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WWDC Behind; New York and Santa Clara Ahead

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 07/07/2003

Dear Mac Reader,

WWDC is in the rear-view mirror, but New York and Santa Clara are fast approaching.

We have our preparations in order for next week's Macworld Creative Pro Conference in New York City. Highlights include great new Mac titles to debut, David Pogue speaking in the booth every day of the Expo, and I'll be demo'ing "iSight Tips and Tricks" there as well. Even if you don't plan on attending the sessions at Macworld, consider getting an Expo pass (you can get them for free if you ask around) and stopping by for a visit.

I'll post the dates and times that David and I will be working in the O'Reilly booth on the Mac DevCenter site later this week. We both have user sessions too, and I have a workshop on Tuesday. So, if you're staying in New York for more than a cup of coffee, look us up.

Also, in case you didn't notice, our web page for the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference went live last week:

http://conferences.oreilly.com/macosxcon/

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This is going to be a seriously good show featuring Mac developers and celebrities alike. I'm involved in the conference planning, and I can tell you that all of the tracks are filling up with quality content. The show will be in Santa Clara, California this coming October. You can get more details by visiting the O'Reilly page. I encourage you to consider attending.

And finally, for those of you lucky enough to attend WWDC last month, wasn't it a good feeling to see Apple performing so well on so many fronts? I've seen good times and bad times over the last 17 years, but I can't remember Apple looking as fit as it does now. I was impressed.

OK, that's it for the moment. Hope to see you in New York. Please stop by the booth and say hi.

Until next time,
Derrick
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Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor

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