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Jordan Hubbard is the Manager of BSD Technologies for Apple's Core OS Engineering team.
Jordan Hubbard discusses Unix's long history in universities, research institutions, and server rooms, and explains the new opportunities Mac OS X represents for the Unix development community.
For anyone with a traditional Unix background, be it user or developer, it helps to have a simple understanding into some of the key differences when using or writing code with Mac OS X. Some of the major differences extend all the way up from the filesystem layout down to the location and use of libraries and frameworks. Attendees will get up to speed on the basics of Mac OS X from the perspective of a Unix user/developer.
As the Manager of BSD Technologies for Apple's Core OS Engineering
team, Jordan Hubbard oversees the BSD Technology Base for Darwin, the
UNIX-based core of Mac OS X. Before joining Apple in 2001, Hubbard was
a Principal Technologist for Wind River Systems and was responsible for
the FreeBSD CD-ROM product line. Prior to that, Hubbard held various
engineering and management positions at companies in the US and Europe,
such as U.C. Berkeley and Digital Equipment Corporation. He began his
career in software in the 1970's, working on minicomputers, and he is a
frequent contributor to the Open Source community. Hubbard has been
writing free software since 1982, beginning with Volume 1 of the
comp.sources.unix archive and continuing with various works on MIT's X
Contributed Software collection. He is also a co-founder of the FreeBSD
project, which began in 1992.