MacHack 2000: Call for Sessions Speakers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
Contact: Carol Lynn
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
December 8, 1999-Dearborn, MI-As developers in the Mac market wrap up a
successful year, the time has come to start developing presentations for
MacHack 2000, the Annual Conference for Leading Edge developers.
The conference, now in its fifteenth year, features a peer-to-peer format,
where participating developers are all invited to lead sessions on cutting
edge technologies. These, plus presentations on how best to take advantage
of existing technologies are needed for sessions at the upcoming conference.
MacHack solicits and accepts sessions on a wide variety of topics related
to software development. For example, sessions from the last few years
include topics ranging open source projects, database development and
design, and legal and business issues. Each accepted speaker gets
discounted admission to the conference, and the opportunity to share with
— and learn from — the other attendees.
MacHack has tentatively set four tracks for the upcoming sessions year.
Yoot sessions are aimed at a student and beginning developer audience. Mac
OS sessions target the seasoned developer and generally contain the latest
news on developing of Apple’s platform. Cutting Edge technologies sessions
light the road ahead (previous years have included Open Source, Linux,
reverse engineering and other leading topics). Finally, the Business Track
is made up of sessions presented by engineering friendly professionals who
can point the way for better managing a small software company or simply
deciphering the messages from the suits in a corporate environment.
It is easy to do — submit your proposal by January 31st, 2000. MacHack
sessions typically run about an hour. Speakers present to a “hands on”
audience, an audience ready to test new ideas and try them out. For that
reason, supporting code examples are strongly encouraged. While many new
technologies are commercial, overt marketing is strongly discouraged.
MacHack is a unique gathering of a cross section of developers from across
the globe and all aspect of the industry. So, why wait? This is a chance to
introduce new technologies to receptive community of developers, shape the
future of software development and share ideas.
Proposals are required by January 31, 2000. So submit your session
proposals, ideas, and outlines today to firstname.lastname@example.org. with
a subject field of “MacHack Proposal”
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 of 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.