Saturday, 4 November 2017

Final Retro Computing Event - December 8 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that the next Adelaide Retro Computing Group meeting on Friday December 8th will be the last one. :-(

For the past 2 years this group has been run by George, Theo and myself (Epsilon), and we have decided collectively to stop running the group in it's current form and move on to other things.

It has been fantastic to meet so many passionate Retro computing enthusiasts, to see some amazing systems, and to share knowledge and experiences!

We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting the group, bringing systems along and attending the meetings.

Without you all, the group could not have run as long as it has, and we are very grateful to everyone who has come to our meetings, whether as a regular attendee or just a once off visit to see what we are all about.

This group started life in late 2015 with George and myself (Epsilon) starting the meetings from the ashes of the old Adelaide Amiga User Group at Blackwood Community Centre, with 5 attendees!

Soon after this, the meetings proved so popular that we quickly filled the room space there and had to move to larger premises!

In early 2016 we moved to larger facilities at the Eastwood Community Centre, created the website and Facebook page, and the popularity of the group rose and rose, we moved to monthly meetings and at times we struggled to fit everyone in!

Theo also started to help out with the group as it got bigger and needed more management.

The Adelaide Retro Computing Group has been a lot of fun throughout it's run, with some great presentations too, from presenters here in Australia and overseas, and so many Adelaide people
coming regularly to check it out!

We have decided to keep the Facebook group page open after the meetings end, to allow all the people who attended the meetings a way to keep in contact. (We will remove the website though)

If you have been deciding whether to attend an event or not, the December 8 event will be your last chance so we hope to see you there.

Thank you again, and see you on December 8 for the Final Retro Computing Event.