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Atariâ??s Impact on Silicon Valley: 1972-84

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
SCV History Chapter
Subject: Atariâ??s Impact on Silicon Valley: 1972-84
– Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and Al Alcorn, created the earliest successful arcade and home video games, fun and turmoil surrounding this corner of Silicon Valley…
Speakers: Nolan Bushnell, the legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur who co-founded Atari in 1972, was a founding father of the video game industry, and was named by Newsweek as one of “50 Men Who Changed America”; Al Alcorn: Atari employee #3 who designed Pong (the first commercially successful coin-operated video game), built the first video game on a custom chip (home Pong), and led the development of the Atari VCS home video game machine which launched the cartridge video game industry; Owen Rubin: early coin-op engineer (Atari employee #4 or #5) who helped in the transition from all-TTL games to microprocessor-based games; Steve Mayer: Chief Atari Architect for home video games and computer systems, and who was on the team that brought Activision back from bankruptcy to become the worldâ??s largest independent gameâ??s software company
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Panel Discussion
Cost: $8 members, $8 for non-members
Location: Key Point Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=575
Silicon Valley History home page: www.SiliconValleyHistory.com
RSVP: Pre-registration required

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