Chuck Joiner’s Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center offers regularly-updated news and other important MUG-related information, and this week he leads off with the latest user group-only version of “Breen’s Bungalow.” Hosted by Macworld magazine editor Chris Breen, the May edition delves into the ins and outs of Apple’s iPod mini. It’s free for all user groups to distribute to their members; visit the MUG Center to learn how your group can obtain a copy.
User group members can also receive a US$100 discount, on top of the current $100 Early Bird Registration savings, for the Digital Video Professionals Association’s Adobe International Training Conference. Held at the Hilton Wikoloa Village in scene Hawaii from June 29 through July 2, the event will feature Adobe professionals and other graphics experts offering training for such applications as Photoshop, After Effects, DVD authoring, InDesign, GoLive and more. Both discounts expire on May 31, however.
Macworld Conference & Expo Boston is also coming up July 12 – 15, 2004, and Joiner notes that the Washington Apple Pi user group has assembled a Macworld Bus Trip Planner, which you can download from the MUG Center. It’s aimed at user groups who want to rent a bus and make the trip to the show en masse. Joiner also mentions that the Apple Campus Group Advisory Board is looking for input regarding student-focused activities during the show. Visit their Web page for the e-mail address you can send ideas to, or express your interested in getting involved in some way.
In other user group news, Apple Regional Liaison Chris Kiltz recently posted her latest Regional Liaison Dispatch at the MUG Center. She covers a variety of user group news from the Pacific Northwest, including her thoughts on Portland Macintosh User Group’s recent MacCamp event, the upcoming 2nd Annual Valley Mac Expo on June 13 and more. Visit her report to learn all the details.
You’ll find a calendar full of user group events on the MUG Center’s May calendar, although The Macintosh Business Users Society’s (MacBUS) May 25 meeting isn’t listed. They’ll meet at The University of the Arts’ Dorrance Hamilton Hall in Philadelphia, where Daniel East will talk about small business promotion and cover the Mid-Atlantic Macintosh User Groups’ (MaMUGs’) Tech 911 Q&A session. MaMUGs is a coalition of MUGs, vendors and other Mac-related organizations along the Atlantic coast. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and you can find directions on the MacBUS Web site.
Macintosh User Groups interested in seeing their events listed on MacCentral are welcome to send us their news. We post roundups of MUG events and gatherings each week.