Andy Ihnatko has maintained an uninterrupted 17-year streak of writing monthly columns for Mac magazines. This has afforded him the opportunity to pile up an ambitious series of experiences and acts of heroic stupidity, ranging from designing a set of plans for converting a Macintosh into a functioning aquarium to adapting an animatronic Darth Vader bank so that it could be controlled across the Internet via AppleScript. He’s also The Chicago Sun-Times’ longtime general-technology pundit, and is the author of a best-selling series of Mac books for Wiley Publishing.
Josimar is a visual and fine artist who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Computer Animation, is certified in digital film production, an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Professional, and is currently a Creative and personal trainer for Apple in its retail stores.
Josimar’s knowledge and experience with Apple’s products and services has earned him an Apple Certified Product Professional Award for the several consecutive years he’s been with the company. He throughly knows how to maximize each of the hundreds of features within iLife and iWork to educate anyone who wishes to take all their current digital or analog media and convert them to create magnificent showcases of their professions, lives, and family to share and present to others.
Having had the foturnate opportunity to work with, literally, thousands of people, Josimar has gained “untold” experiences he looks forward to sharing with the MacMania group
Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, and teacher. He has poured his passion for photography into authoring several books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (both O’Reilly Media). He is also a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com. Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story that’s open to all photography enthusiasts and features a weekly podcast. Derrick is a member of the conference faculty for Macworld, and speaks regularly at technology events. You can follow Derrick online via his Twitter account: Derrick_Story.
MacMania 10 will be Bebo’s second MacMania cruise and fourth Insight cruise. There’s something about giving a talk as the room rocks back and forth that gets him going. And, of course, the points of call and stimulating company don’t hurt either!
Bebo is a Departmental Associate (Emeritus) at the SLAC National Accelerator Center at Stanford University. In addition he holds faculty positions at the University of San Francisco and Hong Kong University. His research interests include Internet and World Wide Web applications and technologies, network and applications security, human-computer interaction, social networking applications, and Web Science, computational high-energy physics, high performance computing. Prof. White is the author (or co-author) of seven books and numerous refereed journal and conference papers. His work has led to frequent speaking engagements at international conferences and seminars.
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