With the iPhone supplanting the Mac as the darling child of this year’s WWDC, some are also lamenting the disappearance of the IT Track which previously focused on technologies such as Xserve, Xsan, Final Cut Server and more.
The lack of an IT Track within this years show will mean IT pros on the platform won’t get the same level of engagement and introduction to the relevant Apple reps. One of the great attractions of WWDC is the chance to engage with Apple’s engineers.
To remedy that, MacTech announced last week an upcoming 3-day conference in Los Angeles secheduled for November 3-5, and geared towards IT Pros and Mac developers.
“We’ve been considering a conference for many years now,” said MacTech Magazine Editor-in-Chief Neil Ticktin, “but the timing was never quite right. Now, the timing is right, and MacTech is here to serve the community.”
The MacTech Conference will have two separate tracks: one focused on IT, and one focused on programming/development. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile, with appropriate levels of attention paid to Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Those interested in speaking should contact MacTech at http://www.mactech.com/conference/speakers-app — already in progress, call for speakers (for main sessions) ends June 18th.
via 9to5 Mac