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.

CPUG: Third Annual CPUG Boston SuperMeetUp

On November 9, officers and members of the Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG) will host the third annual CPUG Boston SuperMeetUp, held at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Mingle, network, share industry news, enjoy a cash bar and snacks, and party with industry peers while learning latest trends in collaborative editing workflows. Come for the presentations; stay for the world-class raffle.

Learn about the Boston Creative Pro User Group.

Attend a SuperMeet.

Follow CPUG on Twitter.

SF Cutters: Maureen Gosling, Erik Espera, Baselight for FCP7 and More

Sf Cutters, known for their service to Apple ProApps users and digital editors in the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide since 2000, are hosting an extraordinary meeting on October 25. Featuring Maureen Gosling, filmmaker and sound and picture editor, FilmLight’s Peter Postma demoing Baselight, a color tool for FCP7 and AVID, Adobe’s Erik Espera offering Premiere Pro tips, Mark Spencer discussing Motion 5 and Rippletraining’s “Callouts,” Dan Montgomery demoing the latest from Imagine Products and more, this is one meeting that the community of creatives should not miss. As SF Cutters reminds members: Seek out, learn from and interact with experienced filmmakers. This meeting provides an opportunity to seek, learn and interact with the best.


Learn more about SF Cutters.

(Thanks to Ambassador Claudia Crask for this great tip!)


Chicago Apple User Group: A Visit From Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

For their November meeting, the officers and members of the Chicago Apple User Group will host Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, a user group favorite, author of more than 60 computer books, columnist for the Houston Chronicle, product reviewer for The Mac Observer and three-time Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship winner. Newbies love his presentations because he can take a complicated subject and make it understandable and entertaining. Techies love his presentations for the humor and depth he brings to each topic.

Attend and find out why Bob’s presos always bring a smile.

(Thanks to President Russ Conte for this great tip!)

NCMUG: Christian Pickman Presents

On October 16, officers and members of the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) will host Christian Pickman, Production Manager of Micromat, who will be showing TechTool Pro 6 which is, of course, Mountain Lion compatible. Also, he will be demonstrating a soon-to-be released product and will talk about general Macintosh maintenance.

Attend for a look at the future and learn some tips for the present.

HAAUG: Chris Breen Offers Apple Insights

On October 20 members and officers of the Houston Area Apple Users Group (HAAUG) will host MacWorld senior editor Chris Breen, at the Bellaire Civic Center. In addition to his MacWorld work, Breen is the author of The iPhone Pocket Guide, 6th edition and a popular instructor for User groups worldwide appreciate his Mac 911 columns and MacWorld podcasts, and Macworld Expo attendees enjoy his musical talents as well. Looking for Apple insights? This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

Be there.

Mac Computer Expo: Earlybird Pricing Ends October 5 at Noon

Have you bought your tickets for this year’s Mac Computer Expo yet? If not, time is running short! The last day to purchase discounted tickets is this Friday at noon. After that, prices rise.

Why should you go? To start, there will be thousands of Macintosh and iOS enthusiasts enjoying educational workshops and sessions, meeting Macintosh product exhibitors, and chatting with an incredible list of Macintosh luminaries, including Chris Breen, Derrick Story, Bert Monroy, Allison Sheridan, Kerry Rego, Tom Negrino, Adam Christianson, Brooks Duncan, Kelly Guimont, Jean MacDonald, Susie Ochs, Mark Schlichting, Dori Smith, Ronnie Roche and Jeff Gamet. One lucky attendee will win an iPad from the Data Rescue Center as part of the recycling event and another lucky attendee will win a much-coveted SnapScan scanner from Fujitsu. Who could ask for more?

In sum, don’t miss the 19th Annual MCE on October 6.