On Friday, April 12, the officers and members of the South Essex Apple Link (SEAL) met to learn about Audio Recording from a Mac with a second session on Apple 2-Factor Authentication. The group is run by Apple enthusiasts with a collective deep understanding of the Apple user community and Apple technologies, so their meetings are always lively and informative. Live in South Essex or the surrounding area? Join and learn.
(Thanks much to Denesh Bhabuta for this great tip!)
The May 14th topics of the Exeter Area Mac User Group’s (EXAMUG) monthly meeting will be going paperless and getting the most out of email, from beginner to expert. Interestingly, the group meets at two regular venues, with one for the even numbered months, White Hart Hotel, Exeter, where members can meet for a drink and a chat, and one for the odd numbered months, ISCA College, Exeter, which has a nice range of computers and devices for group use. What a great way to provide both tech savy and community.
(Thanks much to Graham Bone for this tip!)
On May 14, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, Houston Chronicle Technology Columnist, Mac Observer Reviews Editor, Author of Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies & iPhone For Dummies, and Mac troubleshooting, training, and support specialist, will return to the Princeton Macintosh User’s Group with a presentation titled “Some Cool Stuff I Like (and a few things I hate).”
Better yet, the group is once again organizing a pre-meeting welcome dinner for Bob a few days earlier, held this year at the Bahama Breeze Gazebo in King of Prussia, PA
A preso by Bob is always a treat. Add in a dinner with him and it just doesn’t get better.
Contact Apple User Group Regional Liaison Maria Arguello for more information.
On Wednesday, May 1, the officers and members of the Chicago Apple User Group will host a speaker from internet security firm Intego via live video. Curious about malware? Want to know how to protect your digital devices from data loss? Interested in ways to protect, hide or destroy your personal information on demand? If you are near Chicago, this meeting will answer your questions and help you protect the information you hold dear.
The San Francisco Cutters (SF Cutters) User Group offers a number of wonderful community services. Making a living in the creative arts can be rewarding but difficult. SF Cutters often seeks out and posts job opportunities in the industry, each opportunity making it just a bit easier to make a living. Creatives should check out the SF Cutters’ Facebook page regularly to learn about industry news, network with peers and find out about job opportunities when they come up. Thanks to Claudia Crask and the officers and members of SF Cutters for their contributions to the community.
The Apple Pop-Up Museum will be part of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0 when it opens in Atlanta on April 20 and 21, 2013. Amusingly, the planners will be using approximately 6,000 square feet of what was previously the CompUSA regional corporate offices. Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0, which bills itself as a public celebration of computer history and nostalgia, is one in a series of Vintage Computer Festivals dating back to 1997, although this is the first one in Atlanta.
Check it out.
The photos on the Pop-Up Museum’s page are fun to watch.
The Shrine of Apple is participating as well.
Keynote speaker Randy Wigginton, also known as Apple employee #6 who worked on the Disk ][ disk drive, Apple DOS and Applesoft BASIC, will be one of the highlights of KansasFest, the 25th annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer. This year’s fest runs July 23, through July 28, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. Better yet, Wigginton will be available immediately afterward for a Q&A and autograph session.
Add in the traditional HackFest, an annual programming challenge open to coders of all skill levels, a vendor fair and exhibit hall where enthusiasts can show off, play with and buy and sell new or unusual hardware and software, and sessions, including Disk ][ theory of design with Tony Diaz, how to build an arcade machine using MESS and MAME emulation with Carrington Vanston, and so much more, and you will be more than glad that you attended.
This year, plan to attend the world’s only annual Apple II conference.
Follow them on FaceBook.
(Thanks to Peter Neubauer for this wonderful tip!)