The following are some of the presentations that will be given at VCF Midwest 10:)
- * SATURDAY * -
10:00 - 11:00 Craig Ernster: Commodore Copy Protection - Copier vs The Protectors, focusing on the Commodore era of Copy Protection (Disk Protection, Codes wheels, etc.) and Copiers (Clone Machine, Maverick, Ramboard, Supercard, etc.,) from a user's perspective.
11:00 - 12:00 Leif Bloomquist/Schema Factor: New mad science for the Commodore 64! Virtual Input Devices! Wi-Fi capabilities!
13:00 - 14:00 Glenn Holmer: A gentle introduction to GEOS programming, covering the development environment, program initialization, and some of the main APIs.
14:00 - 15:00 Jim Leonard/Trixter: Shattering Limits: How to bend an 8088 to your will for fame and fortune, minus fortune. A short presentation on how a group of old friends decided to spend over 2 man-years combining old and new programming tricks to win a programming competition. (The story of the 8088 MPH demo)
15:00 - 16:00 New Tools For Old Toys, a panel discussion with Jack Rubin, Kyle Owens, Malcolm Macleod, Oscar Vermeulen and Ethan Dicks of various new hardware and software tools that make working with a PDP8 easier than you might think.
16:00 - 17:00 VCFMW Host Keynote and Thanks Yous + special event TBA
17:00 - 17:30 Jim Brain/RETRO Innovations: Old meets New: Incorporating Programmable Logic into Classic Systems
18:00 - 18:30 Jim Brain/RETRO Innovations: The Art of Enhanced Compatibility: Making new features look like they've always been there
21:00 - 22:00 VIVA AMIGA sneak preview with director Zach Weddington (via Skype)
- * SUNDAY * -
12:30 - 13:30 Beth Lynn Eicher of The Ohio LinuxFest: UNIX 30 Year Time Capsule: We will watch the "UNIX" Computer Chronicles episode from 1985 and discuss the likenesses and differences in GNU/Linux today. Topics covered entail the desktop, standards vs choice, and killer applications.
13:30 - 14:00 Evan Wright: "Hunting with the Wumpus: Programming a simple game in assembly on the Vic-20 and Sinclair." An overview of the tools you'll need to write, test and deploy assembly code on two computers, basic architecture concepts and what resources are available on and off-line.
14:00 - 14:30 Robin and Al present "Songs of the C64," a live musical performance
Floating Demo Jay West: The HP 2000/Access TSB system, restoration and maintenance of a 1970s minicomputer at home