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Thu, 05 Oct


Fourth Portal


Monthly meetup is for computing enthusiasts to exchange ideas, kit and talk all things computing. FREE Entry. All ages and levels of knowledge are welcome.

Time & Location

05 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 21:30

Fourth Portal, 19 Royal Pier Rd, Gravesend DA12 2BD, UK

About the event

Monthly Event

The Homebrew Computer Club (formed on 5 March 1975) was where Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates first met!  Some of the most innovative minds in coding, engineering and design attended those monthly events. What they created we still use today.

In homage to that incredible gathering, the Fourth Portal will have a more modest event, bringing together those interested in computers in all their forms, from coding to 8-bit sound to circuit boards to AI and machine learning - in fact, anything computing.

Fourth Meeting

We will build upon our first three meeting and see where it takes us.   Attendees are welcome to bring along kit they can carry or get in touch if there is something bigger to display.

Gravesend resident and computer collector, Mark Gladwell will be bringing three more of his classic computers to the meetup.

Come along as you please and relax.

  • There evening is free of charge and there is no expectation
  • Bring along anything you wish to show, demonstrate, exchange or sell
  • If there is a demand, we might show a computer-inspired movie
  • No age minimum or limit, everyone is invited
  • No experience or understanding of math or how computers work is required.

More on the Homebrew Computing Club below.


The Homebrew Computer Club was an early computer hobbyist group in Menlo Park, California, which met from March 1975 to December 1986. The club had an influential role in the development of the microcomputer revolution and the rise of that aspect of the Silicon Valley information technology industrial complex.

Several high-profile hackers and computer entrepreneurs emerged from its ranks, including Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the founders of Apple Computer. With its newsletter and monthly meetings promoting an open exchange of ideas, the club has been described as "the crucible for an entire industry" as it pertains to personal computing. [1]

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Homage to the Homebrew Computer Club takes place every first Thursday of the month at the Fourth Portal, Gravesend, Kent.

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