Learn How to Build iPhone Apps in 2 Days

Marsee Henon of user group favorite O’Reilly writes to say that you really can learn to develop mobile applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch in just 2 days. All you need to do is to attend O’Reilly’s hands-on workshop, Build, Compile, and Run Your iPhone App in 2 Days.

If you have familiarity with the Mac and basic experience with object-oriented programming (such as Java or Visual Studio), you have what it takes to build today’s most popular — and lucrative — applications. Better yet, User Group members receive a 30% discount with code DSUG when registering online

Dates and locations:

* May 16 & 17 in San Francisco
* June 27 & 28 in Chicago
* August 8 & 9 in Los Angeles
* September 19 & 20 in Seattle

Sign up today–seating is limited, and Marsee expects that these workshops will fill up quickly.
http://training.oreilly.com/introiphoneapp/

MediaMotion Ball Returns During NAB 2010

IMUG online invites digital media mavens to a premier event for professionals in production, post production, motion graphics, 3D and related fields. This year’s Media Motion Ball will offer ongoing drawings for great door prizes, time to network and socialize, and a multi-course dinner. Going to NAB? Should the MediaMotion Ball be on your social calendar?

Check it out.

http://www.imugonline.com/

Trenton's 35th Annual Computer Festival

User group members are invited to the 35th annual Trenton Computer Festival (TCF), the oldest computer festival in the world, scheduled for April 23-25, 2010 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.

TCF is not just another computer show. It was started by (and is still run by) computer hobbyist volunteers as a non-profit educational event. Attendees can enjoy workshops, the ever-popular flea market, commercial exhibits, opportunities to meet and socialize,  special exhibits, contests and more.

Check it out!

http://www.tcf-nj.org/
(Thanks to Elsa Travisano and Michael P. Redlich for this tip!)

March 2010 Milestones

March sees groups whose first meeting convened as long ago as March of 1979, showing that when Apple groups have a good thing going it lasts.

Visit these web sites to see the members and activities that contribute to their longevity and success.

1979 AUSOM Incorporated
http://www.ausom.net.au

(Congrats to Nicholas Pyers and members of this vibrant and long standing group.

1982 Lockheed Martin Macintosh Users Group
http://www.lmmug.org

(Hello to President Todd Ferguson and Lockheed members whose dedication is amazing.)

1984 Apple Users Group of Canterbury Inc.
http://www.appleusers.co.nz/index.htm

(Best wishes to President Nigel Cooper and members.)

1985 MacBruger
http://www.appleusers.co.nz/index.htm

(Congratulations to Karen Seirson and members.)

1985 Nashville Mac Users
http://www.macusers.com

(Sending a country shout out for their 25 years of service.)

1987 Hong Kong Macintosh User Group
(Be sure to check out the video on their home page!)
http://www.hkmug.org.hk/

(Happy anniversary to Chairman Blanco Siu, Vice Chairman Hason Pang and members.)

1991 TEAM Francophone
http://www.teamfr.be

(A warm hello to President Olivier Maissin, VP Benoît Squelin, Secretary Vincent Dupont, Treasurer Luc Viatour, Guy Robben and Thierry Ligot.)

1994 Santa Fe Macintosh User Group
http://www.santafemug.org

(Many thanks to President Giuseppe Quinn for this tip!)

2008 Aperture Users Professional Network
http://apertureprofessional.com/

(Greetings to Ambassador David Schloss.)