The 38th Annual Trenton Computer Festival is OVER!
We thank you for your participation in this annual event. It was a great success and well attended, even with the snow! The keynote speaker audience was overflowing, and we want to thank Frank O'Brien for a facinating look at the future plans for the adventure of Curiosity on Planet Mars. We also want to thank all of our volunteers for making this event go so well. Fun was had by all!
We are pleased to announce that we will be doing this again! Please set aside the date: March 15, 2014 - hopefully minus the snow.
Location: The College of New Jersey in Ewing
Date: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 - 9:00am until 5:00pm
TCF 2014 will again be a one-day Festival, with
compelling talks, presentations and flea market. We will use the success of the 2013 event to shape the focus of next year's show. In the high technology area, one year can mean very dramatic changes in both hardware and software. It is not easy to keep up with it all - and that is exactly why we need to have these yearly get-togethers.
Computers and the Internet are continuing to evolve at a rapid pace. We can help you sort it all out. Smartphone? Tablet? Desktop? We will have talks and demonstrations by experts in all of these fields to help get you up to speed, and it's still only $10 (free admission for children under 12) for a full day of talks and events.
For the 2013 presentation abstracts & speaker bios (PDF:)
Please check back with this site over the next few months as we shape the focus of next year's event. We promise to make it the best year yet and to help keep you aware of what is now possible .
One Terabyte Thumb drives? 8 Terrabyte SSD drives (for tablets, of course). The entire season of Game of Thrones on one disk? iPhone8? iGlasses?
We have received from Richard Albe a You Tube link to a video that he made during the Trenton Computer Festival, complete with background music. Have a look:
TCF You Tube Video
David McRitchies has given us a link to some raw photographs taken at TCF. View them here:
We are working our way towards more emphasis on Robotics in future TCF events. If Robotics is of interest to you, we have been informed of some activity you might want to know about.
Check it out here:
Meet the Sehome Seamonsters
To be continued...
Frank O'Brien, the
The exploration of Mars has been underway for almost 50 years and a wealth of knowledge has been obtained from the Red Planet thanks in great part to Mars roving robots.
The most recent and the most advanced, the Curiosity Robotic Rover has been on the surface since August, 2012 and has already made important discoveries. This talk will briefly discuss the history of robots on Mars and then focus on Curiosity's two year mission and the incredible technologies used to deliver the spacecraft to the surface. Experiments and their results will be presented as well as future plans and goals. Finally, upcoming missions, including the recently announced rover robot scheduled for launch in 2020 will be presented.
Solar System's Ambassador for
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Topic:
"Roving Robots on Mars:
The Journey of Curiosity"
Here are some other events that also might interest you:
The Information Technology Professional Conference will take place on Friday, March 15th 2013.
For more information:
The Integrated STEM Educational Conference (ISEC) will take place Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Friend Center at Princeton University. For further details:
Also, check back with this site as we continue to add further event information.
Created in 1976 by Sol Libes of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey and Allen Katz, professor of electrical/computer engineering at TCNJ, the current festival has stayed true to its origins as an annual educational event. The public and personal computing fans can be sure to find plenty of bargains on new and used hardware and software, numerous talks, forums, tutorials, user group sessions, national exhibitors demonstrating their newest products, and much more...