complete session times and information:
!!! Prizes and Giveaways !!!
Processor Technology Sol-20
The Processor Technology Sol-20 "Terminal Computer", designed by
Silicon Valley legend Lee Felsenstein, was one of the earliest fully
integrated personal computers on the market, featuring the main
processor, RAM, ROM, keyboard, video interface, serial and parallel
ports, and cassette tape storage interface as standard features.
Stan Sieler of Allego Consultants, a regular exhibitor, exhibit judge
and VCF volunteer, has kindly donated a Sol-20 to give away at the
Sol-20 celebration at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 5. Check the session
schedule on the VCF 9.0 web pages for complete information.
Located in San Jose, California, Allegro Consultants specializes in
software, services, and consulting for clients with Hewlett-Packard
PA-RISC based computers, the HP 3000 and HP 9000.
Briel Computers Replica 1 SE
The Replica 1 SE is a functional clone of the original Apple 1
designed by Steve Wozniak.
Vince Briel of Briel Computers has donated a Replica 1 SE to be given
away at the Apple 30 Year Anniversary Celebration at 1:00pm on
Saturday, November 4.
Briel Computers offers more build-it-yourself vintage computer replica
kits on their website:
Minds On Toys Digi-Comp 1 (v2.0) Mechanical Computer Kit
Tim Walker of Minds On Toys has created a build-it-yourself replica of
the classic Digi-Comp 1, a 3-bit mechanical binary computer. The
Digi-Comp 1 was originally sold in the 1960s and was made from cast
plastic. The updated version sold by Minds On Toys is constructed
from sturdy paper stock.
Minds On Toys has donated a Digi-Comp 1 v2.0 to be given away at the
VCF. Visit Minds On Toys on the web at:
You Can Still Be An Exhibitor!
Exhibit registration closes on November 1st. If you wanted to be an
exhibitor at this year's VCF, now is the time to register before it's
We are in need of several volunteers for Friday evening setup and
Sunday evening teardown. Setup on Friday begins at 8pm, and teardown
on Sunday begins as soon as the VCF ends. Even if you can provide
only fifteen minutes of your time, we can still use you. We've got a
lot of work to do in a very short period of time this year so any help
we can get would be greatly appreciated.
We also need an audio/visual specialist to manage the projectors and
recording equipment in the session chambers. This is a very important
role so we need someone with experience working data projectors and
MP3 players. We'll reward our gallant volunteer with free admission,
t-shirts, and other goodies.
To volunteer in any of these roles, please contact me directly (and
soon) at <sellam at vintage.org>. Thanks!
See You There!
Complete information about VCF 9.0, including the speaker schedule,
exhibit roster, end everything else can be found on the VCF 9.0 web
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