Back in August, we finally relented to the pandemic reality and started to organize the 2020 edition of the Vintage Computing Festival Berlin in the virtual domain. Things have progressed nicely since then and we are ready to open the doors this this weekend!
Retro festivities will begin this Saturday (10. October 2020) at 10:00 am. While most events this year have mainly put their talks into the virtual domain we also wanted to have exhibits and workshops there and as much interactivity as possible! The main ‘entrance’ to the festival will therefore be our Wiki in German here and in English over here. Each exhibitor has a page that describes his exhibits and links to a BigBlueButton (BBB) video conference room. Here, exhibitors can chat with visitors and demonstrate things live. Using BBB requires no software installation as everything runs in the browser on desktops and notebooks as well as on mobile devices. In other words its super easy to visit and participate!
In addition we have a great lineup of talks for two days of continuous live streaming. As we are a German centric event, most talks will be in German but some speakers might have English slides. You’ll find the stream of the talks at the top of the wiki starting Saturday morning or directly at streaming.media.ccc.de. A huge thanks to the CCC and the Video Operation Center (VOC) for having us again this year!
As I’m part of the organizing team I don’t have an exhibition myself this year. However, I’m sure you’ll find me in the Infodesk BBB room every now and then.