I am pleased to announce our first* 'Virtual ABug' on Saturday the 11th of April, from 9am until 5pm - or later!.
*=second if you include the Scottish event!
The event will take place here in this thread and via video conferencing using Zoom. A Zoom client is available for all major OS's including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Please reply in this thread if you'd like to participate, what times you are likely to be around and what, if anything, you'll be doing and I'll compile a list so we know who will be there. Participating can mean anything from working on a project to lurking silently watching events as they unfold. At the events I've attended in the past I have had grand plans but usually end up spending the whole day chatting!-
This is the first time we have attempted something like this so I'm not sure exactly how things will workout.
markjw has a licensed Zoom account which allows unlimited minutes and up to 300 participants that is provided to him by a client who has no problem with it being used for the members here to host a virtual meetup. I'm not sure markjw will be willing or able to host for the full 8 hours so we may split event up into smaller sessions hosted by other members using their free accounts.
This post is very much a work in progress and will develop over the coming days.
I'm hopeful that if this is successful online meetups could become a regular occurance in the ABug calendar.
- sydney (Simon). 9am - 5pm Learning ARM assembly language. RiscPC repair
- markjw (Mark). 9am - 5pm
- JudgeBeeb (Robert). 9am - 5pm Atom refurbishing and chat.
- daveejhitchins (Dave). 9am - 5pm show-off my 2 Jukeboxes, workshop, progress with the MGC MKII
- tricky (Richard). 9am - 5pm work on MoonPatrol and show my more recent joystick/spinner projects for beeb/Vectrex.
- Arcadian (Dave). 9am - 5pm I could share some of the things I've been working on.
- EdwardianDuck (Jeremy). 9am - 5pm my implementation of the obscure board game Skirrid and 6502
- LordVaderUK (). In and out see what the real experts are doing, and "meet" some of the names who have been so helpful on the forum.
- 1024MAK (Mark). In and out I’ll be lurking and chatting mainly.
- SimonSideburns (Simon). In and out demonstrate cleaning of a floppy disc with IPA, Spectrum in a briefcase
- BigEd (Ed). In and out I’ll be mostly lurking.
- RFairman (). 9am - 5pm Observing
- TimoHartong (Timo?). 9am - 5pm bluetooth stack for RISCOS and a WIMP program to convert BBC B screen dumps to sprites
- z0m8ied0g (). 9am - 5pm might try and join at some point, depends on various factors
- hoglet (David). 10am - 5pm happy to answer questions on any of my past Atom or Beeb projects
- dp11 (Dominic?). 9am - 5pm
- anightin (). 9am - 5pm I'd like to pop in and out to listen please
- Shift Lock (Rich). 9am - 5pm I'm the new member Simon's talking about
- vztfzc (). 9am - 5pm
- oss003 (Kees). 9am - 5pm
- jbnbeeb (Jason). 12 - 5pm
- sPhilMainwaring (Phil). 9am - 5pm