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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Aug 20, 2018; Bert Monroy-Workflows & tips for creating hyperrealistic paintings

posted Aug 11, 2018, 3:50 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 3:57 AM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Aug 20, 2018 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are meeting in our “usual” place:  

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

NOTE“Bert’s presentations have been described as “riveting” " according to Anne Griffin-leader of DVMUG

TOPIC: Workflows & Tips For Creating Hyperrealistic Paintings

In 1984 the Mac was promoted as a graphics computer. Bert will prove that claim by showing the progression from MacPaint to Photoshop. He will also take us through the process he employs while creating his works of art. We’ll see how the computer plays a major role in his work flow from the preliminary research to the final art piece. Bert will be here in person to demonstrate how, with little effort, amazing effects can be created!

SPEAKER: Bert Monroy

Bert discovered computers with the introduction of the Apple Macintosh 128 in 1984. He embraced the computer as an artistic medium and is now considered one of the pioneers of digital art. His work has been seen in every major trade publication of the computer industry and featured in books which include Making Art on a Macintosh, The Photoshop WOW Book, The Illustrator WOW Book, The Art of Digital Painting, The Grey Book and The Photoshop A to Z in Japan. You’ve probably also seen his artwork during these software product introductions: Photoshop, VideoWorks (predecessor to Director), PixelPaint, SoundCap and ImageStudio (predecessor to Painter). Bert is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2004.

Bert is an accomplished teacher and lecturer and currently teaches at San Francisco State University. He has an extensive library of video tutorials on Lynda.com. He was a monthly regular on Tech TV and he hosted Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy, a weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3.com. He consults with and trains corporate clients, including Pixar and Disney Animation. Film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/Greenberg Associates. His installed base of clients includes Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Epson, and Wacom. 

http://www.bertmonroy.com/

PAM’S NOTE: Please check out his site to see what hyperrealistic art looks like. At first glance, you might think you are looking at a photo, but you aren’t! Click on one of the images and zoom in over and over and over again. It really looks like you are there!

OPEN SOURCE:  MermaidJS - Dan Reed

MermaidJS is a way to generate diagrams and flowcharts from text in a similar manner as markdown.

https://mermaidjs.github.io/

MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. Near the room's entrance, you'll see a large white awning/tent with tables and chairs underneath. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.


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 view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all of the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. 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. 


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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.

-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.

-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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: Bert Monroy

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open SourceMermaidJS  - Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end

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


2018 CALENDAR: 

Aug 20 – Bert Monroy - Workflows and tips for creating hyperrealistic paintings

Sept 17 – Tony Knight of Qroma with a new app: QromaTag

Oct 15 – Kim Smith - Teaching artwork on the iPad

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 if you 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 

https://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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting July 16, 2018; Mail ActOn & MailTags - Beth Wall

posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:39 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 10:53 PM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is July 16, 2018 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
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043


TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: How the SmallCubed plugin suite helps you manage your email and inbox

Overview of how the plugin suite helps to manage email and lets you take control of your inbox. 

From their site: 

Use MailTags integrated tagging interface to add keywords, reminders, and more to your email.

Use Mail Act-On's powerful rule system to make simple keystrokes apply complex actions to your email.

Use Mail Perspectives to turn mailboxes into compact windows and keep critical email close at hand.

Use SigPro to manage and personalize signatures for all your email messages.

https://smallcubed.com/


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Beth Wall

Beth started out at a company called, Indev which later merged with another company to ultimately become SmallCubed Software. SmallCubed is a 3-person team now consisting of Scott Morrison, Scott Little and Beth Wall. SmallCubed emerged as an independent software development company in 2015 when Indev Software (makers of MailTags, Mail Act-On, & Mail Perspectives) merged with Little Known Software (makers of SigPro & Tealeaves). Beth wears a lot of company hats and does “Everything but the code.” 


OPEN SOURCE:  Solid - Robert Brown
Solid is a platform, not code. Tim Berners-Lee (best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web) is working on this new platform to run on the internet. This new platform is open source and named "Solid”. It will provide a means for people to store their personal information and completely control the access to this information. 


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. Near the room's entrance, you'll see a large white awning/tent with tables and chairs underneath. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.

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 view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all of the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. 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. 

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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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: Beth Wall - SmallCubed Software
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: Solid  - Robert Brown
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.

2018 CALENDAR: 
July 16 – SmallCubed Software: Mail ActOn and MailTags shortcutting software for Apple's Mail app
Aug 20 – Bert Monroy - workflows and tips for creating hyper-realistic paintings
Sept 17 – Tony Knight of Qroma-New app: QromaTag
Oct 15 – Kim Smith - Teaching artwork on the iPad
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 if you 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!


*************************************************************
ABOUT SVMUG: SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

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 

JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:
Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List? You can join here:
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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting June 18, 2018; Jeff Gamet - WWDC reactions

posted Jun 13, 2018, 2:53 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 6:42 AM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is June 18, 2018 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
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

TOPIC & DESCRIPTION:  WWDC Recap & Reactions
Jeff Gamet will be presenting remotely from Colorado. He attended Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, CA earlier in June and will talk to us about his reactions to what he heard and saw and what we all need to know.
 
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Jeff Gamet
Way back in 1998, two guys named Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin started The Mac Observer (TMO), the best Apple-oriented site on the web. Jeff Gamet is the Mac Observer's Managing Editor. He is the author of "The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X" from Peachpit Press, and has presented at events such as Macworld Expo, the RSA Conference, and the Mac Computer Expo. He also hosts TMO's Daily Observations podcast and co-hosts The iOS Show and Apple Context Machine podcasts. If that weren’t enough, he also makes guest appearances on several other shows, and writes about the crazy things people do in coffee shops at freshbrewedtales.com. 
Follow Jeff Gamet on Twitter: @jgamet

OPEN SOURCE:  Magenta - Robert Brown
“Music and Art Generation with Machine Intelligence. Magenta is a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music. Primarily this involves developing new deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms for generating songs, images, drawings, and other materials. But it’s also an exploration in building smart tools and interfaces that allow artists and musicians to extend (not replace!) their processes using these models.”

MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. Near the room's entrance, you'll see a large white awning/tent with tables and chairs underneath. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.

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 view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all of the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. 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. 

INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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".

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: Jeff Gamet - WWDC reactions
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: Magenta  - Robert Brown
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.
2018 CALENDAR: 
Jun 18 – Jeff Gamet WWDC news & reactions
Jul 16 – SmallCubed Software: Mail ActOn and MailTags shortcutting software for Apple's Mail app
Aug 20 – tbd

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 if you 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!


*************************************************************
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 

JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:
Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List? You can join here:
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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting May 21, 2018 Bryan Chaffin - All Things Apple

posted May 17, 2018, 2:42 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated May 18, 2018, 2:03 AM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is May 21, 2018 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. 


TOPIC DESCRIPTION: All Things Apple

Bryan will be talking in person about recent developments in the Apple world. For instance, what Apple's $100 billion stock buyback plan should tell you about the future. Other topics that currently interest him include Apple's ever-expanding fleet of self-driving cars and the possibility of an Apple ride-sharing service. And, he'll happily take questions about anything and everything Apple-related.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Bryan Chaffin

Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder and copublisher of The Mac Observer (TMO), and he's the cohost of the Apple Context Machine podcast. He's been writing about Apple and technology for more than 20 years, and—don't tell anyone—he is a Certified Geek! Bryan has contributed to 5 "For Dummies" books, and co-authored "iPad for Dummies - 11th Edition" with Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus.

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @TMOBryan


OPEN SOURCE:  The Open Source Screwdriver - Robert Brown

We like to expand your ideas about open source. We have instances of open source software, open source design, open source hardware, and even open source farming. Today, we will show an example of open source software and hardware, in particular, device controller firmware combined with an actual device: the open source screwdriver. The screwdriver is a motorized device that senses your hand motion to start/stop and reverse direction. It also digitally controls the maximum torque applied. 

MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. 

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. Near the room's entrance, you'll see a large white awning/tent with tables and chairs underneath. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.


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 view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all of the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. 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. 


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


-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.

-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.

-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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: All Things Apple - Bryan Chaffin

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Open Source Screwdriver  - Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end

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



2018 CALENDAR: 

May 21 – Bryan Chaffin - a current state of Apple, including CarPlay

Jun 18 – tbd, maybe WWDC news, and maybe DNS descriptions

Jul 16 – SmallCubed Software: Mail ActOn and MailTags shortcutting software for Apple's Mail app

Aug 20 – tbd


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 if you 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!


*************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://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 

https://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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting April 16, 2018 Automate Life-Allison Sheridan

posted Apr 12, 2018, 6:33 PM by Pam Ailes

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is April 16, 2018 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. 



TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: Automate your Mac Life by Allison Sheridan

Allison took her last formal training in programming when she learned Fortran IV in 1978, but that hasn't kept her from finding ways to automate things on her Mac. In this remote presentation, Allison will walk you through her “dipping her toe into automation” from TextExpander to using Hazel to manage her files, to using Automator to launch and arrange apps. She will also talk about how she wrote her own app. After hearing her talk, it's guaranteed that you'll find ways to automate your own Mac life.


 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Allison Sheridan - Podfeet

Allison Sheridan is the host of the Podfeet Podcasts. Her primary solo show, the NosillaCast Apple Podcast has been running without interruption every week for 13 years and coming up on 700 shows. She also hosts Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, which is an interview show with interesting people in tech, and Programming By Stealth, where Bart Busschots is teaching the audience to program in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. All of these audio shows can be found at https://podfeet.com along with extensive blog posts of each subject. 

You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network (This Week in Tech), the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, Clockwise, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, The Productive Woman Podcast, as a screencaster on ScreenCasts Online and as a columnist in SCO Magazine. She was a speaker at Macworld and on the Mac Geek Cruise and is a foundational speaker at MacStock Conferences and Expo. She is very generous with her time and has presented to many Mac/Apple user groups, including ours, several times!

http://podfeet.com

Follow Allison on Twitter: @podfeet @nosillacast



OPEN SOURCE:  Open Source Seed Initiative - Dan Foy

Have you ever thought about open source in terms of our food? Many seeds used to grow fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and more, are part of the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI).

This month in our open source segment, Dan will be talking about how open source is being used as a way to counteract the patenting of genetic material (seeds) and why this is so important for our food supply.

“Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, OSSI was created to free the seed – to make sure that the genes in at least some seed can never be locked away from use by intellectual property rights.”

https://osseeds.org/

https://osseeds.org/faqs/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. 


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. Near the room's entrance, you'll see a large white awning/tent with tables and chairs underneath. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.


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 view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all of the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. 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. 


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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.

-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.

-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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: Automate your Mac Life - Allison Sheridan

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Open Source Seed Initiative - Dan Foy

8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end

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



2018 CALENDAR: 

Apr 16 – Allison Sheridan - Automate your Mac/Apple life

May 21 – Bryan Chaffin - a current state of Apple, including CarPlay

Jun 18 – tbd

Jul 16 – tbd

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 if you 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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting March 19, 2018; iMazing - Gregorio Zanon

posted Mar 15, 2018, 10:49 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is March 19, 2018 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. 


TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: iMazing by DigiDNA
‘It just works’. - Apple’s de facto credo still stands today, and stands strong thanks to iOS’ ease of use and popularity. But this simplicity comes with quite a few caveats. How do you recover music from an old iPod? How do you browse the contents of your iPhone’s backup? How do you quickly add pictures from your mom’s computer to your own iPad? Or export all the photos your partner sent you via iMessage? 
In this remote session from Switzerland, Gregorio Zanon will introduce DigiDNA’s flagship Mac app, iOS device manager iMazing. He’ll explain how it grants you broader access to your own data and demonstrate a few common use cases. He will also touch on issues of transparency and security, and will most probably try to convince you that backing up your iPhone locally is worth the effort. 
Expect a fun and engaged presentation. Please challenge him with your questions when he wraps up!
 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Gregorio Zanon - DigiDNA Co-leader
Gregorio’s career started in classical music. In 2004, he graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music in composition. Over the next few years, his activity gradually shifted from writing string quartets and sonatas to developing interactive musical installations for networked iPads. 
He joined DigiDNA n 2013 to work on FileApp, one of the first file manager apps for iOS. He now co-leads the team from its Geneva offices, and is proud to play an active role in DigiDNA’s mission: Empowering Apple users worldwide with efficient and affordable tools which facilitate access to and ownership of their mobile data.


OPEN SOURCE:  OpenToonz - Robert Brown
OpenToonz is a professional grade 2D animation tool, of the old school. It evolved into open source from a mainstream movie making tool, Toonz Pro. The technique is frame by frame flip images. Not for the casual artist — you need some serious drawing skills. 


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. 

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. You'll find a large white awning/tent near the room's entrance. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.

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 view 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. 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. 

INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

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
-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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".

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: iMazing
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: OpenToonz
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.

2018 CALENDAR: 
Mar 19 – Imazing
Apr 16 – Allison Sheridan - topic to be decided
May 21 – tbd
Jun 18 – tbd
Jul 16 – tbd
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 if you 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!


*************************************************************
ABOUT SVMUG:
SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

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:
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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Feb 26, 2018; AgileBits - 1Password

posted Feb 22, 2018, 5:34 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 5:43 AM ]

Hello svmug members & friends!

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Feb 26, 2018 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. 

NOTE: January and February svmug meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month due to a Google Holiday on the 3rd Monday.


TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: 1Password by AgileBits

1Password is an award-winning password manager that keeps you safe online. You want to use different passwords for every website, but it can be hard to keep track of them all. In this session, you'll learn how to use 1Password to increase not only your security but your convenience as well. From passwords to two-factor authentication, you'll be an online security expert in no time.

https://1password.com/

Twitter: @1Password

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Khad Young

Over the past 8 years, AgileBits’ Khad Young has been helping people stay safe online through step-by-step tutorials and videos on the 1Password Support site and in-person training. Whether he’s helping a business set up 1Password for their team or writing a new guide for the latest 1Password feature, Khad’s focus is on making the secure thing to do the easy thing to do.


OPEN SOURCE:  VeraCrypt - Dan Foy

For our open source talk, we will be discussing VeraCrypt, which is an open source encryption tool. You’ll learn about the advantages of using VeraCrypt compared to FileVault. Dan will provide a brief demonstration on how to use VeraCrypt.
“VeraCrypt is an open-source utility used for on-the-fly encryption. It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (in Windows) the entire storage device with pre-boot authentication.
VeraCrypt is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt project. It was initially released on June 22, 2013 and has produced its latest release (version 1.21) on July 9, 2017. Many security improvements have been implemented and issues raised by TrueCrypt code audits have been fixed.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VeraCrypt


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. 

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. You'll find a large white awning/tent near the room's entrance. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.

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 view 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. 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. 


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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".


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:  1Password
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source:  VeraCrypt
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.


2018 CALENDAR: 
Feb 26 – AgileBits – 1Password 2-factor support (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)
Mar 19 – Imazing
Apr 16 – Allison Sheridan

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!


*************************************************************
ABOUT SVMUG:
SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

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 

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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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Feb 26th is our monthly meeting! This is the 4th Monday. Topic: 1Password

posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:18 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 8:19 PM ]

Hello all,

PLEASE remember that our February meeting is on FEB 26TH which is a week later than our usual meeting due to a Google holiday.

We will have our monthly meeting on the 4th Monday of February - Feb 26th.

Please remind other members you know so they don't show up on the 3rd Monday and wonder where everyone is!


2018 CALENDAR: 

Feb 26* – AgileBits – 1Password 2-factor support (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined

* 2018 CALENDAR NOTE: For those of you who like to plan ahead, make a note that the January and February svmug meetings are always held on the 4th Monday of the month due to a Google Holiday on the 3rd Monday.


More details will be provided about our next speaker & topic when they become available.

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Jan 22, 2018 Brett Terpstra-Tips & Shortcuts

posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:45 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Jan 22, 2018 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 along with any subsequent updates can be found here: http://www.svmug.org/announcements

NOTE: January and February svmug meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month due to a Google Holiday on the 3rd Monday. See the CALENDAR near the end of this email for exact dates.

TOPIC & DESCRIPTION:  Tips, Shortcuts & Efficient Navigation using the Keyboard
Learn how to make the most of your keyboard on macOS. Discover all the keyboard shortcuts, learn how to add your own, and navigate macOS, Finder, Spotlight, and all of your applications more efficiently by reducing your need for the trackpad.
 
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Brett Terpstra
Brett Terpstra is an independent developer, designer, writer, and podcaster hailing from Minnesota. Among other things, Brett develops Marked 2 for Mac and co-authored 60 Mac Tips Volumes 1 and 2 with David Sparks. He talks with amazing guests on Systematic, and has a blast with Christina Warren on Overtired. You can find Brett at his website, brettterpstra.com, as well as "@ttscoff" on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, GitHub, and just about everywhere else. He's very consistent and easy to find…

OPEN SOURCE:  What is Open Source really? - Robert Brown
Robert will explain the various definitions of open source, the motivations behind open source, and how open source is applied via license agreements.

MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. 

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

The room is located in the back of Building 1950 — Looking at the Interactive Google MAP link below, this is the right "leaf" of the 3-building Charleston complex. You'll find a large white awning/tent near the room's entrance. There is also a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room.

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 view 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. 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. 


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

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

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under 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".
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: Brett Terpstra-Make the Most of your Keyboard
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: What is Open Source? Where/how to find it?
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.


2018 CALENDAR: 
Jan 22* – Brett Terpstra – Mac Keyboard Tips (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)
Feb 26* – AgileBits – 1Password 2-factor support (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)
Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined
Apr 16 – Open

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)

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 

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 APPLE/MAC USER 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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Jan 22, 2018 is our next meeting (NOT 1/15)

posted Jan 13, 2018, 12:52 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello all,
Remember that for January and February, our meeting day is a week later due to Google holidays.
We will have our monthly meeting on the 4th Monday of January and 4th Monday of February.
Please remind other members you know so they don't show up and wonder where everyone is!

2018 CALENDAR: 

Jan 22* – Brett Terpstra – Mac Tips? Spotlight? (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)

Feb 26* – AgileBits – 1Password 2-factor support (4th Monday due to Google Holiday)

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined

* 2018 CALENDAR NOTE: For those of you who like to plan ahead, make a note that the January and February svmug meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month due to a Google Holiday on the 3rd Monday.


More details will be provided about the next speaker when they become available.

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