NCMUG: MW Leader’s Gathering

One fun event at Macworld was the annual User Group Leader’s Dinner, courtesy of the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) and long-time expert event organizer Lorene Romero.

It was wonderful to see old friends and make new ones in our community (including Ronnie Roche and Amanda Lee Pearson), and it could not have happened without the generous support of event sponsors Smile Software, O’Reilly Media, TidBITS, ScanSnap (Fujitsu), Noteboom Productions and Parallels software.  So, thanks sponsors, Lorene and the officers and members of NCMUG for a dinner to remember.


iMug of Melbourne: Macworld Insights

On Tuesday, February 28, iMug President Les Posen will offer insights from Macworld 2012. The group will meet at the Ross House in Melbourne for the presentation. The Internet Macintosh User Group Inc (iMug), previously known as the Victorian Macintosh User Group (VMUG), maintains an active international online community in addition to its Melbourne meetings.

Have you seen the iMug Museum Collection? The iMug Apple Effect was a Community Collections Exhibition held at Melbourne Museum during December 2006.

MLMUG: Waldie Shows How to Use Devices Efficiently

On February 11, the Mainline Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG) hosted Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows LLC and popular Macworld trainer. Ben has been known for years as the guru of AppleScript, Automator, and all things that enhance productivity, so the meeting covered everything from shopping assistants to file sharing applications to Automator and Services in OSX. Even with crummy weather hindering attendance, there was something for everyone, from the well-read techie to the new iPhone user.

Here are some pictures from the event.

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TCF: Trenton’s 37th Annual Computer Festival

User group members are invited to the 37th annual Trenton Computer Festival (TCF), the oldest computer festival in the world, scheduled for March 12, 2012, 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!

NCMUG: Hosts Chris Breen

On February 21 members and officers of the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) will host Macworld senior editor Chris Breen, who will be offering a wrap up of Macworld 2012 and more. In addition to his Macworld work, Breen is the author of The iPhone Pocket Guide, 6th edition and a popular instructor for This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

Be there.

BOSCPUG: Visual Storytelling with Vincent LaForet

Vincent LaForet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer, three time winner at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, DGA director, and one of American Photo‘s “100 Most Influential People in Photography,”  will screen and discuss his work during the Boston Creative Pro User Group’s (BOSCPUG) meeting on February 23, at Emerson College’s Paramount Center. Join them for the social networking hour at Salvatore’s then be part of the audience and learn from the best.

Check it out.