February 25, 2017
Andreas will have copies of "Australian Forth Symposium" for sale at the meeting for $10 a copy.
Here's the cover, table of contents, and first page of each article so you
can get some idea of what's inside:
Do you want to join the fun remotely? Email me if you're interested in participating in Q & A this month. We may not overcome the technical challanges, but it's worth a shot. If you're interested in any of these topics and you're likely to ask a question let us know in advance. Email Kevin at the address at the bottom.
We will be streaming the meeting to YouTube. The stream can be found
at our YouTube account:
Many previous meetings are available as well!
You can find more by using YouTube's search function:
SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month with the following exceptions:
November's and December's meetings are on third Saturday of the month.
We're not sure about May, 2017.
If you are planning to attend, please go to Meetup.com and register for the meeting.
There is no need to register if you are not attending.
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:
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!
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.
10:30 --- IoT For Fun at Maker Faire --- C.H. Ting
Ting has arranged for a table at Maker Faire...
"Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group (SVFIG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote Forth programming language since 1978. Recently available low-cost WiFi-ready chip ESP8266 makes it possible for makers to build and program his own IoT (Internet of Things) projects. We want to run tutorials and open experiment benches to teach makers how to build his own IoT projects, and give them hands-on experience to program and test devices remotely connected over the Internet."
11:30 --- Lunch
We'll have lunch at the Treehouse.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, Gossip
We will also conduct the ritual mocking of those not present.
13:20 --- Random Topics
We'll flip through the GitHub group, "Australian Forth Symposium", and other instances of Forth in the world. Bring your own examples!
13:40 --- Forth Haiku --- Brad Nelson
Brad will flip through a few of the latest Forth Haiku.
14:05 --- ESP8266 Progress --- Brad Nelson
Ting made development boards available in January. Brad will report on his progress and MC other reports.
14:30 --- FIG Forth on a (Simulated) PDP-11 --- Paul Hardy
This talk describes how to get PDP-11 figFORTH running in the Ersatz-11 and SIMH PDP-11 simulators using the RT-11 operating system. The PDP-11's 16-bit architecture and stack operations make it an ideal match for figFORTH.
15:30 --- Break
15:40 --- Forth String-Capability-Based Security --- Andreas Wagner
... liberty and security for connected devices.
16:00 --- Clean Up and Adjourn
Do we try to stick to the schedule? Yes, but you shouldn't stake your steak on it. Slip happens. Sometimes somebody runs a little long. Once in a while we shuffle things around. 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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