SF Cutters: 11 Years and SuperMeet Plans

On March 16, the officers and members of SF Cutters will celebrate their 11th anniversary with a bash at Adobe Systems, San Francisco, including beer, pizza, anniversary cake, top-name speakers and a bountiful raffle. Not content to rest on their laurels, the group is already gearing up for the Las Vegas SuperMeet, planned for April 12 during NAB. Add in their $100 discount on Post Production World tickets, and SF Cutters shows that it IS possible to offer something for every taste. Wow!

SF Cutters


They put the super in SuperMeets


PDXFCPUG: Ken Webster, Paul Sosso and More

The members of the Portland Final Cut Pro User Group (PDXFCPUG) hosted Ken Webster, of Innervoice Studios, as he presents an overview of the general workflow that supports creating good audio in most video or film projects. He will explore pre-production, production and post-production sound and highlight best practices in each of the above categories.  Ken will finish with an overview of music and foley and the role they play in the final stages of post production. Add in tips from Paul Sosso, a Show/Tell session and a raffle, and this event is a winner.

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(Thanks to Rebecca Gerendasy for this tip!)

Open Apple Podcast: Keeping the KansasFest Spirit Alive

Mike Maginnis and Ken Gagne, two long-time Apple II users,  recently announced the Apple II community’s first co-hosted podcast. “Open Apple” is a monthly show dedicated to Steve Wozniak’s most famous personal computer. “When we got home from KansasFest 2010, we didn’t want the experience to end,” said Gagne in the show’s first episode, referring to the annual Apple II convention. Added Maginnis, “One of the great things about the Apple II is the community that surrounds it. Having a podcast where we can chat with other Apple II users fosters that community feeling you get at events like KansasFest.” In keeping with that theme, the two co-hosts are joined in their first episode by KansasFest veteran Andy Molloy, the first of many guests to appear on Open Apple.

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Trenton Computer Festival: 26 Years Strong

User group members are invited to the 36th annual Trenton Computer Festival (TCF), the oldest computer festival in the world, scheduled for April 2-3, 2011 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.

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PMUG Hosts MacCamp Spring 2011: April 15-17

Twice each year the Portland Macintosh Users Group (PMUG) provides a weekend of friendship, learning and group renewal in the beauty and tranquility of Silver Falls State Park (Oregon). Run as a not-for-profit event, PMUG uses any funds earned to make the next MacCamp even better. President Charles DeVore and PMUG members deserve thanks for providing this wonderful continuing resource to their group members and the user group community.

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Check out MacCamp 2011



NCMUG: Derrick Story Presents

On March 15, the North Coast Mac Users Group will host Derrick Story, author, digital photographer and member of the conference faculty for Macworld. Derrick will be talking about the new iPhoto ’11.  He is known for his expertise, so this is an event to enjoy! Can’t be there? Check out The Digital Story, Derrick’s virtual camera club and weekly podcast,  open to all photography enthusiasts.

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