Lafayette, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2008
Apple Computer, Inc. Co-founder Steve Wozniak, "Woz" as he is known to his friends like Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be the opening speaker of Radio Ink's Convergence Conference in San Jose. Woz will do a fireside chat with Radio Ink's Eric Rhoads and will share the story about how he and Jobs created Apple Computer, how Apple continually thinks out of the box to create innovation, and what he predicts for the future of media and technology. Woz will be seen following Rhoads opening remarks on Monday March 10th at about 3:30 pm at the Hayes Mansion and Conference Center in San Jose.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry and changed the world with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with the Apple I computer. The next year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive, and helped to launch the PC industry. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators.In 2000, Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers."After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.Steve is also a published author with the release of his autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. Woz will be signing books at the conference.
Seats for the conference are still available. Registration ends on Friday March 7th. Walk up registrations will be available.
Radio Ink Convergence '08
March 10-11, 2008
The Hayes Mansion and Conference Center
San Jose "The heart of Silicon Valley"
To Register 561-655-8778 for group discounts