The Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB) is an event about historical computers and computing technology. The vintage computing hobby is being presented with exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation of historical computers and other data processing devices, and to foster interest in "superfluous" hard- and software. Our focus does not only include historical computers, but also historical operating systems, software, programming languages, network technology and other devices that compute, like calculators and calculating machines.
The VCFB is located in the historic Ladestraße area of the German Museum of Technology Berlin (accessible from Möckernstr. 26). Buildup begins on Friday, October 6th, and the event is open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th of October. Entry is free. Visitors of the VCFB will also get free entry to the Network exhibition of the German Museum of Technology located in the same building. This year we welcome the association for the preservation of classic computers to host their annual Classic Computing meeting at the VCFB. The programme is available for download here (German).
In addition to dozens of exhibitions, lectures and workshops, the programme has even more to offer:
Historic Ladestraße area, Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology), accessible from Möckernstr. 26, 10963 Berlin, Germany
The venue is located nearby U Gleisdreieck in central Berlin. There is a restaurant in the same building and other restaurants are reachable by foot in a couple of minutes. You can not stay overnight in the exhibition halls. See the floor plan for navigation through the venue.
Accessibility: The event is wheelchair accessible via a wheelchair ramp at the entrance. Accessible toilets are available. Further information in German is available on the museum website.
By public transport: Take the U-Bahn to U Möckernbrücke (U1, U7) or U Gleisdreieck (U1, U2) or take the S-Bahn to S Anhalter Bahnhof (S1, S2, S25).
By car: Take urban motorway A 100 to exit Tempelhofer Damm, then drive for 3,6 kilometers on B 96 towards Zentrum. Turn left into Möckernstraße. After 100 meters, the entrance to the venue is on the right (Möckernstraße 26).
Visitor parking is available next to the museum. More parking space (for a fee) can be found in the Gleisdreieck car park. Exhibitors can stop in front of the venue for loading and unloading.
|Friday, October 6th||14:00 - 20:00||Build-up for exhibitors|
|Saturday, October 7th||10:00 - 21:00||Exhibitions|
|10:00 - 18:30||Lectures and workshops (Stream)|
|21:00 - 03:00||Chiptune party|
|Sunday, October 8th||10:00 - 17:30||Exhibitions|
|10:00 - 17:30||Lectures and workshops (Stream)|
The lectures will be streamed. Here you can find the stream. The recordings will be released at media.ccc.de afterwards.
If you'd like to help with buildup, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and subscribe our volunteer mailing list.
Call for participation
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