MacHack 2002: CmdrTaco to Speak at MacHack

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers

Contact: Carol Lynn
c/o Expotech
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230

May 28, 2002-Dearborn, MI-MacHack, The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers, has become famous for various reasons. The MacHax Group hosted Best Hack contest is one, but the outstanding lineup of conference speakers is another.

This year, Rob Malda, the infamous CmdrTaco, best known for his work founding Slashdot the nearly ubiquitous website of "news for nerds" will join MacHack 2002. In this rare public appearance, he'll join MacHack's crowd of developers for a lively discussion that will range from his adventures building the online community that Slashdot has become to open source issues and where ever else the freeform gathering might lead.

Malda's achievements have spanned a variety of fields from computer programming to nuclear physics. He was instrumental in the founding of Perl Monks , a site dedicated to solving problems with the easily obfuscated language. His development experience is broad including having made the journey from 8-bit computing to modern multithreaded operating systems. Like many in the industry, he is relatively young, but his adventures have been many and varied.

MacHack has become famous for far reaching and challenging speakers and Malda's will be no different. There is no agenda, no set plan, just Malda and the audience. This format has worked so well in the past that speakers such as Eric S. Raymond, open source advocate, has remained a hot topic of conversation among attendees two years after the fact.

Conference registration costs $525 and includes access to all conference events, 3 meals and the conference banquet. Of course, attendance of the legendary Hack Show is mandatory. Secure registration and more information are available at the conference website. MacHack 17 will take place June 20-22, 2002, in Dearborn, Michigan.

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