I am going to go ahead and beat something else vintage computer related over your heads. 😛
News may not be there perfect place for this, but it seems more or less reasonable since RC covers both hardware and software and this is upcoming. shrug

"About Retrochallenge
In a nutshell, the RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month.
The event is very much open to interpretation… individuals set there own challenges, which can range from programming to multimedia work; hardware restoration to exploring legacy networking… or just plain dicking around. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just so long as you do it.
While the RetroChallenge has its competitive side, it’s not really a contest… it’s more like global thermonuclear war — everyone can play, but nobody really wins."

website: http://retrochallenge.org/
twitter: https://twitter.com/retrochallenge

There is only one month left to figure something out and sign up!
Thinking about entering something myself…

RC is held during the months of July and January. Some interesting things have come up over the years. It is certainly worth checking out.