Meet Macstock’s Speakers
Macstock 2018's Keynote Speaker
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is a leading authority on the Macintosh, Mac OS X, and other Apple products such as the iPad and iPhone. One of the Apple community’s most trusted gurus for over twenty-five years, he’s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks.
A prolific author, LeVitus has written or co-written more than 80 popular computer books, with millions of copies sold worldwide in more than a dozen languages. His most recent titles include: iPad For Dummies 10th Edition, iPhone For Dummies 11th Edition, and macOS High Sierra For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing. Bob just released his first self-published book — Working Smarter for Mac Users — in March 2017 and now offers an online course of the same name.
Macstock 2018's Featured Speakers
Macstock 2018 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!
Additional Speakers Will Be Announced Soon!
Videographer, Magic 22
Dr. Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada’s National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.
Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada’s National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.
Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple “museum” includes over 30 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at several Macworlds, at Macintosh User Groups in the U.S. & Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine.
MyMac.com / TechFan
Tim founded MyMac.com in 1995, the MyMac Podcast in 2004, and TechFan Podcast in 2010. An early pioneer in online content publishing, he enjoys old video games, history of technology, and making people laugh while on stage. Tim will host the MyMac Gameshow for the second year in a row at Macstock 2018.
Podcaster at MyMac.com
Guy is one half of the world famous in his own mind MyMac Podcast along with the equally famous Gary “GazMaz” Malpas. He enjoys beaches, long walks in the park, wet puppy kisses, and occasionally mispronouncing names, products, and national holidays. Sometimes even by accident.
He’s been doing the MyMac Podcast since 2005 in various roles and teamed up with GazMaz (who should have known better) in 2009, when through a serious breach of wisdom was handed the keys to the podcast. In hindsight, people should have known better. He also apologizes for taking his shirt off last year.
NosillaCast Mac Podcast
Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Podcast and Chit Chat Across the Pond at http://podfeet.com. She’s been hosting these shows since the very earliest days of podcasting, launching in May of 2015. Believe it or not she hasn’t missed an episode of the NosillaCast in more than 11 years!
She has appeared recently on the Daily Tech News Show with Tom Merritt, the Clockwise Podcast with Jason Snell and Dan Moren, Tech News Today and Mac Break Weekly on the TWiT network, the SMR Podcast, and more.
She’s an engaging speaker and with her favorite tagline being, “I’m not always right, but I’m always entertaining.”