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University City Science Center ENIAC Day: Venture Café
Start Date: 2/11/2021Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 2/11/2021End Time: 6:00 PM

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The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC, was built to calculate ballistic trajectories for the Army during World War Two. Weighing 30 tons and employing more than 18,000 vacuum tubes, the “Giant Brain” took two years to build at a cost of $500,000 (nearly $6 million in 2008, adjusted for inflation).

ENIAC Day unites people world wide to get to know how ENIAC was created in Philadelphia, the crucible of the computer age, and to participate in a single-day celebration that fosters education, enables participation and stimulates communication that highlights the achievements of the computing industry.

Join the University City Science Center for a special celebration of ENIAC’s 75th Anniversary with a short presentation by The Compuseum. The Compuseum is a charitable organization comprised of industry experts, techno-connoisseurs and everyday users from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences who celebrate the role of computers in our daily lives. Together we are build exciting exhibits while we gather momentum to build an interactive museum of hardware and software in the Philadelphia region; home of the ENIAC, the worlds first all electronic programmable computer.

This event will be hosted in our virtual networking platform, Remo. We highly encourage utilizing Google Chrome and joining via laptop or desktop rather than from a mobile device for the best user experience.
This free, virtual event is open to everyone. Sign up here: https://venturecafephiladelphia.org/event/celebrate-the-75th-anniversary-of-eniac/
View a complete list of ENIAC anniversary events at eniacday.org 
Contact Information:
Email: hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org
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