SVFIG December Meeting
December 20, 2014
THIRD Saturday of December!
We will have a Hangout. One stream on YouTube should let everybody join in while questions and comments can be posted on Google+ or emailed to the SVFIG email list.
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Here is a link to the SVFIG Hangout page:
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.
Further exceptions in 2015 will be announced.
If you are planning to attend, 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.
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) Look at the additional online information: 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!
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 Day 2013 and other instances of Forth Day are on the SVFIG website too!
10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:15 --- Machine Forth Compiler for the RISC-V architecture --- Sam Falvo
"What have I been working on? Another Machine Forth compiler, this time for the RISC-V architecture. It's written in C, but out of necessity: I need a compiler that works both on my Linux box and my MacBook Pro, and since I've been unsuccessful in getting any Forth environment running under MacOS Yosemite (thank you Apple for once again finding a way to make my life a living misery in the most interesting of ways). The C code works well on both platforms. It's not finished (it doesn't yet generate any output binaries) and is
incomplete (it can't yet add two numbers, but it might by the time Saturday rolls around; we'll see), but the skeleton of the environment seems to be up and running, and is easily extended."
11:30 --- Lunch
The Treehouse will be closed. We'll choose another venue.
13:00 --- Introductions, Rumors, and Gossip
13:20 --- Interesting Things, Volume N+1 (Where N is Some Integer) --- Dave Jaffe
Dave continues his survey of interesting newly-introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, sensors, products, and gadgets that can provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded systems.
===== We expect to end the Hangout Webcast and recording here.
14:00 --- Forth for the Raspberry Pi
The goal will be to produce a short guide to the various Forth packages available for the Raspberry Pi. Dave will post the result on the website.
15:00 --- Break
15:10 --- SVFIG Film Festival
Engineering Videos, SVFIG Meeting Reruns, , YouTube Cat Videos
Dave suggested these:
Randall Munroe, The xkcd Guy, gave a TED Talk:
We might adjourn early to go to an exhibit at the Hoover Pavilion:
17:00 --- Clean Up and Adjourn
Coming Next Month
Jack Woehr's yearly talks about Quantum Computing have become a tradition. He'll be joining us in January to give us an update.
We're hoping to have an online 'round table' by inviting a few participants to join the Google+ Hangout. If you have a webcam and a broadband connection, you can join us. Perhaps we'll just introduce ourselves or give a short talk.
Do we try to stick to the schedule? Yes, most of the time. 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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