Matt Gemmell

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Macworld MacMania 2015

Productivity & Speaking 1 min read

Update: This cruise has unfortunately been cancelled.

Fellow Mac enthusiasts, were you aware that there’s a conference for you on a cruise ship every year? Well, there is: Macworld’s MacMania. I’m delighted to confirm that I’ll be speaking on the 2015 cruise, which takes place from December 3rd - 15th next year (note: that’s 2015, not 2014).

My wife Lauren will be coming along too. The cruise begins (and ends) in Southampton in the UK, and we’ll be visiting the Madeira archipelago, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, and Vigo. You can see the itinerary here.

The vessel is the Queen Mary 2, which is an 1,100 ft long floating hotel, with fourteen passenger decks, fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, a library, a planetarium, kennels and a nursery. She accommodates 2,600 passengers and 1,200 officers and crew. She’s a very big boat.

I’ll be giving five (different) 90-minute presentations, plus a 60-minute Q&A session, during the course of the cruise. MacMania is not a developer conference, so you can expect topics of interest to any Mac enthusiast and/or professional. I haven’t announced my lecture topics yet, but you can expect a focus on productivity, cool utilities, and becoming a power user. I’ve been a Mac user for nearly 25 years, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts.

Other speakers will be announced soon. I think you’ll be very excited to see who else will be there.

If you’d like to join us for a couple of weeks sailing around the Canary Islands with fellow Mac fans, you can book a cabin via the MacMania 2015 site.

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