Expotech Inc.’s MacHack is a fine tradition going back almost as far as the Macintosh — this will be their 19th year. It’s an annual gathering of developers in Dearborn, Mich. that features 72 straight hours of software development and related topics. This year, the event has been renamed the
Advanced Developers Hands On Conference (ADHOC), and has been expanded to include related technologies like Unix, Palm OS and more.
ADHOC is a place for professional and student developers alike to gather together and learn about new technologies, trade tips and techniques and workarounds, and more. It traditionally culminates in a conference banquet, with other highlights including the Hack Show, in which conference attendees have an opportunity to show off their skills.
The event’s coordinators have put the call out for speakers at this year’s event, and while they offer some basic outlines for what they’re looking for — sessions that use specific Mac OS X technologies like Cocoa, Quartz or Carbon — they’re also looking for sessions to cover technology that can run on other operating systems as well, like PHP, Perl, Apache, Rendezvous and more.
ADHOC is scheduled to take place from July 21 – 24, 2004 at the Holiday Inn Fairlane-Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich. Visit the Web site for more registration details and other information.