Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center, editor Chuck Joiner has posted the latest edition of Macworld editor Chris Breen’s “Breen’s Bungalow.” This version of his monthly QuickTime tutorial reveals the tricks hidden in many commonly used Mac applications and offers extra content available only to MUGs. The MUG Center explains how you can make “Breen’s Bungalow” available to your Apple-recognized user group.
Macworld Conference & Expo Boston less than a month away, the MUG Center also offers information about the User Group Leadership Conference (UGLC) that will be held during the show. On July 12, UGLC leaders will get together for the Adobe Professional Association & User Group Special Event being held at the Sheraton Boston. In addition, Total Training, which creates training videos for Adobe products, is one of the UGLC sponsors, and they’re providing discounts, free copies of the their products and other giveaways to user group leaders. Visit the MUG Center to find out how to contact them as well as more information about the UGLC.
While product giveaways are probably the most popular part of any user group meeting, special guests likely rank number two. Upcoming guest visits include Chris Breen at
TriValley MUG and O’Reilly author and managing editor Derrick Story at
North Coast MUG, both happening on June 15; author Andy Ihnatko at
MacCORE on June 16; Microsoft’s Gary Wilson, who will be showing off Office for Mac 2004, at
Tucson MUG and
Houston Area MUG on June 16 and 19, respectively; Apple’s Bill Foster, who is stopping by
Portland Mac Filmmakers User Group on June 17 to show off the company’s latest digital video technologies, including the newly released Motion; and Ken Freed from JVC Professional and Frederic Haubrich from Lumiere HD, who will be at
New Jersey Final Cut Pro Users Group on June 22 to talk about the new HDV format. Stop by the MUGs’ respective Web sites for times, locations, and admission prices or registration requirements (if any) for the meetings.
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.
If you’re wondering what user group events are happening in your area, visit the MUG Center’s
online calendar. Apple also hosts a
user group site where you can look for a MUG near you or find out how to start your own group.