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The 22th annual European Vintage Computer Festival on 29./30. April und 1. Mai 2023 awaits you!
Our mission is to encourage the preservation of obsolete computer hard- and software of years past, to promote interest in researching and documenting the history of the computer age ... and to have fun playing with old iron.
The Vintage Computer Festival is not only a fixed entry in the Silicon Valley timetable, but it has also become a European event, celebrating our computer heritage.
Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when geeks were geeks and floppies were really floppy.
Every year the VCFe is themed on a special focus. This year's focus is:
One often looks to the US for firsts in terms of computing, but surprisingly often those happened right around the Alps. First fully transistorized Computer? The Stack? Algol? Pascal?
Most recent changes:
Detailed listing of changes at the News page.
Up to date and short term information are also available via our social media pages on Google+ and Facebook
Dozens of old (but still not obsolete) computers to be viewed and touched. No barrier between you and your dreams... (It may be a good idea to ask the exhibitor before dismantling his system :)
A series of speeches will be given to describe some systems in detail, discuss classic developments from today's perspective or other topics of interest to collectors.
No system will be ever completely debugged, so we are offering space in the hall to vendors to sell and trade historic gear. Anything is allowed - as long as the item is computer related and more than 10 years old.
Peoples Choice Award and Give Away
All visitors are called to vote for their favorite piece of history and unlike a constitutional poll, you may even win great stuff.
Are you ready for the NERD TRIVIA CHALLENGE?
The Nerd Trivia Challenge is your chance to prove just how much of a geek you really are. You're pitted against two other nerds in a game-show style contest of computer history trivia. If you end up the Alpha Geek, you'll walk away with fame (and a great prize). Think you're up to the challenge? Click here for more information.
Where, When and What?
These pages are in a process of constant improvement (Is there any static page within the web?), so please stop by and check for updates.
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