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Show West Show 2019 preview

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:44, 8/2/2019 |
 
Next weekend (Saturday 16th February) sees the regular South West show in its brand new venue. Organised as usual by R-Comp and Orpheus Internet, the show will take place at the Arnos Manor, in Bristol. The venue is really easy to reach by both car and public transport and you can book a room if you want to stay the night.
 
Exhibitors for this year include:The show is planned to run from 10:30am to 4pm.
 
There will probably be show reports from the usual suspects and theatre talks online, but there is really no substitute for being there and supporting the RISC OS community.
 
For more information, check out the show website.
 
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South-West Show Q and A

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:04, 11/1/2019 |
 
With the South-West Show a month away, we hunted down the organisers for some more details....
 
We noticed the venue has changed this year. What was the reasoning behind that?
Various exhibitors and some customers have said that as the old venue could only be reached by car that it was not suitable. One exhibitor last year backed out at the last moment citing this as the reason.
 
Is it still easy to reach via public transport and car?
It is now more easily reached. Bristol Meads mainline station is only 20 minutes walk away there are believe something like 11 bus routes that go past the hotel and it has a large car park off of a main route from the M4 motorway. There is a map on the website http://www.riscos-swshow.co.uk
 
Bristol is quite a trek for some. Is it possible to stay the night at the hotel? Is anything planned for the night before the show?
 
Yes it is. Nothing official is planned but usually a few early birds and exhibitors might gather in the bar for a chat.
 
Any other changes you can tell us about?
 
The format for the show will be similar to previous years
 
Who is exhibiting this year?
 
All the usual suspects. we will have an updated list on the website within the next week or so. But most exhibitors from previous years a few new ones should be coming.
 
Are you anticipating any interesting announcements this year at the South-West Show?
 
We always hope that there will be special announcements from the exhibitors.
 
Anything else you can tell us about?
 
RISC OS Developments Ltd will be giving a talk at the BCS on the 17th January in London to their Open Source Groups. Details will be on their website shortly.
 
South-West Show website
 
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3 key dates for your diary in 2019

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:39, 4/1/2019 | ,
 
While you are still in New Year's resolution mode, there are 3 key dates which should be in your diary for 2019. We are very lucky in the RISC OS World to have 3 Shows spread across the country and they diary. They are where all the big announcements are made, and the chance to meet developers and other RISC OS users. It is worth attending at least one (if not all 3).
 
So get these dates in your dairy now....
 
The South-West show takes place on Saturday 16th February, 2019 takes place at a brand new location in Bristol. The show have been moved to make it much easier to reach by public transport.
 
The Wakefield show is on Saturday, 27th April 2019 at it s regular home at Cedar Court Hotel. This is very easy accessible.
 
The London Show has not published an official date yet, but always happens at the end of October. We will report on any details as soon as we receive them.
 
All the shows happen at Hotels, so you can always arrive the night before and meet up with other RISC OS users around the hotel.
 
Are there any other critical dates for you in the RISC OS Calendar?
 
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RISC OS London Show Report 2018

Posted by Mark Stephens on 15:30, 27/10/2018 |
 
The 10th London show took place at its regular venue on Saturday 27th October (St Giles Hotel - Feltham, London). It was a warm and sunny autumn day (always a good start). The bridge next to the Show was closed this year which made the journey more complex...
 
Numbers were up this year and lots of exciting news in the talks. There was a lot of buzz in the air over the Open sourcing of RISC OS.
 
The show was run as usual by ROUGOL and their army of helpers who did an excellent job of making everything work to time faultlessly.
 
There is a separate report for the talks and a show in pictures article. In this report we will focus on the stands and the actual event.
 
There was wide range of stands at the show, summarised below.
 
 
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RISC OS London Show 2018 - Notes from the talks

Posted by Mark Stephens on 15:05, 27/10/2018 |
 
Here are my notes from the talks. Any mistakes or omissions are mine.
 
11.30 CJEInfo Micro's
in addition to finishing his house, Chris has lots of RISC OS related stuff to share. Not actively involved but very supportive of license changes. CJE not planning to fork the OS. Mentions of lots of items:-
Interface to use USB mouse with old Archimedes machines.
Econet box which can create a small network for you.
New IDE interfaces for A3000 range machines. You can now use compact flash or SD cards. Also offers a neat way to add a new real-time clock if needed.
PiTop 2 available and running RISC OS. Better keyboard and screen. Good battery life
Hdmi 7inch and 10inch small monitors
More ports for pi zero
44 way ide to sd adapter
 
 
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RISC OS London Show 2018 - pictures

Posted by Mark Stephens on 15:00, 27/10/2018 |
 
Here is a selection of pictures to show you what the event was like.....
 
(Click on the thumbnails for the bigger image)
 
 




 
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RISC OS London Show 2018

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 08:00, 5/10/2018 | , ,
 
This year's London Show is due to take place on Saturday the 27th of October, at the usual location of the St. Giles Hotel in Feltham. The show runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, with tickets being £5 at the door (and under-16's free). Exhibitors this year are set to include:If that's not enough, there's also likely to be a full set of theatre presentations, from presenters including CJE, R-CompInfo, RISC OS Developments, and RISC OS Open.
 
Be sure to visit the show's website for up-to-the-minute news in the run-up to the show.
 
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Acorn World at Cambridge computer museum, 8-9th Sept 2018

Posted by Bryan Hogan on 01:55, 1/9/2018 | , ,
 
Acorn World 2018
Sat 8th & Sun 9th September, 10am-5pm
@ The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/43277/Acorn-World-Exhibition-8th-9th-September-2018/
 
The Acorn & BBC User Group in association with the Centre for Computing History, Cambridge’s premier computer museum, are pleased to announce Acorn World 2018.
 
This exhibition will feature machines and software from across Acorn’s history and beyond, showing how they started, the innovative systems produced along the way, and the legacy of successful technology they left behind.
 
There will be a range of Acorn-era computers on display – and in many cases running for visitors to try out for themselves – covering everything from the System 1, through to the iconic RiscPC – which many recognise as the the pinnacle of Acorn’s computer designs – and beyond, including the never-released Phoebe, and a number of rare prototypes. The vintage displays will also include classic magazines, sure to set those nostalgic flames burning, and software which enthralled, entertained, and educated many users – and even inspired some to go into programming themselves.
Some of those classic computers have been given a new lease of life by enthusiastic users, with modern add-ons and other clever innovations – and there will be a number of these on display as well.
 
The exhibition doesn’t just stop at machines that came directly from the Acorn stable, though – there will also be post-Acorn systems, including the ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi and at the other end of the scale, the ‘slightly pricier’ Titanium – both of which are themselves children of Cambridge.
 
Tickets are only £8 for adults, £7 for over 60s, and £6 for children. This includes access to all the museum’s exhibits featuring mainframe, mini, home computers and games consoles from the past 50 years, plus the Guinness World Record holding MegaProcessor. This is a fund raising event for the museum to help continue their important work preserving and archiving computing history.
 
The Centre for Computing History, Rene Court, Coldhams Rd, Cambridge, CB1 3EW
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/
 
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Wakefield 2018 Show Report

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Wakefield 2018 Show Preview

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The South-West Show Report 2018

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