Shawn King, host-producer of
Your Mac Life, the Internet show about all things Mac, will help the Washington Apple Pi, or WAP, Macintosh User Group (MUG) celebrate 25 years of serving the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland and Virginia Mac enthusiasts on April 26.
There’ll also be a brunch and birthday cake. Details of the April 26 event can be found at the
WAP Web site.
In other MUG news, Gail Murphy of Wired Women has stepped down from the Apple User Group Advisory Board after serving for over two years, according to
The MUG Center, an online resource for MUGs. The
Apple User Group Advisory Board
is a group of leaders who run successful user groups in their communities. The board is chartered with providing feedback and advice on issues related to the
Apple User Group Program.
There’s a lot more MUG news in the latest edition of “The User Group Report,” the Internet radio show hosted by Chuck Joiner that features interviews with people making news in the user group community.
In the latest edition, Derrick Story of O’Reilly & Associates, an information source for computer technologies, discusses his user group presentations, the recent O’Reilly MUG Field Trip, the MacDevCenter, and his article on the challenges involved in creating contests and user group events. Louise Dawson of the Leisure World MUG talks about her group’s use of Apple’s iMovie for self-promotion and how to use .Mac to publish your group’s Web site and iMovies.
Jim Ritz of Washington’s Apple Pi user group discusses their fifth annual bus trip to New York for July’s Create event (which has replaced the traditional Macworld Conference & Expo) and how they use the trek as a membership enhancement and incentive. Doug Cox of The Fresno MUG serves up details on the MacFair Central Valley, the regional event their group organizes with CompUSA.
What’s more, Lorene Romero, the vendor coordinator for the Apple User Group Advisory Board, will talk about this month’s exclusive vendor deals for user group members. You can listen or download the MP3 file of
The User Group Report online.
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.