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  • SVMUG Monthly Meeting August 18, 2014, Todd Olthoff - DEVONthink Pro

    Hello svmug members & friends! 


    The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


    SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Todd Olthoff - Managing Your Files with DEVONthink Pro

    In this remote presentation, Todd will walk us through how to use DEVONthink Pro Office to organize our digital file system. With the entire world now going digital, managing files has become a necessity. We create documents, download things for research, and scan documents into our computers. Over time, the number of files begins to add up thus making them more difficult to manage and difficult to find. DEVONthink Pro Office is a database that helps you keep your files in order. The software’s built-in artificial intelligence helps you find files and shows you the connections between your files based on the same topic. With it’s advanced search, auto-filing ability, built-in scanner support and web server, DEVONthink Pro Office is a great application to organize, store, and retrieve all of your documents.    

    http://www.devontechnologies.com/products.html


    ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

    Todd Olthoff is a Mac enthusiast who loves to pass on what he has learned to others. He regularly produces screencast tutorials on his website (www.toddolthoff.com) and his Youtube Channel (www.youtube.com/tolthoff). He is also a regular contributing screen caster for ScreenCastsOnline (www.screencastsonline.com) and for MacStadium (www.macstadium.com) a Mac colocation company.


    Where’s Todd?

    Web: www.toddolthoff.com

    Email: todd@toddolthoff.com

    YouTube:  www.youtube.com/tolthoff

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tolthoff



    OPEN SOURCE TOPIC:   Gutenberg presented by Dan Reed

    Project Gutenberg’s mission is to encourage the creation and distribution of digital books (eBooks) providing copyright-free books for download. Ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/



    MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

    We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, please call 408-877-6377 and we will try to get you to the right place.


    Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

    Google - Building 1950

    1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

    Mountain View, California 94043


    INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

    http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


    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, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), 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".

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


    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.


    NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


    BREAK TIME:  

    During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food.  There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

     

    TIME SCHEDULE: 

    6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

    7:00 PM - Introduction

    7:05 PM - News 

    7:30 PM - Presentation: Todd Olthoff (remote), DEVONthink

    8:15 PM - Break time - attendees bring food

    8:30 PM - Open Source: Gutenberg presented by Dan Reed

    8:45 PM - Group Q & A

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


    2014 CALENDAR: 

    Aug 18 - Todd Olthoff (remote), DEVONthink

    Sep 15 - TBD 

    Oct 20 - DriveSavers

    Nov 17 - TBD (possibly Joe Kissell for security)

    Dec 15 - TBD plus our Annual Holiday Party


    NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


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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). 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:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

    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 (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

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

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

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

    BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

    East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.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 15, 2014, 2:06 AM by Pam Ailes
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