Digital retro

Organised by the University of Salford and is supported by BCS Manchester Branch, BT Heritage and the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals.

Date:
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2013

Time:
10.00am - 4.00pm

Venue:
MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Manchester, M50 2HE

Cost:
Free and open to all.

Manchester Science Festival 2013

Synopsis:

This free Manchester Science Festival Trailblazing event is open to all the family and is organised by the University of Salford and is supported by BCS Manchester Branch, BT Heritage and the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals.

Digital retro

Come and relive some of the early days of the home computer. Our retro computing display will take you back to the 1980s where you will be able to use classic machines produced by companies such as Sinclair, Commodore, Acorn and Apple, all in working condition and all running software and games from the period. Try our retro gaming challenge and see who can gain the highest score in a fixed time. Then contrast these early machines with new developments in home computing using devices such as the raspberry pi.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at www.bcs.org/cpd