MacHack 2000 Call for Papers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now it’s that time of year again…
Time to prepare for MacHack 2000.
MacHack solicits and accepts papers on a wide variety of topics related to
software development. For example, papers from the last few years include
topics ranging from emulation, optimization, cross-platform development
techniques, encryption and compression, anonymity in internet
communications, 3-D GUIs, and exception-handling strategies, to a variety
of object architectures.
Each accepted paper 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.
While there are no fixed limits, MacHack papers generally run from 8 to 16
pages (2000 to 4000 words). Authors are encouraged to remember that the
audience is very “hands on.” MacHack attendees live to try out new ideas.
For that reason, supporting code examples are strongly encouraged. (By the
way, papers that are clearly intended as marketing will be rejected. It’s
ok to present a new product, but the underlying technology is the important
part, not the commercial entity.)
Authors accepted for MacHack 2000 get to attend the conference for free.
(Well, not exactly free — we will waive the US$525 conference fee. Authors
still have to get to Michigan and pay the hotel bill.)
The real reason to come is that MacHack is THE place to absorb new ideas
from the top minds in the industry, a chance to make a difference while
having a good time.
So, why wait? This is a chance to share ideas with hundreds of cutting-edge
software developers, influence the entire computer industry, nudge it in a
new direction, or revolutionize ways of thinking.
Oh, since most of us start counting from zero, this IS the first MacHack of
the new century and therefore a chance to make computing history.
Be there, Aloha,
Papers Chair, MacHack 2000
Abstracts are required by January 31, 2000. Paper proposals should be
submitted to (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), with a subject field of
MacHack 2000 will take place June 22-24, 2000, in Dearborn, Michigan. More
information is available on the Web from (http://www.machack.com/). For
attendees, discounted registration is available for early action. Full
attendees can register for $425 online, a savings of $100 off the regular
registration rate, students can register for $50 which includes all-access
to the conference as well as a special meal package. Total attendance is
limited to 400. Student attendance is limited to 50. More details are
available on the conference website.