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November 29th, 1999

[9:00 AM] MacHack 2000 Gets Off To Early Start
by Staff

MacHack 2000 has gotten an early start by announcing they are accepting White Papers and registration now. MacHack is an annual developer conference held in Dearborn, Michigan. According to MacHack:

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now it's that time of year again...

Time to prepare for MacHack 2000.

MacHack solicits and accepts papers on a wide variety of topics related to software development. For example, papers from the last few years include topics ranging from emulation, optimization, cross-platform development techniques, encryption and compression, anonymity in internet communications, 3-D GUIs, and exception-handling strategies, to a variety of object architectures.

Each accepted paper is published in the MacHack Conference proceedings and included on the MacHack CD. Each author gives a 50-minute presentation on his paper during the conference.

While there are no fixed limits, MacHack papers generally run from 8 to 16 pages (2000 to 4000 words). Authors are encouraged to remember that the audience is very "hands on." MacHack attendees live to try out new ideas. For that reason, supporting code examples are strongly encouraged. (By the way, papers that are clearly intended as marketing will be rejected. It's ok to present a new product, but the underlying technology is the important part, not the commercial entity.)

Authors accepted for MacHack 2000 get to attend the conference for free. (Well, not exactly free -- we will waive the US$525 conference fee. Authors still have to get to Michigan and pay the hotel bill.)

The real reason to come is that MacHack is THE place to absorb new ideas from the top minds in the industry, a chance to make a difference while having a good time.

So, why wait? This is a chance to share ideas with hundreds of cutting-edge software developers, influence the entire computer industry, nudge it in a new direction, or revolutionize ways of thinking.

Oh, since most of us start counting from zero, this IS the first MacHack of the new century and therefore a chance to make computing history.

Abstracts are required by January 31, 2000. Paper proposals should be submitted to with a subject field of "MacHack Abstract".

For attendees, discounted registration is available for early action. Full attendees can register for $425 online, a savings of $100 off 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 MacHack at the event's web site. The conference takes place from June 22-24, 2000, in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Mac Observer Spin: MacHack is the largest gathering of developers outside of the World Wide Developer Conference held in Cupertino. MacHack has a special emphasis on coding, or hacks, and has grown in popularity during the last few years. As a barometer of the health of the Mac developer community, MacHack is a very important event that we watch closely.

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