MacHack, the annual conference for Mac developers that takes place in Dearborn, Michigan, will offer a series of intensive one-day training sessions this year. Set to occur on Wednesday, June 18 — the day before the regular MacHack 72 hour conference starts — the sessions have been created to complement the three day, round the clock event.
The sessions will focus on software development using Mac OS X’s Cocoa application framework and training in Tcl/Tk, the powerful open source Tool Command Language and accompanying graphical user interface toolkit.
Chris Hanson will lead the Cocoa training, covering everything from the declaration of classes and NSObject to advanced UI elements and concepts. Training will also include lab exercises.
Clif Flynt will lead the eight hour Tcl/Tk training session, which will cover Tcl syntax, commands, data types, Tk graphics widgets and describes using Tcl/Tk as scripting glue and more, according to MacHack’s coordinators. The session is aimed at helping developers unfamiliar with Tcl gain enough proficiency to tackle any project.
Training fees cost US$150 for registered MacHack attendees and $300 for others. Full course outlines are registration info are available on the Web site.
MacHack runs June 19 – 21, 2003 in Dearborn, Mich. The event costs $500 to register ($550 after April 15, 2003), including all access to events, three meals and the conference banquet.