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  • SVMUG Monthly Meeting Aug 21, 2017 - ChronoSync

    Hello svmug members & friends! 

    The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is August 21, 2017 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. A copy of this email can also be found here: http://www.svmug.org/announcements


    TOPIC:  Sync files and Backups to the cloud with ChronoSync

    ChronoSync is a complete, all-in-one solution for file synchronizations, backups, bootable backups and cloud storage. Use this to back up your Mac -- or any smaller collection of files or folders -- to whatever cloud destination you choose! With the release of 4.8 approaching, ChronoSync is poised to be the fastest and easiest-to-use ever.

    https://www.econtechnologies.com


    ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

    Duilio (aka ‘D’) Proni serves as the development manager and chief software architect. As one of the founding members of Econ Technologies, he has been with the company for 26 years, dating all the way back to when Econ developed hardware and software for Apple II computers.



    OPEN SOURCE: HomeBridge – Charles Gousha

    Apple's HomeKit offers some excellent products for home control and automation... but the number of devices that meets Apple's requirements is fairly small.  It's growing by the week, but why wait?  Homebridge offers an open-source solution for attaching other home automation devices to your existing HomeKit system.

    https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge



    MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

    We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. This is located in the back of Building 1950 — the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex.  You'll find a white tent close to the room's entrance. There is a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.


    If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place. Please make a note of where you parked. 


    Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

    Google - Building 1950

    1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

    Mountain View, California 94043

    NOTE: We have heard that the regular car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive Google Map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


    INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

    http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


    DIRECTIONS:  

    -- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

    -- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

    -- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

    -- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


    or


    -- From Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit.

    -- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.

    -- There is a small creek crossing the road (see the interactive map, as it's easy to miss).  Turn Right into the driveway 50 ft after the creek, or turn right into the main entrance just after that.


    Go along the right (East) side of the 1950 Google building. There are a bunch of EV parking spots and a white tent near the spot where the meeting takes place. You want to park near here, though you may need to circle around the complex to find an open parking space.


     

    LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

    If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay) is, as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/



    TIME SCHEDULE: 

    6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge from our host.

    7:00 PM - Introduction

    7:05 PM - News 

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation: ChronoSync – Duilio Proni, Econ Technologies

    8:15 PM - Break

    8:30 PM - Open Source: HomeBridge – Charles Gousha

    8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

    9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.


    2017 CALENDAR: 

    Aug 21 – Econ Technologies – Chronosync 

    Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

    Sept 18 – David Ginsburg, Suburban Chicago Apple Users – Keeping Organized with iOS 11

    Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

    Oct  16 – Michelle Carter – From Under the Russian Snow: tales of a Powerbook user in 1990s Russia

    Nov 20 – Open

    Dec 18 – Open; Holiday Potluck


    NOTE:  We are busy working on getting speakers for future months! Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.


    NOTE TO ATTENDEES: 

    You’ll receive 2 raffle tickets when you bring food to share. Please feel free to bring in items for raffle if you have them or obtain them from a vendor. When in doubt, ask one of the volunteers if the item would be good for raffle. If you have something else that you think would be good for the FREE pile, bring it, mark it FREE and place it on one of the tables near the food table. Just be sure to remove it at the end of the meeting if it does not go to a new home. We have enough to carry in and out each meeting. Thanks!


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    ABOUT SVMUG:

    SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

    http://www.svmug.org


    SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions such as Jan and Feb). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


    SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

    http://www.twitter.com/svmug


    JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

    Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List? You can join here:

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

    The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.


    LOCAL MAC GROUPS:

    Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

    Diablo Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.dvmug.org

    Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

    Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

    San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

    North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

    Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 


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    Posted Aug 19, 2017, 10:55 PM by Charles Gousha
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