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     Andreas will have copies of "Starting Forth" and the 'Book of the Month' for sale at the meeting for $10 a copy.  Contact Andreas by email if you can't wait:
     andreas.wagner@lowfatcomputing.org

     The new gallery is here:
 http://www.forthlibrary.net/

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      We hope we'll be streaming the meeting to YouTube.  The stream can be found at our YouTube account:
https://www.youtube.com/c/SiliconValleyForthInterestGroup/

      Efforts continue to achieve a reliable stream.  In any case the meeting will be recorded and posted to the channel if possible.

      Please subscribe to the YouTube channel!

      Many previous meetings are available as well!

You can find more by using YouTube's search function:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=svfig

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SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month with the following exceptions:
     November's and December's meetings are on the third Saturday of the month.
     The Maker Faire may serve instead of the May meeting.

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If you are planning to attend in person or by YouTube, please go to Meetup.com and register for the meeting.
   http://www.meetup.com/SV-FIG/

There is no need to register if you are not attending.

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NOTES FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES:
1) Print yourself a map so you can find the building easily.  If you get lost, call Kevin Appert at 650.678.0532
2)  The SVFIG web site has additional online information including maps:
 http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html
3) Suggested parking is in the small lot near the intersection of Santa Teresa St and Lomita Dr.  There is no need to feed any meters on the weekends.  Do NOT park in any place marked with 24/7 restrictions!  Most other places are okay on Saturdays.  Read the signs!

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This page is for the schedule and coming attractions only, other details will be in the email announcement and online here:   http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html
Links, PowerPoint, PDFs, and source files from previous months'  meeting are on the SVFIG website.  All this and video from Forth Days are on the SVFIG website too!  Several years of SVFIG meetings are on YouTube for your Forthish pleasure.

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Meeting Schedule

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8:00 --- Coffee and a Chat  



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Speakers' Schedule

SVFIG
Forth Day
17 November 2018
Third Saturday


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8:30 ---
Analysis of Nematode Genome --- C.H. Ting
Nematode is one of the simplest animals, but its genome is already 100Mbp. That's about the upper limit of my genome analysis capability. I will show some results, the pearls and necklaces, and perhaps their association with the microRNAs and non-coding RNAs in nematode.

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8:50 --- The AIR Project --- Don Golding
Using Forth to build intelligent machines.

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9:20 ---
Ascetic Programming --- Samuel Falvo IIAnyone can program anything with any language, in any style.You can write object-oriented programs in C if you wanted, or functional programs in C++.  It goes without saying that a programming language strongly encourages a specific style.  This just might be Forth's preferred style.

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9:40 ---
Voice Forth --- Brad Nelson
"Hey Google, Ask Voice Forth to four dupe star dot."
An exploration of using Actions on Google https://developers.google.com/actions/ to teach Google Assistant to speak Forth.

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10:09 --- Break --- Order Lunch
Make sure your lunch order is entered by the end of the break or you'll go hungry!

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10:17 ---
Running Pthreads Under Gforth  --- John E. Harbold
John will discuss the ability to run pthreads under Gforth.

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10:35 ---
Raillisp --- Michael SchuldtA quick overview of the current status and features of Raillisp, a Lisp implemented in Forth. https://github.com/mschuldt/raillisp

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10:45 ---
The Nature of CoSy --- Bob Armstrong
·         The every day practical use of CoSy
http://cosy.com/
which is rapidly reaching parity with K.CoSy and in many areas exceeding . In particular , the everyday dealing with accounts has taken a big step forward with defining  ' (' and ' ') to form a list from whatever is stacked between them .
        Answer questions arising from Sam Falvo's talk on CoSy internals https://youtu.be/u46W-0KuP34 .
        Following my NU Prof Don Campbell's  Fish-scale Model of Omniscience http://cosy.com/y16/CS%28OS%292_1107%23Scr0.jpg , I want to quire the assembled choir about all that I don't know -- starting with replacing the stale and buggy IUP GUI http://webserver2.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/iup/ with some universal sockets interfaced interface.

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11:15 ---The Secret Origin Of fig-FORTH ...
 ... and the Founding of FIG
--- Bill Ragsdale
Bill Ragsdale will present how fig-FORTH came to be, why it used the 6502 processor, why it spread so rapidly (early viral!) and how the key players in the early Forth Interest Group came together. This material has never appeared before and will lightly correct some other reports. He might also include ONLY, ALSO,  and Bill's DOES>.

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12:00 --- Lunch
We'll have lunch catered by The Treehouse.
http://treehousestanford.com/

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13:30 ---  GreenArrays Talks

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~15:30 --- Fireside Chat --- Chuck Moore
    
A longstanding tradition.

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~16:30 ---
Group Photo and Roll Call
This will be posted to the interwebs.  Your participation is voluntary.

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NEXT --- Clean up and adjourn

GOTO --- Dinner at a local TBD restaurant

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     We try to stick to the schedule.  Remember that schedule slip is sometimes unavoidable.  Sometimes somebody runs a little long or short. 

     Once in a while we shuffle things around, for whatever reason. 

      If you're desperate to see a particular thing at a particular time please mention it and we'll try to accommodate you. 

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     The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but please transmit it verbatim and in its entirety or not at all.  A link to this page is preferred.
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     No Newsgroup posts or other media distribution please!  Contact me and we'll discuss it BEFORE you proceed. 
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      This page is produced by Kevin Appert,  the SVFIG Program Chairman. 
      This page is distinct from the SVFIG and FIG websites which are produced by the SVFIG Webmaster, Dave Jaffe.  Comments and corrections are welcome.

Kevin's email:  forther-at-Comcast-dot-net









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