Looking to mingle with technically-minded Mac folks? Then the upcoming MacTech Conference 2010 in Los Angeles, running from 3-5 November, is the place to be. And now, as an added bonus, you can catch our very own Macworld US Editorial Director Jason Snell moderating a panel on virtualisation.
The one-hour panel, dubbed "Trends in Virtualization," will feature Snell in discussion with folks from both VMware, makers of Fusion, and Parallels, the developers of Parallels Desktop--an invitation has also been extended to the team behind VirtualBox. The panelists will talk about Apple-related virtualization in both the realm of servers and on the desktop, as well as how it impacts development, testing, and more.
Of course, there's plenty else going on at the conference, too. Macworld contributor Andy Ihnatko starts things off with a keynote, followed by a metric ton of sessions and activities in two tracks--IT and programming/development--and covering most of Apple's platforms, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod. There are talks by a number of noted developers and experts including Delicious Monster's Wil Shipley, Red Sweater Software's Daniel Jalkut, and TidBits's Matt Neuberg.
MacTech has also announced that it will be offering on site Apple Certification Exams by v.2 Consulting, complete with study sessions. The study hour and exams will run from 12:30 p.m. through 4 p.m. on November 5 and cost an extra $199 in addition to the normal conference registration.
Macworld readers can even take advantage of a special deal for the conference: $100 off the normal $899 registration, which includes all meals, a subscription to MacTech Magazine, entertainment, sessions, and more (lodging is separate, though a limited number of reduced room rates are available). Or, if you'd prefer, you can also use the above link to get an Apple Certification Exam and study session--a $199 value--for free.