MacHack, the “Advanced Developers Hands-On Conference,” will stay on track and be held June 19-21, as planned, despite bumping up against
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference.
On March 21 Apple announced that it was rescheduling
from May 19-23 in San Jose, California, to June 23-27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The company said the change was made to offer attendees a “more complete preview release” of Panther, the next major version of Mac OS X.
“Speakers, sessions, travel plans, people have had arrangements in place for months now,” Dave Koziol, MacHack conference chairman, said in a public announcement. “Our dates may make it difficult for some to attend both conferences, and we intend to work with them to find ways for them to continue to participate. MacHack offers many things to attendees beyond what they can learn at WWDC. There is plenty of expertise in a lot of areas committed to a strong MacHack.”
MacHack consists of three days of sessions and development of innovative, and often very unusual, programs that are showcased in the “Best Hack Contest.” Technical papers are also part of the MacHack experience. This year’s papers will include safeguarding use of commercial wireless networks, hacking possibilities of Mac OS X, extending Palm OS 5, and building POSIX features in a Mac way.