I was one of the 32 people in Gordon French's garage on March 5th, 1975 for the first meeting of what would become the Homebrew Computer Club. I was working then at SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) as a graduate student and research associate, and staff member Frank Rothacker and I arranged for the club to meet there. We initially used the Orange Room, and later, as attendance grew, the main auditorium, which has since been demolished.
I have many of the original newsletters, which were edited by the late Fred Moore for the first six months and then by Robert Reiling. I have scanned them (as OCRed PDFs) and put them in this directory, along with scans of some interesting media coverage of the club from that time.
-- Len Shustek
On March 5, 2001 there was a reunion of some of the original \Homebrew members. Here is a photo from that event, courtesy of
Henry Polard through Bob Lash:
From left to right:
Front Row: Len Shustek, Gordon French, Marty Spergel, Bob Lash, Ralph Campbell, Mike Carlisle, Walter Bryant, George Oetzel, Harry Garland, Allen Baum, Lee Felsenstein, Dennis Allison (head turned), Gene Wallace.
Back Row: Roger Melen, Bob Marsh, Fred Balin (mostly hidden).
On November 11, 2013 there was a Homebrew Computer Club reunion held at the Computer History Museum. For more information, see this blog post.