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Speak at Mac OS X Con

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 04/30/2004

Dear Mac Reader,

Next week we're going to publish our Call for Papers (CFP) for the Mac OS X Conference in Santa Clara, California, October 25-28. Your feedback has already had a powerful impact on the design of this conference. Two of the tracks this year--Digital Music and the Insanely Great Mac Track--are the progeny of your expressed interests. And you've affirmed clearly that the other three tracks need to be at the core of the program.

Many of you can take this a step further by submitting a speaking proposal when the CFP goes live. In that CFP, I go into great detail about what we are seeking, but I want to give you a head's up now to get the creative juices flowing.

Basically, we're looking at five tracks:

  • Programming and scripting
  • System administration
  • Enterprise, grids, and clustering
  • Digital music
  • Insanely great Mac track

We want to offer sessions within these tracks that appeal to independent developers; those who work behind the scenes in business; Mac users in high-performance academic environments including life sciences; and techno artists.

I'm the program chair, and I am here to answer your questions and help you shape your proposals. We've evolved this conference nicely over the last two years. But this is the year, I believe, that we skyrocket. I hope to have you onboard, either as a speaker or as an attendee.

Keep an eye out for that CFP!

Until next time,

Derrick Story
Mac DevCenter Editor

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