Attendees at the 2008 AppleScript Pro voted it the “best event ever,”
which was valuable feedback since 15 alumni were in attendance. But
now concerns have arisen that there was something fishy with the vote
beyond all the seafood consumed that week. ”

We are not positive the vote was accurate,” says (with tongue in
cheek) Ray Robertson, session co-leader. “We are going to go back and
make sure we get it right this time. It is going to be grueling to
have so much fun again.”

“We were covering Leopard for the first time,” said Shane Stanley,
session co-leader. “I suspect an AppleScript rounding error, but
we’ve been unable to replicate the problem. This time, we are going
to use both vanilla AppleScript and scripting Excel to make sure the
vote is accurate. Even though I’m from Australia, it is my
understanding it won’t be the first time this has happened in

In addition to correcting voting errors, the conference will cover
automation of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat in the new
CS4 and earlier versions. ”

The sessions will also cover scripting Microsoft Excel 2004 and 2008.
Matt Neuburg, author of AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, Second
Edition, will be returning again to cover AppleScript Studio and will
also provide an introduction to using Ruby with Apple Events.

The five-day sessions will be held at Dolphin Beach Resort in St.
Pete Beach, Florida. A special conference rate offers a limited
number of hotel rooms starting at US$99/night.

Pricing starts at $1m500 for any three days, with a special
discounted package of $1,800 for all five days. The early bird rate
is available through March 16, unless sold out earlier. For more
details, visit the AppleScript Pro Sessions web site at