[svfig-announce] Forth Day November 18
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Tue Nov 14 00:52:02 GMT 2006
Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA
9:00 AM --- November 18 --- this Saturday
SVFIG Forth Day Agenda for Saturday, November 18, 2006
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
Main page --> <<<http://www.cogswell.edu>>>
Directions --> <<<http://www.cogswell.edu/directions2campus.html>>>
We are likely going to be in our usual room - 197 A and 197 B
09:00 --- COFFEE AND NETWORKING
09:20 --- CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME --- George Perry
09:30 --- SwiftX and SwiftForth Application Development ---- Leon
Wagner and Ron Oliver
Ron Oliver and Leon Wagner will be talking about the latest releases
of SwiftForth and SwiftX. They've put together a CD-ROM (which
they'll hand out to anyone who wants it) with SwiftForth evaluation
version as well as the following SwiftX evaluation versions for the
68HC11, 68HC12, 68HCS08, 68K, 69R000, 8051, ARM, AVR,
ColdFire, i386, and MSP430. They'll show the interactive SwiftX
environment, using an SD card file I/O subsystem on a little ARM
eval board as part of the demo. <<<http://www.forth.com/>>>
10:00 --- Scalable Forth Processors --- C.H. Ting
"MuP21's concise intruction set, as designed by Chuck Moore,
is very portable to microprocessors of different data bus widths.
I have inplemented this instruction set on 8, 16, 24, 32, and
64 bit microprocessors, and ran them under identical eForth
operating systems. It is interesting to note that the data bus
width is now only a design parameter, and not a primary
restricting factor in CPU designs."
11:00 --- MyForth, a Minimalist 8-Bit Forth for 8051 Chips - Charley
Shattuck and Bob Nash
Written by Charley Shattuck, MyForth is an experimental 8-bit
minimalist Forth for 8051 processors using ideas from ColorForth.
Charley will describe the implementation of MyForth while
Bob Nash will offer his perspectives as a new user and developer.
12:00 --- JOIN US FOR LUNCH, CATERED BY C.H. TING
13:00 --- Introductions, announcements, rumors, and gossip
13:10 ---Treasurer's Report - John Rible
13:20 --- Fireside Chat - Chuck Moore
By long tradition, the inventor of the Forth programming language
will share his thoughts on the events of the past year and the
future of Forth. <<<http://www.colorforth.com/bio.html>>>
14:20 --- intellaSys and the SEAforth 24A - Jeff Fox et al
24 Forth cores on a single chip! Jeff and others from intellaSys
will describe the technology, the tools, and the applications.
16:00 --- ADJORN
17:00 --- Dinner - Golden Wok in Mountain View
The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but
please transmit verbatim or not at all. Do not exceed
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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed)
at Cogswell, so bring your wifi.
Coming to SVFIG next month:
Join us for a break from hectic holiday activities.
Help us plan next year's Forth Day.
More talks, more networking, and maybe a surprise or two.
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