Bruce Horn, another member of the original Macintosh development team, has been added 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 Wednesday.
Bruce Horn is a co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Marketocracy Inc., a firm using the Internet to educate, identify and recruit the world’s top investors in order to build a family of mutual funds. Horn started working at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in the Smalltalk group at the age of 13, and was involved in a variety of projects over the years, including implementations of Smalltalk on the Dorado, a high-speed ECL research machine; the NoteTaker, a portable multiprocessor machine; and the Mycron-2000, a research machine at the University of Oslo.
At Apple, he 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.
The 72-hour developers marathon will open with the keynote panel conference at 12:01 a.m. CDT on June 21. 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, as
previously announced on February 8. Guy Tribble, a former Mac OS user-interface designer, will also be part of the panel.
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.