Mac Dinner x3, You Don’t Know Mac and Shawn King’s Mac User Group tour are making user group headlines this week.
The Princeton Macintosh Users Group (MUG) will host Mac Dinner x3 on October 29. The get-together of local MUG members, vendors and, possibly, Apple representatives will be held at Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse in Princeton, New Jersey. For details and registration go to the PMUG Web site.
In other MUG news, the new edition of The User Group Report features an interview with Steve Welsh, founder and director of “You Don’t Know Mac,” the annual statewide Mac trivia contest now in its fourth year. The regional event in Oregon encourages involvement by all the MUGs in the state, features celebrity guests, and includes a MUG Leaders’ Summit.
In the User Group Report, Welsh talks about how YDKM is organized, announces this year’s guest host, discusses how they involve both local and national vendors in the event, tells how the contest is organized, and explains why he hopes it will inspire other MUGs to organize similar events. The User Group Report is a series of audio interviews with people making news in the user group community. It’s hosted by Chuck Joiner, editor of The MUG Center, an online resource for Mac User Groups.
Finally, Shawn King, host-producer of Your Mac Life, the Internet show about all things Mac, has announced two new dates on his MUG tour. You can catch King October 25 at the Pennsylvania Macintosh Users Group in State College, Pennsylvania, and at XMUG in Richmond, Virginia, on November 7.
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to Apple’s User Group Web page.