Amiwest is the premier Amiga-focused show in North America. Amiwest has provided a haven for like-minded individuals to come and celebrate all things in the Amiverse: Commodore Amiga's, Emulation, Aros, AmigaOS 4, and MorphOS . The show has become a yearly event in the community, with many new product announcements and introductions expected. Over the years, the show has seen Amiga companies come and go. Our goal has to be to create an environment for the community to come together and share ideas and AAA good times through it all.
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- DevCon Day 1 Oct 20th
- Attendee System Setup - None
- TBD - Hopefully OS 3.2 dev presentation - TBD
- Go through a game created in Blitz Basic 2 - Jerry Gray
- DevCon Day 2 Oct 21st
- Attendee System Setup - None
- Presentation on the AOZ Studio - Laurant Weill and Francois Lionet
- The initial topic will be “Hollywood Programming Primer” and the second will be “Hollywood Application Development Using RapaGUI” - Sam Crow
- Main Show Day 1 Oct 22nd
- Broadcast start - youTube
- Show Opening - Brian Deneen
- News and annoucements from show sponsor A-Eon - Trevor Dickinson
- OS 4 updates from ExecSG development lead - Steven Solie
- Pizza with the man, the myth, the legend: RJ Mical - RJ Mical
- A live tour of the show floor - Bill Borsari
- Message from Commodore Engineering - Commodore Engineering
- Introduction to the ReAmiga A4091 SCSI controller - Stefan Reinauer
- Introduction to ZuluSCSI - Alex Perez
- TBD - George Sokianos
- Show floor closing - Brian Deneen
- Amiwest 2022 evening event - SACC Presents
- Banquest Featured speaker, will not be live streamed - Tim Jennison
- Main Show Day 2 Oct 23rd
- Broadcast start - youTube
- Show Opening - Brian Deneen
- Overview and demo of AoZ studio - Francois Lionet and Laurant Weill
- Meet the ACA1240/1260 - Jens Schoenfeld
- Interview Wayfair and Iris developer - Jacek Piszczek
- Lunch - None
- AmigaOS 4 games - Bill Borsari
- ZitaFTP updates and other news - Hans De Ruiter
- TBD - Doug Compton
- Live Stream wrapup - Bill Borsari
- Show Closing - Brian Deneen



Tim Jenison Newtek Founder
Tim Jenison
Founder of NewTek and pioneer in digital video and computer graphics, Tim Jenison is an inventor, hacker, and keyboard player who has built his own pipe organ, flies his own aircraft and is the magnificent obsessive who took half a decade to maniacally reverse engineer a Vermeer painting using the Vermirrors and cleve optical aids thought by David Hockney and others to have been employed by Vermeer.



RJ Mical, Director of Games at Google
RJ Mical
RJ is a legend in the video gaming world. From his wikipedia page: "From 1984 to 1986, Mical worked for Amiga Corporation and then Commodore International on the development of the Amiga 1000 and later models. He created various development tools and the animation system software. He developed Intuition, the Amiga user interface system software."



Brian Deneen SACC President
Brian Deneen
Brian Deneen has been an Amigan since 1986. He has been SACC President since 1999 and has organized the AmiWest show since 2001. He has an extensive collection of Amiga hardware, software and magazines. He is a REBOL enthusiast and is the proprietor of infocessories.com.



Trevor Dickinson MD A-Eon
Trevor Dickinson
Trevor is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for all things Amiga. Having purchased an Amiga 2000 in 1988, he developed his passion for the Amiga and AmigaOS. He is a co-founder of A-Eon technologies which continues the Amiga story with new PPC based systems running OS4.1. Trevor is also a part-time Amiga journalist through this blog, articles in Amiga Future, and his newest partnership with David John Pleasance on the new book "From Vultures to Vampires - Commodore Amiga". Trevor is a long time friend and sponsor of AmiWest and we are thrilled to welcome him to the virtual stage this year..



Steven Solie
Steven Solie
Steven Solie has been on the AmigaOS development team for over a decade and has been the lead for most of that time. Most recently he has been working as the ExecSG lead developer. He is an expert C++ developer who is highly respected by his peers. Steve leads the DevCon days at AmiWest (which were sadly removed from the schedule this year). He has a passion for the AmigaOS and vision for the future of the platform.



Jens Schönfeld
Jens Schönfeld
Starting with the Sinclair ZX81 @age 9 Jens has been into home computing and technology from a very young age. His systems include: Sinclair ZX81 at age 9, C64 at age 11, and Amiga at age 14. He took on his first hardware project at age 15! Jens studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen and started iComp in 1994. The first product was developed in 1995 and released 1996 (Graffiti). iComp was converted to a GmbH in late 2006, and licensed the Commodore brand in 2016. iComp now has a total of 9 employees in Germany and the Netherlands with customers in 67 countries. The USA represents over 13% of total revenue. You can find his wonderful products at https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/news.html



Doug Compton
Doug Compton
Doug started the 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast in 2018. To date he has produced over 100 videoes and has attended a number of Amiga shows. You can follow his work on www.10marc.com



George Sokianos
George Sokianos
George is a Software Engineer from Greece, living and working in Dublin, Ireland for the last 2 years. His nickname on Amiga forums is "walkero". He is a beta tester of AmigaOS 3 and AmigaOS 4, A-Eon's X1000, X5000 and A1222, and the Enhancer Package. George is the administrator and developer of a few Amiga websites, like amigans.net, os4coding.net, amiga-look.org, amigablogs.net, amiga.gr and others. He contributed to Amiga scene with a few applications like Comicami and aiostreams scripts. He is also one of the organizers of the AmiCamp event in Greece. You may have seen articles Goerge had published on Retro Planet and K&A Plus magazines.



Francois Lionet
Francois Lionet
Francois has been programming home-computers since 1981... In 1987 he created STOS Basic on the Atari St, shortly followed by AMOS Basic on the Amiga. Both were very successful products in England and Europe between 1987 and 1993 but were never officially distributed in America. They were the first real game engines ever written, and allowed thousands of kids to learn how to program in a simple way and create their own computer games. In 1993 he wrote Klik and Play with his partner Yves, the first graphical game engine on Windows PC published by Maxis in the USA, and founded Clickteam SARL, still active today. Two years ago, Francois embarked on the creation of AMOS-2, later renamed AOZ Studio, a rewrite of AMOS Basic using modern technologies.



Jacek Piszczek
Jacek Piszczek
System and Application Developer. Highly specialized in user interfaces and related libraries and toolkits. MorphOS kernel UI libraries API design and implementation. Created and maintains Wayfarer and Iris on MorphOS.



Alex Perez Rabbit Hole Computing
Alex Perez
Alex owns and operations Rabbit Hole Computing, based in Northern California, manufactures computer storage solutions for legacy computer systems, which utilize Small Computer Systems Interface technology.



Alex Perez Rabbit Hole Computing
Alex Perez
Sam Crow was a late comer to the Amiga scene, having bought his first, an Amiga 1200, in 1993 as he started his college training in electronic engineering technology. Halfway through his 2-year degree Commodore met its demise in 1994. Since then he has become an advocate of all things Amiga. Having also completed his 4-year degree in computer science his knowledge envelops both hardware and software.



Bill Borsari
Bill Borsari
Bill has not missed an Amiwest yet. In addition to broadcasting the show in some form or another for the last 24 years, he organized the incredible Amiga 30th at the Computer History Museum. Work has begun on an Amiga 35th event when COVID struck. The Amiga 35th will happen, just a year or two late. When not planning, attending, or broadcasting Amiga events, Bill like to play golf and spend time with his family.



Jerry Grey
Jerry Grey
Jerry is the SACC VP and has taken a larger role in organizing the Amiwest event. Jerry is a development manager for the County of Sacramento working on a broad spectrum of projects. Jerry is an avid Amiga user and has instilled the love of technology in his two boys. Amiwest has become a family affair with his sons using 3D printing to create amazing trophy's for the Amiwest game competition winners. Keep an eye out for this years competition

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