Meet Macstock’s Speakers
Macstock will once again feature many of your favorite personalities from throughout the Apple community including podcasters, business owners, and Apple community leaders whose rich knowledge of Apple’s hardware and software can help you get the most from your Apple devices and apps!
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Podcaster, IT Professional
In Touch with iOS can be found at https://intouchwithios.com/ as well as on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/intouchwithios
Chuck Joiner has been creating original Apple and tech-oriented audio and video content since 2000. MacVoices, delivered in both audio and video versions, includes one-on-one discussions with authors, developers, and pundits, panel conversations on current trends in tech, and real-world hardware and software reviews. With interviewing skills honed by a career in insurance investigation and a passion for technology, Chuck delivers content that is curiosity-driven and designed to both inform and entertain.
Chuck’s credentials include over four years as Chairman of the Apple User Group Advisory Board, and speaking appearances at Macworld Expo, User Group University, Macstock Conference, and The National Association of Broadcasters Show.
Mike Schmitz is a productivity nerd who talks about the intersection of faith, productivity, and tech. He’s a YouTuber, screencaster (ScreenCastsOnline), writer (The Sweet Setup), and co-hosts the Focused, Bookworm, and Intentional Family podcasts.
Learn More and Visit Mike at https://mikeschmitz.com/
Kirschen brings with her a background in Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, and macOS / iOS development and over the course of her 30 year career, she has been awarded 22 US patents for her contributions to engineering. She started programming with BASIC in 1978 on an Apple ][ and worked on OPENSTEP (precursor to Mac OS X Cocoa) graphical prototyping applications when she joined Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace) in 1999.
Kirschen is a Principal Systems Engineer in the Flight Management Systems department focused on the user interface for pilot interaction. Prior to joining Rockwell Collins she worked at Acuity (formerly ichat) developing interactive user interfaces for live chat customer service agents.
In her remaining spare time (infinite of course!), she works on her blog at http://www.freerangecoder.com and develops macOS and iOS apps. Kirschen says: “I’m really motivated to share my experience to help fellow software practitioners develop better skills – be that in good design, implementation, or computer science fundamentals. As much as I can, I try to share the delight in discovering how iOS and macOS applications for productivity and creativity have helped me do better in my personal life and professional career.”
Allison started podcasting in May of 2005, just 7 months after podcasting was invented, and her primary show, the NosillaCast has come out every week without missing an episode since late 2005. From the NosillaCast, she spun off an interview show called Chit Chat Across the Pond and from that with her co-host Bart Busschots another show called Programming By Stealth. She’s a frequent guest on Daily Tech News Show, Clockwise and the SMR Podcast, with appearances on MacBreak Weekly, Cordkillers, Tech’s Message, and The Productive Woman Podcast. She and her husband Steve produce video interviews from trade shows CES, NAB and CSUN’s Assistive Tech conference.
More Speaker Bios Coming Soon!
Macstock VII’s list of presenters is not complete!
We’ll be adding new and familiar voices to our lineup in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on this page for the latest!
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