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Third, because the algorithm developers community deserves a tool filling the empty space between scientific papers summarizing academy research and hardware-related commercial journals. The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the final exhibition plan released today (click image below for larger version) should be a cracking event – and what’s more, admission is FREE!

Veteran retro gaming/arcade event organisers, Revival Retro Events, are almost ready to take the scene by storm once again, with REVIVAL Solstice 2016 due to take place over the weekend of 30-31 July at a completely new venue for the show, the Banks’s Stadium (previously known as Bescot Stadium) – the home of Walsall Football Club in the West Midlands!

The group, which will be of particular interest to anyone looking for new hardware add-ons, repair service and general advice, has been dubbed the ‘Retro Computer Clinic’ and is aimed at users of classic Sinclair, Commodore, Amstrad, Atari , Sega, Nintendo and similar retro computing systems and consoles.computer newscomputer news

Computer clubs are sadly rare as hen’s teeth these days, unlike the heyday of the UK home computing revolution in the 1980s-90s, so it’s great to receive a report from Robert Hazelby about the phoenix-like return to the scene of a once-thriving group focusing on the ever-popular Commodore Amiga!computer news

We’ve been invited along by the event organisers at the historic King Edward Vi School , where the legendary English playwright was educated, and will have a table in the ‘history of computing’ section (see below) of this fantastic, free and fun-packed digital day out dedicated to computer science and computing in education, industry and leisure.