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KansasFest 2009 Keynote with Jason Scott

KansasFest 2009 Keynote with Jason Scott

Jason Scott — digital archivist, proprietor of textfiles.com, and producer of the BBS and Get Lamp documentaries — delivered this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009 on July 21. This 20th annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak. Recorded on 7/21/2009 by Sean …

Bob Bishop’s keynote speech

Bob Bishop’s keynote speech

The start of each KansasFest’s schedule of sessions is the keynote speech, delivered by someone who has made an immeasurable impact on the development of the Apple II platform and community. While we eagerly await legendary programmer John Romero kicking off KansasFest 2012, we’re pleased to finally release the video of Bob Bishop’s 2011 keynote …

Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech

Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech

Mark Simonsen, employee number three and later owner of Beagle Bros, was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2010. At Beagle Bros, whose popular software products for the Apple II hobbyist demonstrated the publisher’s quirky sense of humor, Mark developed software including Flex Type, Beagle BASIC, Beagle Graphics, Triple-Dump, and Double-Take. In the early 1980s, Mark …

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 …

Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech

Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech

Mark Simonsen, employee number three and later owner of Beagle Bros, was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2010. At Beagle Bros, whose popular software products for the Apple II hobbyist demonstrated the publisher’s quirky sense of humor, Mark developed software including Flex Type, Beagle BASIC, Beagle Graphics, Triple-Dump, and Double-Take. In the early 1980s, Mark …

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 …