Well, it’s that time of year again and I’m excited to write my blog entry for the 3rd Annual Tandy Assembly!
It seems like only a short time ago that John Linville and I, Neil Blanchard, were driving along an interstate headed for another computer conference when we decided that it was time to cultivate our own ‘Tandy experience’. With the help of Mike, Randy K, Randy W, and Peter, our small little conference in Ohio has grown to be an event worthy of everyone’s calendar in September!
I believe that the Tandy Assembly of 2019 will be better than ever! With our larger venue of the Courtyard by Marriott Conference center, we are looking forward to seeing more Tandy enthusiasts than ever before. We are so excited to be hosting Keynote speaker, Paul T. Schreiber, who was a part of the rich history in the original Tandy Research and Development teams.And on top of that, we have introduced a new element to the conference involving class seminars. There will be classes involving learning about data archiving to analysing operating systems.
On a personal note, over the past 10 years, I have become an avid conference attendee. And I have learned some very important things that I wish to impart to any newbies planning on attending.
#1 - Book your rooms early!
#2 - Be prepared to catch up with old friends and ensure you meet some new ones
#3 - Get your sleep! These are jam packed days of Tandy-goodness and you don’t want to miss a minute of it!
#4 - Buy the t-shirt (we have new ones coming this year!
#5 - Don’t forget to touch the Heron (specific to our location, of course)
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Neil Blanchard (CocoNut)