The Calendar page has been updated to show the RISC OS events I know about for 2018. If there are any inaccuracies you are aware of, or if you are involved in or know of a user group or event not listed, please let me know.
The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be meeting again this coming Tuesday, 14th November, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:
Anyone who uses or has an interest in RISC OS is welcome – there is no admission fee – and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software to show off, play with, etc.
To find the meeting, head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception desk. For those coming by car, the car park entrance can be accessed from Deacon Road opposite Whites Road.
The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will take place on Wednesday, 6th September, with Dr Nat Queen of Birmingham University as the guest speaker. Originally delivered to the RISC OS User Group of London in June, the talk will cover modern cryptography, the difference between symmetric (conventional) cryptography and public-key cryptography.
Admission is free for fully paid up members of the group, or £3.00 for visitors – with details and the benefits of joining detailed on the WROCC wesbite, where you will also find a map and directions to the venue. Speaking of which, starting at 7:45pm the meeting takes place at:
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
RISC OS Users in and around Bristol will have their next opportunity to meet up for a drink and a chat on Wednesday, 12th July, when the user group for the area has their regular get together, at:
38 Jacobs Wells Road,
Taking place on Wednesday, 3rd May, the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will see Rob Sprowson as the guest speaker. The man behind Elesar Ltd and the Titanium motherboard, Rob will be demonstrating a Titanium-based computer and talking about its development.
Elesar also has a growing range of software titles, both home-grown such as CloudFS, and taken over and updated from a previous owner, such as Font Directory Pro (originally from LOOKsystems).
The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be holding their next meeting on the evening of Tuesday 14th March, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the usual location:
The car park entrance is accessed from Deacon Road opposite Whites Road, and the meeting itself will be in the College Centre, the open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception.
There is no charge to attend the meeting, and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware and/or software for the group to look at.
Show RISC OS some LUUUURVE! (And read that in a really deep inner voice!)
Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, the Southampton RISC OS User Group’s next meeting is on February 14th – Valentine’s Day – running from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:
The group can be found in the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception. There is no charge for admission, so anyone with an interest in the operating system and the computers that is welcome – either to just attend, or bring along any software and/or hardware you want to show off, discuss, and so on.
A bit of this, a bit of that, eye of newt, toe of frog – it’s all good.
The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – the second meeting of 2017, but the first ‘normal’ meeting, because last month’s was the group’s annual general meeting – takes place on Wednesday, 1st February, and will feature not one, but two talks on two very different subjects.
But if you want more details, pop along to the ROUGOL meeting on Monday!
As well as talking about CloudFS, the mystery product that Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson is set to reveal at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London has been revealed as an updated version of Font Directory Pro, which was originally developed and sold by LOOKsystems. The software has been updated so that it can be used on the latest hardware, and on zero-page versions of RISC OS, and MW Software have provided an updated file scanner plug-in for Artworks files that contain text areas.
The only task remaining in order to be able to release the new version of Font Directory Pro is converting the large user manual, which is taking longer than expected – but in the meantime, the meeting on Monday, 16th January (full details in the previous announcement) is the place to be to see a demonstration of the software and pose any questions about it to Rob.
And possibly – just possibly – some gaming fun, too1.
The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) will take place on Wednesday, 11th January, and this month Chris Hall will be showing off a £6.00 OLED display, sporting a whopping 128×64 pixel resolution and connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero.
This is the latest evolution of Chris’ GPS project, with the display showing the Ordnance Survey grid reference, milepost mileage (which will generally show zero unless you are on or very near the Severn Valley Railway, since this part of the software relates to that), and the time.