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The Computer Literacy Project was a BBC-led initiative to improve computing education in Britain. A new series entitled The Computer Programme was planned for 1982, and the corporation wanted their own machine to accompany it.
A number of British computing firms were approached to produce a machine to the BBC’s own specification. The contract was awarded to Acorn Computers, whose own Atom replacement machine, the Proton, was adapted to satisfy the criteria.
The resulting BBC Micro became the machine of choice for schools up and down the country, backed by the then Conservative government’s own desire to make Britain lead the world in computer education.
Thirty years on, the BBC Micro is fondly remembered as being the computer that started a generation of careers in IT. It also begs the question – what did the Computer Literacy Project achieve, and how does it compare to how computing is taught now?
Beeb@30 will be a celebration with a twist, with the people who made it happen just over thirty years ago.
For more information and how to order tickets, please visit this page.
When : August 5/6/7 2011
Where : Haverhill, near Cambridge.
The Centre for Computing History in association with MakeSpace is proud to announce a new and exciting event for anyone who likes to make and do stuff! Whether you’re an electronics guru, software hacker, videographer, photographer, musician, ideas person, writer, blogger, tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor or just enthusiastic geek, you’ll love this event. It’s a chance to get together and socialise with other like-minded types in a creative and electric atmosphere with the one aim of helping create items, exhibits, displays and media for the museum.
Take a look at Computing History – Hackers Delight -The Geek Weekender for all of the details.
The Centre for Computing History (Which is a computer museum in Cambridge) is proud to announce it has once again been commissioned to create the Gadget Hall of Fame at this years Gadget Show Live.
Building on the huge popularity of our stand over the last two years, our display this year will be over double the size of the previous years and feature iconic gadgets and technology from the past 50 years!
Our stand will be separated into four ‘rooms’ with each room representing a decade from the 60′s to the 90′s.
We’ll have all the popular favourites as well as some interesting tech that many may not be familiar with …
The 5 day show has already sold out and with an estimated 100,000 visitors it is sure to be a very exciting event.
Remember to follow us on twitter if you’re going to the show and we’ll keep you informed of how preparations are going!
After the success of RV2010, this will be a free ticketed event open to members of the YakYak/RV and Retro Gamer Forum communities.
There will be a BBQ on Saturday (at £5 per person) and Curry Trip on Sunday evening, along with plenty of beer and gaming and more beer, and a few competitions.
The dates have been confirmed, so its now fine to start booking hotels and to put the dates in your diary for another fun weekend of madness in Oxford.
If you are coming please post to this thread so we can get an idea of numbers attending (we don’t want it too crowded like it was this year!)
Event website: www.retrovision.org.uk
Yay Yak forum thread: http://www.yakyak.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=80785
Retro Gamer forum thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop … =6&t=25704
Scale: Est. 50 – 75 attendees
This years Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer show will be held on Saturday 16th April at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield, Yorkshire. This is the 16th year of the event. Admission is just £5
For more information about the event, visit www.wakefieldshow.org.uk
Here are some photos of when I visited the event in 2009
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this event as I will be away.
- There is another retro gaming event this weekend. I wont be going as its a bit too far away form me.
- When: 23.01.2010 – 23.01.2010 14.00 h – 23.59 h
- Where: The Garden Gate Pub – Aldershot
- The first ever Retro Computer Games Festival is going to be taking place at the Garden Gate pub on Saturday 23rd January 2010. The event will open it’s doors at 2.00pm and we’ll hang around until the landlady kicks us out (around 1am normally). There will be around 20+ systems available for people to play on during the day. You can get more information on the systems from the Systems & Games link on the site.
- We will be running a couple of competitions during the day, the details of which will be released at the event. Registration for the competitions will be on a first come first served basis, so be sure to turn up early if you wish to enter! Entry to the event is free but there will be a small charge for competition entry which will be put towards the prizes.
- As the event is being run in a pub there will obviously be refreshments available. The Garden Gate has a good selection of ales and is in the good beer guide it will also be serving pub food through the day.