Planning ChipHack 2014 — Cambridge, May/June.

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Andrew Back

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Feb 19, 2014, 1:38:58 PM2/19/14
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Hi All,

Firstly, many apologies for the lack of communication over the last few (!) months. 

So, there have been a number of discussions in the background with regards planning the next ChipHack, and I think we are now in a good position to start thinking about dates and fixing a venue.

Potential dates: one weekend in late May, else a weekend in June.
Location: Cambridge.
Venue: possibly Makespace, the Centre for Computing History has also been suggested, and the University Computer Lab may be a possibility too. 

Any later and we're getting into the holiday period, plus also a number of us will be attending the GCC Cauldron one weekend in July. Earlier probably wouldn't give us sufficient time for planning and publicising etc.

When we discussed a follow-up event last year there seemed to be a general consensus that Cambridge would be a good location and, of course, we were hoping that Julius and Saar will be up for helping out (read: being the resident HDL wizards) once again :o)

Thoughts? Perhaps if people could say which dates might/won't work for them. Comments on the aforementioned venues and further suggestions are also welcome.

Finally, if possible I'd like us to try and fix a date before the end of February, so that I can confirm a venue as soon after as possible, and then we can start to publicise the event.

Best,

Andrew

Jeremy Bennett

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Feb 22, 2014, 2:41:36 PM2/22/14
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On 19/02/14 18:38, Andrew Back wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Firstly, many apologies for the lack of communication over the last few
> (!) months.
>
> So, there have been a number of discussions in the background with
> regards planning the next ChipHack, and I think we are now in a good
> position to start thinking about dates and fixing a venue.
>
> Potential dates: one weekend in late May, else a weekend in June.
> Location: Cambridge.
> Venue: possibly Makespace, the Centre for Computing History has also
> been suggested, and the University Computer Lab may be a possibility too.

Sounds good. What about half term week, either 24/25 May (26 being the
bank holiday) or 31 May/1 June? I like the idea of the Makespace,
because anyone local who gets hooked would presumably like to go there.

> Any later and we're getting into the holiday period, plus also a number
> of us will be attending the GCC Cauldron one weekend in July. Earlier
> probably wouldn't give us sufficient time for planning and publicising etc.

Agreed?

> When we discussed a follow-up event last year there seemed to be a
> general consensus that Cambridge would be a good location and, of
> course, we were hoping that Julius and Saar will be up for helping out
> (read: being the resident HDL wizards) once again :o)

I think Cambridge is a good idea.

> Thoughts? Perhaps if people could say which dates might/won't work for
> them. Comments on the aforementioned venues and further suggestions are
> also welcome.

Both the aforementioned work for me.

> Finally, if possible I'd like us to try and fix a date before the end of
> February, so that I can confirm a venue as soon after as possible, and
> then we can start to publicise the event.

Sounds good


Jeremy

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Julius Baxter

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Feb 22, 2014, 6:58:11 PM2/22/14
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On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:41 PM, Jeremy Bennett
<jeremy....@embecosm.com> wrote:
> On 19/02/14 18:38, Andrew Back wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Firstly, many apologies for the lack of communication over the last few
>> (!) months.
>>
>> So, there have been a number of discussions in the background with
>> regards planning the next ChipHack, and I think we are now in a good
>> position to start thinking about dates and fixing a venue.
>>
>> Potential dates: one weekend in late May, else a weekend in June.
>> Location: Cambridge.
>> Venue: possibly Makespace, the Centre for Computing History has also
>> been suggested, and the University Computer Lab may be a possibility too.
>
> Sounds good. What about half term week, either 24/25 May (26 being the
> bank holiday) or 31 May/1 June? I like the idea of the Makespace,
> because anyone local who gets hooked would presumably like to go there.
>

24/25 May gets my vote. I'm not here the 31 May/1 June weekend.

I think the Makespace would be a better idea, too. It's more in tune
with the ethos of the event.

>> Any later and we're getting into the holiday period, plus also a number
>> of us will be attending the GCC Cauldron one weekend in July. Earlier
>> probably wouldn't give us sufficient time for planning and publicising etc.
>
> Agreed?

Sure.

>
>> When we discussed a follow-up event last year there seemed to be a
>> general consensus that Cambridge would be a good location and, of
>> course, we were hoping that Julius and Saar will be up for helping out
>> (read: being the resident HDL wizards) once again :o)
>
> I think Cambridge is a good idea.

I'm up for it. Work is ridiculous at the moment (not even enough spare
cycles to poll #openrisc :-/), but I've got to draw the line
somewhere, and I really enjoy contributing to these events and getting
others interested in this sort of stuff.

>
>> Thoughts? Perhaps if people could say which dates might/won't work for
>> them. Comments on the aforementioned venues and further suggestions are
>> also welcome.
>
> Both the aforementioned work for me.
>
>> Finally, if possible I'd like us to try and fix a date before the end of
>> February, so that I can confirm a venue as soon after as possible, and
>> then we can start to publicise the event.
>
> Sounds good

I agree, the sooner we can get this advertised the better. Also, the
sooner we can figure out what we're planning to do.

Thanks for your efforts on this Andrew.

Cheers

Julius

saar drimer

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Feb 23, 2014, 3:48:30 PM2/23/14
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Sounds good to me. I can give the intro to Verilog again and help out during the more advanced sessions.

cheers,
saar.




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Andrew Back

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Feb 25, 2014, 5:47:34 PM2/25/14
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On Sunday, 23 February 2014 20:48:30 UTC, Saar Drimer wrote:
Sounds good to me. I can give the intro to Verilog again and help out during the more advanced sessions.

Excellent, great to have you and Julius involved again!

Since 24/25th May seems to be favourite I'll see if we can get Makespace for that weekend. 

Cheers,

Andrew
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