In the August edition of the Apple User Group Bulletin, it was announced that the User Group Advisory Board is willing to appear “virtually” at any Macintosh User Group (MUG) via iChat AV. Also, two MUGs are celebrating anniversaries with special events.
Details will soon be available on how one user group successfully hosted such a presentation, according to Chuck Joiner, editor of
The MUG Center, an online resource for MUGs. For now, you can send invitations
via e-mail. The
User Group Advisory Board
is a group of individuals who run successful user groups in their communities.
In other MUG news,
TRoU, a Chicago MUG for “The Rest of Us” (hence, TRoU) will celebrate its 19th anniversary with a new place for their monthly meetings: the Apple Store at 679 N. Michigan Avenue. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.
is celebrating its 17th anniversary this weekend. Since its launch on Aug. 24, 1986, with five members, it has become Michigan’s largest MUG with almost 400 members.
“MacGroup continues to grow and thrive by exploiting Apple’s latest technologies including QuickTime Streaming broadcasts of its monthly meetings and lively demonstrations of the industry leading technologies such as Apple’s iLife products and the latest creative offerings from companies like Adobe,” MacGroup founder and president Terry White said. “We also offer free WiFi (AirPort) access during our meetings.”
the O’Reilly Network
has posted a
User Group Leader survey
on its Web site. Respondents are entered into a raffle for an O’Reilly book and a memento from their 25th anniversary celebration.
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.