Thursday, August 15, 2002

Computerfest® - Fall 2002

I received this email yesterday. I've added links as indicated.

Fall 2002 Computerfest® arrives at Dayton's Hara Arena Complex n August 24 & 25, 2002.

Computerfest® is "Bridging the Gap" between people and technology with new and exciting development along with many long time favorites for you:

NEW !!

Advanced Training Sessions
IT Security, Windows 2000, Intro to PCs

More than 14 Manufacturers Representatives.
Including Microsoft & Intel

Apple seminars - introducing Jaguar Mac OS X v10.2

Cisco Playground

GRAND PRIZE - Winner has choice of iMAC or P4 2.26g

Jon 'maddog' Hall from Linux International

Ticket Information

Tickets are now available online...see for details. You get ALL this and more for only $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of the show. Tickets are also available at the Hara Arena Box Office, as well as most Dayton area computer stores. Volunteer and get in FREE. See details below.

Computer Training

Have you ever considered taking some classes in computers, or wanted to work toward some of your computer certifications, but haven't had the time or couldn't afford the price of the training? Well Computerfest® may now have just what you have been looking for, our NEW Advanced Training Seminars! These classes will be held Thursday and Friday, August 22 & 23 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Hara Arena Conference Center. We are offering your choice of three different topics:

Information Systems Security with Network Tool Demos $299.95

Microsoft MCP Certification $ 399.95- Test Prep for the Windows 2000 Professional 70-210 exam

Introduction to Computing and the Internet (Friday Only) $ 59.95

For detailed course descriptions, and registration information go to our website

Seminar Lineup

This year's seminar lineup is the best ever! Over 100 hours with topics including Apple, Linux, computer crimes, networking, web pages, firewalls, and certifications. Over 14 Manufacturers Reps will be giving seminars too. Companies including Microsoft, Intel, Lite-On, MSI, nVidia, Altec Lansing, Logitech, Enermax, eVGA, Supermicro, Enpower, Belkin, Gigafast, Neovo, PowerQuest and more. These seminars will provide a wealth of information and all are free with your paid admission. A complete schedule of the weekend's seminars can be found at

  • We want to welcome Apple back to the show. They will be doing seminars all day both days in the APPLE Room. In fact they will have just released their latest operating system, Jaguar, Saturday at 12:01 AM. So, be sure and set in on one of their demos and see what all the excitement is about.
  • In North Hall we have a NEW arrival in the form of a Cisco playground. Experiment with Cisco routers and other equipment onsite and ask questions of the experts in the field about the products found in most large networks around the globe.
  • Also in North Hall we have our Linux Playground, including TWO speaker rooms. Linux user groups from around the area (under the direction of Don Corbet, "The Linux Guy"), have banded together to offer an extensive array of Linux speakers in their own speaker rooms! A very special speaker we are able to present this show is none other than John "maddog" Hall, Executive Director of Linux International will be giving our keynote address on Saturday afternoon.

Don't forget to stop by the Computerfest® booth (#425 in East Hall). You can drop off your ticket stub and have a chance at winning our grand prize, a top of the line PC or APPLE computer system. It’s winner’s choice. This is the first time we have offered an Apple system and with the growing popularity of OS-X we wanted to make this GRAND PRIZE computer system the best ever. The PC System is a Intel P4-2.26GHZ and will be provided by PC Club. The Apple System is a G4 iMac 700Mhz PowerPC G4 and will be provided by The MacDepot. Or you may win one of our hourly door prizes donated by exhibitors at the show! You can also purchase our show T-shirt or one of our new items (First-Aid kits, Badge Holders and Embroidered Hats).

Check Out Your Purchases Before Leaving

A very unique service at Computerfest® is the ability to check out your purchases right at the show. The Ohio Technology Access Project (OTAP) will test products that you have purchased at the show for a small donation. Be sure to take advantage of this service for the goodies that you find. OTAP can be found in the East Hall in booth 420.


And of course Computerfest® offers deals! With exhibitors from all across the country and selling computer products of every kind, Hardware, Software, Books, Literature, Supplies, you are sure to find what you are looking for at the price you want. We have some of the friendliest vendors in the industry. They listen and they care.


Experience the joy of volunteerism! Volunteers not only get into the show for free, they are also invited to an exclusive pizza and sub party after the show on Saturday. Work multiple shifts, and you can get free Computerfest® branded merchandise. Visit our website at to see what shifts are available and sign up.

About Computerfest®

Computerfest® is sponsored by the Dayton Microcomputer Association (DMA®), over 850 members strong. All proceeds from the show go back to the community. Stop by the DMA® Booth in East Hall and learn what a user group can do for you! And with the NEW Discounts you could easily save more than the cost of your DMA® membership.


For the safety of yourself and others DMA® and Computerfest® reserves the right to inspect any item, bag, purse, package or parcel brought on to HARA property.

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