In the weeks leading up to Macstock 2015, we’ll be running a series of quick interviews with each of the presenters of this year’s Macstock Conference & Expo called Meet the Speaker.

DaveGinsburgToday we’re meeting Dave Ginsburg, the President of  The Northwest of Us a leading Apple User Group within the Chicagoland area.

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Why do you use a Mac?

I enjoy the interface and ease of use. Plus it has a lot fewer issues compared to a Windows machine.

What would you say to someone to convince them to come to Macstock?

Come out to learn and enjoy meeting people who are passionate about Macs. Meet Mac podcasters and others in the Mac community.

What is your favorite Mac app and why?

1Password. I think this app is well designed and does such a great job managing your life with all passwords and other items stored in one place.

Do you have any advice for switchers? Either to the Mac or to the Apple world in general?

Don’t be afraid to learn. The Mac environment is a very friendly place and make sure to reach out to all resources out there including the Apple Store and others in the Mac community.

If you were a Mac, which Mac would you be?

The white MacBook. I arrived late in the game in 2006 but that laptop was my very first Mac and enjoyed it.

Tell us something about yourself that is NOT Apple related.

I am passionate about computers as a IT professional and as a hobby. Yes I have to know about PCs too! I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and learning from them as well.