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Events   Events : Saku 2014: Photo Reports and Highlights!
   posted by jPV on 17-Nov-2014 14:06:53 (1848 reads)
Finnish Amiga Users Group's Saku 2014
The event was held in Tampere, Finland, on September 20th and the event was crowded out by an estimated 200-300 visitors.

Highlight of the event was Petro Tyschtschenko's (Commodore/Amiga International) and Michael Battilana's (Cloanto) speech, which featured lots of history, details and memories - and some forward-looking thoughts as well. The event also featured other interesting guests, such as the theatre director and writer Jotaarkka Pennanen, who was one of the very first Amiga owners in Finland. He continued utilizing Amigas both personally and professionally all the way up to the Amiga 4000.

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The selection of computers at the event was expanded from previous years, from Amigas and Commodore machines also to other systems of the era. There were tens of machines from the likes of Sinclair, Atari, Salora, MSX compatibles etc. Of course, there were plenty of modern systems running AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and AROS present as well, plus the likes of Minimig and Turbo Chameleon.

Saku 2014 also got nice publicity. One of the oldest and largest Finnish computer magazines, MikroBitti (now MB), visited and ran an incredible nine page article about the event and Amiga/retro hobby. Skrolli, the latest and hottest computer culture magazine in the land even hosted their own stand. We also had advertisements in several channels beforehand, from local media to the international Amiga Future magazine.

Videos like walkthroughs, Saku 2014 time-lapse and speeches can be found on our YouTube channel.

Finnish Amiga Users Group's photo reports:
Saku 2014 Photo Report 2 (with English comments)
Saku 2014 Photo Report (Janne Sirén)
Previous Evening Photo Report (Janne Sirén)

Official event page also contains links to other photo reports and blogs.

Visitor survey results (in Finnish) are also online here.

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Re: Saku 2014: Photo Reports and Highlights!
Posted on 17-Nov-2014 15:11:23
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Well done, it sounds like it was a fantastic event.

That CDTV was one hell of a sexy looking machine back then. Commodore really dropped the ball when they "marketed" that. With an IR keyboard, mouse and game controllers, and the main machine stacked as part of a home entertainment center, it could have grabbed the market back then in the same way the Playstation and X-Box have today.

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Very nice images and beautiful retro gathering. I wish I was there :)

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At least 18 people to be the workforce.
That is truly amazing.

(Even if it did draw from all the computers Back-in-the-Day)

And in such a beautiful setting.

How did you all manage to amass the Euros it surely took to put this on?

The English photo tour is so orderly, very complete. So impressive.

Thanks for the report.

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Thank you for your positive comments, we try to make small improvements each time :)

How did you all manage to amass the Euros it surely took to put this on?

We try to arrange cooperation where we can and everything is done by volunteers for free. User group has small (few hundred euros) annual income from membership fees and it's mostly used for events. The venue rent is usually the biggest expense, but this time we cooperated with public library and got a nice agreement which saved our money, they got publicity by our open event too. In fact the actual event organizing was pretty much on zero budget this time!

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