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Presentations and Workshops

The presentations and workshops take place in the "Bildungsraum" room, in the lecture area at the end of the Network Exhibition, and in the workshop area. The lectures are streamed and the recordings will be released at afterwards.

The schedule will be published in September.

Live demonstrations of historical computer technology in English museums

Language: German
Peter Diehl

The Gepard Computer company – A nerd startup from 1984

Language: German
Fritz Hohl

The short life of the Cray-3

Language: German
Wolfgang Stief

Schickard's calculating machine – A hands-on replica

Language: German
Jürgen Weigert

Lines, dots, circles – The graphical terminal Robotron K8917

Language: German
Dirk Kahnert

Bintracker – A chiptune audio workstation for the 21st century

Chiptune musicians of today have a mind-boggling variety of tools at their disposal. Each platform, each sound engine comes with its own editors. Not only does this mean an awful lot of reinvented wheels – it also results in many of these wheels being less powerful and less user-friendly than they could be. Out of this dilemma, the idea for Bintracker was born: A modern, cross-platform, open-source chiptune editor that can target any sound engine on any vintage machine. This presentation is a report on the current state of the Bintracker project. utz

The computer programs of Charles Babbage

Language: German
Prof. Dr. Raul Rojas

The arithmetic of the Z1 arithmetic unit

Language: German
Klemens Krause


Language: German
Jörg Gudehus

The Danish computer industry of the 1900s

Denmark is a small country, but we have contributed with a lot of great minds in the field of software development. In the second half of the 1900s we actually built and sold hardware as well. I will talk about the contributions we made, I will tell the story and show you some pictures. We will be looking into things such as DASK, GIER, ICL MPS Comet, Regnecentralen, and Christian Rovsing – if that does not mean anything to you, don't worry, it will afterwards. Mikkel Mikjær Christensen, aka Mike from RetroComputingWithMike

technikum29: Plans for the future of a private computer museum

Language: German
Roland Langfeld and Sven Köppel

Building a B compiler for the PDP-8

Using a B compiler for the PDP-8 as an example, we explore historical and contemporary approaches to compiler design. We discuss the mutual influence of and on available computing hardware with a special focus on the PDP-8 that guided the evolution of modern procedural languages. Robert Clausecker

Pac-Man on the Steckschwein homebrew computer

Language: German
Marko Lauke

Gigatron TTL microcomputer

When the MOS 6502 and Zilog Z80 were launched in 1976, it started the personal computer revolution. But were these microprocessors really necessary for that? Last year we created a single-board microcomputer from fewer than 40 simple 1970s TTL logic chips, a bit of memory, and some diodes, resistors, etc. There is no microprocessor, no video chip, and no sound chip. Still this computer can run video games, play music, run BASIC. In this talk we go through the evolution from early electronics experiments, to breadboard prototype, to the electronics kit that hundreds of people have enjoyed building by now. Marcel van Kervinck

Reconstruction of the software architecture of classic NES games

Language: German
Michael Schultz

CryptoParty from Enigma machine to PGP

Language: German
CryptoParty Berlin, Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

Closing Event

Language: German
Eva Kudrass, Anke Stüber

More information about lectures and workshops is available in German.

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