VCF East 2023 – Saturday Schedule

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SATURDAY – April 15 – Live Stream

Talks – Exhibits – Consignment – Glitch WorksCommodore Classes

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER (Building 9010-D)
08:00 – 09:00 Quantel’s Paintbox: The Computer that changed what we see Adrian Wilson
09:10 – 10:10 #FujiNet – Latest Editions Thomas Cherryhomes
10:20- 11:20 I Was There for the Revolution: Lessons and Reflections from 35 years in EdTech Jerry Crisci
11:30 – 12:30 Computer Literacy in the 70’s and 80’s Liza Loop
12:40 – 13:40  The Early Years of Online Education (Virtual Talk) Margaret Morabito
13:50 – 14:50  From C64 DTV to Tilt Five: A lifelong passion for gaming inventions Jeri Ellsworth
15:00 – 17:00 Streamer Roundtable Bil Herd (Hackaday/Coriolis Effect)
Dave Murray (The 8-Bit Guy)
Michael Stanhope (Mike’s Mac Shack)
Steve Matarazzo (Mac84)
Sean Malseed (Action Retro)
17:00 (After the roundtable finishes) Stamp Hunt What is a stamp hunt? It’s a simple game to seek out and find the four unique Stamp Stations located in all the primary, public areas of the 2023 Festival. The stations are not hidden- but they are located in physically disparate locations on campus where there are exhibits and classes. Use the map! Find the Stamps! Win the Computer!
09:00 – 17:00 CDL MAKERSPACE (Building 9059)

Glitch Works Kits (Right Door – CDL – 9059)

Glitch Works kit workshop will feature XT-IDE rev 4B cards this year. A small number of other kits will be available, as supplies permit. Have an XT-IDE that doesn’t work properly or needs tested? Bring it by, we’ll have an IBM 5160 PC/XT on hand for testing!

Last year’s S-100 repair efforts were popular, so we’ll be conducting them again. We recommend only bringing systems that have been power-up tested as there’s not really enough time during the event to dig into a total unknown.

Will have 56x XT-IDE kits available, as well as bare boards.

Learn to Solder! with Neil Cherry (Right Door of CDL-9059)

Beginners stop by to learn the basics of soldering.

Commodore Classroom (Left Door of CDL-9059)

Come visit our “Commodore Classroom”. Learn the essentials of programming in BASIC and 6502 Assembly language on real Commodore 64 computer hardware. Every vintage computer hobbyist shouldn’t miss experiencing the appeal of programming with Commodore’s full screen editor, a feature that was ahead of its time among its competitors. Familiarize yourself with this historical computer with a hands-on coding experience. Learn the user-friendly Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC) language, or get deep into the hardware using low-level Assembly language.

Daily schedules include periods of open computer time, during which you can explore programming, games, and applications that we have available.

(Class size is limited. Please come to the classroom at 8am each day to sign up for a spot in that day’s classroom schedule.)

Learn about the history of Commodore Business Machines. Attend a presentation provided by Dave McMurtrie, creator and administrator of the Commodore International Historical Society Facebook group, and the website.

09:00 – 17:00 CONSIGNMENT is in 9010-C (the cafeteria down the hall from the talks) 

The consignment area allows people to buy and sell vintage computer related items during our VCF shows.

Main Consignment Page

If interested in consignment, the send a message to

09:00 – 17:00 Commodore Classes in Room 2 – CDL 9059
13:50 – 14:50 Commodore Classroom – History of Commodore – Dave McMurtrie of Commodore International Historical Society Facebook Group
13:00 – 15:00 Univac 1219 Demo – VCF Museum