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Featured Speakers

David Pogue.

David Pogue
Technology Columnist and Author, New York Times; Pogue Press

Bud Tribble

Guy (Bud) Tribble, M.D.-Ph.D.
Vice President, Software Technology, Apple

Srinidhi Varadarajan

Srinidhi Varadarajan, Ph.D.
Director, Terascale Computing Facility and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Terry Gaasterland

Terry Gaasterland
Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University

Adam Engst

Adam C. Engst
Publisher, TidBITS and Take Control Books

Andy Ihnatko

Andy Ihnatko
Chicago Sun-Times Technology Columnist, Longtime Macworld Contributor

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Sal Soghoian.

Sal Soghoian
AppleScript Product Manager, Apple

James Duncan Davidson.

James Duncan Davidson
Author and software developer,

Dan Wood

Dan Wood
President, Karelia Software, LLC

Robb Beal

Robb Beal
President and Creator of Spring, User Creations, LLC

mmalcolm Crawfoard

mmalcolm Crawford
Apple Computer, Inc.

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Download Presentation Files from the Conference --Presentation files from many of the session and tutorial speakers are available online.

Enter to Win a Free Conference Pass When You Turn in a Conference or Speaker Evaluation Form -- Evaluation forms are now available online. Fill out evaluation forms on individual speakers and the overall convention, and you'll be entered to win one of two free passes to a future O'Reilly conference of your choice. We appreciate your thoughts and ideas and we'll use them to shape our future conferences.

The Conference is Underway -- Apple announced the release of Mac OS X Panther on Friday, Oct. 24. Don't miss the first OS X Conference to focus on Panther. Pre-register and save $100.

Got iCal? -- If so, you'll be happy to know that the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference schedule is now available via iCal. Here's all the info you need to subscribe.

Secrets of the Jedi Lunchbox and Other Andy Ihnatko Tales -- Andy Ihnatko started out as a volunteer for the Boston Computer Society's Mac Group, which led to becoming a columnist for MacUser mag. When MacUser and Macworld mags merged, Andy was right in the middle of it. Here's an interview with one of the truly unique minds in the Mac community who has been there during every step of Apple's highs and lows over the years. Ihnatko will present a keynote on The Big Rethink.

Create Desktop Applications with Java-Based Web Technologies -- Will Iverson provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for building a point-and-shoot installer for a basic web application using Apache Jakarta Tomcat and a combination of free tools and various Apache-license projects. Don't miss Iverson's session at the upcoming O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference.

Apple's Bud Tribble and Sal Soghoian Added to the Speaker Line-Up-- Tribble is presenting a keynote address about the increasing role of Mac OS X in Life Science Computing. A respected fixture in the AppleScript community, Soghogian is presenting one of his signature "Introduction to AppleScript" tutorials at the conference.

Derrick Story's Top 10 Tips for Mac Conference Goers-- Conference co-chair helps you gear up for the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference by sharing advice on how to maximize the value of your investment.

Apple Consultants Network (ACN) Members Are Invited to Attend Exclusive Tech Camp -- Slated for October 25-27, the Camp includes three days of the latest information and training on Mac OS X presented by Apple. Registration for the ACN Tech Camp includes admission to the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference. To learn more about the ACN program, go to

Great T-Shirt Exchange -- Is your closet overflowing with unworn trade-show schwag? Then scour your drawers and bring all those tees that haven't seen the light of day to the Mac OS X conference. On Thursday, put your unused(!) Mac t-shirts--or any other branded tee--on the designated table and swap it for any other tee that catches your eye at our Great T-Shirt Exchange.

O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference Sponsorship Discount -- Have a small company or a start-up geared for the Mac OS X audience? Receive a 50% discount if you sponsor or exhibit at the O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference. For more information download the exhibitor and sponsor prospectus.

Hydra, VoodooPad, Earn Top Awards in Second Mac OS X Innovators Contest. Winners of the second Mac OS X Innovators Contest were announced at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. The third round gets under way shortly, culminating with an announcement of the winners and an evening reception at the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference.

An Invitation to Attend The Second Annual O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference -- Read why you can't afford to miss the 2003 Mac OS X Conference from Convention Chairs Rael Dornfest and Derrick Story, and O'Reilly & Associates President Tim O'Reilly. O'Reilly in a Nutshell -- "What makes [Mac OS X] hacker-friendly is the cool, cutting-edge functionality. With Rendezvous and iChat you can just open up and see who's around," points out Tim O'Reilly in this interview on the Apple Pro site. Don't miss the ad hoc network of Mac OS X users that will emerge this October at the Mac OS X Conference.

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The buzz from last year -- check out the Mac DevCenter's news coverage and blogs from last year's O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference. You can also download presentation and multimedia files from our previous conference.

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