All-day 'Virtual' ABug session #7, Sat 5th September 2020, 9am - 11pm. Supporting CCfCH. *ACORN/ACORNSOFT Special*

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All-day 'Virtual' ABug session #7, Sat 5th September 2020, 9am - 11pm. Supporting CCfCH. *ACORN/ACORNSOFT Special*

Post by Arcadian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 am

[Dave here, stepping in for Jason aka jbnbeeb, who is away at the moment]

The seventh all-day "Virtual" ABug meeting will take place on Saturday, September 5th and will be presented in association with the Centre for Computing History museum in Cambridge.

Had it not been for CV19 - we would have been staging a physical ABug gathering at the museum (combined with an "Acorn World" event) on the same weekend. However the museum doors remain closed hence the event will now take the form of a virtual event using Zoom.

Times remain difficult for our allies at the museum; they effectively lost all of their weekly income overnight when the lockdown kicked in. Therefore we encourage any members that are in a position to do so, to make a donation to support the museum via their Just Giving page.

This event will be packed full of talks from ex-Acorn/Acornsoft personnel and will also feature some content broadcast directly from the museum.

The running time is 9am - 11pm UK time.

To reserve a place, please respond in this thread and advise which session(s) you think you'll be able to attend (Morning, Afternoon, Evening).

We intend to cap the event at 50 places. All presentations will be recorded and will be added to the ABug.org.uk website in the week following the event.


Schedule


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09.15 - 09.45 The A-Team (Acorn Computer surgery)
09:45 - 10.15 Wifi on the Acorn Electron (Roland Leurs)
10.15 - 10.30 Introduction to the Acorn/Acornsoft Special

10.30 - 11:45 Brian Cockburn - How did an Australian come to be working at Acorn and WHY was he left in charge of Econet?

11:45 - 12:00 Open chat
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 14:15 Hugo Tyson - My Time at Acorn: From Market Hill to the Silver Building (via DFS, ADFS and the ARM)

14:15 - 14:30 Open chat
14:30 - 14:45 The Centre for Computing History's Video Game Preservation Initiative - Sponsored by Frontier
14:45 - 15:00 Open chat

15:00 - 16:15 Acornsoft Reunion: Paul Fellows, Stuart Swales, Tim Dobson, Jonathan Griffiths

16:15 - 16:30 Open chat
16:30 - 16:45 The Centre for Computing History's Acornsoft Collection
16:45 - 17:00 Open chat

17:00 - 18:15 Jon Thackray - Everything you wanted to know about the BBC Micro O.S. but never dared to ask!

18:15 - 18:30 Open chat
18:30 - 19:30 Tea break

19:30 - 21:15 Chris Turner - Acorn & The BBC Micro: Chris Turner's Mémoire

21:15 - 21:30 Short break

21:30 - 22:15 Mel Pullen - The BBC Micro & Acorn: A contractor's perspective
22:15 - 23:00 Mel Pullen - Viewdata, Softmachinery and The Gnome @ Home


(Special guest talks marked in bold)


Important Info


  • Please note that text chat within Zoom will be disabled during presentations (when a presentation is ongoing, it will only be possible to leave questions for the speaker [via the host] using Zoom text chat).

    However you can use the #abug-chat channel on the Stardot Discord server to discuss active presentations. The Zoom text chat will be reopened after each presentation has finished. More info here.

  • We request that all users create an account on Zoom (which enables the addition of a profile image) and set a profile image that features at least their first name and/or forum handle.

    Pre-created profile images are available here. If you're new to Virtual ABug events and would like a custom profile image to be created for you, please send a PM to Arcadian.

    More info about why we request that you set a profile image is explained here.

Attending
  1. jbnbeeb (Jason). Morning - Afternoon - Evening Moderating
  2. Arcadian (Dave). Morning - Afternoon - Evening Moderating (Recording Video)
  3. simoni (Simon). Morning - Afternoon - Evening Moderating A-Team Surgeon
  4. dp11 (Dominic). Morning - Afternoon - Evening Moderating A-Team Lead Surgeon
  5. philpem (Phil). Morning - Afternoon - Evening Moderating A-Team Surgeon
  6. tricky (Richard). Morning - Afternoon - Evening A-Team Surgeon
  7. anightin (Andy). Morning A-Team Surgeon
  8. helpful (Bryan). Afternoon - Evening
  9. z0m8ied0g (Stephen). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  10. waltermixxx (Walter). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  11. daveejhitchins (Dave). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  12. billcarr2005. Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  13. roland (Roland). Morning
  14. kieranhj (Kieran). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  15. sbadger (Stewart). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  16. pernod (Nigel). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  17. SarahWalker (Sarah). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  18. 0xC0DE (Kelvin). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  19. MarkAndrewSmith (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  20. chrisn (Chris). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  21. flibble (Peter). Afternoon - Evening?
  22. MarkMoxon (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  23. happycube (Chad). Afternoon - Evening
  24. Dave Footitt (Dave). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  25. dudleysoft71 (James). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  26. markdryan (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  27. jgharston (Jonathan). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  28. Coeus (Steve). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  29. Snuggsy187 (Neil). Afternoon - Evening
  30. BigEd (Ed). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  31. markoceans (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  32. sPhilMainwaring (Phil). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  33. IanS (Ian). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  34. MattH (Matt). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  35. klintworth (Paul). Afternoon - Evening
  36. karateed (Ed). Afternoon - Evening
  37. cjpinder (Christian). Afternoon - Evening
  38. 1024MAK (Mark). Afternoon
  39. oss003 (Kees). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  40. tom_seddon (Tom). Afternoon - Evening
  41. dominicbeesley (Dominic). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  42. Naomasa298 (Shane). Afternoon
  43. SimonSideburns (Simon). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  44. Groot (Mark). Afternoon - Evening
  45. scruss (Stewart). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  46. mark71 (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  47. markjw (Mark). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  48. trixter (Andy). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  49. untruenorth (Chris). Morning - Afternoon - Evening
  50. hyperfan (Jon). Morning - Afternoon

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Post by helpful » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:43 am

Me please, from about 1pm until the end. :D
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Post by z0m8ied0g » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:12 am

Please put me down for this, thanks.
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Post by waltermixxx » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 am

I would like to attend as well. September is usually VCF MidWest near Chicago,
but that wont be happening.... I've brought my BBC and my Electron there before.

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Post by simoni » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:36 am

I'd like to be there for all sessions please.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:25 am

Please add my name to the list. For all day, however, I'll be popping in and out at times!

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Post by Arcadian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:15 am

Can everyone posting please indicate what sessions(s) they're likely to be around for? Or state 'all day' if you expect to be online for most of the morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Ta!
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Post by anightin » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:27 am

Morning session please :D

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Post by roland » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 am

I want to attend in the morning. If possible I want to demonstrate the Electron WiFi somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00. I think half an hour is enough, including time for questions.
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:26 am

Please can you put me down for the whole day (and moderating).

Thanks
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Post by kieranhj » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:55 am

Thanks again to all the organisers! Please put me down for the day. Looking forward to finding out what the sessions will be. :D
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Post by sbadger » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:09 am

Yes please, full day if possible.

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Post by philpem » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:46 am

Yes please - full day if possible

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Post by Pernod » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:48 am

All day please.
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Post by 0xC0DE » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:43 am

Me please!
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Post by MarkAndrewSmith » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:33 pm

Me please, I would like to join AM, PM and Eve please.

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Post by chrisn » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:52 pm

Please count me in!


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Post by MarkMoxon » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 pm

Yes please, me too. Throughout the day, possibly early evening. Looking forward to it!

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Post by happycube » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:57 am

Ditto, please! - probably from 2-3PM on... (time zones :P )

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Post by Dave Footitt » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:19 pm

Hoping to make this one myself, count me in please :D

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Post by dudleysoft71 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:01 pm

I've finally managed to get a free weekend so I'd like to attend all day please.

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Post by markdryan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:10 pm

Could you add me for the whole day please?

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Post by jgharston » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:44 pm

Yes please, all day please. I missed the last Cambridge because of work (which ironically finished just as the lockdown started).

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Post by Arcadian » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 pm

Thanks for all the responses so far, I'll aim to update the list in the top post Monday evening.

If anyone that hasn't already indicated which sessions they're likely to attend is able to update their post in the mean time (Morning / Afternoon / Evening or ALL) that would be appreciated.

But as it stands, 25/50 places have now been claimed.
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Post by Coeus » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:45 am

Please put me down for all day.

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Post by Snuggsy187 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 am

Yes please ! (Afternoon & Evening) :D
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