VCF West — Speakers

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Speakers at VCF West XI will include:

Saturday

  • 9:30 AM – Evan Koblentz – Welcoming remarks
  • 9:45 AM – Len Shustek, Chairman, Computer History Museum
  • 10:00 AM – Bob Zeidman – Was Microsoft built from stolen goods?  A forensic analysis of DOS and CP/M
  • 11:00 AM – IBM 1401 live demonstration
  • 12:00 PM – Bruce Damer: Deep digital archaeology
  • 1:30 PM – Paul Laughton – Mainframes to micros and beyond
  • 2:30 PM – DEC PDP-1 live demonstration
  • 4:00 PM – Evan Koblentz – Evolution of portable computing
  • 5:00 PM – Kevin Savetz — Save our community’s stories

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM – Christine Finn – Motherboards and mother lodes: Evolving archaology of the digital age
  • 11:00 AM – IBM 1401 live demonstration
  • 11:30 AM – Sellam Ismail – Computer history shenanigans!
  • 1:00 PM – Al Alcorn, Steve Russell, Don Woods: Early computer gaming
  • 2:30 PM – DEC PDP-1 live demonstration
  • 3:30 PM – Lee Felsenstein — Why does vintage computing matter?
  • 5:00 PM – Awards ceremony

Schedule subject to change