Spencer Owen - History of the Z80 CPU and why it's relevant today


On Thursday October 17th from 7pm at Rebel Recruiters we've got a retro computing special with Spencer Owen coming along to talk about the History of the Z80 and why it's important today..

What we'll be doing:

In this talk, Spencer will look at where the Z80 came from, who was behind it, and what made it such a success. After a brief look at where you could expect to have found a Z80, as well as some places you probably wouldn't expect, Spencer delves in to how the Z80 is still in use in 2019, and why it is still relevant after 43 years.

About Spencer:

Spencer Owen, like many kids in the 80s, loved his ZX Spectrum and other 8 bit computers. This set him up for a career in IT, and he worked as a server engineer and network engineer for many years. In 2013, in a bid to see if he really understood how computers worked at the lowest level, Spencer went back to his roots built a simple Z80 based machine on a breadboard. This was to mature in to the RC2014, which Spencer started selling in his spare time in 2015. Within a few months it was clear that the RC2014 was taking up more time than he had spare, so he quit network job and started a retro computer kit company. Spencer is now the largest supplier of Z80 computers worldwide.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZxSpectROM

Food and Drink:

We'll have Soft Drinks from the Lovely UrbanMonitoring.co.uk.

We'll also have free curry from those amazing people over at Rebel.


We'll be giving out a free JetBrains License to one lucky attendee.