|[11:30 AM] MacHack Attendees To Be Treated To A Second Keynote
As the programming conference/marathon MacHack draws closer, conference organizers have announced a second keynote speech is to be delivered by Adobe founder and CEO. MacHack is the 2nd biggest developer conference for Mac programmers next to Apple's WWDC which begins today. According to MacHack:
On Friday morning at 12:01 AM, exactly 24 hours after the conference ventures into open source with Eric S. Raymond, the previously announced keynote, MacHack attendees will hear the word from the other side of the software industry. Dr. John Warnock, leader of Adobe Systems Incorporated, will bring his insight and perspective to the late night crowd.
Dr. Warnock is the CEO and cofounder of Adobe Systems Incorporated. He, along with his cofounder Charles Geschke, has presided over Adobe's emergence as a leader in the graphics and publishing industry. For three decades, Warnock has been respected as an innovator in the field of computer software. He holds four patents, has contributed many articles to both technical journals and industry magazines, and is a frequent speaker on critical issues in the computer and publishing industries.
MacHack will take place from June 22-24 in Dearborn, MI. Registration is US$525, with a limited number of student registration spots available for US$50. You can find more information at the MacHack web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: This is quite a coup for MacHack and quite a treat for Mac developers. Adobe is the 3rd largest Mac developer outside Apple and Microsoft, and they are certainly considered a software giant with close to a billion dollars a year in sales. For their CEO to make a keynote speech at Machack underlies the resurgent health of the Mac market.