Speakers 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.
MacHack solicits and accepts sessions on a wide variety of topics related to software (and hardware) development, according to conference spokesperson Carol Lynn. Each accepted speaker receives discounted admission to the conference. The 2001 MacHack will offer sessions on Mac OS X and Classic; Emerging Technologies; Tools (IDEs, frameworks, special-purpose tools, and libraries for development and debugging); Alternative Platforms (Palm OS, LEGO MindStorms, Linux and platform emulation); Languages; Code Clinics; Business Development; and “Yoot” sessions for new and junior developers.
MacHack sessions usually run about an hour. Speakers present to a “hands on” audience, so supporting code examples are strongly recommended and overt marketing is strongly discouraged. Session proposals are required by Feb. 1. E-mail ideas, outlines and proposals to
firstname.lastname@example.org. More info is available at the
MacHack Web site.
Attendees can now register for US$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.