Meeting Agenda for
Saturday, December 15, 2001

Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

This month's meeting will be held in the Cogswell College Library. There will be maps and directions in the lobby. A computer room with several internet connections will be avalable as well

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Coffee, Tea, and Pastries


Technical Session

This session is open to anyone who would like to present.


Lunch -
Networking, demonstrations, and tutorials
Sign up for inpromptu talks by name and topic on the white board


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip


Featured Talk: Win32Forth Tools - John Peters

John will conduct a Win32Forth Tools session. Topics include ideas for creating web pages, making FLOAD easy to use, compiling highlighted text, adding color to WinView (as done by Tom Zimmer), and Bob Smith's modifications to WinView. (Perhaps Bob will be present to talk about it.)


Break for afternoon tea
Networking and demonstrations.


Impromptu Session: Potpourri - John Peters

Bring your Forth ideas questions and demonstrations to the meeting. Show us what you know. Help others learn your secret uses of Forth. Calm your nerves by practicing at the FORMAL morning session and present like a professional in the afternoon general session.

Do you have a antique collectors version of FIG Forth that runs on a modern machine? Can you make a computer play music? Can you produce a sine wave, and/or DTMF tones? Do you keep names and addresses in Forth? Is there an application you use every day? Do you know how to show us Forth running on the Palm via the emulator program? Do you have a predictable repetable bug that crashes your system? Do you want to learn how do debug a word? Would you like to see how to use Forth to implement a simple version of HTML? Can you show us the advantages of XML?

Do you want to see the hyperlinked version of the draft of the ANS Forth standard?

Have you modified any of the 246 files that come with Win32Forth? Do you want to try to understand Forth classes and objects? Can you demonstrate any Forth code that you got paid to write? Is it still in use?



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