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Saturday, October 25 - Monday, October 27

ACN Tech Camp

Three days of the latest information and training on Mac OS X from Apple and admission to the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference in a single package exclusively for members of the Apple Consultants Network (ACN). To learn more about the ACN program, go to

Tuesday, October 28

Author Signing

Located at the Irvine Sci-Tech Bookstore, on the Mezzanine

12:00 PM
David Pogue, Mac OS X: TMM, Panther Edition

2:45 PM
Dan Frakes, Mac OS X Power Tools; Mac Bible - 9th Edition

3:15 PM
Rael Dornfest, Mac OS X Hacks

4:00 PM
Andrew Duncan, Objective-C Pocket Reference

5:00 PM
James Duncan Davidson, Learning Cocoa with Objective-C - 2nd Edition; Running Mac OS X Panther

Building Virgina Tech's G5 Supercluster

7:30 - 9:00 PM
Located in the Santa Clara Ballroom

Virginia Tech's widely publicized cluster project consists of 1,100 Power Mac Dual 2 GHz G5s. The immense challenges facing the project team ranged from constructing an efficient scalable configuration to preventing the hardware from overheating.

Join project leader, Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan, for an evening special event at the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference where he takes you inside the G5 supercluster to show you the challenges, opportunities, and rewards resulting from building the world's most impressive Mac cluster.

User Group Gathering

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Located at the Lobby Bar

If you're a member of a user group, come meet up with Marsee Henon, O'Reilly User Group Coordinator, and Lorene Romero, Apple User Group Advisory Board Vendor Relation Coordinator and North Coast Mac Users Group Past President, to swap stories, ideas, and just hang out. Located at the Lobby Bar of the Westin Santa Clara Hotel. (This is a no-host function.)

Wednesday, October 29

Author Signing

Located at the Irvine Sci-Tech Bookstore, on the Mezzanine

10:00 AM
Adam Engst, The Wireless Networking Starter Kit; iPhoto 2 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide

10:30 AM
Andy Ihnatko, The Original MacQuarium

11:30 AM
Chuck Toporek and Chris Stone, Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide; Mac OS X Panther in a Nuthshell

1:00 PM
Will Iverson, Mac OS X for Java Geeks

3:15 PM
Derrick Story, Digital Photography Pocket Guide; Digital Video Pocket Guide; iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual

Mac OS X Innovators Contest Presentation & Reception

Presentation: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Located in the Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence room

Reception: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Located on the Mezzanine

Celebrate the winning entries of the third O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Contest with a special evening presentation. Hear from the award-winning developers from current and past Innovators Contests and see the winning applications presented along with Q&A. The Reception will be held on the Mezzanine, following the presentations.

Speakers include:
  • Brent Simmons -- First place, round one, NetNewsWire
  • Robb Beal -- Second place, round one, Spring
  • Gus Mueller -- First place, US category, round two, VoodooPad
  • Paul Kafasis -- Second place, US Category, round two, Audio Hijack Pro

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BANG (Bay Area NeXT Group) Meeting

8:00 - 10:00 PM
Located in the Winchester room

The Bay Area NeXT Group is a longstanding user group now focused on Apple's Mac OS X and related technologies. Topics for meetings vary; BANG tries to present timely information and speakers of interest to both users and developers.

At this meeting, Philippe Mougin will present F-Script. F-Script is an open-source, object-oriented, interactive, and scripting layer designed from the ground up for Cocoa. Philippe will show how F-Script lets you interactively and graphically explore, test, and use Cocoa frameworks and custom Objective-C objects.

All attendees of the Mac OS X Conference are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thursday, October 30

Great T-Shirt Exchange

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Located in Registration (lobby level)

Is your closet overflowing with unworn tradeshow schwag? Then scour your drawers and bring all those tees that haven't seen the light of day to the conference's Great T-Shirt Exchange. On Thursday, put your unused(!) Mac t-shirts--or any other branded tee--on the designated table from 10 am to 4 pm and swap it for any other tee that catches your eye. (If you don't bring a shirt to exchange, but see one you simply have to have, that's ok, too.) At the end of the day, any unclaimed shirts will be donated to a local men's shelter.

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