July 11, 2002
Building the Future at the First O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
Sebastopol, CA--Registration is open for the first-ever
O'Reilly Mac OS
X Conference. Designed to foster discovery and community between Mac OS
X users and groups just coming aboard this state-of-the-art operating
system, the conference takes place at the Westin Santa Clara in Santa
Clara, CA from September 30 to October 3, 2002.
"Apple has made a bold move to build the future into the platform,"
notes Tim O'Reilly, founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates.
"Mac OS X offers a rich, powerful environment, and serious users are
looking to wring everything they can out of it." Conference Program
Chair Rael Dornfest concurs, "Old Mac hands have as much to learn as
Unix users. As a result, the demand for information about using and
developing on Mac OS X is intense."
Tailored to developers, users, and technical staff--Apple faithful,
*nix converts, and Java programmers alike--the conference promises an
in-depth tour of all things Mac OS X. Sessions and tutorials address
questions many developers are wrestling with: How does such a wide
variety of technologies, such as open source scripting, web services,
wireless, biological computing, and multimedia, fit into the Mac OS X
landscape? How can greater productivity be leveraged from this
completely rebuilt operating system? What are the most efficient--
and cool--development tools and resources for Mac OS X?
Tutorials on web objects, Cocoa, wireless, AppleScript, and the
terminal.app, led by the likes of mmalcolm Crawford, James Duncan
Davidson, Rob Flickenger, Sal Soghoian, Chris Stone, and Dan Sugalski,
fill the first day of the conference. Three days of conference sessions
follow, organized into six tracks: Mac OS X in the Large, Servers and
Networking, Development, Unix, iApps, and Hardware. Some of the
specific sessions that chart the new territory of Mac OS X are:
- Designing for Aqua
- Introducing the Mac User Community to Unix Developers
- Mac OS X Security
- Shoot Like Ansel--Creating Stunning Images for iPhoto
- Migrating from Linux to Mac OS X
- Multi-lingual Mac Programming
- Objective-C++: Everything, Plus the Kitchen Sink
- OS X Server--Wading Through the GUI
- Tricked-out X: How do Alpha Mac Geeks Arrange Their OS X Workspace?
Other sessions cover migration issues, Project Builder, Java-based
IDEs, databases, and languages.
Featured speakers in the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference include: James
Gosling, Sun's co-inventor of Java, and a recent Mac convert; David
Pogue, best-selling author of "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual" and the
"New York Times" technology columnist; Darwin developer Wilfredo
Sanchez Vega; Jordan Hubbard, Apple's manager of BSD technologies; Adam
Engst, editor of TidBITS; Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder, O'Reilly &
Associates; journalist Leander Kahney; brian d foy, publisher of "The
Perl Review"; and Cory Doctorow, co-founder of OpenCola and co-editor
of the weblog Boing Boing.
"Mac OS X is one of the most exciting things happening in the industry
today," concludes Tim O'Reilly. "We're putting together a conference
that features the many traditions and technologies that come together
in this new crossroads. One of the most exciting things about
conferences is the opportunity for people to meet and share ideas and
knowledge face to face. The O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference is designed to
let Unix people and Mac people learn from each other, and to let both
learn from the people who're pushing the envelope."
Exhibition and Sponsorship
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference,
contact Andrew Calvo at 707-827-7176, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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