The Bleeding Edge of Web Technology

Posted Mon, May. 14th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Let’s take a look at the cutting edge of what the Web can do. It’s not just about LOLcats and static news anymore. Eric Shepherd demonstrates how to create dynamic web applications using the latest technologies, including WebSockets. And, for the non-programmers, a few fun demos of what the web can do that you might not have known it can.

Recorded July 23, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Hidden Gems of the Apple IIgs Toolbox

Posted Mon, May. 7th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there’s stuff in there that’s not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed.

Recorded July 22, 2011 by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Sweet16 v2.3 unveiling

Posted Mon, Apr. 30th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Eric Shepherd of SheppyWare debuts and demonstrates v2.3 of Sweet16, the premiere Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X. Download Sweet16 from http://www.sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/

Recorded on July 21, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

The Bleeding Edge of Web Technology

Posted Sat, Jul. 23rd 2011 in

Let’s take a look at the cutting edge of what the Web can do. It’s not just about LOLcats and static news anymore. Eric Shepherd will demonstrate how to create dynamic web applications using the latest technologies, including WebSockets. And, for the non-programmers, a few fun demos of what the web can do that you might not have known it can.

Hidden Gems of the Apple IIgs Toolbox

Posted Fri, Jul. 22nd 2011 in

The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there’s stuff in there that’s not obvious. Eric Shepherd will a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed.

Product Demo

Posted Wed, Jul. 20th 2011 in

What might this be? Be there to find out, as Sheppy removes the veil.

 

What?s New For iPad Programmers

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

Eric Shepherd will present an overview of how programming the iPad differs from iPhone programming, with some tips on how to update existing apps for the iPad, as well as covering some of the key differences between the platforms that affect application design decisions.

KansasFest 2010 session update

Posted Wed, May. 26th 2010 in News

The KansasFest 2010 session lineup, first posted last month, has grown to include several more presentations, courtesy several volunteers willing to offer their insights and expertise to KansasFest attendees:

  • Stavros Karatsoridis will describe how to set up an Apple II to act as a “dumb terminal” for the Terminal application in Mac OS X.
  • Ivan Drucker will debut his original programming utility: Slammer, which allows machine language to be inserted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues.
  • Sometime this summer, KansasFest 2009 keynote speaker Jason Scott will be releasing GET LAMP, his two-disc documentary of text adventures. A special one-hour cut of this film, made exclusively for convention audiences, will be screened at KansasFest.
  • Eric Shepherd, who in 2008 gave a presentation on iPhone programming, will this year introduce us to iPad programming. More than just “a giant iPhone”, the iPad is a unique development environment, and Sheppy will review the differences between writing apps for the two devices.
  • Ken Gagne of quarterly magazine Juiced.GS will make several announcements about the past, present, and future of the world’s longest-running Apple II publication.

Formal sessions are an integral element of the KansasFest experience, offering Apple fans new ways and environments in which to use their favorite machines. The other half of the equation is the camaraderie offered by attendees and presenters: nothing recharges a retrocomputing enthusiast’s batteries as fast as the energy of fellow hobbyists. With less than a week until the Early Bird registration deadline, you should sign up today to enjoy the sessions and friendships that are a hallmark of KansasFest!