Papers are now being considered for the 17th annual MacHack, the “conference for leading edge developers,” which will be held June 20-22 in Dearborn, MI.
“Writing a paper is a great way to share knowledge with your peers,” said Carol Lynn, conference spokesperson. “Do you work on the bleeding edge? Tell us about it! Have you mastered some obscure programming concept that made your life easier? We want to know.”
Past paper topics have included thread concurrency, cross-platform messaging, programmer psychology, AltiVec, object frameworks, plug-in architecture, enterprise development, virtual reality, programming in various languages, scripting, 3D vision, and more. Papers usually range from 2,000 to 4,000 words (or about 8-15 pages) in length. Once your abstract is accepted, the MacHack folks will provide you with a document template for formatting your paper. And don’t submit marketing topics or content.
Authors of accepted papers don’t pay the US$525 conference registration fee, but they are required to give a brief presentation of their papers during the conference. Copies of the papers will be included in the printed conference proceedings and on the conference CD.
E-mail by Jan. 31.
Full attendees can now register for $425 online (before Feb. 28), a savings of $100 off the regular registration rate. Students can register for $50, which includes access to the entire conference as well as a special meal package. However, total attendance is limited to 400 and student attendance is limited to 50. More info is available at the
MacHack Web site.