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|November 6-8, 2013 • Pre-Conference Workshops: Nov 5 • Manhattan Beach Marriott, Los Angeles, CA|
Ars Technica Editor-at-Large, Jacqui Cheng will give the keynote address on the first day of the conference (the day after the pre-conference workshops).
Jacqui has been covering Apple and its ecosystem since 2005, and has been studying it for much longer. In addition to Ars Technica, Jacqui's work has been published in The Guardian, CNN, Wired, The Magazine, US Airways Magazine, and the e-book, "Unmasked." Jacqui holds degrees in Computer Information Systems Technology and Interactive Multimedia Development, and worked as a back-end web developer for several years before shifting her focus to writing. Her other interests include gardening, cooking, running, cycling, urban sustainability, human rights, and various forms of activism.
The Topic: What would Steve do? It's the question people can't stop asking now that Tim Cook is flying solo at Apple. There's no doubt that today's Apple is a different one than the Apple of two years ago, but Jobs infused a number of core principles into the company so its innovative character would continue long after he was gone. There are five major principles Tim Cook is now following in order to keep the Apple spirit alive--ones that you can apply to your own business, too. Learn what makes Apple Apple, and how you can use those principles to your advantage when building your own small (or large) empire.
What's new this year?
This year's event has an expanded schedule with more time for even more sessions, new and expanded labs, more peer networking opportunities, additional accreditations, and optional pre-conference workshops. Our new Pre-Conference Workshops and the acclaimed Microsoft Office for Mac Accreditation Courses take place on Tue, November 5, 2013.
And the core of the event: the sessions? It's better than ever! Great speakers. Awesome, timely topics for both IT and Devs. There's a whole lot more industry leaders, sessions, and even surprise speakers coming. MacTech Conference 2013 will be three full days — this year, we're adding a half day of content on the last day, and we'll end by 5pm on Friday. Not to mention our widely talked about evening events.
And, we're really excited about our new venue: The Manhattan Beach Marriott. It's a beautiful venue, much closer to LAX, overlooks a golf course, and is an even better deal on guest rooms. As it did last year, the discounted guest room block is expected to sell out, so don't wait (you must be registered for MacTech Conference to reserve).