Ilene Hoffman Presents: Hess Memorial Macworld Events List 2012

Boston, MA. 1/23/12 — Ilene Hoffman, Macintosh Consultant and writer, announces the new incomparable and unique 2012 Hess Memorial Macworld-iWorld Events List. Whether you plan to attend the show or not, there’s something on the list for you! Attendees should check the page daily for new listings, so that you don’t miss a thing.

In its sixteenth year of publication, the Hess Memorial Macworld Events List is the only source for all events and press functions held during the 2012 Macworld|iWorld week, Jan. 26 – 28. The list highlights all the events you probably did not know were happening at the show. Don’t feel left out just because you’re not in San Francisco, check the list for related Internet events, webinars, and podcasts too!

Please let me know about your events at Macworld|iWorld 2012.
Companies and individuals are encouraged to send new listings now for the Hess Events List from the links on the page. Attendees need to get a head start on the best places to visit at the show.

Special booth goodies and giveaways are welcome on the page too. If you are an exhibitor with special booth events, please submit them to me for the Hess Events List. Make sure the show attendees know what’s happening at your booth! Limited banner advertising space for companies is available also.

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The page is supported primarily by user contributions. Please help if you can. Any amount is welcome.

Special thanks go out to Bare Bones Software, Marketcircle Inc, The Omni Group, and iGame Radio for supporting the list this year. Please show your support by clicking on their banners!

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The author, Ilene Hoffman, MS took over the events list when the original author, Robert Hess of MacWeek magazine, passed away in 1996. It is a memorial and tribute to his hard work in the Macintosh community.

Ilene provides marketing, writing, and PR support to Apple-involved companies and Web sites.
These pages are made possible by ilene’s dancing fingers and your generous support.

Ilene’s Machine activities are not formerly affiliated with IDG World Expo, Macworld magazine, Apple, or any other corporate business entity.

AUSOM: Photo Challenges Make Fun Puzzles

The Apple User’s Society of Melbourne (AUSOM) has a clever challenge for members of their Photoshop special interest group (SIG): take a provided photo and modify it to provided specifications. For example, the February 2012 challenge provides a black-and-white photo, where the only available information is that the vests worn were red, buttons were brass and the baton was red and gold. The task? Tint the photo correctly while retaining the details in the original. By February 4 members will send in possible solutions and the group’s next meeting will look at the answers on offer. What fun!

Visit AUSOM today.

Upper Keys MUG: Perfect Timing

One of the best presents under a Christmas tree is a new or upgraded Mac. Once unwrapped, the next step is to learn the basics, and that is one area where the Upper Keys Macintosh User Group (UKMUG) shines. Their January 12 meeting is titled Macintosh 101, an introduction for beginners and new owners. Better yet, the meeting is free and open to the public. What a great service to the community!

Learn about the Upper Keys Macintosh User Group.

(Thanks to Apple Ambassador Sue Beal for her excellent and informative news releases!)

MLMUG: Special Aperture Presentation

On January 14 the members of the Main Line Mac Users Group (MLMUG) will host Steve Zalot, Senior Systems Engineer with Apple Inc., who will show users some of the wonderful things that this affordable and powerful photo editing software can offer for hobbyists and professional photographers. Can’t attend until February? User group favorite AppleScript guru Ben Waldie of Automated Workflows will be the featured speaker.

Visit the MLMUG website for directions and meeting schedule.

Automated Workflows

(Thanks to long-time Apple User Group Regional Liaison and MLMUG Program Director Maria Arguello for this tip!)

BOSCPUG: Berube Receives Imaginnaire Award

Claudia Crask of SF Cutters reports that Dan Berube of the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) and Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) is one of five individuals who have been recognized for excellence in New England’s film and television production industry.  Congrats to Dan for this well-merited recognition.



SF Cutters

(Thanks to Claudia Crask of SF Cutters for this tip!)

Digital CONNtent Creators: Editor’s Retreat 2012

In 2003 Keith Larson and a team of Final Cut Pro users started the Connecticut Final Cut Pro User Group. They have come a long way in the past 9 years, seeing their name change, membership expand to more than 500 members and focus widen. Now they are called Digital CONNtent Creators, with a mission of building connections between editors, motion graphics artists, independent filmmakers, students and video professionals who embrace the digital desktop media revolution. What’s’ next? February 2012 will bring Editor’s Retreat 2012, a five-day summit in Austin, Texas, with a cross section of educational sessions and presentations designed for production professionals. Better yet, members receive a substantive discount.

Watch them grow.

SF Cutters: FCP Network’s SuperMeet San Francisco Returns

If you have been to a SuperMeet, you already know the excitement, information, networking and incredibly-generous raffles, that have made each SuperMeet a can’t-miss event. If you are in film, video, motion graphics, editing or related industries, you need to network and learn at the eleventh annual San Francisco SuperMeet. With displays from 35 vendors at the Digital Showcase and their special open theater,  you can learn from the best and showcase what you do.

January 27 at the Robertson Auditorium: Be there.