Calculators Conferences Journal Meetings
Calculators Conferences Journal Meetings

HPCC Conference Programme 1997

Friday 19 September

18.00-21.00 Setting up in the Physics Department.

21.00-23.00 A get-together for early arrivals is planned in the Southside Bar on Watts Way opposite Prince's Gardens - go through the swing door and down the stairs on your right.

Saturday 20 September

Morning - overall theme - The Current Scene

9.30-10.15 Registration on level 8 of the Physics Building.

10.15-10.30 Welcome and administrative matters.

10.30-11.15 Handheld computers and calculators - HP's current status - HP speaker. Latest news is that the new head of HP calculators will speak to us on this topic.

11.15-11.45 Coffee/tea break

11.45-12.30 The HP300LX and HP320LX; what's new? - Graeme Cawsey. Graeme provides the official HP support for calculators and handhelds in Britain.

12.30-13.00 The right job for the tool? - Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz. We usually look for the right tool for a job, but if we already have the tool - an HP handheld - how do we choose the right jobs for it?

13.00-14.15 Break for lunch and to see exhibits and dealer stands

Afternoon - overall theme - Older HP Models

14.15-14.30 Organisational Matters

14.30-14.50 Where it all Began - the 25th Anniversary of the HP-35

14.50-15.10 Free slot for an extra talk

15.10-15.30 Tea/coffee break

15.30-16.00 Collecting Calculators - Enrico Tedeschi

16.00-16.30 The Dutch HP Calculator Museum - Marc Staps

16.30-18.00 Auction - if you have something to sell please let us know

18.00-19.00 Tidying up, time to go to your hotel

19.00-22.00 Conference Dinner at the Polish Hearth Club. Neat clothes please - ties if you can, gentlemen.


1. There is a chance that the Polish Hearth Club will not be available on Saturday evening. An alternative venue being considered is the College Rector's Residence, building 10.

2. Nothing has been organised for people not wishing to attend (pay for?) the Conference Dinner - there is plenty to do in London - but something could be arranged if people so wish.

22.00-23.00 Opportunity for informal discussions - possibly a meeting of club leaders

Sunday 21 September

Morning - overall theme - Innovations, a.k.a. Hacking

NOTE: For anyone wishing to attend a Church Service in the morning, there are churches of various denominations in the area; a Catholic Mass in the Physics Building is planned.

10.00-10.30 Registration on level 8 of the Physics Building, organisational matters

10.30-11.00 The ALG48 Library; the next step in handheld algebra - Philippe Roussel

11.00-11.30 The HP48 Meta Kernel - Jake Schwartz. HP48 plug-in cards with the Meta Kernel should be available to buy. The Meta Kernel is a set of commands, including fast editors and a very fast equation editor, which comes close to turning the HP48GX into a third generation of the HP48.

11.30-12.00 Coffee/tea break

12.00-12.45 I2C - the new HP-IL? HP48 Interfacing to the real world using tools designed by one of our members - Tony Duell

12.45-13.15 The HP Logic Dart - a different kind of HP handheld - a talk on recent work on HP handheld measurement devices by Eric Vogel, formerly a manager at the HP Corvallis calculator team.

13.15-14.30 Break for lunch and to see exhibits and dealer stands

Afternoon - overall theme - Education

14.30-15.00 The PLDL 1000 - a system for data measurement and recording for the HP38G and HP48 families, designed especially for schools and colleges.

15.00-15.30 Integer Word Size on the HP48: what's in a name? - Philippe Roussel

15.30-16.00 Designing the Logic Dart - a follow-up to the first talk, about how the design process works - Eric Vogel.

16.00-16.30 Tea/coffee and (sur)prizes - calculators from HP and from RMS.

16.30-17.00 The future role of clubs, especially in education - Richard Nelson and Bruce Dixon

17.00-18.00 Conference Panel - Questions and Answers - conference closedown

18.00-20.00 Conference Barbecue

Monday 22 September

8.00-10.00 Farewell breakfast at Imperial College for people staying there and anyone else wishing to join in.

Page Last modified: 1st January 2022