SVFIG March Meeting - Fourth Saturday
March 22, 2014
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.
We will man the SVFIG table at Maker Faire in lieu of the May meeting.
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:
0) Some of this month's meeting does not pertain directly to Forth. You may want to skip the parts which don't interest you!
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
10:30 --- TBD
What's this about? We'll find out together!
11:30 --- Lunch
13:00 --- What's New?
Every month! Bring some material!! Be on the lookout!!!
13:30 --- Adapteva and Epiphany --- Sam Putman
A chip with 16 RISC cores now, 64 cores coming soon! In a bygone era, it was all bout the Gflops --- this has 100 Gflops. These days, it's all about the power (and cooling) --- 5 Watts! Is cost important? $200. The project was funded, at least in part, with a Kickstarter. The cost was, relatively speaking, so low as to be in the noise. How in heaven's name do you program it? Probably in Forth.
14:30 --- Break
14:50 --- Ad Hoc
More on Maker Faire, random discussions, odds and ends of stuff.
15:30 --- Hangout Practice
We're trying to improve our production values! We might also have a dry-run or two for new remote presenters.
16:00 --- Clean Up and Adjourn
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.
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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