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[MD1] MacHack Announces Winning Papers

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

Tel: (313) 882-1824

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dearborn, MI — April 1, 1999 — MacHack: The Annual Conference For
Leading Edge Developers is proud to announce the winners of the 1999
papers competition. This annual event centers around academic style
papers on topics of interest to the software development community.

In the months preceding the conference, MacHack solicits and accepts
papers on a wide variety of topics related to 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.

This year, the following authors beat out other submissions and will
enter their papers into MacHack History.

-Andrew S. Downs, “Watching the Filesystem”

-David A. Fisher, “EASEL, A Language for Simulating Highly Distributed Systems”

-Francis Malka and Eric Forget, “eXcentrix: A Client-Server
Architecture for Language Services”

-Ron Davis, “A Simple Expandable Plug-in Architecture”

-Chris Russ, “Fast Processors, Slow Hard Drives — What’s Wrong With
This Picture”

-Steve Guynup, “The Lost World — Macintosh and VRML (Virtual Reality
Modeling Language)”

-Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch, “Atomicity — Concurrent Data Access
Without Blowing Up”

-Doug Clarke, “AltiVec 101 – Intro to AltiVec”

These papers will premiere at the 1999 MacHack conference which
occurs June 23-26 in Dearborn, MI. They will be available on the
MacHack CD which will be available for purchase after the conference.
The CD will also include the entries from the Best Hack Contest.
Pricing for the CD has yet to be set.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR MACHACK

Attendees who have already registered are automatically entered to
win. For those that have not yet registered, entering is easy. Simply
go to the conference web site (http://www.machack.com) and register
either via the secure online form or via the snail mail form. Those
who register by April 15 are entered to win a Palm III Connected
Organizer, full details are at the conference website.

MacHack, 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 other upstarts whose names we’ll know soon enough, and fosters
interaction between all of the attendees. MacHack’s uniqueness
derives from the informal feel and the LIVE coding that occurs
around-the-clock during the conference.

MacHack 1999 will take place June 23-26 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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