While the beginning of January tends to be quiet in the overall Mac community, given the double whammy of the holidays ending and
Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco looming around the corner, Macintosh user groups (MUGs) continue to chug forward with their monthly meetings and special events. In addition to bringing back his weekly survey question out of its holiday-induced hiatus by asking about leadership structure,
MUG Center editor Chuck Joiner also runs down this week’s scheduled meetings on his Web site.
On Jan. 4, the online
Focus on Apple User Groups chat happens at the World Without Borders Web site. The same day, Canada’s
LOGIC looks at Mac OS X fonts,
Applequerque MUG hosts “Introduction to InDesign” and
Palm Beach MUG examines iPhoto and GraphicConverter.
On Jan. 5, Washington state’s
Strait MUG holds a “Drive Maintenance & Backup Procedures” seminar;
Santa Fe MUG presents an iApps demo that covers the iLife suite; Chicago’s
The Rest of Us features “Medical Imaging on the Mac;” and Tempe, Ariz.’s
XUsers offers “Mac OS X Tips, Tricks, Pointers & Ideas.”
Jan. 6 sees a pair of meetings: Colorado Springs, Colo.’s
Silicon Mountain MUG presents “Calendars, Cloning & Prints” and Philadelphia’s
Bux-Mont MUG insists “E-mail: The Most Out-of-Control Database You Have.”
While Jan. 7 offers no events, Jan. 8 makes up for it as Iowa’s
MacMavericks looks at Keynote;
Apple Corps of Dallas delves into “Networking, AirPort, Printing and iTunes;” Arkansas’
Hot Springs MUG explains how to partition hard drives and access vital information about them;
Hawaii Apple & Macintosh Users Society digs into AppleWorks’ database functionality;
Charlotte MacWorkshop presents “Assembly and Uploading of Your Web Page;” Paoli, Penn.’s
Main Line MUG welcomes a Microsoft Office 2004 demo; and Chicago’s
The Northwest of Us sets its sights on “FileMaker Pro Features & Illustrating with Adobe Products.”
Jan. 9 is also quiet, but on Jan. 10 you can choose between two events held on separate continents:
Portland MUG’s “Another Half Century of Computing” and
London MUG’s “Accounting on the Mac.” Next week, expect to see plenty of MUG events happening during Macworld, while groups that can’t attend will try to cover the highlights during their 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.