NUCCC 96 in Linköping
The Nordic University Computer Clubs'
Conference (NUCCC) is an annual weekend meeting, typically in May or
June. For more up-to-date information, visit the official
NUCCC web site.
NUCCC 96 was arranged by Lysator in Linköping,
Sweden, 7-8-9 of June, 1996. The following is a brief diary of the
- Friday 7 of June, 12:00 - 20:00, Arrival
- During the afternoon, we visited Linköping University's Department of Physics and were
guided through their computer facilities by Peter Eriksson.
- We also had a look at the local computer history, where
items from Datasaab are on display.
- Friday 7 of June, 20:00, Late lunch
- In Ryd, close to the University, we had an evening meal and sauna.
- Saturday 8 of June, morning, Bull Telco Solutions
- A part of Groupe Bull, the
worldwide information systems corporation, Bull Telco Solutions in
Linköping develops advanced large-scale solutions for intelligent
networks, combining the best of telephony and computers. Their
OpenVoice platform is the basis for Swedish Telia's telephone
answering services Mobilsvar and Telesvar. NUCCC 96 participants paid
a visit to Bull's expanding premises at Mjärdevi Science Park, close
to Linköping University.
- Saturday 8 of June, Lunch at Lysator
- Saturday 8 of June, afternoon, Technical Session
- Fredrik Noring, Lysator, gave an introduction to MPEG-2 audio
compression, music CD quality, and described how this is used in
Lysator's jukebox system.
- Steinar Hamre, Programvaruverkstedet, and Kolbjørn Barmen,
Netverksgruppa, presented Trondheim University's campus-wide user
database, which is implemented in the LPC programming language.
- Saturday 8 of June, evening, Dinner at Lysator
- As we planned for an outdoor barbecue, it started to rain.
Instead, we called for pizza instead. 22 of them.
- Sunday 9 of June, morning, Non-technical Session
- Lars Aronsson presented the reasons behind Project Runeberg, its current state and something about the
- Linus Tolke presented Svensk-MUD and its challange to expand into
new user categories that are not as technically skilled.
- At the end of the conference, Dataföreningen in Lund, Sweden,
accepted to host NUCCC-97.
- Sunday 9 of June, Lunch at the Air Force Museum
- As it was the last day of the conference, some had to leave for
the train station. The rest of us went to the Swedish Air Force
Museum, and had lunch there.
- Sunday 9 of June, afternoon, NUCCC Offline Session
- The afternoon was spent at the Air Force Museum at Malmslätt,
close to the University.
Invitations were sent to computer clubs at universities and
colleges in the Nordic countries. A total
of 22 participants showed up from Linköping, Stockholm, Lund,
Borlänge, and Umeå in Sweden and from Trondheim in Norway.
Merchandise: T-shirts featuring the
NUCCC 96 logo on the back, as depicted on this web page, and Lysator
log on the front, were sold at 120 SEK.
The NUCCC 96 logo is available for download in encapsulated postscript. If you like larger logo, you can use the one from the
top of this page.
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