VCF East — Keynotes

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Friday, May 3, 2:00pm: Come listen to our Homebrew Computing Discussion Panel. It’s one thing to design a kit, but did you ever design a computer truly from scratch? Panelists include Jon Chapman (8085 single-board computer), Bill Dudley (homebrew PDP-8 clone), and Alexander Pierson (Cactus 6502).


Saturday, May 4, 9:30am: In the 1960s-1970s, Ken Thompson co-invented UNIX along with Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs. He also worked on the language B, the operating system Plan 9, and the language Go. He and Ritchie won the Turing Award. He now works at Google. He’ll be interviewed Brian Kernighan of “K&R” fame.


Sunday, May 5, 9:30am: Joe Decuir worked as an engineer at Atari from 1975-1979, where he helped develop the Atari VCS and Atari 800. He then worked at Amiga from 1982-1984 on the (Commodore) Amiga 1000 computer.