Silicon Valley tech wizard Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple along with Steve Jobs, will visit Malta next month to address a gaming company’s annual conference.
The special Q&A session with ‘The Woz’ in the first week of March is being organised by the Gaming Innovation Group to celebrate its five year anniversary. It will not only be open to the GIG’s employees, but also to 400 members of the Maltese tech community – including students, developers and entrepreneurs.
“There are many people in Malta, including at GiG, who work in highly specialist technology roles,” GiG’s CEO Robin Reed said. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate five successful years of our company than by giving our employees and 400 of the Maltese tech community the opportunity to be inspired by Woz, a pioneer of technology.”
Steve Wozniak with Steve Jobs in the 1970s
Wozniak is famous for co-founding Apple in the mid-1970s, along with the late Steve Jobs, and for single-handedly developing the Apple 1 – the first Apple computer prototype. He left Apple in 1985 to found CL 9 – which brought the first universal programmable remote control to the market. In 2001, he founded Wheels of Zeus to create wireless GPS for everyday objects and later became chief scientist for tech companies Fusion.io and Primary Data.