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Update mini-conference

Every once in a while Update's members and friends come together for a cozy little conference to talk about their computer-related projects.

Upcoming conferences

Spring 2019

  • When: May 4th 2019, 14:00–18:00
  • Where: Uppsala University, ITC 1111
  • 14:00 – Opening
  • 14:15 – Restoring global chaos – communications interoperability of an ancient network protocol (Björn Victor)
  • 15:15 – A short history of end-user programming (Herbert Lange)
  • 15:45 – Break
  • 16:15 – A whirlwind tour through PDPs (Angelo Papenhoff)
  • 17:00 – Get to know the PDP-8 through emulation (Pontus Pihlgren)
  • 18:00 – Guided tour of Update's premises

Previous conferences

Summer 2018

The first Update mini-conference took place on July 15th 2018. With participants from Sweden, Germany and the USA it was a great success.

  • 15:00 – “The beginnings of 36-bit computing at DEC”: Angelo Papenhoff from Humboldt University Berlin talks about the development of the PDP-6 computer and its instruction set and demonstrates some PDP-6 code. Hopefully we'll hear some about the PDP-10 as well.
  • 16:00 – “ITS - History, development and restoration”: Lars Brinkhoff from ICTech in Gothenburg talks about the operating system ITS, which was used on the PDP-10 computers 1967–1990 and inspired many other operating systems and free software. We'll hear about its history and see some applications.
  • cancelled 17:00 – “CADDR – The third coming”: Alfred Szmidt, Update member and software engineer in Uppsala, leads a Q&A session about CADR (the second generation MIT Lisp machine) and the LM-3 project, “resurrecting the MIT CADR”.
  • 17:00 – Guided tour of Update's premises, including server room and storage.

The recordings were taken by Stephen Jones from the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

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