Homage to the Homebrew Computer Club 1
6 July 2023
The Fourth Portal presents, along with Mark Gladwell, Homage to the Homebrew Computer Club. This occasional meetup is for those interested in everything computers, from joystick design to program development.
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 then we still use today.
In homage to that incredible gathering, the Fourth Portal will have more modest occasional gatherings, bringing together those interested in computers in all their forms, coding to 8-bit sound to RAM to AI.
First Meetup | 6 July 2023
The first event hosted retro devices from Gravesend local, Mark Gladwell's vast collection of computers;
Amstrad CPC 464
These computers remained on display throughout the following electronic music weekend, 8-9th July, for visitors to play and use.
Further meet ups followed in August and October, with more throughout 2024.
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.