Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

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Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by tjewell » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Hi all!

I'm sure many of you have already spotted the announcements on Facebook, but for those who haven't - the Dragon 2020 Meetup is go! It's a whole weekend of fun this year, on the 4th and 5th of July at the usual venue of the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. This year we're going to focus on all the fantastic software that's been developed for the Dragon over the years - and have some great new (and old!) hardware to show off too. More details can be found here:

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... -5th-2020/

Hope to see you all there!
Tony.

[edit - the date is correct now :) ]
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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by linville » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55 pm

My calendar says 6 July is a Monday. Should this be July 4-5 instead?

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by robcfg » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:59 pm

It's on! :mrgreen:

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by tjewell » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:27 pm

linville wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55 pm
My calendar says 6 July is a Monday. Should this be July 4-5 instead?
Yup, just fat fingers. Date is correct now! Apologies!

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by Bosco » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi Tony.

Sounds great! :D

So this year does everyone need to register/pay in advance if they're attending?

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Post by unumlapis » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:25 pm

Good stuff Tony and looking forward to this years event. Any chance that it would be possible to have presentation related to Dragon, that is if the venue has the possibility for break-out rooms and that I'm not the only one who would like to see such activities? Would be really nice to have brief presentations around ongoing hardware and software development, tips and tricks sessions, crash course in basic and assembler, presentations where we didn't expect to see the Dragons, etc?

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by tjewell » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Oops, sorry been a bit distracted and missed your messages!

@bosco - Presuming it goes ahead (grr coronavirus), there's no need to book/pay in advance, you can just turn up on the day.

@unumlapis - The problem with presentations and making it more of a conference format, is that it takes a lot more organising. Plus, we only have one classroom at the museum - and we're sharing the space with the general public. This is why I call it a 'meetup' rather than a 'conference' or anything grander - keeping it informal is easier. If we want privacy and a proper space for talks, we might also have to pay for the room (at the moment, it's free). I'm not sure I'd want to organise it either (I really don't have time), so I'd be looking for volunteers. Also, not sure how many of us have the time to create presentations. But if there's interest in moving to a more conference-like format (including people who want to present), please let me know!

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by unumlapis » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:25 pm

Tony, based on the current situation with the lock down in UK and most of Europe what is the latest saying about the Meetup and is there a plan B maybe to make a virtual meetup?

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Re: Dragon Meetup 2020 is go!

Post by tjewell » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:43 am

Sadly I have no more idea when the lockdown will end than anyone else. However, the only cost to running the event is my time, so I don't see any reason to cancel it just yet. July is still a way off. The Museum, understandably, is extremely keen to reopen too. If the government is allowing 'small gatherings of around 30 people' by July, I'll be very happy to run it!

As of yet, there's no Plan B - I don't think we need to put too much energy into that just yet. Let's see where we are at the start of June.

Hopefully see you all in July! And I hope the pubs are open again too :)

Tony.

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