Steve Wozniak will be keynoting the 2012 Wharton Web Conference on July 10th in Philadelphia, PA. Wozniak, or simply “Woz,” is a true industry pioneer who invented the world’s first personal computer and co-founded Apple Computer.
Woz has had a far ranging career starting as an engineer for HP, co-founding Apple Computer, founding the US Festival, and founding the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Since Woz left Apple in 1985, he has devoted himself to improving education. He has “adopted” the Los Gatos School District and provides both hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology.
Woz received the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovator, in 1985 for his contributions to technology. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.
Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO.
The Wharton Web Conference takes place on July 10th in Jon Huntsman Hall on the campus of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference brings together programmers, designers, project managers, and other IT professionals in Higher Education who are concerned about improving the experience for their users.
Check out the full schedule of the conference for a list of all the over sessions taking place over the course of the day.