[vcf-midatlantic] Apple II Classroom - Thank you and a challenge

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Wed Apr 27 16:14:29 UTC 2022

On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 7:18 PM Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On behalf of myself and Doug Crawford (the only person I spoke to about
> this so far), CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! We'll show you! Just kidding, all respect
> to the great work the Apple guys did. Now to just find a few Commodore
> computers that actually work (I am not serious, but Tony Bogan would have
> made the joke if I didn't beat him to the punch!). Looking forward to it!

Chris and Doug glad to hear that you are taking up the challenge. Please
let me know if you need to borrow any Commodore 64s. I have enough to fill
a classroom.  Also let me know if I can help in any way with logistics, or
getting instructors.

> Chris Fala
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 2:25 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > > On behalf of Tony Bogan, Javier Rivera, Stephen Edwards, Dean
> > > Notarnicola and myself, we would like to thank everyone for making the
> > > Apple II Classroom such a wonderful success. Almost every class was
> > > overflowing all three days!
> > >
> > > We have all talked and would like to publicly challenge the Commodore
> > > community to create a Commodore classroom at VCF East 2023!
> >
> > What a fun time it was! Everyone was very engaged, both class proctors
> and
> > attendees alike! It was a long road to finally get there (adam and I
> > started the planning for this about 5 years ago, then right before it was
> > to happen the pandemic hit) but it was well worth the wait.
> >
> > Back in 2017 or so when we formulated this plan (it was Adam’s original
> > idea) we agreed that ideally we’d like to see a different platform each
> > year. This way by the time the Apple II was set to return it would be 4-5
> > years later. Apple, then Commodore, then Atari, then Tandy, (perhaps
> > others) then back to Apple again. The order is irrelevant of course.
> >
> > Thank you to everyone that participated and the multitude of people who
> > offered their help from beginning to end to make this become a reality.
> >
> > Tony Bogan

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