MacHack 2001: Fireside Chat With Woz

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers

Contact: Carol Lynn
c/o Expotech
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230

May 22, 2001-Dearborn, MI-In 1997, Steve “Woz” Wozniak made MacHack history
as conference keynote. He wowed the audience with tales from “the land
before Apple” and phone-phreaking as well as his more modern activities and
efforts with computer education and charitable activities.

The MacHack audience loved it. The keynote that began shortly after
midnight broke for breakfast and began a conference that became legend. As
with all good legends, a retelling was offered. Woz promised to return.

Now, the year is 2001, a year as steeped in lore as the fateful 1984. This
is also the year of the promised return to MacHack. Following in the
tradition of MacHack 2000 and John Warnock’s Thursday night second MacHack
keynote, Steve Wozniak returns to Dearborn for a fireside chat.

Thursday night, June 21, Steve Wozniak will lead a casual group event (at
least as casual as any 400 attendee event can be) where he will not only
reminisce, but also muse on the future, all with his classic wit and
comfortable style.

“Woz embodies the spirit of MacHack,” said John Penn, conference chair.
“From his earliest hardware hacks to his social engineering, Woz has
inspired the current generation of developers. His work with kids and
education promises that his influence will spread into new developers for
years to come.”

Steve Wozniak has been featured in countless computer industry
documentaries and profiled on A&E’s Biography. He has been portrayed in
TNT’s feature The Pirates of Silicon Valley. The real, Woz, though, makes
very few public appearances and this is a unique opportunity to meet the
engineering talent that helped give rise to the early Apple Computer, Inc.
A wealth of information on Woz and his personal, casual musings can be
found at his personal website ( MacHack 2001 will take
place June 21-23, 2001, in Dearborn, Michigan. This unprecedented keynote
panel will convene at the traditional 12:01 AM on June 21 to kick off the
72-hour marathon conference. Full registration details are available at the
conference website, (