MacHack 17: June 20-22, 2002
Volunteer for MacHack 2002
If you missed the student registration opportunity or can't afford full registration, you can still attend MacHack. Volunteer! Volunteers are the lifeblood of the conference. They make things run. For details use this form.
Student Registration Full
It's happened again. We've filled the available student registration slots. Sorry gang, no more of the $50 bargain matinee.
Papers Finalists Announced
The papers selection committee is pleased to announce this years paper finalists. The following authors will compete for the "Best Paper" award and will present their paper at a conference session. The papers will also be published in the conference proceedings.
- Andrew S. Downs--Recent Additions for Mac OS X: catching and reporting file operations
- B. Scott Andersen--Using JINI Network Technology in MacOS X
- Chris Russ--Cache Consciousness, coding for machines with deeper pipelines and shallow caches
- Lisa Lippincott --The Nitrogen Manifesto
- Rainer Brockerhoff --Cocoa Plugins
- Greg Lo -- Callbacks in plain vanilla AppleScript
- Jon Kalb -- The Rule of Four, C++'s Forgotten Operator
- Richard Kiss -- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Command-Line
- Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch -- WebObjects
- Joshua Juran -- Using Generic Programming Techniques In C++ With The Mac OS Toolbox
Finally, A Keynote!
The committee is pleased to announce the keynote for this years' conference. Tim O'Reilly, internet pioneer and thinker will be appearing bringing his unique insight into the software industry. O'Reilly is also of course known for his publishing firm, O'Reilly and Associates.
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More sponsors have joined MacHack 17. Be sure and check them out on the sponsors page. If you are interested in sponsoring contact our sponsors chair.
Call for Speakers
With all the changes taking place in the computing landscape from OSX to iPod and new hardware, it's time to start thinking about the sessions for MacHack 17. Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals for any of the conference tracks.
- Mac OS X and Classic: the state-of-the-art and what's planned for the future
- Emerging technologies: insight into the inner-workings of the newest hardware and software products on the market
- Tools: work with IDEs, frameworks, special-purpose tools and libraries for development and debugging
- Alternative platforms: experiment with and learn about Palm OS, LEGO MindStorms, Linux, platform emulation and yes, even Windows XP
- Languages: make the most of your old favorites and learn some new ones
- Code clinics: learn from senior developers and exchange techniques and tips
- Business development: make a living writing software; learn from project and product case studies
- Yoot sessions for new and junior developers
Session proposals are required by February 1, 2002. Submit your ideas, outlines and proposals to email@example.com. We will work with you to refine your idea if necessary, and develop a proposal. Speakers will be notified once their proposals are accepted.
Online Registration Open
It's here. Our online, secure server is now open for business. Registration rates are $425 for regular attendees through Feb. 28, 2002. Student registation is as always $50 but limited to the first 50 registrants. See our registration page for details.
Well, Apple has done their thing and released MacOS 10.1 and we're ready with an announcement of our own. MacHack 17 will take place in the usual place (ie. Dearborn, MI) on June 20-22, 2002. Online registration is coming soon as well as other great conference news.
Hack CDs Available for Purchase
Thanks to the good folks at eSellerate, the MacHack CD is available for purchase. It contains all the choicest bits of the hack show as well as other goodies. Read the press release here.
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