Mac User Groups (MUGs) are planning a variety of events and meetings throughout March — and one group is already planning a July trip to New York for the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo event.
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Dave Marra, Apple senior systems engineer, will be appearing at The North Jersey Mac Apple User Group Inc. (NJMAUG) meeting on March 12. The group meets in the West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey.
“Dave has presented for us in the past and has always left our members in awe, with his vast knowledge of the Mac OS,” Richard Safar, NJMAUG program director, told MacCentral. “He also brings along the latest hardware, which just blows away the audience. Our members can’t get enough of him.”
At the March 12 meeting, Marra will offer a look at recent Mac hardware, including the 17-inch PowerBook, 12-inch PowerBook, updated iMacs, and revamped Power Mac line. He’ll also discuss AirPort Extreme and Apple software such as Safari, Keynote, Final Cut Express, and the iLife bundle.
The annual Heartland Regional User Group Conference at Computerfest will be held on March 14, 15 and 16 in Dayton, Ohio. Computerfest is one of the largest computer-oriented events in the Midwest. Sessions to be presented to user group leaders attending the event include: fundraising events, “Better Constituent Service Attracts More User Group Members,” “Newsletter Tips & Tricks,” “Let’s Get Wired: Setting Up and Running a Small Network,” “Watch Out For Hackers!,” and “What APCUG Can Do for You.” More information is available on The MUG Event Calendar.
The Atlanta (Georgia) Macintosh Users Group will present version 3.0 of their annual regional Macintosh User Group event, Maclanta Xpo, on March 29. The event will feature a series of classes called MacCollege, a swapfest, MacClinic, a cyber cafe, and an auction of products from vendors supporting the event.
Apple Senior Systems Engineer Jack Quattlebaum will deliver the keynote address, which includes an update on Apple technologies. The public is welcome, and admission is free
The Washington Apple Pi Mac User Group has announced that registration for their annual bus trip to the summer Macworld Conference and Expo in New York City is now open. The bus will leave from locations in both suburban Virginia and Maryland on July 17. The cost is US$75 per person.
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.