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MacVoices #23211: MacVoices Live! - Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo (1)
August 11, 2023 · 38 min

We wrap up the recent Macstock Conference and Expo, thanking attendees and highlighting the great speakers and films showcased at the conference. The panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Mike Potter, Ben Roethig, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim Rea, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss the presentations, successful live streaming, and the immersive setup for audience interaction. The Digital Pass to access recorded content is still available, and those who attended congratulate Barry Fulk for the Midwest Mac BBQ. (Part 1) 

Today’s edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Live!, our weekly live panel discussion of what is going in the Apple space as well as the larger tech world, and how it is impacting you. Join us live at YouTube.com/MacVoicesTV at 8 PM Eastern 5 PM Pacific, or whatever time that is wherever you are and participate in the chat, or catch the edited and segmented versions of the show on the regular MacVoices channels and feeds.

Show Notes:



0:00:40 MacVoices Live begins with introductions and greetings0:07:03 First year of live stream for Macstock and its success0:07:43 Smooth Streaming Experience0:08:02 Positive Experience with Questioners and Interaction0:09:50 Falling Behind in Real Time and Live Chat Difficulties0:10:50 Impressed with Remote Conference Setup0:13:10 Speaker Next to Slides Adds Professionalism0:15:22 Multiple Cameras and Skilled Production Team0:17:35 First-time attendees share their experience0:22:59 Dave's Stage Experience and Elvis's Comeback Special0:24:55 Successful Virtual Pass and Equipment Challenges0:29:45 Creating Gathering Spots for Macstock Attendees0:33:30 Macstock: A Fantastic Experience0:35:13 Next Year's Macstock Dates

Links: Macstock Conference and Expo - Digital Pass


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike's love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High's Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab.

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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