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Lectures and workshops

The lectures and workshops take place in the Education Room. See the floor plan for directions.

Saturday, 7th of October
TimeLectures in the Education Room
10:00 - 11:30Keynote
TBA
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 21:00Annual general meeting of the association for the preservation of classic computers (de)


Sunday, 8th of October
TimeLectures in the Education Room
10:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30Closing Event
TBA

Computer Pioneer Konrad Zuse: Innovator and Visionary

Nora Eibisch


Hardware Preservation: Preserving Historical Hardware as Long-Term Digital Archiving Strategy

Carmen Krause


PenPoint: A Revolutionary Idea becomes a Venture Capital Failure

Fritz "cyberfritz" Hohl (VzEkC)


IT monitoring past and present

The lecture covers the development of IT monitoring over the past 30 years. Mainframe and operations bridge were yesterday, virtual machines are the presence and cloud computing is the future. What were the challenges in the 1980s when we had to deal with all the different network protocols and architectures? What are the practical learnings from central and decentral monitoring and how did IT processes influence the monitoring concepts over the years? Dedicated examples will be used during the session to demonstrate the changes. The speaker has been working for a globally operating retailer as a Solution Architect for more than 20 years. He is technically responsible for the worlwide monitoring infrastructure. Peter Zumbrink


ABBUC: More than 30 Years Atari Bit Byter User Club

Thomas Schulz


The robotron K8911 terminal

Dirk Kahnert


Cray-1, Icon of Supercomputing – Inception and Beyond

Wolfgang Stief


Computer History from Below: Reading Human Values in Artifacts

The Living Computer Museum in Seattle, Washington, began with the passion of the owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, for two particular artifacts – the DEC PDP-10 mainframe and the MITS Altair 8800 microcomputer. The de facto curators, I and Mr. Richard Alderson III, empirically chose additional artifacts to craft stories that would be meaningful to a visitor base we were defining concurrently. We asked each other why these stories would be compelling and to whom. This inspired my research into a theoretical grounding for such questions. The work I will discuss relies on treatises on material culture regarding "reading" artifacts as historical documents; how information science conceptualizes the document; and as an operationalizing element, the theory and method of value sensitive design (VSD). I will discuss the application of VSD's tripartite method and its rich "toolbox" as an historical lens for a case study of the Dartmouth Time Sharing System (DTSS), one of the earliest computer information systems supporting conversational interaction. Research to date supports my thesis that discovery of stakeholder roles and their values in a VSD investigation enriches sociotechnical narratives of historical technological innovation. Ian S. King (Living Computer Museum)


Understanding and repairing a DEC PDP-11

Jörg Hoppe, retrocmp.com


A Commodore Amiga on a Raspberry Pi

Sven Oliver Moll


More information about lectures and workshops is available in German.