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John Romero to keynote KansasFest 2012

John Romero to keynote KansasFest 2012

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 — KansasFest 2012, the Apple II convention scheduled for July 17–22 in Kansas City, Missouri, comes just two months after the twentieth anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, the first-person shooter that, when released for MS-DOS in 1992, defined a genre that is still popular today. Not only did the game, which was later …

David Szetela’s 2007 keynote speech

David Szetela’s 2007 keynote speech

In 2007, KansasFest had the pleasure of hosting David Szetela as the keynote speaker. Mr. Szetela, currently owner and CEO of Clix Marketing, served as the founding editor of the esteemed Nibble Magazine when the Apple publication debuted in 1980. After leaving Nibble, Mr. Szetela spent more than six years working at Apple Computer Inc., …

Bob Bishop to keynote KansasFest 2011

Bob Bishop to keynote KansasFest 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO — December 17, 2010 — Bob Bishop, co-founder of Apple’s R&D lab, will be the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2011. Bob is part of the early history of the Apple computer and has developed numerous commercial software titles, worked side-by-side with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, written a book on assembly language programming, …

Mark Simonsen wows KansasFest — and vice versa

Attendees of KansasFest 2010 were fortunate to kick off the event by listening to a keynote speech by Mark Simonsen, former president of Beagle Bros. When he was first approached to be the event’s keynote speaker, his initial reaction was, “How did you find me??” It turns out that Mr. Simonsen is a serial entrepreneur …

Keynote speech and session videos

Keynote speech and session videos

In addition to yesterday’s aural coverage of KansasFest 2009, several of this year’s events were also captured on film. Sean Fahey of A2Central.com recorded the entirety of Jason Scott’s keynote speech, up until the open Q&A afterward: And KansasFest attendee Bruce Baker captured a few minutes here and there of four of the sessions: A …