Wakefield 2011

Wakefield 2011


A report and pictures of the event can be found on RISCOSitory.

Show photos taken by WROCC members, as well as by RISC OS Open Ltd.


The NetSurf Developers set their stand up ready for the release of NetSurf 2.7
Steve Fryatt was demonstrating CashBook and PrintPDF, as well as talking about his involvement with NetSurf
RISCOS Ltd’s Paul Middleton had RISC OS 6 running on a range of different systems
MathMagical Software’s Martin Hansen busily setting up his colourful stand
Although not available until the day after the show, Drag ‘n Drop’s Paul Stewart was able to tell visitors about the next issue of the magazine
The new ARMini from R-Comp was on display and receiving a lot of attention
Chris Evans from CJE Micro’s seemed to be maintaining his reputation as the man who has everything in stock
Soft Rock Software’s proprietor, Vince Hudd, was on hand to talk about Riscository and WebChange
Mike Cook’s Harp Player, made from old CD ROM Drives, proved a popular exhibit throughout the day
Mike also had another kind of harp on display: one without any strings
The WROCC Charity Stall was once again selling on unwanted items in aid of the Wakefield Hospice
Old machines can drive new monitors, as Retro Software were demonstrating courtesy of CJE
Retro Software had a range of old hardware running new games like Repton: The Lost Realms
A well-expanded Electron on the Retro Software stand
There wasn’t a new version of RISC OS 6 out for the show, although some progress is being made
Wakefield wouldn’t be Wakefield without a little bit of psychedelia courtesy of MathMagical
There were quite a few mugs on the RISC OS Open Ltd stand
RISC OS Open Ltd had an ARMini on their stand too – demonstrating what RISC OS 5.17 can do
Orpheus Internet weren’t the only exhibitor to be bribing visitors with chocolate
Hilary and Matthew Phillips of Sine Nomine Software were showing off their range of puzzle and database software
The former and current Archive editors, Paul Beverley and Jim Nagel
Hot off the press, the new issue of Archive only just made it to the show
Show organiser Chris Hughes along with Steve and Chris Bass on the WROCC stand
The show theatre was popular throughout the day, and R-Comp’s demonstration of the ARMini was packed
RISC OS Open Ltd talk about developments on RISC OS 5 to the theatre
MathMagical were demonstrating Flicker IV and an alternative use for textbooks
In the theatre, Matthew Phillips of Sine Nomine demonstrates the capabilities of the Impact database
Martin Wuerthner used his show theatre slot to discuss ArtWorks 2.XI and the Writer family