MacHack PR: Final call for papers; early registration discount ending

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
c/o Expotech
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn

Tel: (313) 882-1824


Dearborn, MI — Time is running out!

March 1, 1999, is the final deadline for paper proposals and
abstracts for the 1999 edition of MacHack, the Annual Conference for
Leading Edge Developers.

If your paper is accepted, it will be published in the official
Machack proceedings, and you’ll get to present it to an audience of
the best software developers in the world. You’ll also attend the
conference free! (Well, not completely free. Conference registration
is free for the authors of accepted papers, but you’ll have to get to
Detroit and pay your own hotel bill.)

MacHack solicits and accepts papers on a wide variety of topics
related to Macintosh software development. For example, the subjects
of last year’s papers ranged from cross-platform development
techniques, to anonymity in internet communications, to
exception-handling strategies on the Macintosh, to macroscopic object
architectures. Each paper accepted is published in the MacHack
Conference proceedings and included on the MacHack CD. Each author
gives a 50-minute presentation on his paper during the conference.

Although there are no hard limits, a MacHack paper generally runs
from 2000 to 3500 words. Anything that will interest a few hundred of
the best Macintosh programmers in the world is a possible subject.
Remember that you are writing to a “hands-on” audience — we strongly
encourage the inclusion of supporting code samples. And remember
that, although a good MacHack paper might describe a clever and
innovative way to use a product, a paper which contains overt
marketing will be flatly rejected.

The last moment is coming soon! Grab this opportunity to put your
ideas in front of the people best qualified to understand them!
Attend the world’s foremost Mac developer conference at no charge!
Revolutionize the software-development industry! Save the world! And
as a bonus — if you’re a Macintosh programmer, attending MacHack is
just about the most fun you can have in three days!

So submit your paper proposals, ideas, and outlines today to

Established and professional developers should note that the $100
savings on attendance expires on February 28. Registrants wishing to
take advantage of the specially priced registration package or
register as a student attendee should visit the conference website
( Secure registration is available.

MacHack is a conference that, in its fourteenth year, remains
centered around cutting edge software development. Each year the
conference brings together well-known names in the software business,
as well as many students and upstarts whose names we’ll know soon
enough, and fosters interaction between all of the attendees.
MacHack’s uniqueness derives from the informal feel of the conference
and the LIVE coding that occurs around-the-clock during the

The 1999 MacHack conference will take place June 23-26 in Dearborn,
Michigan. Topics for the 1999 conference include networking, rapid
application and cross platform development.