One of the original Macintosh software engineers, Larry Kenyon, wears a classic Mac "Picasso shirt" to the celebration. Kenyon worked on floppy drive drivers, a disk utility program and supporting the Resource Manager in the File Manager.
Macintosh development team members: Panel moderator John Markoff, Marc LeBrun, Daniel Kottke, Larry Tesler, Jerry Manock and Rod Holt. LeBrun worked closely with Jef Raskin, who first came up with the idea of a graphical personal computer at Apple. Tesler worked on the Lisa and helped out the Mac team. Kottke worked with hardware designer Burrell Smith, Manock designed the Macintosh case and Holt created the power supply.
Larry Tesler spent 17 years at Apple. He was deeply involved in the user interface design of the Lisa, Macintosh, and Newton, a precursor to the iPhone. Following his time at Apple, Tesler served as vice president of the shopping experience at Amazon and later, as head of user experience design and research at Yahoo.
George Crow worked on the Macintosh analog board, which housed the power supply and video processor. He also worked at Next with Steve Jobs after he left Apple. Crow returned to Apple in 1999 and continues to work at the company.
Rod Holt worked at Atari, where Steve Jobs also briefly worked. When Jobs was having trouble with Apple II hardware, he convinced the experienced analog engineer Holt to help out. He joined Apple in 1976 and left in 1984.
Daniel Kottke helped assemble and test the first Apple I with Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage in 1976. He also worked to assemble and test the Macintosh logic boards as they were developed by Burrell Smith.
John Sculley and his wife Diane attend the 30th anniversary of the Mac celebration. Sculley recalled that moments before Steve Jobs was to go on stage to introduce the Mac, he was terrified, but managed to pull off the event flawlessly.
A last-minute fire drill was writing the code for the Mac to animate and talk at Steve Jobs' Flint Center introduction of the new machine. "The last three days I had no sleep, and then I pulled an all-nighter getting the intro going," Capps said. "The hair on the back of my neck still stands up when I hear 'Chariots of Fire.' " The theme song from the 1981 movie of that name played as the screen lit up with the first public demonstration of the Macintosh.
Bill Fernandez, who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, holds up a commemorative trophy for Mike Markkula, who provided the first funding for Apple and served as chairman of the board for 12 years.
Steve Hayden, who conceived of Apple's famous Ridley Scott-directed "1984" commercial, was on hand to provide insight about the now iconic TV spot. He mentioned Jobs' original mandate to him for the commercial: "Stop the world in its tracks."
At the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh celebration, members of the original Macintosh team reflected on creating the first mainstream computer with a graphical user interface. From left: panel moderator Steven Levy, Bill Atkinson, Randy Wigginton, Bill Fernandez (standing), George Crow, Steve Capps, Bruce Horn, Andy Hertzfeld, Caroline Rose.