Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will answer questions from the Case Western Reserve University community when he appears on campus this Saturday. “Creativity and Innovation: A Live Q&A with Steve Wozniak” will take place from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom of the Tinkham Veale University Center.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc., with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
Wozniak serves as chief scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006. He has appeared on such television shows as “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
Tickets for “Creativity and Innovation: A Live Q&A with Steve Wozniak” are free, but limited. Members of the Case Western Reserve community must reserve tickets online. Attendees will need to show a Case Western Reserve ID that matches the name on the ticket for admission. Doors will open at 10 a.m.
This event is sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad, the Case School of Engineering, think[ box ], the Case Western Reserve Career Center, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Case Western Reserve Hacker Society.
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