North Coast Macintosh User Group
(NCMUG) is holding its annual show, which it says is the biggest Mac event north of the Golden Gate Bridge (except for Macworld Expo): The Mac Computer Expo.
The Mac Computer Expo is taking place at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Doyle Student Center, located in Santa Rosa, Calif. It happens on Saturday, September 21, and it’s being sponsored by NCMUG, Santa Rosa Junior College Computer Information Services and Sonoma Magazine. The first Mac Computer Expo kicked off more than a decade ago as a forum for local Mac users. Since then, attendance has grown from 300 to 2,500.
This year’s Mac Computer Expo features free training sessions for business owners running Macs or Wintel computers. It’s expected to draw more than 30 national and local vendors to demonstrate the latest and greatest in Apple technology, according to spokesperson Tedron Pierce.
Macworld magazine contributing editor Chris Breen will be the keynote speaker, and he’ll talk about Apple’s digital hub strategy and the Mac’s use 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 Aladdin 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.
If that isn’t enough to grab your interest, there will also be a raffle featuring an eMac and an iPod, as well as a silent auction. More details can be found on the NCMUG Web site.