In November of 1973, Mark Minasi got his first programming lesson. It wasn't long after that that he started making money and giving advice about computers, and that led to 40-plus books, thousands of articles, about a hundred thousand attendees to his classes and talks, and millions of readers. This year, however, he's calling it quits… almost. Mark rounds out a 44-year career by opening November’s TechMentor Orlando with a final keynote filled with stories, a lot of laughs, and possibly even a couple of useful bits of advice. What can IT pros learn from invertebrates? Why are IT pros largely Alzheimer's-free? How are bugs the key to finding the best jobs in IT? Find out when one of the industry's most-loved speakers delivers his fast-paced, funny, and provocative "farewell to the troops!"