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Forth Groups & Organizations
Bradford J. Rodriguez, 6 Dec 1998
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Subject: Table of Contents
 Forth Organizations
 FIG Chapters
 Forth Conferences
NOTE: this FAQ is in the early stages of construction. Contributions
and suggestions are welcome.
Subject:  Forth Organizations
Forth Interest Group (FIG)
100 Dolores St, Suite 183
Carmel CA, 93923 USA
telephone: +1 408-373-6784 (408-37-FORTH)
fax: +1 408-373-2845
Individual membership in FIG is US$45 per year (USA & Canada).
(Canada air mail US$53/year; all other countries US$60 per year).
* Six issues of Forth Dimensions;
* 10% discount on FIG retail items (books, disks, etc.);
* 10% discount on early FORML registration (prior to November 1);
* Resume referral service for programmers seeking jobs;
* Electronic services:
- Resumes posted on FIG's web page
- Free personal web page on www.forth.org (maximum size 100K)
- Free email forwarding service at forth.org
- FIG's vast FTP software library, including the Forth
Scientific Library and much more
- Access to FIG "members only" site and special interest groups
- Discounted domain registration ($25 for members and $50 for
non-members, plus actual Internic registration charges)
* Contact with local Forth programmers through local chapters;
* Support of the annual FORML conference.
Corporate membership in FIG is $125 per year (inquire about foreign
rates). In addition to the above, corporate members receive:
* Five copies of each issue of Forth Dimensions, providing useful
Forth information for the whole Forth programming team;
* Free corporate listing, with a 50-word description, in Forth
Dimensions, to increase corporate visibility in the Forth
community and aid in recruiting Forth programmers;
* 10% discount on advertising rates for advertising products and
services as well as recruiting ads;
* A link from the FIG web site to a designated corporate web site,
for better electronic access.
Library membership in FIG is $125 per year (inquire about foreign
rates). Library members receive:
* Forth Dimensions mailed bimonthly;
* A complete set six Forth Dimensions mailed at the end of year;
* A copy of the year's FORML proceedings.
The UK Chapter of the Forth Interest Group publishes its own
Forthwrite magazine 6 times a year, maintains an extensive lending
library of books and periodicals (including Forth Dimensions, JFAR
and FORML) with a number of items on disk too.
To join (at only 10 pounds a year, you can't afford not to :-)
contact Doug Neale on 0181 542 2747 or by post to:
58 Woodland Way
Web page: <http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/aborigine/forth.htm>
Forth-Gesellschaft e.V. (German FIG).
Visit our Web site at <http://www.informatik.uni-kiel.de/~uho/VD/>
for detailed information and electronic back issues of Vierte
Dimension, our quarterly magazine. Once at our Web site, you'll also
find links to FIG UK and FIG US, and you'll find us in turn from
their Web pages.
Dutch Forth Users Group
Boulevard Heuvelink 126
6828 KW Arnhem
Tel: 031(0)26 4431305
BBS: 031(0)26 4422164
Meetings: bimonthly, every second saturday of every even month.
Zonnenburg 2, Utrecht
This place lies in the centre of the old city Utrecht. Meetings
start normally at 10.30 PM. and the day ends about 3 AM.
Publication: the periodical 'Het Vijgeblaadje'
The subscription for foreigners is only fl 20,00 guilders a year to
Postbank: 5253572 don't forget to mention your full address and the
message 'subscribtion Vijgeblaadje' You may also send fl 20,00 in
banknotes to the HCC-forth-gg located at Arnhem see above for the
Products from our group are:
CHForth an 16-bit multisegment ANSI Forth for the PC/AT
8051-ANS-Forth a subroutine treathed 16-bit ROM Forth
available for 80(C)52, 80C535, 80C552 and DA87C520 with
manual, EPROM and server.
ANS-Forth software course and a hardware course with
16-bit in and 16-bit output etc.
HCC-Forth-gg members get a 10% off retail items from our group.
Note that a subscription to 'Het Vijgeblaadje' is not enough.
Send a mail for more info about the official membership.
Institute for Applied Forth Research *** NEW ADDRESS ***
Annandale, VA 22003
Tel : +1 (716) 235-0168
Fax : +1 (716) 235-0168
Holds the annual Rochester Forth Conference (see below), and
publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Forth Application and
Research. The Journal is published electronically on the web at
Editor, Dr. Peter J. Knaggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Publisher, Larry Forsley <LPGForsley@aol.com>.
Association for Computing Machinery (SIGForth)
ACM's Special Interest Group on Forth has been absorbed into ACM
SIGPlan, the Special Interest Group on Programming Languages.
Subject:  FIG Chapters
[This section is under revision. If you have information about an
active FIG chapter, please send it to email@example.com.]
North Bay Chapter
Current contact and meeting schedule unknown.
Current contact and meeting schedule unknown.
Southern Ontario Chapter
Meets quarterly at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.
For current information contact Ken McCracken <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
see "FIG-UK" listing under " Forth Organizations"
see "Forth-Gesellschaft e.V." listing under " Forth Organizations"
see "Dutch Forth Users Group" listing under " Forth Organizations"
Subject:  Forth Conferences
Rochester Forth Conference
The Rochester Forth Conference is held in (or near) the Eastern U.S.
every June. Direct inquiries to Larry Forsley, email@example.com,
or visit the web site at
[The status of the 1999 Rochester Forth Conference is uncertain.
Check the web page for the latest information. -bjr]
The EuroForth Conference is the only refereed Forth conference.
It is usually held in late October or early November of each year.
The location is rotated among European countries on a three year
cycle (England, Germany, guest). The 1999 conference is tentatively
scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Check the EuroForth
web page for the latest information:
The FORML Conference is held at the Asilomar Conference Center in
California every November. For current information, visit the FIG
web page <http://www.forth.org>, or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Other Forth conferences have been held in Australia and China.