Forth Day 2010
Saturday, November 20th

Stanford University
Building 550 - Room 200

SVFIG will meet at Stanford in Building 550 (aka Peterson Building). Its location in relationship to Terman Engineering Center (the former meeting place) can be found on these maps - Slide1 or Slide2. Additional maps of the Stanford vicinity can be found here.

There is open parking on weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space.

Make your way to the Panama Mall entrance. The door is labeled Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering Design Group. Press the wireless doorbell to announce your arrival. Someone will open the door for you. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and do not enter the building behind students.

  • Except on Forth Day, Room 126 will be used for SVFIG meetings. Once inside the building walk down three steps and continue straight ahead into the atrium. The meeting room is on the left.

  • On Forth Day, the larger Room 200 will be used. Ascend the stairs just inside the doorway. The room is on the left at the top of the stairs.

Temporary wireless Internet access at the meeting can be arranged by sending an email request to Dave Jaffe (dljaffe -at-

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Meeting Agenda

Kevin's Forth Day 2010 Announcement
Forth Day 2010 Schedule

How you can help SVFIG:

  • Bring your presenter and topic suggestions to every meeting!
  • Contribute your ideas for and offer to participate in next year's Forth Day.

Coming to SVFIG:

OO-vs-Relational Databases - Samuel A. Falvo II
"I would like to talk about OO-vs-relational databases and procedural programming."

Task Interface in Forth for eCOS - Part 2 - John E. Harbold
"I'll present the object-oriented interface to the task interface in Forth for eCOS. This will describe the way to create and manage tasks in Forth."

Engineering TV
Fifty engineering topic channels, four new episodes per week.

Botbash 2000 Video
A cheapie video of a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa, AZ.

WAV File and Soundcard I/O Software Using Win32Forth - Andy Korsak
This software was written for amateur radio applications. Andy has suggested that it might be useful to look at his code in advance of his talk. Contributions to this work-in-progress would be welcomed. You can download and view his sound card software on the Win32Forth group (membership required), or here.

Solicitations for presentations and assistance:

Mitch Bradley's Forth in C
A volunteer is needed to present and demonstrate this software.

PowerMops Forth for the Mac - Kevin Appert
Kevin Appert: "Mops is an open-source, full-featured, object-oriented stand-alone programming language for Mac OS X descended from the much-beloved NEON. I now have a working installation and when I know enough to do a good demo, I’ll be doing a talk. I’d be grateful for any help and advice from anyone familiar with PowerMOPS.”

PowerMops on SourceForge

Please indicate your interest for these topics:

If you have anything you'd like to talk about this month,
please contact Kevin Appert

Meeting Notes