The Mac Computer Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Santa Rosa Junior College Doyle Student Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Sponsored by the North Coast Mac Users Group, Santa Rosa Junior College Computer Information Services and Sonoma Business Magazine, the expo is the largest computer expo of its kind north of the Golden Gate and second only to the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, according to Mac Computer Expo spokesperson Tedron Pierce.
The show began as a forum for local Mac enthusiasts in 1991. Since then, attendance has grown from 300 to 2,500, and its focus has expanded.
The 2002 Mac Computer Expo includes no-cost training sessions that will benefit any business owner running a Mac or Wintel environment, Pierce said. Over 30 vendors, local and national, will be on hand to demonstrate cutting edge technology.
“This year we’ll have a multitude of vendors representing the latest and greatest in Apple technology,” he said. “A special preview of Jaguar will highlight the day.”
Chris Breen, Macworld magazine contributing editor, will be the keynote speaker. He’ll talk about Apple’s digital hub strategy and the Mac as a multimedia device. Other scheduled sessions include: Branding Your True Company Image by Steven Rustad of JB Communications; Photo Restoration With Photoshop 7 by Barbara Heiman of SRJC CIS Department; Powerful Presentations Using PowerPoint by Michael Alexander of Alexander & Associates; Getting Connected With E-mail Attachments by Peter Tempel of Aladdain Systems; Word X With OS X by Gary Wilson of Microsoft; Shoot Like Ansel: Create Stunning Images With iPhoto by Derrick Story of O’Reilly Network; Small Business Promotion With iMovie by Taylor Poff, NCMUG Digital Video SIG.
There will also be raffle prizes and a silent auction. Details about the Mac Computer Expo can be found at the
NCMUG Web site.