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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Addresses Packed Crowd of Middle, High School Students at Stevenson University

January 14, 2014 4:00 PM
When it comes to wanting to be successful, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak advised students not to worry about making money, but instead focus on making a great product.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke about his passion for innovation, reminisced about his relationship with Steve Jobs, and engaged in an extensive question-and-answer session in front of more than 350 middle and high school students, as well as Stevenson University students, on Tuesday, January 14, at the University’s Greenspring Gymnasium.

Wozniak, who helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and with his influence on the development of the popular Macintosh, visited Stevenson prior to his Baltimore Speaker Series appearance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall later on that evening.

“There were no books on how to design computers. I just had to start teaching myself,” Wozniak said. “We really believed we were going to find ways to make computers valuable to other people.”

During the Q&A portion of the event, students lined up to ask a wide range of questions, including how to break in as an entrepreneur, his opinion of how he was portrayed in the film “Jobs”, and which Apple device is he most proud of.

Following his talk, Wozniak stuck around and to take photos with students and even sign iPhones and other Apple products.   

The Baltimore Speakers Series is a series of seven different lectures, on seven evenings, at Baltimore's Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall from September through April.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

 
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