The 2015 Trenton Computer Festival was a resounding success by all accounts. The Festival was held on March 21, on the campus of The College of New Jersey, in Ewing, NJ. This was the 40th annual festival, which makes it the oldest computer festival in the world! The TCF included a number of activities, including interesting talks, educational sessions on hot topics like cloud computing and 3D printing, a keynote address and concluding banquet. It also included a vendor hall with an assortment of cool stuff and bargains.
We thank all those who volunteered their time and effort to produce a great festival. And we thank the hundreds of attendees who joined us for this memorable event.
The 2016 Trenton Computer Festival will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 with the associated ITPC on Friday, March 18th. More information will be posted as we approach those events and we look forward to another great year!
This year’s theme was TCF@40: Celebrating our past and exploring our future — a look back and a leap forward. All who attended TCF in its early days were invited back and received special recognition. We featured presentations on the history of TCF as well as the hottest leading-edge technologies shaping our future.
Dan Rosenbaum, President and Editor-in-Chief of Center Ring Media, was our keynote speaker. He addressed the incredible opportunities awaiting us as we are Approaching Singularity. Futurist Ray Kurzweil wrote that humans and machines would be indistinguishable in about 30 years. Dan explained the steps we’re taking along that journey today, and why the time for achieving Kurzweil’s vision may be closer that we think. Dan is a veteran journalist, who has written for and edited numerous magazines, and was one of the first to create a permanent online presence for a monthly print magazine. He joins a distinguished roster of TCF keynote speakers, including Bill Gates, Gary Kildall, and Brian Kernighan. For other presentations and speakers at TCF, see the above speaker grid link or the below slideshow of images.
TCF @40 was TCF’s 40th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of CP/M created by past TCF keynote Gary Kildall. Learn more about TCF, its History, and see a photo slideshow of the first TCF and a video of the first TCF Keynote Presentation. The video features John Mauchly, co-creator of ENIAC at the Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.