Upcoming ROUGOL meetings

Announcement from ROUGOL, 23rd March, 2014.

After a quiet couple of months, the RISC OS User Group Of London has some exciting meetings coming up, so here are some details for your diary.

All meetings are free and take place on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the Spice Lounge restaurant), 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR.

Monday 21st April 2014 (bank holiday)
Shadow RAM, Music 500, and ArcElite

– Chris Jordan, Hybrid Technology

Chris Jordan had a long involvement with Acorn, all the way through the Beeb and Archimedes era.

He was a member of the BBC Micro design team, Publications Editor at Acornsoft, co-inventor of shadow RAM, co-author of the book/disc Creative Sound on the BBC Micro, and designer of the Acorn Music 500 and Hybrid Music Systems.

In the guise of Hybrid Technology he was also the publisher of Archimedes Elite, and went on to develop the SNES, Sega and Gameboy versions of Elite.

Chris will be coming along to tell us about some/all of these, and other fascinating bits of Acorn history, and is happy to answer questions afterwards.

What better way could there be to spend a bank holiday evening?

Monday 19th May 2014
Scratch/Squeak/Smalltalk (provisional)

Scratch is the beginners programming environment that is the primary teaching language being used on the Raspberry Pi under Linux. A RISC OS version is also available and we will be looking at its use and future development.

Monday 16th June 2014
Archimedes Software Preservation Project

– Jon Abbott

Jon has been working to preserve copies of old Archimedes software, including full disc images and scans of instructions and cover art. Alongside this he is developing the ADFFS application to make this software accessible on modern RISC OS systems.

Monday 21st July 2014
Riscy Robots

– Neil Fazakerley

Many of you will have seen Neil’s robotic creations at the London Shows. This will be a chance to hear more details about how they have been developed and to have a play with them!

The usual arrangements

Admittance is free and everyone is welcome. A range of hot and cold food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be on sale.

The venue is between London Bridge and Borough tube stations, so readily accessible by public transport (both stations are a five minute walk away, through well lit and CCTV’d main streets). It also has ample cycle parking (covered by CCTV) very close by.

If you are arriving by car, the Congestion Charge ends at 6pm and our meeting starts much later. However, please note that parking on double red lines is restricted at all times. On single red or yellow lines it is best to park after 7pm. If you are not familiar with central London parking or driving, please allow extra time, patience, and maps.

If you need any help reaching the venue, or any other information, please contact us by email, through Twitter, or by telephone on 07970 211 629.

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