Apple co-founder Woz announced as opening keynote speaker at Apps World in San Francisco

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been announced as the headline speaker at next week’s Apps World North America event in San Francisco. Apps World is returning to San Francisco with the two day event expecting to attract more than 8,000 attendees and is designed to deliver the latest insight into the multi-platform apps ecosystem.

Keynote speaker Woz will be sharing his experiences and insights into the industry with developers in the Developer World conference stream at 9.10 on February 5th, opening the two day show. Woz’s keynote address will be followed by a live Q & A session with the audience.

Woz said in a statement, “I’m delighted to be speaking at Apps World, sharing my experience of 30 years in the mobile and computing industry, as well as learning from and feeding off the passion and enthusiasm of the app developer community in attendance.”

Steven Woz WozniakMeanwhile Paul Irish, Developer Advocate, Chrome and Kristian Segerstrale, co-founder of Playfish will also be joining the keynote line up, giving their insights and experiences of the apps industry and leading a stellar line-up of over 300 industry leaders.

Alongside the 11 workshops at the show covering the entire ecosystem including Retail, Payments, HTML5, API strategy, mobile strategy and TV apps there will also be 2 live hackathons happening on the exhibition floor and 7 start up zones demoing the next wave of app technologies.

Ian Johnson, MD of Six Degrees who organises Apps World said in a statement: “We’re delighted to welcome Steve, Paul and Kristian to this year’s event, giving their perspectives on the mobile app ecosystem.”

To see Woz, attendees can register here.

Now in its 4th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform apps events covering mobile, TV, HTML5, enterprise, gaming and more. This year’s event is the second year the Apps World series has visited San Francisco. With over 8,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals expected for two days of high level insight and discussion.

Keep up with event news and announcements through the show blog: Or via Twitter: @apps_world

Source: Apps World


  1. Watching Woz speak is like watching a huger teddy bear speak. He’s a very likeable character and an engineering marvel as well. I think he has a lot to contribute to the discussions, notwithstanding that his speciality lies in hardware rather than app development.

    But he did write an elegant machine language code compiler that was small and efficient for the Apple II so speaking about software will not daunt him.

    1. I saw the elegance when I was studying it and have tried to emulate his economy of expression ever since. Woz is what my dad used to call a hail fellow well met but also something of a poet. Not the W. H. Auden, Walt Whitman (Robin Williams dead poet society) kind but the G. H. Hardy, William Rowan Hamilton, J. W. Gibbs kind.

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