Computer Gems

Date/Time:
Wednesday 4 November 2009, 18:30 (Tea/Coffee and biscuits from 17:45)

Venue:
York College

Speaker:
Professor Jim Austin, Professor of Neural Computing, University of York

Description:

Professor Austin is Professor of Neural Computing in the Department of Computer Science, and leads the Advanced Computer Architectures (ACA) group. He teaches Computer Architectures and a course “So you want to start a company?”. He also runs a small spin-off company, Cybula Ltd.

Jim also has a very interesting and diverse computer collection from Crays and other supercomputers to the BBC micro and other microcomputers. The collection contains some real gems. See http://www.computermuseum.org.uk/ for details. These computers are the topic for this evening’s talk and Professor Austin will bring some examples of old computers with him.

The event will be in rooms 1F024 and 1F025 which are on the first floor. Disabled access is available and there is car parking on the site.  Please sign in at reception when you arrive. Thank you to Richard Hind, Tutor of IT and Computing at York College, for organising this event.

See www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/maps-and-directions/ for information on how to get to the college and floor plans.

Please email us (wybranchbcs@googlemail.com) if you are coming to the meeting so we can arrange sufficient seating and refreshments.

For those requiring something more substantial than tea or coffee and biscuits, the College has a canteen, open until 6pm, serving hot food and sandwiches.