WWDC 2009 Tuesday Evening: Stump The Experts

Stump The Experts audience at WWDC 2009

One of the great pleasures I’m sure for many WWDC attendees is the evening event Stump the Experts. As you can see from this official Apple photo everyone in the audience has a great time including me! Stump the Experts is the no-holds barred annual game show pitting Apple engineers against the audience. Stump the Experts has been co-hosted by Fred Huxham and Mark Harlan since 1992. StumpTheExpertsFred wore a Dr. Seuss “The Cat in the Hat” hat and Mark wore a gray and white camouflage suit topped by a green and white umbrella hat. The score is kept by “The Crazy Swiss Guy” Sandro — a WWDC attendee from Switzerland. The audience wins points by naming the songs played before the game starts and stumping the Apple engineers with their pre-show submitted questions. The experts can also ask the audience questions and can even cheat when they answer questions! Fred Huxham and Mark Harlan deserve a lot of credit for their willingness to appear silly in their costumes and being such great hosts. And the Apple engineers deserve a lot of credit for their participation and helping to make it a great evening of entertainment. Thanks to all the Apple Experts! The experts won this year. I have never laughed so hard at a conference event so I’ll be sure to attend again next year!

~ by Danton on July 6, 2009.

One Response to “WWDC 2009 Tuesday Evening: Stump The Experts”

  1. hey danton,

    ran across this on an unrelated web search and needed to throw in a comment …

    thanks so much for your kind comments … we love the fact that you love the session, but really it’s the audience who make it a big deal, not us.

    it’s people like you who make all the difference.

    thanks again,

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