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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., …

Video highlights from KansasFest 1995

Video highlights from KansasFest 1995

In 1995, KansasFest was only six years old. Started by Resource Central, the event had transitioned to a volunteer-run committee to continue providing Apple II users with the opportunity to meet and share their expertise and colorful personalities in a week-long celebration of the community. The highlights of that early KansasFest were captured in a …

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, …

Jason Scott’s keynote speech

Jason Scott’s keynote speech

Jason Scott, creator of textfiles.com, BBS: The Documentary, and the online Twitter personality Sockington the cat, delivers this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009. Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, by Sean Fahey. A video of this session is also available. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:34 — 21.4MB)

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 …