Next Meeting:
Saturday, March 25th

Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at Cogswell, so bring your wifi.

Special Announcement

We're hoping to rendezvous (or Freedom Meet if you don't like the French) at the Embedded Systems Conference on Tuesday, April 4th - so register now! More information on ESC below.

Final Agenda

Morning Session

10:00 --- Coffee (... and "Little Chocolate Doughnuts, the donuts of champions")

10:15 --- Application Development on the FORTHstamp --- CH Ting
"I will talk about application development on the FORTHstamp, which I consider to be the best platform for firmware engineering. I will show several examples and do some demonstrations."


NOON --- Lunch
Some go to TOGO's, some bring their own and stay at Cogswell

1:10 --- Introductions, announcements, rumors, random access

Afternoon Sessions

1:30 --- Forth FPGAs and Robotics --- Dave Wyland
Dave is a long-time Forth advocate who now spends time with the Homebrew Robotics Club. He will speak to us about experiences and opportunities for Forth in FPGAs for robotics applications.

2:45 --- Interesting Items, Volume 4 --- Dave Jaffe
Dave will continue 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. If anyone has come across anything that fits this category, pass them along to him for inclusion in his presentation.

3:20 --- The Future? --- All Assembled

Embedded System Conference
ESC will be held at the San Jose Convention Center this year. Let's try to hook up at the keynote address on Tuesday, April 4th at noon and at the show floor reception at 6pm that evening.

Email me if you're planning on attending ...
Kevin Appert

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Keynote and Reception
Free Training

Exhibit Hall Receptions
Tue, April 4th, 6pm - 7pm
Wed, April 5th, 6pm - 7pm

Enjoy beverages and tasty food on the exhibit floor on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Meet with hundreds of exhibitors and network with thousands of your colleagues, peers, and industry experts from across the electronics industry.

If you have anything you'd like to talk about in April, please contact Kevin Appert.

March 2006 Meeting Notes