ABUG Cambridge May 2020: NOW A 1-DAY VIRTUAL "ZOOM" EVENT ON SAT 16 MAY

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ABUG Cambridge May 2020: NOW A 1-DAY VIRTUAL "ZOOM" EVENT ON SAT 16 MAY

Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:24 am

Now replaced with a 1-day "Virtual" event using the ZOOM online conferencing service on Sat 16 May

See thread for Virtual "Zoom" event




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CORONA VIRUS STATEMENT MARCH 16th 2020
As of March 16th, the museum has closed due to concerns re the Corona virus.

It's possible that this meet-up may not go ahead. For the time being I've decided to keep the booking thread open. We don't know whether the virus situation will get better or worse and and the meet-up is still a couple of months away at the time of writing.

For those wanting to attend I'd advise booking accommodation that can be cancelled at short notice.

The official statement from the museum is here:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/page ... tatement/



Hello everyone,
I'm happy to announce another ABUG at the Cambridge Centre for Computing History over the weekend of 15-17th May 2020 :D


ABUG booking details:
If you wish to attend, please post in this thread clearly stating the days you would like to attend on, if you want a full table to yourself, half a table or not bringing kit (aka a "No-Kitter" :) ).

Space wise, there will be:
- 11 full tables (1 table per person)
- 12 half-tables (2 people per table, total of 6 tables)
- up to six people with no kit.

Entrance fee
The museum entrance fee is now £9 per person per day for adults.
- If you are attending the event for the entire weekend (two or more days), the fee will be £18 - to be paid as an £9 museum entrance fee on two consecutive days (e.g. on Saturday and Sunday).
- If you are attending for one day, then the fee will be £9.
- Please inform the staff that you are attending as an ABUG attendee.
- Just as any other paying visitor, you're free to wander around the museum and play with all the retro computers they have!

Dates
Friday 15th May - 5.00pm til late *
Saturday 16th May - 9.30am til late
Sunday 17th May - 9.30am-4.00pm

*..by all means arrive earlier to explore the museum -- but the classroom won't be available for us to set up until 5.00pm

Address
Centre for Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk


Acorn & BBC Micro User Group (ABug) meet-ups are open to enthusiasts of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom and Archimedes/RISC OS machines.

Attendees will typically stay for two if not all three days. The meets are always very informal and can involve:
- members bringing their own hardware to set up and show off
- time spent working on hardware and programming/games projects
- exchange of ideas/knowledge
- upgrade and repair of poorly Acorn machines
- collaborative work on community projects, such as software preservation, preparation/planning for displays at other events etc.
- sale of items by members (not guaranteed, but there are often opportunities to buy bits)
- general socialising, food/drink and the odd hi-score competition!


Accommodation
These are the hotels that people stayed at in previous years:

Oakley Lodge hotel
627-631 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8PA
It's just over a mile away from the museum.

Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road Hotel
180-190 Newmarket Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB5 8HF

If you have any other recommendations, please let me know so that I can post the details here.

Food and drink
Friday night: take out pizzas (or whatever you fancy) at the museum
Saturday night: dinner at a pub we've gone to before , within walking distance of the museum. I usually book this for 7.00pm
For lunch: the museum has a snack bar for tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, crisps etc.
There are a couple of fast food places nearby as well as an M&S (and an ASDA) for sandwiches etc.

Parking
Parking is available at the museum. Note that hotels may charge additional fees for parking. In previous years, some folks have left their cars overnight in the museum car park (including me) at their own risk.

Classroom
Total of ELEVEN full tables available:
1. Prime. (Phill) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
2. flaxcottage. (Jon) Saturday only.
3. Xavier. Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
4. pau1ie. (Paul) Arriving Saturday. Leaving Sunday afternoon
5. chrisn . (Chris) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
6. Paul. (Paul) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
7. jgharston. (Jonathan) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
8. trevorg. (Trevor) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
9. z0m8ied0g. (Stephen) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
10. Arcadian (Dave) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
11. mattyj (Matt) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon

Classroom
Total of TWELVE half-tables (two people per table) available:
12. jbnbeeb. (Jason)Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
13. SarahWalker. (Sarah) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
14. Judgebeeb . (Robert) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
15. gidandridge (Gavin) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
16. flibble. (Peter) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
17. MattH ‪. (Matt) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
18. helpful‪. (Bryan) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
19. 0xC0DE‪. (Kelvin) Arriving Friday afternoon. Leaving Sunday afternoon
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25.

People coming along that don't require a table
Total of SIX places for people with NO KIT available:
26. IanS . (Ian) Saturday only.
27. CMorley. (Chris). Saturday only.
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by SarahWalker » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:35 am

Me! Half table, Friday through Sunday please.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:09 pm

Added you Sarah.
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:54 pm

Darn, and lots of other expletives, Mrs H has already booked that weekend :-s :-& :(

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by JudgeBeeb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:52 pm

Half a table for me please.

Thanks for organising again.
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:58 pm

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Half a table for me please.

Thanks for organising again.
Hi - updated - I assume you're from Friday til Sunday..let me know if not. Thx
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by gidandridge » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:25 pm

Afternoon, thanks for organising this!

Could you put me down for half a table? Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday afternoon.

Great, thanks. :D

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by Prime » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:51 pm

I should be able to make that weekend, but need to check wioth Lesley....

Tenatively put me down for a full table please.

Cheers.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:09 pm

Could I have a full table for Saturday, please? I can't stay all weekend unfortunately.

I was intending to visit the museum around then anyway so that will kill two birds with one stone. :D
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by flibble » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:31 pm

Half table please, all weekend

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:38 pm

added:
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flaxcottage
Prime (tentatively!)
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by MattH » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:18 pm

Please sign me up: half table for the whole weekend.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by ianSmalls » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm

I dont think I can make it but.....

Is there anyone from the west midlands area that I could persuade to take a Full Domesday Duplicator setup and get some LD images.
Happy to supply Laptop + Calibrated Laserdisc Player and all of the hardware needed + Time to show how to use the system. I will even deliver it to them if they are willing to sample discs!

Im happy to pay for the table space!

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by pau1ie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:27 pm

I'd like a full table on Saturday and Sunday please.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by chrisn » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:03 am

Please sign me up for a full table, the whole weekend. Thanks!

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by Paul » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:51 am

Full table please, all weekend.

Thanks, Paul.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by Prime » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:10 pm

Can now confirm my attendence :) :)

Cheers

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:52 pm

MattH, pau1ie, Paul and special guest ( :) ) Xavier added. Prime updated to confirmed
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jgharston » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:06 pm

Add me, Friday to Sunday, somewhere near the file servers. ;)

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by Dave Footitt » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:08 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:54 pm
Darn, and lots of other expletives, Mrs H has already booked that weekend :-s :-& :(

Dave H :cry:
I feel your pain :x

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by helpful » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:29 pm

I'll be there for the whole weekend, only half a table needed.

Thanks,
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by 0xC0DE » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:19 pm

Thanks for organizing!
Half a table please. Friday through Sunday.
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:40 am

helpful and 0xC0DE added.

0xC0DE could you PM me your first name (or reply here) please?
Thanks,
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Post by z0m8ied0g » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:31 am

Please put me down for the whole weekend full table.

Cheers

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Post by Arcadian » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 am

Full weekend, full table please Jason!
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Post by trevorg » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:01 pm

and a full weekend, full table for me too please Jason
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by mattyj » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:15 pm

Please count me in - Friday to Sunday - full table please.
Thanks
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:07 am

Added jgharston, z0m8ieD0g, Arcadian, trevorg, mattyj.
All full tables now taken.

thanks,
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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by IanS » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:32 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:24 am
If you wish to attend, please post in this thread clearly stating the days you would like to attend on, if you want a full table to yourself, half a table or not bringing kit (aka a "No-Kitter" :) ).
Saturday only, no kit please.

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Post by cmorley » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:16 pm

Hi Jason,
Can you please pencil me in for Saturday only no kit too?
Thanks,
Chris

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