Assembly:Vintage Computing

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Description Wir sind ein Zusammenschluss von Leuten, die alte Technik am Leben halten. / We are a cluster of people who keep old tech alive.
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Self-organized Sessions Are You ready to sustain IT?, Robotron K8917
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Wir sind ein Zusammenschluss von Leuten, die alte Technik am Leben halten.

Hast du schon mal versucht, deinen Laptop zu reparieren und dich geärgert, dass du nur ganze Baugruppen austauschen konntest? Hast du schon mal versucht, dein Betriebssystem zu verstehen und nach >10k Zeilen Code aufgegeben? Hast du es satt, alle vier Jahre ein neues Smartphone kaufen zu müssen? Das war nicht immer so. Wir bringen teils jahrzehntealte Technik mit, an der man auch heute noch die Grundlagen erlernen kann. Wir halten sie nicht nur instand, sondern entwickeln sogar Software und Hardware-Erweiterungen neu.

Komm vorbei und mach mit!


We are a cluster of people who keep old tech alive.

Have you ever tried to repair your laptop and fretted over having to swap whole modules? Have you ever tried to understand your operating system and given up a fter >10k lines of code? Are you tired of having to buy a new smartphone every four years? It wasn't always like this. We present old tech, some of it decades old, that still allows us to learn the basics. We not only keep it running but even develop new software and hardware extensions.

Come by and join us!

Participating groups

Exhibition

We are bringing a small exhibition of our historical hardware. Everything is in working condition and can be tried out! Some of the stuff we bring:

  • DEC LAB-8/e
  • HP C8000
  • Sun Cobalt Qube 3
  • Robotron K8917 terminal
  • Atari 2600 VCS
  • Multitel
  • Telephone switchboard
  • MEGA65
  • IBM ThinkPad 701C

Vintage Computing Sessions

Date Time Title Who Location
2019-12-27 12:50 The Ultimate Acorn Archimedes talk Matt Evans Dijkstra
2019-12-28 18:30 FSK Modems Christian Berger Chaos West Stage
2019-12-29 18:30 Robotron K8917 Dkt Vintage Computing Cluster
2019-12-30 13:00 VCFB 2020 planning zeltophil Vintage Computing Cluster


We provide a workshop location with space for up to 12 people and a wall to project on. Feel free to host your session in our cluster!

Contact

  • DECT: 8684 (VNTG, assembly phone)
  • irc://irc.freenode.net/#vc-de (usually in German, but English is fine)
  • Mailing list: congress (at) vcfb (dot) de