Announcements - Upcoming Meetings

Below is the announcement for the upcoming meeting, as well as the archived announcements for past meetings. By reading the past meeting announcements, you will get an overview of what we do at the meetings.

SVMUG Monthly Meeting May 16, 2016; ProSoft: DataRescue, Data Rescue One, Drive Genius, Clean Exit

posted May 10, 2016, 3:52 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


NOTE TO ATTENDEES: In the past, our ProSoft presenters have brought their products for sale to the meeting and had a special price for us. I don’t know if that is happening this time, but you might want to be prepared to purchase if you have the opportunity and interest.


TOPICS:  

We’ll be covering ProSoft’s Data Rescue 4, Drive Genius 4, Data Backup, Hear, and the New Data Rescue ONE - all-in-ONE recovery solution. Prosoft Engineering, Inc. has been in the Mac industry since 1985.  They are a software company focused on data recovery software and other utilities that help protect and manage your important data. Prosoft takes pride in its award-winning products, excellent customer service and ease of use. 

http://www.prosofteng.com


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Matt Wagner will be talking about what’s new at Prosoft Engineering, Inc. Matt has been with Prosoft for two years on the Sales and Support team.  



OPEN SOURCE: NoScript – presented by Dan Reed

“The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank). NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality. You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows.”

https://noscript.net/



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" or a large black truck with a sign for “High Intensity Interval Training” (HIIT) in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk 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 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


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".

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


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:  From 101 and the N Shoreline exit. Go Left onto Charleston Rd.

Look at the Interactive Google Map (above) so you can find the creek as a landmark. 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 or black mobile fitness truck called “HIIT” 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.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: ProSoft (DataRescue, Data Rescue One, Drive Genius, Clean Exit) - Matt Wagner

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: NoScript – Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR: 

May 21 - Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

June 20 - Joe Kissell -- WWDC response, and JoeStuff. (remote)

July 16-17 - MacStock in Chicago, IL http://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/

July 18 - Tony Knight of Qroma

Aug 15 - Ring.com

Sept 19 - Open

Oct  17 - Chuck Joiner of MacVoices

Nov - Open

Dec - 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.


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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:

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 (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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Apr 18, 2016; Bryan Chaffin-Encryption, Security, SW subscriptions

posted Apr 14, 2016, 4:59 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 7:00 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPICS:  

Bryan Chaffin will be joining us in person to discuss a few recent topics in the news. The San Bernardino iPhone has been cracked and the FBI has dropped its demand that Apple create tools that bypass iOS security. That doesn't mean the encryption fight is over, however; in fact, it's just getting started! Bryan Chaffin and Lynda Gousha are going to do some back and forth on the topic. Bryan will come armed to cover software subscriptions, CarPlay, and anything else the good folks of SVMUG want.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Mac Observer (TMO), which makes him a geek. (That’s what he said!) He’s been writing about Apple, Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and other technology topics since 1997. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat, as well as tech-edited and co-authored books with and for the awesome Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. More recently, he completed his first novel, Accidental Intelligence, and is busily shopping it out to agents.

http://www.macobserver.com/

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @TMOBryan


OPEN SOURCE: GnuCash – presented by Robert Brown

“GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.”

https://www.gnucash.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" or a large black truck with a sign for High Intensity Training (HIT) in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is a Google employee cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk 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 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


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".

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


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:  From 101 and the N Shoreline exit. Go Left onto Charleston Rd.

Look at the Interactive Google Map (above) so you can find the creek as a landmark. 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 or black mobile fitness truck called “HIIT” 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.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Bryan Chaffin, FBI update and Smile subscriptions

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: GnuCash – Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR: 

May 16 - ProSoft (DataRescue, Data Rescue One, Drive Genius, Clean Exit)

May 21 - Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

June 20 - Topic TBD

July 16-17 - MacStock in Chicago, IL http://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/

July 18 - Topic 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.


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

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:

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 (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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Mar 21, 2016; Quicken for Mac & Mobile App

posted Mar 17, 2016, 6:12 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


As you may have heard, Intuit is in the process of divesting the Quicken business. Don’t worry! Quicken for Mac lives on and is better than ever, now with a mobile companion app. The Quicken team is pleased with the outcome of the process. Listen to the Quicken Leader, Eric Dunn, talk about what’s happening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAtj1qpKcpI


TOPIC:  Quicken For Mac: Past, Present and Future plus the mobile app!

Quicken has been helping Mac users manage their finances since 1983. We are lucky to have two key members from the Quicken team in person to demo both Quicken 2016 for Mac and the Quicken companion mobile app. They will also talk about Quicken’s history on the Mac platform as well as plans for the future. For the longtime Quicken users, now is your chance to find out what this change means to your Quicken application. If you are new to Quicken or even if you haven’t tried it yet, come find out why it’s so popular and has such a loyal customer base.

http://www.quicken.com/mac


ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:  

Jeff Parker: Director of Product Design, Quicken

Marcus Aiu: Product Manager, Quicken for Mac


Jeff Parker has been a user experience designer for 17 years. He has designed everything from enterprise accounting software and brand campaigns to corporate internets. He’s worked with clients in a wide range of industries and has been a guest lecturer on UX (User Experience) design at NYU. Jeff has been a UX designer on Quicken since 2009. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffparkerux


Marcus Aiu is the new Product Manager for Quicken Mac. He has over 25 years of experience working on Mac software including Evernote, PowerPoint, FileMaker and MacDraw.  

Follow Marcus on Twitter: @softwaremarcus



OPEN SOURCE: OSS mail encryption solutions – Robert Brown

OSS mail encryption solutions: GPG and others



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, call (408) 480-1690 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

NOTE: We have heard that the regular 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


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".

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


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:  From 101 and the N Shoreline exit. Go Left onto Charleston Rd.

Look at the Interactive Google Map (above) so you can find the creek as a landmark. 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 or black mobile fitness truck called “HIIT” 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.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Jeff Parker and Marcus Aiu: Quicken for Mac and the companion iOS app

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: OSS mail encryption solutions: GPG and others

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR: 

Apr 18 - Topic TBD, maybe Todd Olthoff - iBank, unconfirmed

May 16 - Topic TBD

May 21 - Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA

June 20 - Topic TBD

July 16-17 - MacStock in Chicago, IL

July 18 - Topic 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.


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

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:

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 (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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Feb 22, 2016; Jim Dalrymple Apple Watch and Fitness

posted Feb 11, 2016, 6:14 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 12:59 AM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Apple Watch & Fitness; Plus thoughts on Apple software quality - Jim Dalrymple

Jim Dalrymple will be with us in person for this presentation. He’ll give us his thoughts and experiences with the Apple Watch and fitness stuff in general as well as a response to Walt Mossberg's recent article about the waning quality of Apple software.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10900612/walt-mossberg-apple-iphone-ios-mac-osx-app-problems


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Our speaker tonight is Jim Dalrymple. You may recognize him as the guy behind the long beard. He is the Editor in Chief of LoopInsight, a guitar player, a dog lover, and has been reporting on Apple for 20 years. Jim’s work has been in many publications including Macworld, PC World, Computerworld, Macworld UK and many others. He has appeared as an expert on several television stations including CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC. Jim does radio show interviews, both Internet-based like “Your Mac Life” and “MacNotables” and traditional radio.

http://www.loopinsight.com

Follow Jim on Twitter: @jdalrymple


OPEN SOURCE: RepRap: Open-Sourced 3-D Printers – Robert Brown

RepRap: open-sourced 3-D printers (build your own printer!) 

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

http://reprap.org/

“RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend.”


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, call (408) 480-1690 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".

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


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 or black mobile fitness truck 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.


TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Apple Watch & Fitness-Jim Dalrymple

8:15 PM - Break

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

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR: 

Mar 21 - Intuit - Quicken 2016

Apr 18 - Topic TBD

May 16 - Topic TBD

May 21 - Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA

June 20 - Topic TBD

July 16-17 - MacStock in Chicago, IL

July 18 - Topic 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.

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

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:

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 (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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Jan 25, 2016 Security on your Mac and iOS devices - Lynda Gousha

posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:12 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 2:47 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Security on your Mac and iOS devices - Lynda Gousha

The security of your Mac and iOS devices depends on you. How do you decide what advice to follow? We’ll go through some of the choices, and the pros and cons based on your particular situation.

This presentation is an overview of safe practices for your devices (we won’t cover networks in any depth). We’ll include specifics on how to generate safe passwords, two factor authentication, Anti-Virus (A/V) software, and how to minimize your chances of downloading malware to your devices.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Our speaker tonight is our own Lynda Gousha. She is a member of Apple’s consultant network, an avid industry watcher, a long-time SVMUG member and volunteer, and former member of the Planet MUG Board of Directors.


OPEN SOURCE: HSXKPasswd – Lynda Gousha

Bart Busschot's HSXKPasswd is a secure memorable password generator

https://www.bartbusschots.ie/s/publications/software/xkpasswd/


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, call (408) 480-1690 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".

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


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 or black mobile fitness truck 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.


TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation & Open Source - Lynda Gousha

8:30 PM - Break

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR

Jan 25 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Security on your Mac and iOS devices

Feb 22 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Jim Dalrymple - follow The Beard

Mar 21 - Intuit - Quicken 2016

Apr 18 - Topic 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.


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

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:

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 (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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January 2016 Meeting on special date - Jan. 25, 2016

posted Jan 16, 2016, 5:23 PM by Robert Brown

Please Note: The next meeting will be on Monday January 25, 2016. Usual time and place: 7:00 PM in the Bodega Bay conference room, at Google, 1950 Charleston Ave. Mountain View

SVMUG Mtg Dec 21, 2015 POTLUCK & Allison Sheridan - Photos & Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016

posted Dec 18, 2015, 4:54 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


DECEMBER IS OUR ANNUAL POTLUCK TIME! See latest Potluck list below this posting

December’s meeting includes our annual holiday potluck so please bring something yummy to share at the party. Remember to bring your own serving spoons, tongs, hot plates, etc., for your particular dish. We will provide powerstrips, paper plates and napkins, plastic forks, spoons, cups.

We’ll have about an hour or so to relax with some good food and svmug friends. Meet someone new!



TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Photos & Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 - Allison Sheridan

Allison bit the bullet and moved from Aperture over to the new Apple Photos.  While Photos is much more capable than people give it credit, she still wanted more.  Macphun has created a set of tools that work both as standalone apps and as plugins for Photos (or Aperture, or Lightroom). She will demonstrate for us the suite Macphun calls Creative Kit 2016, which includes Focus, FX Photo Studio, Intensify, Snapheal and Tonality. If there’s time left she’ll show us Aurora HDR Pro as well, which is their newest product created in conjunction with well known HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff.  If you haven’t seen Allison speak before, you’re in for a treat as she teaches and entertains with her own unique style.

http://macphun.com/blog/2015-holiday-bundle


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast - a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias - which has been running for over 10 years with more than 550 episodes. She is also the host of the tech interview show Chit Chat Across the Pond with over 400 episodes. Allison produces the NosillaCast & Chit Chat Across the Pond as weekly audio podcasts and an extensive blog at http://podfeet.com. She also broadcasts the creation of the NosillaCast live on video every week. You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network, the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, the Mac Roundtable, Clockwise, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the Pocket Show and Mac Show on the British Tech Network, 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. 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



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" OR black HIT (High Intensity Training) truck in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place. There is also a series of electric vehicle chargers and their parking spaces next to the building where we meet.


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".

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


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 or black mobile fitness truck 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.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:25 PM - Presentation - Allison Sheridan showing the MacPhun extensions for Photos

8:10 PM - Potluck Time!

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



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Topic TBD

Feb 22 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Speaker: Jim Dalrymple

Mar 21 - Topic TBD

Apr 18 - Topic 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.


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

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:

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 (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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12-21-15 SVMUG ANNUAL POTLUCK-WHO’S BRINGING WHAT?

posted Dec 18, 2015, 4:49 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 2:57 AM ]

Last updated 12/21/15 at 2:57am

NOTE: If your item is not on this list yet, please email pam@svmug.org with your info or just bring it - after all, it is a potluck. Check the list of known items and fill in the gaps for what you would like to eat and enjoy!


 * * * WHO’S BRINGING WHAT * * *


PLATES ETC

- Plates, napkins, forks, cups for hot liquid; cups for cold liquid - svmug provides.


BEVERAGES

- Hot Spiced Apple Cider - Charles & Lynda G.

- Bottled Waters - Pam A.


MAIN DISHES

- Turkey and cranberry from Boston Market - Gayle S.

Sauerkraut with Pickled Herring and Dijon Mustard Marinade - Steve S.

-


SIDE DISHES (salads, veggies, etc)

- Mixed green salad with some dried cranberries - Jim G.

-

-


APPETIZERS

- Cheeseball with raw veggie strips - Dean N.

- Little smoky links in BBQ sauce - Pat A. 

-


DESSERTS

- Homemade cranberry bread - Len W.

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 16, 2015; Michael Ellard - Swift for Non-Programmers

posted Nov 11, 2015, 8:11 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 5:16 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Swift for Non-Programmers - Michael Ellard

Michael will be joining us in person to present “Swift for Non-Programmers”.

Apple has created a new programming language called Swift. This talk will give a lightweight and accessible introduction to Swift and is suitable for non-programmers and beginning programmers. Even if you are not into programming, come and listen to this wonderful presenter!


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Michael Ellard

Mike Ellard is an award-winning software developer working in both Swift and Objective-C. In addition to his app development work, he teaches "Introduction to Swift" and "Swift for Objective-C Developers" at the Silicon Valley Extension of University of California Santa Cruz. He has a long history with BMUG, PlanetMUG, and SVMUG. He served as the emcee of the SVMUG meetings for a year in the late 1990s. 

Follow Michael on Twitter: @DevMikeEllard


OPEN SOURCE:  Swift 2.0

Since Swift is open source, Michael’s talk will also be our open source topic for the evening.

You can find out more about Swift below:

http://www.apple.com/swift/

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-introduces-swift-2/


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, call (408) 480-1690 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".

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


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 or gym fitness 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.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation & Open Source - Michael Ellard

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Q&A - misc.

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



2015 CALENDAR:  

Dec 21 - PotLuck!; Allison Sheridan-password security


We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

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? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Feb 22 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Mar 21 -  topic TBD

Apr 18 -  topic TBD


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

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:

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 (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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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Oct 19, 2015 Bryan Chaffin - Apple in Context

posted Oct 15, 2015, 4:16 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Today’s Apple in Context - Bryan Chaffin

Bryan will be joining us in person to present “Today’s Apple in Context.” He will examine some of the biggest issues swirling around Apple and put them into context. Is Apple working on a car? Yes. Can Apple compete with Google Now? Not really. Is the Apple Watch a gotta-have device? Probably not. Is Apple getting too big for its corporate britches? Not by a long shot. These short answers are surrounded by a lot of baggage, and Bryan will offer his perspective based on 18 years of covering Apple.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Mac Observer, which makes him a geek. (that’s what he said!) He’s been writing about Apple, Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and other technology topics since 1997. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat, and he has contributed to, tech edited, and co-authored books with and for the awesome Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. More recently, he completed his first novel, Accidental Intelligence, and is busily shopping it out to agents.

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @TMOBryan



OPEN SOURCE:  The Cloud presented by Robert Brown

What is the cloud? Robert will cover basic concepts of cloud services for us.



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, call (408) 480-1690 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".

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


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.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation - Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source - Robert Brown - basic concepts of cloud services

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2015 CALENDAR:  

Nov 16 - Michael Ellard - Swift 2.0

Dec 21 - PotLuck!; Allison Sheridan-password security

We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

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? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.


2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Feb 22 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Mar 21

Apr 18


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

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:

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 (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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