— the annual conference for Macintosh developers — has announced that this year’s event will feature what they’ve described as a fireside chat with Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak.
“Thursday night, June 21, Steve Wozniak will lead a casual group event (at least as casual as any 400 attendee event can be) where he will not only reminisce, but also muse on the future, all with his classic wit and comfortable style,” said MacHack’s coordinators.
This year marks MacHack’s 16th anniversary. The event is focused around cutting edge software development on the Macintosh, and is attended by professionals, students, and hardcore Mac coding hobbyists. In true hacker style, the event begins at midnight on June 21st and runs straight for 72 hours until midnight on June 23.
Conference chair John Penn says that Woz embodies the spirit of MacHack.
“From his earliest hardware hacks to his social engineering, Woz has inspired the current generation of developers. His work with kids and education promises that his influence will spread into new developers for years to come,” said Penn.
MacHack costs US$525 to attend (students get in for $50). It happens at the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. More details are available from the
MacHack Web site.