Vintage Computer Festival East XII
Vintage Computer Festival East XII, held March 31-April 2, 2017 in Wall, NJ, featured 40 hands-on exhibitions of historic computers, peripherals, and software. There were also a dozen technical classes and three keynote speeches. The most notable speaker was Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, who invented the C++ programming language.
The annual event is produced by Vintage Computer Federation Inc., a national user group for collectors and hobbyists. VCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It is led by TechRepublic contributor Evan Koblentz, who also produced this gallery.
Image: Dan Roganti
Evan became a technology reporter during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. He published a book, "Abacus to smartphone: The evolution of mobile and portable computers" in 2015 and is executive director of Vintage Computer Federation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. His vices include running and Springsteen.