Thanks to Jeff Gamet for having Barry and me on TMO Daily Observations Podcast to discuss Macstock and the Midwest Mac BBQ! Really appreciate the focus this week on boutique conferences and what we can offer to the Apple Community!
Apple conferences are about more than traveling to a different city to learn something new. Today Mike Potter from Mac Stock and Barry Fulk from the Midwest Mac BBQ join Jeff Gamet to talk about the community experience we get from conferences and why that makes smaller events more appealing to some attendees.
Huge thanks to Guy & Gaz for letting me join in on the fun and talk Macstock 2016 this week! Next time I’ll come better prepared with a Pick!
Soooo, yeah more Skype issues with Gaz (does his voice sound naturally deep to you too?) but the GMen don’t let it get in the way (much) with their interview with Mike Potter! Mike is not only the host of the For Mac Eyes Only podcast, but he’s also the creator of the Macstock Conference and Expo which will be taking place for round 2 on July 16th and 17th this year in Woodstock, Illinois. Guy WILL be there, Gaz MAY be there, will you?
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.
Today we’re meeting Tim Robertson, the founder of MyMac.com, the Stoplight Network, and TechFan. He is an early pioneer in electronic and online publishing, and was one of the first podcasters in the world.
OK, I started using Macs because of podcasts. GarageBand was the killer app that brought me into the fold. Once I made the switch – and I do remember the confusion of that process (what no backspace delete?!) – I couldn’t stomach Windows machines any longer. It’s really hard to give specifics and put it into words, but it boils down to user experience and design. And some really cool apps.
What would you say to someone to convince them to come to Macstock?
Mac … Stock.
I mean seriously, what more needs to be said?
I’ve always said there’s a lot of similarities between the Apple community and the Harley community. Macstock is the makings of the Sturgis for the Apple world. Minus burnouts and Jager shots (unless you want to).