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iMUG: iPad for Special Needs and FMP12

Many groups face an audience problem: how to meet the needs of new users, consumer product enthusiasts and technology professionals, so that each meeting is a special event for all attendees. Some resolve the problem by having an initial Q & A for new users or switchers. Some resolve the problem by moving all but the most mainstream topics to SIGs. On February 26, iMUG of Melbourne tackles two topics that are of interest to diverse audience members, covering the use of iPads for special needs children and FileMaker Pro’s ability to create and view stunning databases for the web, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Michael Ward, member of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, and Jane Farrell, speech pathologist and special educator with 20 years experience in the field, will be the presenters.

Be there.


Bellarine Mac User Group: Portarlington Photo and Picnic Day

On March 2, officers and members of the Bellarine Mac User Group of Victoria, Australia, will have a picnic with a special theme. Photos taken during the Portarlington picnic will be part of their March 12 meeting, with a presentation of a selection of photos and prizes for excellence in various categories. Dick Brown, who has had a working career in photography will assist with judging of photo prizes. He will also give a short presentation on iPhoto and photo techniques to bring out the best in your own work.

Plan for two days of fun.


Gold Coast Mac: Dave Game

Gold Coast Macintosh in Miami reports that Dave Game, five time Gold Coast Mac President and well-known user group participant has died unexpectedly at 57. CBS News in Miami posted a commentary on Dave’s many achievements. A service was held of February 10.


(Thanks to Gold Coast member Rose Lynn and Apple User Group Regional Liaison Gary Kampel for this news.)

Lawrence Apple Users Group 2.0: Get Rid of Your Cable Company

After February’s Annual Meeting and Chili Fest, the officers and members of the Lawrence Apple Users Group (LAUG) 2.0, will cover a timely and money-saving topic during their March 6 meeting: how to use Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, desktops and laptops) to watch TV instead of paying for cable each month. Attendees are invited to share their experiences and bring their TV-related questions. Save money, spend time with friends and learn about new uses for favorite technologies: now that’s a great way to spend a chilly winter evening!

Visit the Lawrence Apple Users Group 2.0.


Learn about the March meeting.


Chicago Apple: Learn How to Make iOS Apps with Author Kevin McNeish

Author Kevin McNeish has a mission: teaching non-programmers to make iOS apps. His books show that app authoring  is possible, even for folk who are not coders. While Kevin lives in California, on March 6, officers and members of the Chicago Apple User Group will welcome him as their featured speaker. Want to learn how to write an app? Attend the  Chicago Apple User Group’s March 6 meeting and learn.

Check it out.


Learn more about Kevin McNeish



SF Cutters: Chris Fenwick, Jeff Foster, Gary Chen and More

On February 21, the officers and members of SF Cutters will host a stellar group of speakers, including Chris Fenwick discussing FCPX Editing iPhone Movies – on the Spot Editing, Jeff Foster discussing Adobe After Effects and Gary Chen discussing “Blue Jelly” Music Video, which was made in FCP6, with CG done in AE CS5.

But wait, there’s more! Mike Woodworth: CEO Divergent Media, creator of Scopebox and ClipWrap is sponsoring the evening’s Goat Hill pizza and is contributing to the evening’s raffle. As always, the SF Cutter’s raffles are amazing.

As of press time, this one includes: an ArtBeats $500 gift certificate, a DigiEffects Damage and Delerium Combo License, a license for Divergent Media ClipWrap, a license for Divergent Media Scopebox, a License for Imagineer’s Mocha Pro v3, two Larry Jordan Webinars Gift Certificates and Larry Jordan Subscriptions Gift Certificates, a gift from NoiseIndustries, a Block Pop effects pack that includes 23 customizable transitions that break the outgoing clip into blocks while revealing the next clip, two Pond $100 Gift Certificates, a Taylor and Francis book, Video2Brain Training Certificates and more.

Add in opportunities to meet with table sponsors and network with like-minded creatives, and this will be another meeting to remember.

Register and Attend.


Learn about SF Cutters.



HAAUG: LeVitus’ The State of Apple Address

On February 23, Bob (Dr. Mac) LeVitus will deliver his annual The State of Apple + Some Cool Stuff Dr. Mac Likes address to members of the Houston Area Apple Users Group (HAAUG). If you have been to a “Dr. Mac” presentation, you already know why you should attend. If not, attend and see why he is one of the user group community’s favorite presenters. The group’s general meeting will start at 9 a.m., with presentation at 11.


TCF: Trenton’s 38th Annual Computer Festival

User group members are invited to the 38th annual Trenton Computer Festival (TCF), the oldest computer festival in the world, scheduled for March 16, 2013, 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. The cost? Still only $10 (US)!

Check it out!