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Jul 24, 2013 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

In 1978, Wigginton was a brilliant young high school student working alongside Apple co-founder Wozniak. Wigginton was an early member of the famous Homebrew Computer Club, often caught rides to club meetings with Wozniak, and was there for the unveiling of the Apple I. At age 14, Wigginton started writing
software for the Apple I. He assisted with the early design of and software for the Apple II and manned the booth at the West Coast Computer Faire introducing the Apple II. He was part of the all-night coding session in January 1978 that allowed Apple to introduce a working disk drive the following day at the Consumer Electronics Show. Later that year, Wigginton adapted Microsoft BASIC to become Applesoft BASIC and wrote the RWTS (Read/Write Track/Sector) software routines critical to the operation of Apple DOS and the new disk drive. The MacWrite software was among Wigginton’s contributions to the company beyond the Apple II. Wigginton continues to work in the computer industry today, currently with Square.

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Date:
Jul 24, 2013
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Venue

Corcoran Hall

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KansasFest
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http://kfest.wpengine.com/