Two former Apple designers and a former technology journal editor have been named to the keynote panel list for the 16th annual
MacHack developers conference to be held in June 21 through 23 in Dearborn, Mich., conference planners announced Thursday.
Andy Hertzfeld, a former Apple II peripheral and Mac OS design team member, along with Caroline Rose, a former Apple technical journal editor, will be part of the keynote discussion panel. Guy Tribble, a former Mac OS user-interface designer, will also be part of the panel.
Hertzfeld created peripherals and system software for the Apple II in the late 70s to early 80s and was a member of the original Macintosh team that designed a large portion of the original operating system, including the User Interface Toolbox. Since leaving Apple in 1984, Hertzfeld was software designer for the ThunderScan scanning device which worked on ImageWriter printers and the Radius Full Page Display. Hertzfeld is currently with Linux software development company
Guy Tribble is also currently with Eazel, but was with Apple during the early 80s as manager of the original Mac software team, helping design the MacOS and user interface. In 1985, he helped found NeXT Computer, where he was Vice President of Software Engineering and a key architect of the NeXtstep operating system.
Caroline Rose worked for Apple Computer in two stints totaling nearly 10 years. She edited and wrote most of the first three volumes of Inside Macintosh, and five years later, after managing the Publications group at NeXT, she returned to become the editor of develop, Apple’s technical journal for Mac developers.
“This trio of speakers is empanelled not just as a retrospective on the Macintosh as we knew it, but to look forward and share their visions of the future of computing from Macintosh to MacOS X; from the Toolbox to Eazel’s Nautilus and everything in between,” a conference statement said.
The 72-hour developers marathon will open with the keynote panel conference at 12:01 am 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.