[svfig-announce] Meeting March 25

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Mar 21 16:34:28 PST 2006

Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA  March 25th --- this Saturday
Please join us!

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We're hoping to rendezvous (or Freedom Meet if you don't like the French)
at the Embedded Systems Conference April 4 so register now!   More info below.

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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
frequently be found on the SVFIG email list.
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SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for Saturday, March 25th, 2006
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

10:00  --- COFFEE  (... and "Little Chocolate Doughnuts, the donuts of 

10:15  --- All Forth, All the Time, All Great!    --- C. H. Ting.
We have not heard from Ting with a title and abstract but we assume he'll 
be there.

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


1:30 --- Forth FPGAs and Robotics --- Dave Wyland
Dave Weyland is a long-time Forth advocate who now spends
time with the Homebrew Robotics Club. He will speak to us
about experiences and opportunities for Forth in FPGAs for
robotics applications.

2:45  --- Interesting Items, Volume 4  --- Dave Jaffe
Dave will continue his survey of interesting newly-introduced 
microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, sensors, products, and gadgets that 
can  provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded systems. If 
anyone has come across anything that fits this category, pass them along to 
him for inclusion in his presentation.

3:20 --- The Future? --- All Assembled
* Future Field Trips?
	*Computer History Museum
	*The remodeled and expanded DigiBarn
	*Moffett Field Museum --> http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org/
* Future Meetings?
* Forth Day 2006?


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

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Embedded System Conference
The ESC is in San Jose this year.  Let's try to hook up at the Keynote on
Tuesday,  April 4 and at the show floor reception that evening.
Email if you're planning on coming ...
Kevin Appert  forther at com-you-know-the-rest.com  (see the return address)

Home Page --> http://www.esconline.com/
Keynote and Reception -->  http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/events/
Free Training --> 

Exhibit Hall Receptions
Tuesday, April 4, 6pm - 7pm
Wednesday, April 5, 6pm - 7pm

Enjoy beverages and tasty food on the exhibits floor on Tuesday and 
Wednesday evening. Meet with hundreds of exhibitors and network with 
thousands of your colleagues, peers, and industry experts from across the 
electronics industry.

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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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