Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Announced as xTuple Conference Opener

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Open source software leader partners with oldest speakers' forum in the U.S.

Steve Wozniak
Users of xTuple ERP are three times more likely to be running Apple products than the average business user.

xTuple CEO Ned Lilly announced today that pass-holders to the company’s “ultimate user conference” will enjoy the legendary Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, as opening VIP keynote speaker, thanks to a partnership with The Norfolk Forum. Scheduled for Monday, October 13, through Saturday, October 18, #xTupleCon14 moves this year to the premier downtown Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel and Conference Center.

Conference Opener: Tuesday, October 14, at Chrysler Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Steve Wozniak, Apple Inc. Founder, Silicon Valley Icon and Philanthropist

Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products – the Apple I and II – and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for the in-memory hardware company Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.

xTuple has a lifelong affiliation with Apple products, including desktops, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Users of the xTuple are three times more likely to be running Apple products than the average business user.

Admission to the Wozniak event is included in #xTupleCon14 registration, but only a limited number of seats are available on a first come, first served basis. The conference is expected to sell out; June 30 is the cut-off date for early-bird registration.

Pre-conference Workshops are set (full information available at the online Agenda) and feature intense half-day, hands-on training. All conference attendees receive xTuple University (xTupleU) special invitation-only beta, free access for one (1) year. Designed for the future of online learning, xTupleU is led by Pierce Tyler, xTuple vice president of knowledge management.

Development of the complete xTupleCon14 Agenda is still in progress. Session submissions are accepted through June 30 only, and speakers receive 50 per cent off of their paid registration fee when staying at this year’s conference hotel.

Additionally, the company has offered a special bundled training package for anyone who participates in either class held this August in Washington, D.C. Attendees qualify for one complimentary #xTupleCon14* ticket.

August 11-15: Setup, Configuration and Operation and August 18-21: Power User Training

Registration is available at

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As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Connect with the company at, with the open source community at, and join the innovation conversation at

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