[svfig-announce] Forth Day November 17
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Tue Nov 13 18:36:29 GMT 2007
SVFIG Forth Day November 17, 2007 --- this Saturday
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
*** SEE IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SECURITY RULES
AT BOTTOM OF THIS MESSAGE ***
Main page --> <<<http://www.cogswell.edu>>>
Directions --> <<<http://www.cogswell.edu/directions2campus.html>>>
We are likely to be in our usual room - 197 A and 197 B
Marked in red on this floorplan:
Please note that the times below are precise but not
necessarily accurate. Also, there may be extra time
at the end of the day allowing more time for some of
the speakers. There is no way to know in advance.
09:30 --- COFFEE AND NETWORKING
09:55 --- CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME --- George Perry
10:00 --- F# TUTORIAL --- CH Ting
"I will give a short presentation on the implementation of F#
and how to use it in Windows applications. I will demonstrate
a number of applications to show how F# makes use of Forth
in a Windows environment."
10:30 --- AUDIBLE COMPUTING, PART III --- Masa Kasahara
Masa will discuss the other reason behind his project and how
Forth might play an entirely different role in computer language
11:00 --- FORTH MICROCONTROLLER FOR EDUCATION AND ROBOTICS --- Glen
Glen will report on his recent progress in building an
FPGA-based Forth microcontroller with an integral
USB host controller. He'll also present plans for using
the controller in science education and robotics.
11:10 --- PORTABLE EMBEDDED FORTH APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT --- Leon Wagner
"I will demonstrate the development, debugging, and
testing of a very simple embedded application using the
SwiftX development environment. I will then show how
this application can be moved across a variety of target
hardware platforms with minimum modification."
NOTE: Leon will be bringing copies of the newly revised Forth
Programmer's Handbook - 3rd Edition for sale for $35 (cash or check is a
sure thing, credit cards okay IFF wifi is available)
12:10 --- BBQ Lunch Catered by CH Ting
13:00 --- INTELLASYS SESSION
* Synthesized Sound on SEAforth24: Guitar, Bach, and More - Michael
* Running Identical Code on Multiple Platforms without Conditional
Compilation - Bill Muench
* IntellaSys Utility which Translates Both Ways between ColorForth
and (ASCII) Machine Forth - John Rible
* One Way to Execute Very Long Programs on a SEAforth Chip - Charley
* Port Streams: Telling Multiple Processors What To Do - Randy
* Jeff's Ramble - Jeff Fox
15:00 --- Fireside Chat - Chuck Moore
16:00 --- Adjourn
17:00 --- Dinner at a local restaurant (venue to be determined)
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.
No Newsgroup posts or media distribution this month please!
Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed)
at Cogswell, so bring your wifi.
Check the SVFIG web site at http://www.forth.org/svfig/
for last minute changes to this schedule.
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Cogswell now secures its doors on weekends. There will be an
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