MacHack attendees fear not! The annual developeris conference is still on track for a June 19th opening date. The conferenceis theme for the year is "Unstoppable," along with the "Spinning Pizza of Death" (SPoD for short). The group is promoting the new theme as it deals with a conflicting schedule from Appleis own World Wide Developer Conference, which moved to June, just after MacHackis traditional schedule. From MacHack:
Times change. Economics. Politics. War. Schedules. Conflicts. One thing is for sure: MacHack 18 remains a go. The sessions program is strong. The keynote is compelling. The volunteers and planning committee are moving forward. MacHack is Unstoppable.
"Weive kept working despite all the changes around us," said Dave Koziol, Conference Chairman. "It was just so clear what the theme should be: MacHack: Unstoppable"
Mindful of the inevitability of their own conference and the unstoppability of it all, the committee looked for a suitable symbol for things that keep moving no matter what. It turned out that the committee needed look no further than their own Mac screen. Appleis own "busy cursor" is the inspiration for this yearis MacHack theme element, the SPoD or "Spinning Pizza of Death".
"It was obvious," said Allon Stern, MacHack Theme Coordinator. "With OSX, your Mac keeps on churning with or without you. What could be more unstoppable than that?"
Using the SPoD to illustrate MacHack: Unstoppable, the committee has settled on the first multichromatic theme in years. Starting today, the Web site has been reworked to incorporate the SPoD. All conference materials will feature "MacHack: Unstoppable" and the SPoD theme element.
Conference attendees can expect more SPoD related surprises during the Unstoppable conference that is MacHack 18.
MacHack 18 will take place in Dearborn Michigan on June 19-21. Registration is $550. You can find more information at the MacHack Web site.