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DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:00 am
by urbancamo
Hi guys,

Just wanted to make an official announcement on Nekochan for the DEC Legacy Event. This is the second year of the event, and following on from last years great success I would like to extend the invitation to attend not only to those interested in DEC hardware but also in SGI, HP, IBM and Sun hardware as well (or any other kit that would be of interest).

Given the size of the venue I am not entertaining extending this invitation to our 8-bit friends as I believe this is a community better served by VCF-GB which I am informed will be making a repeat appearance in 2012.

The event is hosted over two days in the beautiful Lake District of the UK. Last year we had many interesting talks and presentations, including a very memorable talk by Stephen Hoffman via video-conference to the USA about his time spent at the mill. It's a very unique opportunity to meet up with fellow enthusiasts. This year we are planning on being a lot more hands on - expect to see a multi-machine/OS DECnet cluster being created for example.

The cost is GBP 15.00 for the two days, although you are able to book for either Saturday/Sunday separately as required. Most of this cost goes to hiring the venue.

Feel free to ask me any questions. I am about to spend a little time getting the website more up to date with people and machines that will be attending. If you would like to make a presentation or do a demonstration (or would like to volunteer someone!) that would be great - just let me know.

I would love to see a good representation from the SGI, HP and Sun community there!

Regards,

Mark Wickens
http://declegacy.org.uk

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:22 am
by nekonoko
I posted your notice on the blog page as well. Thanks!

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:50 am
by urbancamo
Thanks a lot!

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:57 pm
by Pontus
Did you by chance record the talk by Hoffman? that would be interesting to hear.

If I can, I'll try to make it to this years event.

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:07 am
by urbancamo
Unfortunately not - and you're not the first person to ask either :(
I did have a video camera for some of the live presentations, but it was all so manic that half the time the camera didn't get switched on.
Must try harder this year...

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:38 am
by maaarcooose
urbancamo wrote:Hi guys,
Given the size of the venue I am not entertaining extending this invitation to our 8-bit friends as I believe this is a community better served by VCF-GB which I am informed will be making a repeat appearance in 2012.


If the VCF is on in 2012, I think we should try and organise as many UK (and nearby) NekoChanners to have a stand there.

The 2010 event was seriously lacking in SGI hardware.

!m!

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:56 am
by guardian452
If you buy me an airline ticket, I will be happy to film the entire event for you :)

I'll even fly coach!

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:19 am
by urbancamo
I've had several offers like that, thanks. The guys that came over from the Living Computer Museum last year used it as an excuse to make the trip to the UK that they'd wanted to do but never had a reason to push them into doing it.

Anyway, the Lake District (together with Scotland and Cornwall) is the most picturesque part of the country. You owe yourselves to see it, and get a bit of geek in at the same time.

Re: DEC Legacy Event, Oct 8/9 2011, Windermere UK

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:59 am
by fu
(if i'm not messing up acronyms again) that sounds like a gig for sky, he may use his pad/air to tell you DEC stories. that would make a funky bridge that spans decades of tech

ask nicely, he's busy saving the planet. we've got an all internal, all nekochan teleportation project coming up :)