Curated by Gary Ganger, the Dayton Computer Museum is an extensive collection of older, discontinued, and classic computer equipment. Gary maintains a certain number of these systems in working condition. He shows a small portion of the collection at the Techfest event at Sinclair College every year. DMA has been trying to convert this collection into a working computer museum for the benefit of Dayton area residents.
In 1993, DMA established a scholarship with the University of Dayton. Every year, UD provides this award to one student who is pursuing a major in Computer Science, Computer Info Systems, or Management Info Systems on a full-time basis.
Hamvention is held in mid-May every year at the Greene County Fairgrounds, hosted by the Dayton Area Radio Association (DARA). This is the world’s largest amateur radio conference and product exhibition. Many DMA members are also amateur radio operators who volunteer their time to help with Hamvention, not as representatives of DMA, but as individuals who want to see this event continue to thrive.
Held at Carillon Park one weekend each summer, this festival is a gathering of the most creative, inventive, and inspirational minds Dayton has to offer. Displays may include fiber arts, blacksmithing, 3D printing, steam locomotion, robotics, augmented reality, rocketry, and much more. The exhibits are educational, interactive, and intended for children of any age.
Techfest is held in mid-February every year at Sinclair College, hosted by the Affiliate Societies Council (ASC) of Dayton. This event is two days packed full of science and technology for school children and their families. The more than 70 hands-on displays and free sessions are provided by local corporations, colleges, and nonprofits. The event is free to exhibitors and to attendees. DMA usually sends three teams: Dayton Computer Museum, Linux SIG, DMA.