Why you should have Macstock on your calendar

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Just so I don’t bury the lede, here’s a coupon code for $30 off Macstock tickets: MACSTOCK30OFF

Macstock is a relatively new conference that takes place in July near Chicago. After the demise of the Macworld conference, I was happy to see something starting up that would help satisfy my love of seeing all the people I follow and communicate with in the Mac world. So I went last year.

I loved it. While not nearly as well-attended as Macworld had become, the people who showed up were exactly the kind of people I wanted to connect with. The speaker lineup was fun, I learned a lot of new tricks, and got to talk with some of my favorite writers and podcasters. So this year I pitched a talk and guess what? I’ll be presenting!

I’m presenting on Spotlight. All the things you don’t know about Spotlight and how it can make your workflow and everyday life on your Mac smarter, faster, and more fun. There’s a great lineup of speakers, including Kirschen Seah of Free Range Coder, Mike Schmitz from Asian Efficiency and ScreenCastsOnline, Melissa Davis (TheMacMommy), Wally Cherwinski (whose presentation last year sparked my renewed interest in iPhone photography/videography), and Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and Jeff Gamet from The Mac Observer.

Macstock is happening July 15th and 16th this year. You can attend one day for $89, both days for $169, and get the Premium ticket for $199, which includes Barry’s Midwest Mac Mingle and a complementary Macstock 2017 pint glass. And here’s a special deal… use MACSTOCK30OFF when registering for $30 off the 2-day or premium tickets.