32561Re: [midatlanticretro] Friday tech lectures @ VCF East?
- Oct 1, 2013Evan, although I'm not 100% committed to coming yet, I'm pushing my significant other hard about going to VCF East. In my case, I would be willing, and likely would, go early to attend Friday sessions since I'm coming from so far away anyway (Indianapolis). For me it would depend on exactly what was being covered and in what detail. For instance, I've always wanted to learn how to solder so I could repair and/or enhance vintage machines. Or, building a replica machine. There are many topics I would be interested in attending.Randy KindigOn Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
** Hypothetically ** ... if we add Friday to the VCF East schedule, and
if we fill that day with awesome how-to sessions, would you take the
extra day off work / travel / attend?
Sessions would probably be skills-based, not machine-based, because
there are so many different interests/brands that we couldn't please
everyone -- that is why we have beginner's classes during the main part
of the show (Apple II for Dummies, etc.)
For example, on Friday there could be how-to classes on subjects such as
o-scopes, power supplies, cosmetic restoration, assembly programming,
memory, disk drives, teletype machines, etc.
We'd want to hear "I'll be there!" from a bunch of people before we
commit to this idea. VCF East is MARCH's major annual fundraiser, so
there is some risk involved if we open a third day and not enough people go.
At least one high-ranking MARCHin -- I'm not saying who! :) -- told me,
"Nobody wants to sit through classes all day". I respectfully disagree.
This would be a morning/afternoon schedule. That way, people can set up
their exhibits, consignment sales, etc. in the evening.
Constructive comments encouraged! :)--
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