VCF East — Classes

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Last Updated:  May 24, 2021.

Are you interested in teaching a class at VCF East?

VCF East University Class of 2021 is on October 8 from 9AM to 5PM.
Classes are usually about 45 minutes long with 15 minutes of Q&A. We are flexible if your topic has a need to run longer.

We are looking for how-to classes ranging from programming to repair to informational. If you are interested, then please fill out this form.

Keep in mind that this is an application and your submission will be considered for inclusion. We may ask you for clarifying information, so please provide as much information as possible.

Deadline for registering a class is September 8, 2021.

If you have any questions, then please e-mail the showrunner at vcfeast AT vcfed.org

If you want to see examples of our last live show, scroll down to classes: https://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/archives-show-summaries/vcf-east-archives/vcf-east-2019/
Our virtual show had a lot of variety: https://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/archives-show-summaries/vcf-east-archives/vcf-east-2020/

Current List of Classes

FUZIX Intro – Maki Kato
Fuzix is a Unix implementation on small computers like z80 with 128k ram. Maki will cover what it is and what it can do in it’s current state and how it manages everything in the small address space.

Practical Apple Lisa – Jason Perkins
A look at practical ways to use an Apple Lisa, and how to get a new-to-you system up and running.

Atari 2600 Graphics Programming  – Wil Lindsay
This class looks at how graphic are created using the Atari 2600’s subset of 6502 assembly language.

Personal Computer Graphics in the 70s and 80s – Stephen Edwards
A detailed, technical look at graphics systems from the primitive COSMAC VIP to the Amiga. He’ll talk about character graphics, framebuffers, sprites, and display lists.

 

Note: these are technical classes. All of the classes are beginner/intermediate-level. All of them are classroom-style. They focus on vital tips and advice for configuring and repairing vintage hardware/software.