MacHack 2000 is seeking speakers for the annual conference. According to MacHack 2000:
As developers in the Mac market wrap up a successful year, the time has come to start developing presentations for MacHack 2000, the Annual Conference for Leading Edge developers.
The conference, now in its fifteenth year, features a peer-to-peer format, where participating developers are all invited to lead sessions on cutting edge technologies. These, plus presentations on how best to take advantage of existing technologies are needed for sessions at the upcoming conference.
MacHack solicits and accepts sessions on a wide variety of topics related to software development. For example, sessions from the last few years include topics ranging open source projects, database development and design, and legal and business issues. Each accepted speaker gets discounted admission to the conference, and the opportunity to share with -- and learn from -- the other attendees.
MacHack has tentatively set four tracks for the upcoming sessions year. Yoot sessions are aimed at a student and beginning developer audience. Mac OS sessions target the seasoned developer and generally contain the latest news on developing of Apple's platform. Cutting Edge technologies sessions light the road ahead (previous years have included Open Source, Linux, reverse engineering and other leading topics). Finally, the Business Track is made up of sessions presented by engineering friendly professionals who can point the way for better managing a small software company or simply deciphering the messages from the suits in a corporate environment.
It is easy to do -- submit your proposal by January 31st, 2000. MacHack sessions typically run about an hour. Speakers present to a "hands on" audience, an audience ready to test new ideas and try them out. For that reason, supporting code examples are strongly encouraged. While many new technologies are commercial, overt marketing is strongly discouraged.
MacHack is a unique gathering of a cross section of developers from across the globe and all aspect of the industry. So, why wait? This is a chance to introduce new technologies to receptive community of developers, shape the future of software development and share ideas.
Proposals are required by January 31, 2000. So submit your session proposals, ideas, and outlines today to firstname.lastname@example.org. with a subject field of "MacHack Proposal"
MacHack 2000 will take place June 22-24, 2000, in Dearborn, Michigan. More information is available on the Web.
For attendees, discounted registration is available for early action. Full attendees can register for $425 online, a savings of $100 of the regular registration rate, students can register for $50 which includes all-access to the conference as well as a special meal package. Total attendance is limited to 400. Student attendance is limited to 50. More details are available on the conference web site.
You can find more information on the conference at the MacHack 2000 web site.