Macworld Conference & Expo Boston may be over, but you can relive the memories — or share in the experience, if you couldn’t attend — by visiting Chuck Joiner’s
The Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center. As MacCentral posted this article, Joiner had already listed several photo galleries and is asking readers to submit links to their iMovie pages with clips from the show. Visit the MUG Center to find out how to add your page of photos or movies. And while you’re there, check out the photo gallery put together by User Group Leadership Conference photographer Maria Arguello, who snapped shots that covered the event from set-up and registration to the sessions and concluding raffle.
Now that the major event of the summer is over, user groups around the world are turning their focus to local get-togethers.
MUG Serving the Inland Empire, a southern California organization, will discuss eBay at their July 20 meeting, while on the same day
will cover Apple’s latest hardware and software releases. On July 26, the
Portland Mac Filmmakers’ User Group
will screen the documentary “George’s,” which covers the life of a unique man defined by shoe repair and idiosyncratic storytelling. On the other side of the globe,
will hold two meetings on July 26 and 27, the former the main meeting in Wellington, where the topic will be digital video editing, and the latter a Kapiti meeting that promises to “demystify DVDs.” July 27 also sees Apple’s Dave Marra stopping by
Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia. Visit each group’s Web site to find out location, time and other information.
San Diego MUG
has announced its first annual film festival, Mac Shorts 2004. Submissions up to 10 minutes long are being accepted now; the only stipulation is that they must be made on the Mac. The deadline for entries is Sept. 8, and students and SDMUG members can participate for free, while everyone else will have to pay $15 for a SDMUG membership good through April 2005. More details are available on the SDMUG 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.
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.