Vintage Computer Committee

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Committees are voluntary groups, formed by members in order to achieve certain goals.
To join this committee, contact the committee chairperson. See Rules and Policies#Committees for more information.

Purpose

The Vintage Computer Committee strives to provide a STEM pilot program for learning hands on about the whole computer from hardware to software and networking. Thus passing on the knowledge and history of computing to the newest generation of "hackers', makers, and generally anyone interested in computers and the internet before the "grey beards" knowledge becomes completely lost to us all.

In achieving this goal the Vintage Computer Committee oversees the Interactive Computer Museum, offers programming and networking courses, and works with the Afterschool alliance, Home U.S. Department of Education, and Texas Board of Education to provide an official STEM pilot program at the Dallas Makerspace.

The Vintage Computer Committee also works with Archive.org, Jason Scott, Vintage Computer Federation, and Computer History Museum to help with digital archiving of historical software, rare industry materials (ie schematics, internal manual, etc.), commercial literature, and educational material.

Projects

Classes

VCC Interactive Computer Policies

  • Please inform the Committee Chair if any of the equipment is in disrepair.
  • DO NOT move the Interactive Computers or related media from Interactive Computer Museum.
  • The VCC Interactive Computer accessories do not leave the Interactive Computer Museum.
  • Keep the Interactive Computers and accessories in good condition. Clean and keep clear of debris if necessary.
  • Due of the equipment expense and rarity of items, any negligence may lead to temporary suspension.

Members

How To Join

  • Add your name to the "Members" section of this wiki page and announce yourself on talk or in XM Core.
  • Attend the XM Core Dial-in, courses, and/or other VCC member events.

Discussion

Meeting Minutes

2016

2017