Steve Wozniak is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who single-handedly developed the 1976 Apple I, the computer that launched Apple.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products.
In 1976, Steve and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Steve’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. This was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
After leaving Apple in 1985, Steve was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”
Steve’s core areas of interest are creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education and robotics/automation and his work as an after-dinner speaker has not only shared these passions but also helped to inspire and motivate an entire generation of developers.
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