MacHack 17: Call for Speakers

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers

Contact: Carol Lynn
c/o Expotech
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230

December 9, 2001-Dearborn, MI-This year saw the release of a major update
to Mac OS X, the new iPod, and new applications such as iTunes. In spite of
current world events, the Macintosh platform remains alive and well due to
quality products and the ceaseless labors of legions of dedicated
developers. MacHack, The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers, is
the premier forum for Mac OS developers to discuss, upgrade and show off
their skills.

As always, MacHack sessions will provide insight into a variety of topics
aimed at the technically astute. And as always, the marketers will remain
at home.

MacHack solicits and accepts sessions on a wide variety of topics related
to software (and hardware) development. Each accepted speaker receives
discounted admission to the conference.

The MacHack session planners have laid out eight categories that cater to a
range of interests:

– Mac OS X and Classic: the state-of-the-art and what’s planned for the
– Emerging technologies: insight into the inner-workings of the
newest hardware and software products on the market
– Tools: work with IDEs, frameworks, special-purpose tools and
libraries for development and debugging
– Alternative platforms: experiment with and learn about Palm OS,
LEGO MindStorms, Linux, and platform emulation
– Languages: make the most of your old favorites and learn some new ones
– Code clinics: learn from senior developers and exchange techniques and
– Business development: make a living writing software; learn from
project and product case studies
– Yoot sessions for new and junior developers

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.

Session proposals are required by February 1, 2002. Submit your ideas,
outlines and proposals to We will work with
you to refine your idea if necessary, and develop a proposal. Speakers will
be notified once their proposals are accepted.

MacHack 17 will take place June 20-22, 2002, in Dearborn, Michigan. More
information is available on the Web from (

For attendees, discounted registration is available for early action. Full
attendees can register for $425 online (before 02/28/02), a savings of $100
off the regular registration rate. Students can register for $50 which
includes access to the entire 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.

See you there!