MacHack has announced that Scott Knaster will be delivering the keynote for this yearis event. Mr. Knaster is an author with several Mac programming books to his credit (search on Amazon for Scott Knaster). MacHack is the biggest Mac developer conference outside of Appleis own WWDC. This is the second keynote event announced for MacHack, with the first being presented by Ken Arnold. From MacHack:
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers today announced that Scott Knaster, famed author and really nice guy, will deliver the Thursday night keynote address for this yearis 18th annual conference.
Best known for his cult classic Macintosh programming books, Scott started writing about the Mac the very month it shipped, January 1984. Scottis book How To Write Macintosh Software was required reading for Mac programmers for more than a decade, and his groundbreaking Macintosh Programming Secrets remains a cult classic. Scottis books have been translated into several languages, including Japanese and Pascal.
Scottis keynote will be presented using an interactive and highly experimental format, codenamed Vervays(TM), and may contain amusing anecdotes, snack foods, live quizzes, and other innovative features. (Note: the Vervays(TM) icon and t-shirts will be available soon.)
Scott was Developer Technical Support manager at Apple, wrote technical documentation for General Magic and Microsoft, and is now a columnist for MacTech Magazine and a freelance writer. Scott may be the only person in the world to have 5-year awards from Apple, General Magic, and Microsoft.
Scott has every issue of Mad Magazine, which explains a lot.