MacHack 18: MacHack Announces Pre-Conference Training

For Immediate Release

MacHack: the Advanced Developers Hands-On Conference

Dearborn, Michigan – MacHack, the Advanced Developers Hands-On Conference,
today announced one-day training sessions to be held on Wednesday, June 18.
These intensive training sessions, designed to complement MacHack’s three
days of presentations and papers. Cocoa Software Development and Tcl/Tk
training will be available.

“MacHack has always been focused on real-world problems and their
solutions,” said Avi Drissman, MacHack Sessions chairman. “So these
training courses, which have a hands-on approach, are a perfect fit.”

Cocoa training will be lead by veteran Macintosh developer Chris Hanson.
The training will cover the full spectrum of Cocoa development from the
declaration of classes and NSObject all the way to advanced UI elements and
concepts, and will include lab exercises to allow attendees to understand
the architecture from experience. Hanson has been developing software on
the Macintosh for thirteen years, and using Cocoa for six. Through his
consulting company,, he does custom Mac OS X development
and porting and custom WebObjects development for corporate clients.

The Tcl/Tk training session will be led by Clif Flynt. The training covers
Tcl syntax, commands, data types, Tk graphics widgets and describes using
Tcl/Tk as scripting glue as well as an interpreter for standalone
applications. It demonstrates Tcl’s client/server socket support,
namespaces, packages and more. This intense 8 hour session will enable
someone previously unfamiliar with Tcl able to tackle any project. Clif
Flynt has been a professional programmer since 1978 and a Tcl devotee since
1993. Clif wrote the TclTutor computer-aided instruction package, and
writes the “Tclsh Spot” series for ;login: magazine. His books include
_Tcl/Tk:_A_Developer’s_Guide_, and _Tcl/Tk_for_Real_Programmers. He has
taught at the college level, and provided Tcl/Tk training to corporations
around the world.

Training fees are a modest $150 for registered MacHack attendees, and $300
for others. Full course outlines and registion information are available at
the conference website .

MacHack conference registration costs $500 (a $50 discount until 4/15/03)
and includes access to all conference events, 3 meals and the conference
banquet. Of course, attendance of the legendary Hack Show hosted by the
MacHax Group 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 is available on the Web from