Next Meeting:
Saturday, April 15th

3rd Saturday
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.

Final Agenda

Morning Session

10:00 --- Coffee

10:15  --- Programming Challenge: Sudoku --- C.H. Ting
Bring in your computer and your favorite FORTH system and let us try to solve
Sudoku puzzle in this programming challenge. You are also welcome to work out
your solution at home and demonstrate it to the membership. Sudoku is not a
difficult problem, and generally there are many, many correct solutions to a
preset pattern. The real challenge is to find ALL the correct solutions.


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

Afternoon Sessions

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

1:30 --- Interesting Items from ESC --- Dave Jaffe
Exhibitors at the Embedded Systems Conference showed off many new products.
Dave will survey the ones that were particularly interesting to him. Other
conference attendees are welcome to pass along items that caught their eye
for inclusion in this presentation. 

2:30 --- "The Pause That Refreshes"

3:00 --- The Future? --- All Assembled
* Particular emphasis on Forth Day 2006
* Future Field Trips?
* Computer History Museum (IBM Restoration Project)
* The remodeled and expanded DigiBarn
* Moffett Field Museum -->
* Future Meetings?

The Maker Faire

Join the creators of MAKE magazine, the MythBusters, and thousands of tech DIY enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and authors at MAKE's first ever Maker Faire! It's 04/22-23 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds.

Use code R2DIY to get 1/2 price tickets ($6.25 + $3 fee for one day)

Be aware that parking will be $7 or $8 per car. Anyone wishing to car pool from around Mountain View on Saturday, April 22nd, please contact Dave Jaffe.

Please suggest a speaker or present at a SVFIG meeting. Email me, Kevin

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

April 2006 Meeting Notes