Milestones – July 2010

This month’s column includes a group who first met in 1982. Happy
anniversary to some of our oldest groups.

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1982: Sierra Nevada Apple Group
(Previously Greater Reno Operating Group)
(Greetings to Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member Del Missier and members of SNAG.)

1982: San Leandro Macintosh User Group

1984: Apple Users Group of Canterbury Inc.
(Congrats to president Nigel Wood and group members.)

1984: Atlanta Macintosh Users Group
(Greetings to former Apple User Group Regional Liaison Michael Henigan and the members of AMUG.)

1985: Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group
(Congratulations to President Mark Griffith, Webmaster Ralph Woodard, Apple User Group Board member Lynn Poos and the wonderful folk at SMMUG.)

1989: Prescott Macintosh User Group
(Thanks to Ambassador Roger Lakner for this tip.)

1990: The Mac Group – Dayton OH

(Greetings to Ambassador Mark Georges, President Bill Herrick and members.)

1993: Capitol Macintosh User Group

1996: Macintosh Users Group of Stowe

1997: Italia Mac

2003: Calgary Final Cut Pro Users Group

The Central Florida Computer Society and The Florida Mac User Group Present iSig

Groups often thrive when they collaborate. For example, iSig, a special interest group covering the  devices and software that run on the iPhone OS,  is a combined efforts of the Central Florida Computer Society and the Florida Macintosh Users Group. Other groups are invited to participate, and consumers, developers, consultants, and publishers are welcome to attend. With SIG leader Sean Kane, Certified Apple Technical Coordinator, long-time Mac and iPhone user, and a technologist and consultant to Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, this collaboration is a winner. Join the members of iSig on the third Monday of each month for tips, networking and information on the system, hardware and software that powers your iPod, iPad and iPhone.

Learn more.

(Thanks to Central Florida Computer Society President Arvin Meyer for this tip.)

Third Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet – September 12

Did you miss the last SuperMeet? Don’t despair. Join Final Cut Pro and digital video user groups from Europe, the United States and around the world, as they gather for the third annual Amsterdam SuperMeet. September 12 will see an amazing gathering of FCP users and experts, Avid and Adobe editors, HDSLR filmmakers and digital content creators and Gurus, all at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Network and party with industry peers while learning latest trends in collaborative editing workflows. Of course, the SuperMeet raffles are the stuff of dreams.

Want to see what you missed last year? The Final Cut Pro User Group Network has posted many of last year’s sessions.

Want to attend in 2010? Learn more or sign up here:

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Macintosh Computer Expo Returns

If you have been to one of the North Coast Mac Users Group’s (NCMUG) Mac Computer Expos you already know how wonderful this event can be. If you haven’t been to one, don’t worry because your next opportunity will be on October 2 in Petaluma, California. With well-known sponsors such as O’Reilly, Micromat, Intuit, and Macworld Expo., a raffle for an iPad, informational sessions, time for networking and approximately 30 vendors,  there will be plenty to do and see.  Get tips from Derrick Story, Bert Monroy and other experts. This year (their 17th) looks to be their best.

Don’t let this one pass you by!

(Congrats to Ambassador Lorene Romero and the members of NCMUG for providing another great Expo.)

Join Klokhuis for Apple Dag in 2010

The Dutch word for core is klokhuis and the AUG Klokhuis user group is the core of all things Apple in the Netherlands. On September 18 they will celebrate with an “AppleDay,” a popular event regularly sponsored by Klokhuis.

Along with the normal program – meeting point, lectures, wirelessnetwork, workshops etc. – Apple Dag offers a tombola with fantastic prizes.

See why this is a can’t miss event.