Category Archives: Events and Speaking Gigs

Usability Professionals Association keynote address – 2000

For a few years, I was in the active stable of Keynote Speakers bureau, and every few months would load BEHEMOTH into a trailer and trundle off across the US for a gig… usually filling in the gaps with more … Continue reading

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Perl Whirl – Geek Cruise to Alaska

I was originally going to give the various bits of text related to this adventure into separate posts by date, but they would sprawl from a June 1999 bit in the Seattle Weekly to articles in late 2000 about the … Continue reading

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Presentation at MBARI – Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

In an alternate reality, were I to be employed, there is a very small group of organizations that I would find alluring. MBARI is one of them… a playground of oceanographic research, with a blend of academic exploration and corporate … Continue reading

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Keynote at International Travel Expo – 1998

ITX2 – Seattle Center November 13-14, 1998 Keynote Speaker: Steven K. Roberts “world traveler and creator of gadgets” Years ago, Steve Roberts quit his job, sold his house and embarked on a journey across America with a homemade, computerized bicycle. … Continue reading

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PACIFICON ’97 Amateur Radio Convention

I love hamfests… they are like going home, on some geek level, with a sort of relaxed camaraderie that takes me back to those formative teen years as a Novice (WN4KSW), the sounds of CW in the static, and the … Continue reading

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BEHEMOTH at Natural Microsystems Partner Conference

Presenting at the Open Up! Event Natural Microsystems Boston, Mass — Sept 18, 1997 Steve Roberts is the leading avatar of “nomadic connectivity,” the idea that technology should allow people to be highly mobile yet still in networked communication with others. … Continue reading

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BEHEMOTH at ACM97 Expo – Next 50 Years of Computing

This was a beautifully produced event, with a refreshing inversion of the usual trade-show marketroid demographic. It was like a grown-up Science Fair, with almost every exhibit a fascinating presentation of somebody’s techno-passion. Wearables, music, robotics, even a jeep with … Continue reading

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BEHEMOTH at Art Center College of Design

My favorite speaking gigs where the ones where I learned as much from the audience as did they from me, and this one certainly qualified… especially with the 2 days I spent hanging out at this fascinating school. What a … Continue reading

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BEHEMOTH at XcelleNet RemoteWare Conference 1995

Keynote Address by Steven K. Roberts Atlanta, Georgia — October 18, 1995 Join high-tech Nomad Steven Roberts and see how far mobile computing can take you. This entertaining and educational session will feature Roberts and his BEHEMOTH (Big electronic human-energized machine… … Continue reading

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BEHEMOTH at Argonne National Laboratory

During the BEHEMOTH speaking tour in the early ’90s, I had occasion to visit some amazing places. Argonne was one (Fermilab another, not to mention some delightfully geeky companies). Being surrounded by people who are gurus in a topic I … Continue reading

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