[svfig-announce] Third Saturday Meeting // April 15

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Apr 11 16:05:47 PDT 2006


Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA  April 15 --- this Saturday
Please join us!

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Check the SVFIG web site at http://www.forth.org/svfig/ for last 
minute changes to the schedule.
The most up-to-date meeting information is at 
Many thanks to our wonderful Webmeister, Dave Jaffe.

Preliminary agenda along with schedule updates and discussion may
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SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for Saturday, April 15, 2006
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

10:00  --- COFFEE

10:15  --- Programming Challenge: Sudoku --- C.H. Ting
Bring in your computer and your favorite FORTH system
and let us try to solve Sudoku puzzle in this
programming challenge.  You are also welcome to work
out your solution at home and demonstrate it to the
membership.  Sudoku is not a difficult problem, and
generally there are many, many correct solutions to a
preset pattern.  The real challenge is to find ALL the
correct solutions.

Some go to TOGO's, some bring their own and stay at Cogswell


1:30 ---  Interesting Items from ESC --- Dave Jaffe
Exhibitors at the Embedded Systems Conference showed off many new products.
Dave will survey the ones that were particularly interesting to him. Other
conference attendees are welcome to pass along items that caught their eye
for inclusion in this presentation.

2:30 --- "The Pause That Refreshes"

3:00 --- The Future? --- All Assembled
* Particular emphasis on Forth Day 2006

* Future Field Trips?
	*Computer History Museum (IBM Restoration Project)
	*The remodeled and expanded DigiBarn
	*Moffett Field Museum --> http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org/
* Future Meetings?


The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but please 
transmit verbatim or not at all.   Any font you like is okay with 
me.  I prefer Ariel.

Tell your friends!  Newsgroup posts or media distribution okay, 
preferably with a link to http://www.forth.org/svfig/

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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at 
Cogswell, so bring your wifi.

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Please suggest a speaker or present at a SVFIG meeting. Email me,
Kevin Appert,  forther at com-you-know-the-rest.com  (see the return address)

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Be aware that parking will be $7 or $8 per car.  Anyone wishing to 
car pool on Saturday, please contact Dave Jaffe.
(With all the rain, "car pool" begins to have a different meaning)

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