What happened in 1995?
Pat Kern has shared photos and a wonderful “Year Book”. The “Year Book” includes great stories, biographies, and pictures. This year was known as “DIY KFest” since 1995 was the first event without a corporate organizer. Also, this was the first year with event t-shirts.
Steve Disbrow of EGO Systems produced a nice video featuring Roger Wagner’s keynote speech.
Pat also created a slideshow:
Did you see our new cart? James Littlejohn turned a broken golf cart into the “KFest Kart of Awesomeness”. Many folks, especially attendees with mobility challenges, enjoyed rides to the cafeteria and elsewhere around campus.
The talented Dr. Weyhrich brings us another music video. How many computers, new or old, inspire songs?
David Pierini with Cult of Mac has published a nice series of articles about KansasFest:
- Apple II fans find themselves in hog heaven at KansasFest
- This guy makes badly aged Apple computers sparkle again
- KansasFest solder session proves there’s fun in melting metal
- KansasFest is a second-chance childhood for one programmer
- KansasFest: Final notes from ‘Nerdvana’
David’s coverage and perspective is worth reading whether you’re a longtime or aspiring attendee.
We had four excellent HackFest entries. I’ll let the videos speak for themselves. You may also download disk images and source code.
Please thank our judges, Quinn, Martin, and Kate, for their work to make this all possible.
KansasFest 2017 will be held at Rockhurst University, July 18th-23rd. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend!