MacHack, “the Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers” announced its keynote speaker for its 2003 gathering, which will be held June 19-21 in Dearborn, Michigan. The speaker will be Ken Arnold, chief architect of EventMonitor Inc., a privately held company based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Arnold is one of the original architects of the Jini platform, an open software architecture that lets developers create adaptive network-centric services. He spearheaded Sun Microsystems’ community source effort and was also the lead engineer on Sun’s JavaSpaces product. An expert in object-oriented design and implementation, Arnold was part of the BSD team at U.C. Berkeley prior to his involvement in private industry.
Arnold’s keynote will begin at 12:01 a.m. on June 19, and will focus on the historical influences of the various BSD environments and the future of platforms, including Java development, and community and open source efforts. Arnold will also focus on quality product and project design, with an eye toward “real-world” applications.
MacHack registration costs US$425 now, $100 less than it will after February 28, 2003. That price includes access to all conference events, three meals and the conference banquet. More details are available at the MacHack Web site.