Next Meeting:
Forth Day
Saturday, November 18th

Third Saturday
Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Rooms 197A and 197B
Sunnyvale, CA

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

Forth Day Agenda
Early Starting Time - 9:00am

09:00 --- Coffee and Networking

09:20 --- Chairman's Welcome - George Perry

09:30 --- SwiftX and SwiftForth Application Development - Leon Wagner and Ron Oliver
Ron Oliver and Leon Wagner of FORTH, Inc. will be talking about the latest releases of SwiftForth and SwiftX. They've put together a CD-ROM (which they'll hand out to anyone who wants it) with the SwiftForth evaluation version as well as SwiftX evaluation versions for the 68HC11, 68HC12, 68HCS08, 68K, 69R000, 8051, ARM, AVR, ColdFire, i386, and MSP430. They'll show the interactive SwiftX environment, using an SD card file I/O subsystem on a little ARM evaluation board as part of their demonstration.

10:00 --- Scalable Forth Processors - CH Ting
"MuP21's concise intruction set, as designed by Chuck Moore, is very portable to microprocessors of different data bus widths. I have inplemented this instruction set on 8, 16, 24, 32, and 64 bit microprocessors, and ran them under identical eForth operating systems. It is interesting to note that the data bus width is now only a design parameter, and not a primary restricting factor in CPU designs."

11:00 --- MyForth, a Minimalist 8-Bit Forth for 8051 Chips - Charley Shattuck and Bob Nash
Written by Charley Shattuck, MyForth is an experimental 8-bit minimalist Forth for 8051 processors using ideas from colorForth. Charley will describe the implementation of MyForth while Bob will offer his perspectives as a new user and developer.
MyForth presentation proposal in pdf - 15Kb

12:00 --- Lunch - CH Ting
Join us for lunch catered by CH Ting.

13:00 --- Introductions, announcements, rumors, and gossip

13:10 --- Treasurer's Report - John Rible

13:20 --- Fireside Chat - Chuck Moore
By long tradition, the inventor of the Forth programming language will share his thoughts on the events of the past year and the future of Forth.

14:20 --- intellaSys and the SEAforth 24A - Jeff Fox, Randy Leberknight, Michael Montvelishsky, and Doug Dillon
Imagine the things you can do with 24 Forth cores on a single chip! The folks from intellaSys will describe the technology, the tools, and the applications.

Jeff will review the use of columns in Forth source code and discuss Parallel Forth, colorForth, okad2, machineforth, and ANS Forth.

Randy will show developments in the T18 programming tools. A new release of these tools will be available on the intellaSys website by Forth Day.

Michael will give a demonstration of a 'crawler' and/or talk about templates for parallel filters.

Doug will talk about the new colorForth!

16:00 --- Adjourn

17:00 --- Dinner - Golden Wok in Mountain View

Coming to SVFIG on December 16th (third Saturday):

Join us for a break from hectic holiday activities.
Help us plan next year's Forth Day.
More talks, more networking, and maybe a surprise or two.
SD Flash Card Interface - Dave Jaffe
Dave will discuss Forth code software that interfaces an embedded microcontroller to a SD Flash card for data logging applications.

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

Meeting Notes