Jef Raskin has been added to the ranks of those participating in the “Ultimate Macintosh Engineering Reunion” conference keynote at the upcoming
MacHack, “The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers.”
Raskin joins Andy Hertzfeld, Caroline Rose, Guy “Bud” Tribble, and Bruce Horn on the keynote panel. Hertzfeld is a former Apple II peripheral and Mac OS design team member. Rose is a former Apple technical journal editor. Tribble is a former Mac OS user-interface designer. And Horn, while employed at Apple, was responsible for the design and implementation of the Finder, Resource Manager, Dialog Manager, the type/creator mechanism for files and applications, the desktop database, and the multitype clipboard design, among other architectural innovations in the Mac OS.
Raskin was the creator of the Macintosh project at Apple and is a consultant on human-machine interaction design. His new book, “The Humane Interface,” received three printings in nine months, is in use at 11 universities, is being translated into five languages, and has been nominated for two awards.
MacHack 2001 will take place June 21-23, in Dearborn, MI. The 72-hour developers marathon will open with the keynote panel conference at 12:01 a.m. (CDT) on June 21.
For attendees, discounted registration is available for early response. Full attendees can register for US$425 online, a savings of $100 of the regular registration rate. Students can register for $50, which includes all-access to the conference as well as a special meal package. Total attendance is limited to 400. Student attendance is limited to 50. More info is available on the
MacHack Web site.