MacHack PR: MacHack Keynote Announced: Ken Arnold

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

October 1, 2003-Dearborn, MI-With the coming of Mac OS X, the Macintosh
platform has come into alignment with the mainstream UNIX community. With
the expansion of the Macintosh ecosystem, the population of Mac Hackers has
grown to include converts from other platforms. MacHack: The Annual
Conference for Leading Edge Developers continues to embrace the changes
already made and extend them into new areas of interest to the developer

The keynote speaker for MacHack 18 exemplifies this commitment to industry
leading change and commitment to open standards and sharing of ideas. Ken
Arnold, Chief Architect of EventMonitor, Inc., will kick off the 72-hour
marathon conference, bringing his unique perspective and expertise to the

As one of the orignal architects of the Jini platform, an open software
architecture that enables developers to create network-centric services
that are highly adaptive to change, Arnold spearheaded Sun Microsystems’
community source effort. He was also the lead engineer on Sun’s JavaSpaces
product. With James Gosling, Arnold is the co-author of “The Java(tm)
Programming Language,” published by Addison Wesley. A leading expert in
object-oriented design and implementation, Arnold has written extensively
on C and C++ topics for UNIX Review. He has worked on numerous other books
as well, including “A C User’s Guide to ANSI C,” which he co-authored with
John Peyton.

Prior to his involvement in private industry, Arnold was part of the BSD
team at U.C. Berkeley. His involvement there resulted in, among other
things, the curses library package for terminal-independent programs. Also
to his credit is the computer game “rogue” on which he collaborated with
Mike Toy and Glen Wichman. Arnold was also part of the original
Hewlett-Packard architectural team designing CORBA. He worked at Apollo
Computer on several user interface and UNIX projects and also modeled
molecular graphics at U.C. San Francisco.

Ken Arnold’s keynote will begin at 12:01 AM on June 19, 2003. This session
is sure to provide insight both into the historical influences of the
various BSD environments and the future of platforms, including Java
development, and community and open source efforts. Additionally, Arnold
will focus on quality product and project design, with an eye toward
“real-world” applications.

Conference registration costs $450 (a significant discount off the $550
regular price valid until 2/28/02) and includes access to all conference
events, three meals and the conference banquet. Of course, attendance of
the legendary Hack Show is mandatory. Secure registration and more
information are available at the conference website. MacHack 18 will take
place June 19-21, 2003, in Dearborn, Michigan. More information and secure
registration is available on the Web from