Mike Harvey, the KansasFest 2016 keynote speaker, entrepreneur, technologist, and much-loved founder and publisher of Nibble magazine, passed away in late 2019. Cult of Mac and Call-A.P.P.L.E. share his accomplishments, career, and impacts.
KansasFest is more than scheduled sessions. Hallway discussions, late-night hacking, and crazy contests are all normal. One of the traditions is a door sign contest. These aren’t “normal” door signs; KansasFest door signs are often interactive, exhibit unique memorabilia, and involve extensive planning. Besides showing off your creativity, resourcefulness, and interests, the best signs win …
Mike Whalen has created an audio diary of KansasFest 2016. The people who gather from around the world to celebrate the Apple II make KansasFest special, and the diary shares personal stories and histories. Get the Week of KFest on the Floppy Days podcast.
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?
Here’s our 2016 group photograph. Please thank our photographer, Loren. See past group photos here.
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 …
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.