Five-day training event features in-depth coverage of major scripting

Atlanta, Georgia, February 8, 2006–The leading automation training event
AppleScript Pro Sessions will be held in the New York City area for the
first time, with sessions May 8-12 in Secaucus, New Jersey, just six miles
from Manhattan.

This will be the ninth time Shane Stanley of Myriad Communications of
Melbourne, Australia, and Ray Robertson of Scripting Matters of Atlanta
have led the sessions. Joining them again will be Matt Neuburg, author of
AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition.

This unique event has drawn attendees from New Zealand, Europe, and Central
America, in addition to the U.S. and Canada. “We continue to get many
requests to come to the New York area,” said Robertson. “We will be close
to Manhattan, but still able to offer affordable lodging and food options
so people from elsewhere can attend without excessive expense.”

The classes are suitable for both new and experienced scripters, with the
emphasis on practical skills that can be used across a range of
applications. “Exposure to a variety of applications gives users the skills
and confidence to explore further,” said Robertson. “The CD of course
scripts is an invaluable resource.”

AppleScript is a unique automation technology bundled with the Macintosh
operating system. “AppleScript is one of Apple\’s best kept secrets, and
it\’s saving smart businesses millions of dollars,” said Stanley. “In
Tiger, we are seeing AppleScript take an even more prominent role.”

The first two days of the sessions provide a fast-paced introduction to the
AppleScript language, along with introductions to scripting the Finder,
QuarkXPress, and InDesign. An entire day is devoted to an in-depth
examination of InDesign\’s scripting implmentation, with subsequent days
covering Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, FileMaker Pro and BBEdit, as well
as OS-related technologies including Automator and AppleScript Studio.

Pricing starts at $1300 for any three days, with a special discounted
package of $1600 for all five days. The early bird rate is available
through March 31, or until the event sells out.

The sessions will be held at Marriott Courtyard Secaucus Meadowlands at 455
Harmon Meadow Boulevard. Parking is free, and there are many public
transportation options for locals, as well as travelers arriving at New
Jersey or NYC airports. Rooms are available at a special price of $149 a
night, which includes broadband internet access. The number of rooms is
limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged.

For more details, please contact Ray Robertson at, or visit the AppleScript Pro Sessions website