The Apple User Group Support Resource Center: Help For Leaders

The Apple User Group Advisory Board and User Group Support Team have implemented a new support system to assist Apple User Group leaders worldwide. Every leader request for support is assigned a unique ticket number which can be used to track the progress of the request online. The online support system will allow us to better serve group leaders and get them the answers they need for their user group. Our User Group Support Team is ready to help you out.

The Apple User Group Support Resource Center

SF Cutters: Amazing Speakers – Amazing Raffles

On November 15, the SF Cutters group in San Francisco will have five amazing presenters: President Kevin Monahan from Adobe, Kevan O’Brien, Boris FX Senior Product Marketing Manager, Jeffrey Way and Tery Williams from AJA, and Matt Silverman from Swordfish SF.

The raffle includes a Boris Continuum Complete (download) license (Woot!), T-Tap by AJA, Thunderbolt™ powered SDI and HDMI output, an Artbeats Stock Footage $500 (US) certificate, single licenses for Divergent Media: Clip Wrap and Scopebox, single licenses for Gee Three Software: PhotoMotion and GenArts Sapphire Edge, two webinars from Larry Jordan and 3mo. Subscriptions to Larry Jordan Training, two Pond5 Stock Footage $100 (US) certificates, a $200 (US) certificate value towards MotionVFX Templates – MotionVFX , books Focal Press and Peachpit Press, and Video2Brain Gift Certificates. Wow!

Attendees must pre-register online. If you haven’t attended a SF Cutters Meeting, November’s meeting looks amazing.


Learn about SF Cutters.

Find SF Cutters on Facebook.


Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society: HMAUS Apple Harvest

On Saturday, November 10, officers and members of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society, Inc. (HMAUS) will host the HMAUS Apple Harvest, and this year’s Harvest will be amazing. Imagine presentations by Macworld Senior Editor Chris Breen, Star Trek Nation’s Rod Roddenberry and Que author Gary Rosenzwieg:  they will all be doing remote presentations for HMAUS during the event.

On site, local Apple pros Beth Grech, Doc Rock, Jerome Koehler and Ross Rasmussen will add to the fun as members gather at the local Dave and Busters showroom for the Apple Harvest breakfast buffet.

From tips for tech to a vision of a better world, the HMAUS Apple Harvest 2012 has it all.

Learn about HMAUS.

Register for the HMAUS Apple Harvest.

Ben Waldie: Ask the Script Doctor

User group members know that Ben Waldie wears many hats: president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses, founder of the Philadelphia Area AppleScript User’s Group, Macworld and UGU presenter, host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video training series and author of many popular books.

His new project provides a wonderful service to Mac users worldwide: a scripting column for Macworld magazine called Ask the Script Doctor. Have a question about scripting? Want quick ideas to improve your workflow processes? Head to Ben’s column to seek the answers you need.

Ask the Script Doctor.

Visit Automated WorkFlows LLC

Check out some of Ben’s recent books.

MacCamp: SMUG and MIAMUG Continue a Tradition

On November 12, members from the Saginaw Michigan Users Group (SMUG) and Mac-in-Awe MUG (MIAMUG), and guests, will join together to create an energy-rich atmosphere for fun, learning and sharing. MacCamp is all about “hands-on” learning and the two groups alternate MacCamp locations, with November’s MacCamp being held in Midland. Bring your own laptop or gather round the many that are in use. Ask questions and get answers
or help. Be there to join in the fun.


Mac-in-Awe MUG

Saginaw Macintosh Users Group

CapMac: OS X Server Getting Started Workshop

On November 14, members and officers of the Capitol Macintosh User Group (CapMac) will host an OS X server workshop at the public access channelAustin studios in Austin, Texas. The studio depends on OS X for its day-to-day operations and will be offering a tour of a facilities as part of the meeting and workshop. Topics covered will include OS X Server capabilities and requirements, planning server needs, network settings, software installation and configuration.

In addition, CapMac and channelAustin will co-host a Shop Safely Online Workshop on November 8.


Visit CapMac.

Sign up for a workshop.

Learn about channelAustin.

DMVCPUG: Special Event at GVEXPO

On Wednesday, November 28, the DMV Creative Pro User Group (DMVCPUG) of Washington, Maryland and Virginia, will host its combined November and December meeting with a special event during the Government Video Expo (GVEXPO), one of the East Coast’s largest gatherings of video and broadcasting pros.

With demos by Adobe’s user-group favorites Dave Helmly and Trip Gotelli, a look at aerial photography using the remotely-controlled OctoCopter, a showcase of three top films made in the region, major prizes, wonderful networking opportunities and a look at some great new products, what more could an Expo attendee want?

Join in the fun.

Visit the District of Columbia Final Cut Pro User Group.

(Thanks to President Rodney Mitchell for this great tip.)

LA Web Professionals: Design Camp Returns

On November 15, the LA Web Professionals group brings their popular design camp to the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. The evening event will include sessions on responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3, techniques for JQuery and CSS, additional sessions, a raffle and refreshments. Better yet, early bird pricing is available until Tuesday evening.

Attend and learn.