Bringing Context to the Road to Macstock with Bryan Chaffin

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck chats with Macstock presenter Bryan Chaffin about Apple’s future projects and what it might mean for its users.

On the  Road to Macstock, Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer gives us a taste of the kind of timely analysis of events that he will deliver to the audience in Woodstock IL in July. This time, Bryan provides his thoughts on Project Titan, Apple’s automotive project, and what Tim Cook’s comments really mean. Bryan has a reputation for strong opinions, and this conversation is no exception.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17151-road-macstock-bryan-chaffin-apples-changing-times/

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Remotely Traveling the Road to Macstock with Melissa Davis and Jodi Spangler

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck meets up with two returning Macstock presenters, Jodi Spangler and Melissa Davis, to explore remote support solutions.

The Road to Macstock gets a little perspective on delivering tech support from Melissa Davis and Jodi Spangler, but not just tech support. Melissa and Jodi discuss the challenges of delivering that support remotely the tools for Mac support they use, and their work-arounds for dealing with iPads and iPhones. Support can take some interesting twists; the ladies discuss some of the end-of-life technology challenges that often come their way.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17142-road-macstock-melissa-davis-jodi-spangler-delivering-remote-support/

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Kirschen Seah: Fitness with your Apple Watch and iPhone

The Apple Watch has been around for over a year and we’re continually discovering new ways to make use of its capabilities. At Macstock Conference 2016, Kirschen Seah looks at the hardware in the Apple Watch and how it relates to fitness. She’ll also consider both indoor and outdoor fitness activities and how we can use the Apple Watch the iPhone and some additional accessories to better enjoy our workouts and track progress towards our fitness goals!

Wally Cherwinski: Video to Go

As video cameras today’s iPhones pack a powerful punch. With add-on lenses accessories and some video savvy you can take iPhone videography to a new level. At Macstock Conference 2016, Wally Cherwinski teaches you how to shoot video as naturally as you take stills and tap the full potential of your iPhone camera.

On The Road to Macstock (at AltConf) with Jeff Gamet

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck meets up with first-time Macstock presenter Jeff Gamet about his talk on home automation.

The Road to Macstock takes a turn through AltConf in San Jose, where Jeff Gamet of The Mac Observer offers his thoughts on what makes both AltConf and WWDC such great events…characteristics they both have in common with Macstock. Jeff’s session will focus on smart home tech, and he shares how he will approach the topic, as well as some of the specific recommendations he will be making. He talks about what devices he likes, what he is staying away from, and why he wanted to be a Macstock presenter this year.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17134-road-macstock-jeff-gamet-smart-home-tech/

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IF MacVoices THEN Road to Macstock with Matt Hillyer

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck talks with presenter Matt Hillyer about his Macstock session on IFTTT.

The Road to Macstock continues in a conversation with Matt Hillyer about his session on the power of If This Then That (IFTTT). We start  with how IFTTT works and what you can do with it, and end with what you need and how Matt’s presentation will help you get started. In the middle we discuss the many Internet of Things (IoT) devices that IFTTT can control, which ones Matt has experience with, and which ones he prefers.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17127-road-macstock-matt-hillyer-connects/

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Talking Raspberry Pi with David Cohen on The Road to Macstock

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck chats with David Cohen about a tiny computer revolution that’s been sweeping the educational and Maker communities by storm.

This Road to Macstock goes across the pond to chat with David Cohen of TechFan, who will be discussing the benefits and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi, the small, super-affordable computer. David explains the features of the computer that is perfect for those who want to do a little hardware hacking, want to learn to code, or just want a to experiment. If you think it isn’t for you, wait until David tells you all the things you could do with it, for very little money.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17126-road-macstock-david-cohen-can-raspberry-pi/

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Behind the Scenes at Macstock with Brian Henson on The Road to Macstock

Chuck Joiner once again treats us to a behind the scenes look at Macstock, it’s presenters, and sponsors in his special MacVoices video series, The Road to Macstock! In this installment of The Road to Macstock 2017 Chuck sits down with Brian Henson, Macstock’s volunteer speaker liaison, to give a little insight into how he helps each speaker prep for their presentations at Macstock.

This Road to Macstock interview features Brian Henson, a volunteer for the event who has the responsibility of getting the speakers on the stage on time, with no technical problems, and ready to go. Brian talks about what speakers can do, at Macstock and elsewhere, to make that job easier, why he volunteers, and what he gets out of Macstock each year.

source: http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-17123-road-macstock-volunteer-brian-henson-making-macstock-run-smoothly/

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What’s YOUR Reason to Come to Macstock This Year?

You’ve told your friends and family about Macstock, but now’s your chance to tell the world! If you’ve been to Macstock and would like to help convince others to join you at Macstock 2017, fire up QuickTime or your favorite video recording app and shoot a quick headshot video highlighting your top reason(s) to come to Macstock!

Some ideas might include:
Why should people come to Macstock?
My favorite thing about Macstock is…
The thing I’m most looking forward to at Macstock 2017 is…

Be creative! Be fun! But most of all, let folks know why Macstock is the place to be this summer!

Once completed, be sure to send me a link (via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) where I can download your video and I’ll get it posted to the Macstock YouTube channel, Twitter, Facebook, and other places to help promote Macstock 2017!

Looking for inspiration? Check out this video by Lisa!