Registrations are now open for AppleScript Pro Sessions in St. Pete
Beach, Florida, for April 12-16, 2010. After 11 successful events, the
sessions will be coming to Florida again with a conference hotel
directly on the Gulf Coast in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. The
sessions offer a full introduction to AppleScript, including the
changes in Snow Leopard, and are aimed at both beginners and advanced
"In OS X 10.6, AppleScript users now have direct access to the world of
Cocoa via AppleScriptObjC," said Shane Stanley, session co-leader.
"This brings enormous power, but it also makes it relatively simple to
add sophisticated interfaces to AppleScript scripts."
In addition to covering automation of publishing mainstays InDesign,
Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, the 2010 sessions will cover other
applications including Microsoft Excel, FileMaker Pro and BBEdit. "We
realize many scripters in the prepress industry and elsewhere receive
data in Excel format, and store data in FileMaker Pro," said Ray
Robertson, session co-leader. "And writing scripts that control more
than one application is one of the great strengths of AppleScript."
Past AppleScript Pro sessions have drawn attendees from New Zealand,
Europe, and Central America, as well as from Fortune 500 companies in
the U.S. The classes are suitable for both new and experienced
scripters, with the emphasis on practical skills that can be used
across a range of applications.
Pricing and Availability:
The five-day sessions will be held at Dolphin Beach Resort in St. Pete
Beach, Florida. A special conference rate offers a limited number of
hotel rooms starting at $99/night. Pricing starts at $1500 (USD) for
any three days, with a special discounted package of $1800 for all five
days. The early bird rate is available through March 5, unless sold out