Apple Computer, Inc., co-founder Steve Wozniak, whose engineering feat was the catalyst to transform Santa Clara Valley into Silicon Valley, sold out the 600-seat house at Santa Clara University's Louis B. Mayer Theatre January 26. Wozniak's local-boy-makes-good story is legendary: A middleclass kid is born in San Jose in 1950, grows up in Sunnyvale, graduates from Homestead High School in Cupertino, and attends De Anza Community College. The self-described young "geeky nerd" with a passion for engineering builds the first personal computer and—with a little marketing help from his late friend Steve Jobs—changes not just Santa Clara Valley but the world.

Back in the mid-1970‘s a young engineer named Steve Wozniak pitched his boss at Hewlett-Packard on his idea for building a personal computer. Back then, computers were offered as kits designed for techies to build, not the finished, consumer products they are today. HP told Wozniak it wasn’t interested so he went on and joined his pal Steve Jobs to start a company called Apple Computer. Fast forward about 35 years and Apple is looking in the rear view mirror at HP as it just passed the computer giant as the leading volume producer of PCs in the world, according to the latest research by Canalys covering the fourth quarter of 2011. 

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said Monday he's not optimistic the effort to kill the flawed Stop Online Piracy Act will succeed. On Friday legislators in the United States indefinitely shelved the SOPA bill and its equally controversial sister, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, in the face of a backlash led by Google, Wikipedia and a host of other online companies.

Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker this spring at Des Moines Area Community College’s West Des Moines campus. The Apple Computer co-founder will offer a keynote address at 1 p.m. on March 8 in conjunction with the school’s iWeek celebration — a program designed to promote creative and innovative thought.

President's Speaker Series: Steve Wozniak -- From Garage to Global Importance: the Rise of the PC THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM Engineering School of - Dean's Office Office of Marketing and Communications President's Office

Ever wonder what it would be like to put two of the biggest icons among geeks into the same room? Well wonder no longer avid VentureBeat reader. VentureBeat Founder and Editor-In-Chief Matt Marshall had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and legendary actor Leonard Nimoy on stage at the VentureBeat/DEMO Enterprise Disruption event last night.

Steve Wozniak and the Fusion-io team announce their newest product.

The VentureBeat team, being the huge geeks that we are, are delighted to be co-hosting Enterprise Disruption: An Evening of Change and Innovation tonight in San Francisco. The event, produced by our partners at DEMO and underwritten by Fusion-io, will showcase some truly bright student-led startups. While the event is at capacity, you can still register to get on the waitlist — or follow along with our live video stream, which will start tonight at 6:15pm Pacific, right here in this post.

A photo captured nearly 30 years ago and brought to light this week shows a shaggy-haired Steve Jobs, clad in blue jeans and a leather jacket, expressing his affection for then rival IBM while walking the streets of New York City in the lead up to the launch of the first Mac. Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the photo to his Google page on Thursday in memoriam of the late Apple co-founder and his rebellious spirit.