The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting is taking place on Monday evening, with a very special guest speaker talking to the group – Sophie Wilson, CBE, a key member of the team at Acorn Computers from the early days.
Sophie designed Acorn’s System 1 computer and its operating system, and was part of the team that designed the BBC Microcomputer, and went on to design the original ARM instruction set. Software that can be credited to her includes both the 6502 and ARM versions of BBC BASIC, and much more. Amongst her many credentials, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to computing in 2019.
The talk, on the subject of the Future of Microprocessors, begins at 7:45pm on Monday, 19th April – and thanks to the wonders modern technology, you don’t need to head for London and hope to be able to get in; you can hear what Sophie has to say from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a device capable of running the Zoom video conferencing software, and the necessary log-in details, which you can get by contacting ROUGOL – but these are also the same as the details for last month’s meeting, so there is no need to request them if you still have those.
The meeting will be open for people to join from 7:30pm, which gives people time to join before the talk begins – so clear your schedules, banish your family, and get those log-in details ready for a fascinating evening.