The organizers of
ADHOC — the conference formerly known as MacHack — have announced two featured speakers for this year’s event, which is returning to Dearborn, Mich. from July 21 – 24, 2004. This year’s featured speakers include Apple’s Darwin manager Jordan Hubbard and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. In addition to his current duties at Apple, Hubbard is the co-founder of the FreeBSD project and an active contributor to the Open Source community. Pogue is the author of many how-to technology books include the “Missing Manual” series.
ADHOC stands for Advanced Developers Hands On Conference. The name has changed from MacHack to reflect an expanded focus on related platforms and technologies, and to separate the event from the unsavory association that “hacking” has unfortunately taken on in common parlance. Sessions and papers on Mac OS X, Unix systems, tools, compilers, techniques and “the business of software” are being presented, but the format is still very MacHack-like — 72 straight hours of software development, the “ADHOC Labs Annual Showcase” (replacing the Best Hack Contest) and more. Early registration discounts are available until May 30, 2004. More info is available from the Web site.