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SVMUG Monthly Mtg Oct 16, 2017 Michelle Carter-Author & Mac Pioneer

posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:13 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 4:11 PM by Charles Gousha ]

Hello svmug members & friends!

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Oct 16, 2017 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. 


MAIN TOPIC: Tales of an early Mac Powerbook journalist in 1990’s Russia

Author, Michelle Carter, will be presenting in person about her experience as an early Mac pioneer and a U.S. Information Agency's Journalist-in-Residence while living in Russia during 1995. She spent a year there, “midwifing the birth of an independent press in that post-Soviet, pre-Putin bubble of freedom.” She trekked across the 11 times zones of the planet's largest country to meet with newspaper editors and their staffs. She traveled with her Mac Powerbook 150 (a first-generation laptop that weighed what most desktops do now), a 2400-baud dial-up modem, 10 floppy disks holding PageMaker software, and one of the first AOL email accounts (AOL was the only ISP with a local access number in Moscow). Michelle says, “My story of that year, recorded in my memoir From Under the Russian Snow, is underscored at every turn by my attempts to explain my Mac (as much as my free press message) to my Russian press colleagues. I was a most unprepared Mac pioneer.” 


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Michelle A. Carter (author)

Michelle Carter is a professional journalist with a thirty-year career in daily newspapering (The Kansas City Star and The San Mateo Times) and a twelve-year stint as a journalism instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. From Under the Russian Snow is the second book to grow out of her experiences in the former Soviet Union. She is also a magazine editor and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. In case you were wondering about the book title, “Under the snow” (podsnezhnik) is the name of the first flower to appear in the spring in Russia. It is a symbol of hope and renewal and an appropriate metaphor for her memoir.

www.fromundertherussiansnow.org



OPEN SOURCE:  Creative Commons Licensing - Dan Foy

​Have you seen documents or pictures with letters like "CC-BY-SA”? What do these mean? Dan Foy will talk to us about how a Copyright is different from a Creative Commons License.

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

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

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

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

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

INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP: http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


DIRECTIONS:  

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

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

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

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

OR 

-- 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: Michelle Carter - Early Mac Pioneer in Russia

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Creative Commons Licensing - Dan Foy

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Oct  16 – Michelle Carter – From Under the Russian Snow: Tales of a Powerbook User in 1990’s Russia

Nov 20 – Open

Dec 18 – Open; Holiday Potluck


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


NOTE TO ATTENDEES: 

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

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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

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

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

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL 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 Sep 18, 2017 David Ginsburg-Organize w/iOS 11

posted Sep 14, 2017, 2:35 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 2:37 AM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Sept 18, 2017 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. 


TOPIC:  Keeping Organized with iOS 11

Topics Include:

- How to use the Today view and utilize the Widgets to your advantage.

- Using iOS’ Sharing Sheet Menu and sheets

- Review some of the advanced settings including managing Battery Life.

- Review some efficiencies in the all new iOS 11 including the all new Control Center which will be released on September 19th.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  David Ginsburg

David Ginsburg is an IT support professional with over 20 years of experience working with Apple, Microsoft and related technologies. His first Apple Mac was a PowerBook G4 and then the first Intel MacBook. He quickly became a subject matter expert on all things iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and iOS. He is currently president of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users group in the Chicago area and leads a very popular Special Interest Group called iPhone SIG that discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad and recently Apple Watch. He has also provided many presentations over the years at the group including a discussion on networking, iPhone, Apple Watch, and many other topics relating to Apple and technology. He also hosts a new Podcast called In Touch with iOS and appears regularly on For Mac Eyes Only and EyeChart Radio podcasts. 

http://www.myscau.org/about-scau/

https://twitter.com/daveg65


OPEN SOURCE:  x.509 encryption certificates-plugging encryption into Mail, Safari, and others; Public key cryptography - Robert Brown

What is X.509 certificate? - Definition from WhatIs.com - SearchSecurity

searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/X509-certificate

An X.509 certificate is a digital certificate that uses the widely accepted international X.509 public key infrastructure (PKI) standard to verify that a public key belongs to the user, computer or service identity contained within the certificate.

Public-key cryptography - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography

In an asymmetric key encryption scheme, anyone can encrypt messages using the public key, but only the holder of the paired private key can decrypt. Security depends on the secrecy of the private key.


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

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

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


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

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

INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


DIRECTIONS:  

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

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

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

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

or

-- 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: David Ginsburg - Keeping Organized with iOS 11

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: X.509 encryption certificates; Public key system - Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

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

Oct  16 – Michelle Carter – From Under the Russian Snow: Tales of a Powerbook User in 1990’s Russia

Nov 20 – Open

Dec 18 – Open; Holiday Potluck

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


NOTE TO ATTENDEES: 

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

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

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 Aug 21, 2017 - ChronoSync

posted Aug 19, 2017, 10:53 PM by Charles Gousha   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 10:55 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

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


TOPIC:  Sync files and Backups to the cloud with ChronoSync

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

https://www.econtechnologies.com


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

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



OPEN SOURCE: HomeBridge – Charles Gousha

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

https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

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


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


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

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


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


DIRECTIONS:  

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

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

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

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


or


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

-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.

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


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


 

LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

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

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



TIME SCHEDULE: 

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

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

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

8:15 PM - Break

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

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Aug 21 – Econ Technologies – Chronosync 

Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

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

Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

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

Nov 20 – Open

Dec 18 – Open; Holiday Potluck


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


NOTE TO ATTENDEES: 

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


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

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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SVMUG Monthly Meeting July 17, 2017 - Build Mac Apps with 4D

posted Jul 12, 2017, 3:58 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is July 17, 2017 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. 



TOPIC:  Build Mac Apps with 4D

More than 30 years ago, 4D began on the Mac as the first graphical relational database on the market. Today it is a cross-platform integrated environment for building standalone and networked business applications. 

At its heart, 4D is a GUI that makes the complex process of building a Mac application possible by mere mortals. Our presenters will be sharing with SVMUG attendees what a power user could do with 4D without writing any code. Their demo includes how to import sample data, relating it to each other and building a simple UI to present and edit it. Whether you are a Mac hobbyist or want to include more Mac tools into your office, they will show you how you can get started with 4D.

@4Dtweets

http://www.4d.com/


ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:  

Brian Young - Technical Marketing Manager • 4D Inc.

Brian Young has been with 4D Inc since 2013. His many roles include Emceeing the annual 4D Summit developer conference, running webinars and communicating with the 4D developer community. As a long-time Mac power user, he fondly remembers the time before the OS was named macOS, Mac OS X or Mac OS. Brian’s past includes a career in computer graphics and movie special effects. He is an infrequent podcaster and a part time iOS Developer.


Add Komoncharoensiri - Director of Technical Services • 4D Inc.

Add Komoncharoensiri (Ko-mon-cha-ron-see-ree) has been a key member of the 4D technical support team since 2000. While at 4D, he has served as Technical Support Engineer, 4D Evangelist, Internal Applications Manager and his current roles as Director of Technical Services. Add received a BS degree in Computer Sciences from San Jose State University in 2000. He is passionate about user experience (UX) and user interface programming and 4D Web development.



OPEN SOURCE: KeePass - Robert Brown

KeePass -- OSS password management. 

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

http://keepass.info



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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. There are a bunch of EV parking spots right near the building where the meeting takes place.

 

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: 4D - Brian Young, Add Komoncharoensiri

8:15 PM - Break

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

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

July 17 - 4th Dimension

Aug 21 - Duilio Proni of ChronoSync

Sep 18 - TBD

Oct 16 - Michelle Carter, author


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

July 17 Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Aug 21 Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room


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)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting June 19, 2017; Bob LeVitus-Working Smarter for Mac Users; 2017 WWDC reactions

posted Jun 15, 2017, 1:10 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 6:38 PM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is June 19, 2017 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Google's Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950. Directions below. 



TOPIC:  Working Smarter for Mac Users, + WWDC reactions

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus will present his take on Working Smarter—tips, tricks, and techniques to save you as much as an hour every day. 

He recently released his first self-published book, Working Smarter for Mac Users. It shows Mac users how to use their Macs better, faster, and more elegantly; banish procrastination; and do more work in less time so they have more time for the things they love. 

How did he end up writing this type of book? At age forty-something he found out that he had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.), which changed his life forever. He decided to read everything he could find on the subjects and the thing that stood out most was that few of the books, blogs, and articles included advice for computer users, much less Mac users. Essential time management tools and techniques such as to-do lists, calendars, and journals—tasks that are arguably better suited to a computer than pen and paper—were often dismissed with a throwaway paragraph or two (if they were even mentioned). There was nothing—NADA—about ways your Mac can help you to be productive! That’s why Bob felt he had to write Working Smarter for Mac Users.

Join us, escape the heat wave, and bring a friend! You won’t want to miss this talk! Time permitting, we’ll get his thoughts on WWDC 2017 too.

https://www.workingsmarterformacusers.com



ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Bob LeVitus

Writer and raconteur, Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has been writing about Apple technology for over twenty-five years. One of the Apple community’s most trusted gurus, he’s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks. He’s written or co-written more than 80 popular computer books, with millions of copies sold worldwide in half a dozen languages. Recent books include: MacOS Sierra For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies all for Wiley Publishing. His latest self-published eBook, Working Smarter for Mac Users, was released March 2017. Bob has been the Apple technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the popular “Dr. Mac” column each Tuesday for over 20 years. He’s also written his “Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves” column for The Mac Observer since 2003. Bob spends most of his time today in central Texas as the author and publisher of Working Smarter for Mac Users and is working on an online course with the same name.

Twitter: @LeVitus



OPEN SOURCE:  Swift3 - Robert Brown

Learn to program in your spare time! There are many open source programming languages available. Swift is a programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux. One of Robert’s favorites is Python. But the barrier to learning to use such languages can be steep. The release of Swift as an open source language may change that. It may surprise you, but Swift can be compiled and run on many operating systems, including Linux and Windows.

https://swift.org/blog/swift-3-0-released/



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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. There are a bunch of EV parking spots right near the building where the meeting takes place.


 

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: Working Smarter for Mac Users, + WWDC reactions-Bob LeVitus

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Swift 3.1 and Playgrounds-Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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



2017 CALENDAR: 

June 19 - Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus

July 15-16 is the MacStock conference in Illinois

July 17 - Chris Fisher - 4th Dimension

Aug 21 - TBD

Sep 18 - TBD


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

June 19 Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

July 17 Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Aug 21 Building 1950, Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room


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)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (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 May 15, 2017 - Adam Christianson-The MacCast

posted May 11, 2017, 9:26 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated May 11, 2017, 9:42 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is May 15, 2017 at 7:00PM.  As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950. Directions below. 



MAY TOPIC:  Artificial Intelligence in Apple Technology

Our Macs and iOS devices are becoming smarter and more useful everyday. As we begin to ask them to do more things for us, like reminding us about our schedule, telling us who's in our photos, or turning off the lights at night, we'll want them to be more intelligent too. In fact, Apple has already begun adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology into their products, services, and operating systems. Via a remote connection this month, Adam Christianson will highlight some of the ways Apple currently uses AI to make our technology smarter. Plus, he’ll discuss Apple’s possible plans for future applications in things like Home Assistants or Augmented Reality (AR). He'll finish up his talk with some cool "Things of the Moment" including hardware and software he likes, uses, and thinks you may like too. 


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Adam Christianson, Podcaster / The Maccast

Adam Christianson is the host of the popular and top-rated Maccast podcast. Beginning in 2004 and each week since, Adam has continued to offer insights and tips for all Mac fans. Adam's user-to-user approach and his ability to appeal to both beginning and advanced Mac users has made The Maccast a two-time Apple iTunes "Best Of" podcast! Adam has spent years in the Mac community serving on the board of directors of several Mac Users Groups. The Maccast serves as his latest effort to help grow and give back to the Mac community.

Twitter: @maccast

http://www.maccast.com



OPEN SOURCE:  Spectacle: Another Mac Window Tiler - Dan Reed

Dan will talk to us about a way to organize our Mac windows using Spectacle.

https://www.bartbusschots.ie/s/2017/03/30/spectacle-another-mac-window-tiler/



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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. There are a bunch of EV parking spots right near the building where the meeting takes place.

 

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: Adam Christianson

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Spectacle - Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

May 15 - Adam Christianson, of The MacCast

June 19 - Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus

July 15-16 is the MacStock conference in Illinois

July 17 - Chris Fisher - 4th Dimension


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

May 15 Building 1950 Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

June 19 Building 1950 Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

July 17 Building 1950 Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Aug 21 Building 1950 Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room


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)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (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 April 17, 2017, eero - Ryan Okimoto

posted Apr 13, 2017, 6:28 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 3:59 AM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is April 17, 2017 at 7:00PM.  As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950. Directions below.

A copy of this email can also be found here: 

http://www.svmug.org/announcements


APRIL TOPIC:  eero WiFi system

eero is the world’s first home WiFi system, powered by TrueMesh™. A set of three eeros covers the typical home. They work in perfect unison to deliver hyper-fast, super-stable WiFi to every square foot of your house. It’s simple to set up. Easy to manage. And gets better over time with new features and improved performance. Stream video, get work done, or swipe right in any room — not just next to your router. This home WiFi system uses mesh networking and is “The world’s best-reviewed WiFi system.”

Ryan Okimoto will join us in person to explain what mesh networking is and why it’s important to your home. He’ll cover how eero came to be and discuss the product features and benefits, including security issues.

Twitter @geteero

http://eero.com



ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Ryan Okimoto  

Ryan is eero’s National Training Manager. He is responsible for the creation and execution of all training materials used in the field and online. He partners with sales and marketing to make sure the eero vision of better home wifi is conveyed clearly while delivering in-depth training content for consumers, salesmen, and businesses.



OPEN SOURCE:  Accelerated Mobile Pages - Dan Reed

Dan will talk to us about AMP -- Accelerated Mobile Pages - optimizing for small screens

https://www.ampproject.org

Twitter: @AMPhtml



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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 from our host.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: eero - Ryan Okimoto

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Accelerated Mobile Pages - Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Apr 17 - Eero

May 15 - Adam Christianson, of the MacCast (Topic: New Apple products?)

June 19 - open

NOTE: July 15-16 MacStock conference in Illinois

July 17 - Chris Fisher, 4th Dimension


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

Apr 17, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) 

May 15, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday)


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)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (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 March 20, 2017, Photos - Derrick Story

posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:45 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is March 20, 2017 at 7:00PM.  As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950. Directions below.

A copy of this email can also be found here: 

http://www.svmug.org/announcements


MARCH TOPIC:  MacOS Photos app, editing extensions & more. It's More Powerful than You Think!

Derrick Story will join us in person to present to our group about the powerful and versatile Photos application. Many people underestimate Photos and don’t realize or know about this app’s organizing and editing capabilities. It's More Powerful than You Think.

Derrick will bring some copies of his recent book which you can purchase at the meeting. If you prefer, use the link below to purchase it ahead of time and bring it to the meeting for him to sign. He is happy to sign them for you. There is an excellent and detailed description of the book at the link he provided for us.


The Apple Photos Book for Photographers: Building Your Digital Darkroom with Photos and Its Powerful Editing Extensions

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681981181/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1681981181&linkCode=as2&tag=storyphoto-20&linkId=9d93e18599a23911af8904cb6ec94daf


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Derrick Story 

Derrick Story is a photographer, writer and teacher based in Santa Rosa, CA. He publishes a weekly podcast via The Digital Story. Learn more about Derrick here:

http://thedigitalstory.com/

http://www.thenimblephotographer.com/

@Derrick_Story



OPEN SOURCE:  FreeMind - Dan Foy

Dan will talk to us about an open source mind mapping application called FreeMind. Mind mapping is a visual organizer of information that can help you collect and clarify ideas around a topic. For example, people often use mind mapping for work or home projects and trip planning.

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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 from our host.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Photos - Derrick Story

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: FreeMind - Dan Foy

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Mar 20 (3rd Monday) - Derrick Story - Photos for MacOS; Editing extensions

Apr 17 - TBD

May 15 - TBD


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

Mar 20, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday)

Apr 17, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) 

May 15, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday)


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


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


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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (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 27, 2017: Video To Go-Wally Cherwinski

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:43 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on the 4th Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00PM.  As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting back in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950. Directions below.



FEBRUARY TOPIC:  Video To Go

The iPhone has given videography a truly portable perspective. And today’s models pack the power of a 4K camera in your pocket wherever you go. The iPhone is great on its own, but it shines even more with add-on lenses, accessories and fantastic apps. In this session, you’ll hear how to get the most out of your iPhone camera and learn how to shoot video as naturally as you take photos.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Dr. Wally Cherwinski 

Dr. Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada’s National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.


Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada’s National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.


Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple “museum” includes over 30 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at several Macworlds (San Francisco), at Macintosh User Groups in the U.S. & Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsONLINE monthly magazine.

https://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/speaker/wally-cherwinski/



OPEN SOURCE:  Raspberry Pi and Arduino - Robert Brown

Robert will tell us about open source hardware available. 

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware



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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) 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 car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


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 from our host.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Wally Cherwinski-Shoot better video on iPhone/iPad

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: OSS Hardware-Raspberry Pi & Arduino-Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Feb 27 (4th Monday) - Wally Cherwinski - Video with iPhones

Mar 20 (3rd Monday) - Derrick Story - Photos for MacOS; Editing extensions

Apr 17 - TBD

May 15 - TBD


FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

NOTE:  While you are updating your calendars, please make a note that February's meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a holiday. Note we are back to the 3rd Monday’s in Bodega Bay for March onward until further notice.


Feb 27, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (4th Monday)

Mar 20, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday)

Apr 17, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) 

May 15, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday)


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)

http://www.svmug.org


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


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


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (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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REMINDER: Next svmug meeting is Feb 27th, not Feb 20th!

posted Feb 20, 2017, 2:13 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


IMPORTANT! We are not meeting on Feb 20th! We’re meeting 1 week later on Feb 27th due to the holiday on the 20th. We’re back to our usual room.


Join us on Feb 27th in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. 


MEETING TIME & LOCATION:

Date: February 27, 2017

Time: 7:00PM


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room 

Google MTV (Mountain View) - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


If you know other svmug members who often attend the meetings but might not read their emails or check the svmug website, PLEASE let them know about the date change and room for this month.



Presentation Info: 

Presenter will be Wally Cherwinski on the topic of iPhone video tips & tricks.

More info will be emailed next week & posted on svmug.org as we are working out the details now. 



FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:

NOTE:  While you are updating your calendars, please make a note that February's meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a holiday


Feb 27, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (4th Monday) - Wally Cherwinski - iPhone video tips & tricks


Mar 20, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) - Derrick Story - Photos for MacOS; Editing extensions


Apr 17, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) - TBD


May 15, Building 1950, Bodega Bay  (3rd Monday) - TBD


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