Stuart Swales, ex-Acornsoft, online at ROUGOL, Mon 21st Sept 2020

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Stuart Swales, ex-Acornsoft, online at ROUGOL, Mon 21st Sept 2020

Post by helpful » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:18 am

September's online meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London will be:

From Fortran to Fireworkz - a programmer's voyage, presented by Stuart Swales, ex-Acornsoft and Colton Software
Monday 21st September 2020, 7.45pm
Online via Zoom, meeting open from 7.30pm
http://rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

Back in the 80s, Stuart Swales worked at Acornsoft producing software for the BBC Micro, particularly programming languages. When Acorn found themselves with no operating system for their super new ARM powered Archimedes, Stuart became part of the team for Project Arthur, coding parts of the OS that would become RISC OS.

In the 90s he moved on to become lead programmer at Colton Software, working on the integrated wordprocessor/spreadsheet/database application PipeDream and its "successor" Fireworkz. PipeDream and Fireworkz are now open source and free to download, and he still maintains them both. (Note Fireworkz Pro is still a commercial application available from R-Comp)

Stuart will be joining us from his cottage in Scotland to tell us about his long history with Acorn and RISC OS, and how it all started.

This meeting held online via Zoom. Please contact me to receive a link to the meeting on the day.

Bryan.
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: Stuart Swales, ex-Acornsoft, online at ROUGOL, Mon 21st Sept 2020

Post by helpful » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:57 am

Today! Still time to request the Zoom link :-)
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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