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Saturday: Vintage Computer Festival West

The Vintage Computer Festival West is an annual collecting to rejoice the superior {hardware} that ushered within the Information Age. Normally held on the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, this 12 months VCF West is going on just about and all of it begins on Saturday!

The lineup of talks seems to be nice, overlaying the whole thing from working an Apollo DSKY show panel and how one can get better magnetic tape to ENIAC technical handbook insects and the genesis of the 6502. That closing one is gifted by way of Bill Mensch who used to be at the staff that created the 6502 within the first position. He’ll be joined by way of iandroid.eu’s personal Bil Herd (himself a celebrated Commodore and MOS alum) and Eric Schlaepfer (it’s possible you’ll bear in mind his Monster 6502 mission). You would possibly not have the ability to wander the reveals and play with the antique {hardware} this 12 months, however you’ll listen from numerous individuals who have spent years studying the hacks and quirks that made those programs tick.

Hacakaday is proud to as soon as once more sponsor VCF West. You don’t want a price tag, the convention will are living flow on their YouTube channel for all who’re . We’ve embedded the are living flow underneath, in addition to the superior poster at that Joe Kim produced for show on the competition.