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Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Our meetings usually consist of a talk or demonstration, with plenty of time for informal discussions and trips to the bar before and after.

Recent meetings have included visits from major RISC OS hardware, software and operating system developers, along with demonstrations of specific pieces of software by experienced users. In addition, we have covered a wide range of other subjects including digital photography, hardware upgrades, networking and problem solving. More information about the topics covered in recent meetings can be found further down the page, and details of future meetings can be found below.

Meetings start at 7.45pm, at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club in Wakefield. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the scheduled part of the evening is generally complete by about 10pm. See the directions to the venue for details of how to find us.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings (with the exception of the AGM). There is a small fee on the door for non-members – see the Join Us page for details.

Forthcoming meetings

The following meetings are planned for the near future (note that presentations may be re-scheduled due to events outside of our control).

Ident Computer
Wednesday, 7th February
Tom Williamson from Ident Computer will be discussing his first experiences with Acorn computing, as well as his current work preserving and developing for the BBC Micro and RISC OS platform for the education, hobbyist and the growing Raspberry Pi Jam markets. This will include the Raspberry Pi based Micro One kit computer, and the licensed custom builds of RISC OS used with the system to date. He will also be looking to the future with an exclusive first look at a new product line for 2018/19 from Ident Computer, and the processes and technologies that allowed its development. Please note that should members wish to make a purchase on the night, they will have to do so in cash or have the ability to make a Paypal online payment via mobile app.
Wednesday, 7th March
Wednesday, 4th April
A short EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) will be held immediately prior to the monthly general meeting. The purpose of the EGM is for members to debate and approve a change of wording to section 12.3 of the Constitution so that it takes account of internet (on-line) banking.

Previous meetings

WROCC’s meetings cover a wide range of topics relating to RISC OS and computing more generally. The list below shows what we have had in our calendar over the past four months; for a longer list including some links to more detailed reports, see our past meetings page.

There are also some photographs of past meetings available:

For our members, information, web links and file downloads relating to previous meetings can be found in the meeting resources section of our members’ area.

May 2017
Robert Sprowson – wearing his Elesar hat – paid us a visit to talk about the Titanium motherboard and its development, internet storage with CloudFS, the new release of Font Directory Pro, and using 2TB hard discs on the RISC OS FileCore.
April 2017
Andy Marks of RISCOSbits brought along a number of his current projects, including the PiSSD, RiscPOD, PiPOD, | Zero |, BÜRP and Skins.
Micro Miscellany 2
March 2017
In another evening of “show and tell” Ian Stanley brought along a collection of small processor boards connected to a RISC OS system, Steve Fryatt showed the Linux-based development tools that he uses for RISC OS software, and Ruth Gunstone returned with ADFFS on the Pi after ironing out the gremlins from the October 2016 meeting.
Potpourri Evening
February 2017
In an evening of two halves, Malcolm Hussain-Gambles talked about networking, firewalls and security. He was followed by Peter Richmond, who looked at audio and video formats through the ages, and how they work with RISC OS.

For details of our meetings before February 2017, visit the past meetings page.

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