[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2020 was a success!
tony.bogan at vcfed.org
Mon Oct 12 14:33:05 EDT 2020
I’d like to add a big THANK YOU to everyone at the Computer Deconstruction Lab at Infoage!!
Not just for the use of their podcast studio, but the massive amount of work prior to the event.
CDL has been on a mission to get the campus and buildings on it internet access (wired and wireless) security camera coverage (inside and out) and to constantly keep updating the infrastructure so all the buildings and groups are connected both to each other as well as the outside. Let’s not forget the fact that most of the landscaping and outside maintenance along with vehicle and equipment maintenance at Infoage is done by CDL members too!
From our new POTS line and voicemail in the museum to the wired and wireless internet connections, the ability to now have broadcasts/simulcasts within the campus, the list goes on and on.
While still ongoing (it will never really stop) it was all of these things, combined with the CDL volunteers countless hours and days of work, that helped to make VCF East 2020 the success it was.
Add to that their boundless generosity and willingness to give us access to literally anything we needed, and this has truly become a partnership in every sense of the word.
When we are on site at Infoage there is really one big group made up of VCF and CDL members, not just two groups who happen to be at the same location.
Dan, Martin, Scott, Ray, Wayne and the rest of the folks from CDL, I salute you. Much of what we do on site would be more difficult or damn near impossible if it wasn’t for your efforts.
If I may be so bold, from EVERYONE at VCF,
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> On Oct 12, 2020, at 12:45 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Phew!! I'm glad to get a day off from work the day after the show. I need
> the rest!
> It was a long, yet very rewarding weekend. It took a lot of time and effort
> to make this show happen. I enjoy doing the show because I see the joy that
> others get from the show. It was a disappointment for me and many of you
> that we couldn't do a live show this year. Some people recommended I simply
> cancel, but I refused. I pushed forward to find a way to make the show
> happen and make it fun, exciting and inspiring. I believe that happened.
> It was a challenge for me to balance work, other VCF events and my personal
> life for this event. It was very difficult to fit in the time in my busy
> life. It was also difficult to transition to a virtual show which I had
> never done before. There was a learning curve for the technology and
> logistics of doing a virtual show. I had the benefit of VCF West and other
> shows which had gone before me and to learn from them. I also had the
> benefit of volunteers who had experience in the technical aspects of
> implementing a virtual show. We still had the inevitable technical hiccups,
> glitches and failures, yet for the most part things went well.
> Myself as well as others had to learn something new for this show. Many
> exhibitors learned how to record, edit and render videos for their
> exhibits. It was a challenge for them as well. Some things I did last
> minute (like create Discord channels for the show), but I think for the
> most part things ran smoothly. We learned a lot from doing this show that
> we didn't think about beforehand (sometimes adjusting on the fly). For
> example, we learned from Day 1 and made Day 2 better. If we ever do another
> virtual show, we will improve upon it. Also we plan on making a true hybrid
> for next year's show with in-person and virtual experiences.
> I couldn't have made this show happen without the help of many volunteers.
> I want to thank the follow in helping me to make this show happen: Kay
> Savetz, Andy Diller, Chris Fala, Corey Cohen, Adam Michelin, Tony Bogan,
> Bill Inderrieden, Marcus Mera, Jason Perkins, Ian Primus, Alex Jacocks,
> Jonthan Sturges, Jeff Salzman, Kaz Kuroi, Anthony Bolan, Amiga Bill, Mike
> Brutman, plus all of the exhibitors, instructors and presenters who
> submitted videos, answered questions live, and participated on discord
> channels. Without all of these volunteers this show wouldn't have been as
> great as it was!
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member
> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> jeffrey at vcfed.org
> cell: 732-759-1783
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