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.

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

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

Hello all,

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

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

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


2018 CALENDAR: 

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

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined

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


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

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

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

Hello svmug members & friends! 
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Jan 22, 2018 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. We are meeting in our “usual” place: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room in Building 1950 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. A copy of this email along with any subsequent updates can be found here: http://www.svmug.org/announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: We have heard that the regular car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive Google Map url below so you can view the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. If you are lost, call 408-480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place. Please make a note of where you parked. 


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

DIRECTIONS:  
-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.
-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.
-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.
-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.

or

-- If you are driving North on Highway 101, take the North Shoreline Blvd exit and turn right at the end of the off ramp.
-- Turn Left (West) onto Charleston Rd.
-- There is a small bridge/creek crossing under the road (see the interactive map, as it's easy to miss). Turn Right into the driveway 50 ft after the creek, or turn right into the main entrance just after that.
-- Go along the right (East) side of the 1950 Google building. There are a bunch of EV parking spots and a white tent near the spot where the meeting takes place. You want to park near here, though you may need to circle around the complex to find an open parking space.

 
LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:
If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay) is, as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".
TIME SCHEDULE: 
6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge from our host.
7:00 PM - Introduction
7:05 PM - News 
7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Brett Terpstra-Make the Most of your Keyboard
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: What is Open Source? Where/how to find it?
8:45 PM - Q&A - followed by a raffle at the end
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.


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

NOTE:  We are busy working on getting speakers for future months! Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.
NOTE TO ATTENDEES: 
You’ll receive 2 raffle tickets when you bring food to share. Please feel free to bring in items for raffle if you have them or obtain them from a vendor. When in doubt, ask one of the volunteers if the item would be good for raffle. If you have something else that you think would be good for the FREE pile, bring it, mark it FREE and place it on one of the tables near the food table. Just be sure to remove it at the end of the meeting if it does not go to a new home. We have enough to carry in and out each meeting. Thanks!

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ABOUT SVMUG:
SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions such as Jan and Feb). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.
SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:
Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List? You can join here:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info
The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.


LOCAL APPLE/MAC USER GROUPS:
Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org
Diablo Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.dvmug.org
Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org
Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 
San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 
North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 
Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 
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Jan 22, 2018 is our next meeting (NOT 1/15)

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

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

2018 CALENDAR: 

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

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

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined

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


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

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Dec 18, 2017 Moneyspire & Potluck!

posted Dec 14, 2017, 10:49 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Dec 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. 


OUR HOLIDAY POTLUCK will be at this December 18th meeting. Please see the earlier Potluck post for details.  There will be "special" items in the raffle for December. If you bring food, you get an extra raffle ticket.



TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: Moneyspire Personal Finance Software

Moneyspire Inc. is the personal finance software company for the common person. Their products are designed to be simple, practical and easy to use. The company name, Moneyspire, is a portmanteau of the words “money” and “inspire.” The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Southern California. Our presenters will be doing a remote talk from Southern California using Skype. Moneyspire software is available for PC and Mac and allows you to share data between the two platforms. There is also a mobile app. Moneyspire supports OFX, QFX, QIF and CSV file format imports (from your bank and other financial apps), and exports to spreadsheet and QIF file format, so you don't have to enter data manually. Your financial data is stored encrypted on your hard drive and is never transmitted. There is an online option too, but it is up to you. They don’t force you to subscribe or upgrade in order to retain your software features. More details: https://www.moneyspire.com/


 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:  George Ashkar & Elijah Addams


George Ashkar is the Chief Executive Officer of Moneyspire. In addition to financial software, George has worked on many software projects, including security, forensics, productivity, communications, and systems software. He has a great understanding of providing straightforward solutions to customer needs while keeping in mind the importance of maintaining excellent customer relationships. 


Elijah Addams is a Project Manager at Moneyspire. Elijah previously worked for Disney, where he worked on the scheduling systems that supported 30,000+ Disneyland employees. Elijah specializes in understanding customer needs and solving their challenges through easy-to-use solutions. 


Follow Moneyspire on Twitter: @Moneyspire



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 awning/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/



MODIFIED DECEMBER 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 

7:20 PM - Main Presentation: Moneyspire

8:15 PM - Break & Holiday Potluck begins!

9:15 PM - Clean up after ourselves and go home. All done!


2017 CALENDAR: 

Dec 18 – MoneySpire (a Quicken competitor) plus svmug Holiday Potluck


2018 CALENDAR: 

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

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

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined


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


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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Dec 18, 2017 SVMUG ANNUAL POTLUCK - WHO'S BRINGING WHAT?

posted Dec 12, 2017, 4:35 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 8:59 PM ]

12-14-17 Updated again

———————————————

EVENT DATE:  12-18-17 following our presentation from Moneyspire

https://www.moneyspire.com/

(Same time 7pm and same room as usual, Bodega Bay. More details to be posted later this evening)


 * * * WHO’S BRINGING WHAT * * *

This list will be updated as new information is provided.

NOTE TO ATTENDEES:

If you have changes to your potluck dish or need to be added to the list, or just need some ideas, please email me (pam@svmug.org) and I will add it to the main list on the website. Look at what is listed below and bring something to fill in the blanks.  


IMPORTANT! 

- Bring your own serving spoons, serving spatulas, salad tongs, ladles. 

- There is no microwave, no kitchen, no refrigerator available to us, so plan accordingly.  We will have power strips to accommodate hotplates, crockpots.

Thank you all for participating! Spend some time getting to know people you don't normally get to talk to during our monthly meetings.


BEVERAGES

- Hot Spiced Apple Cider - Charles & Lynda G.

- Juices - Verne A.

- Water - Dean N.



APPETIZERS

- Little smokies links in BBQ sauce - Pat A. 

- Deviled eggs - Pam A. & Dan F.

- Mexican cornbread - Steve B.



MAIN DISHES

- Turkey and cranberry from Boston Market - Gayle S.

- Mac and Cheese - Dave S.

- Pizza - Kim S.

- Taquitos - Earl G.

- Pizza from Costco - Gary C.

- Lasagna - Dean N.



SIDE DISHES (salads, veggies, etc)

- Baked beans - Barry B.

- Salad - Jim G.

- Fruit - George C.

- Green beans - Robert B.

- Spinach pie - Steve Q.

- Chicken salad - Peter A.



DESSERTS

- Cookies - Ed B.

- Pie - Kathryn L.

- Cranberry bread - Len W.



PLATES ETC.

- Plates, Napkins, Plastic forks, knives, spoons; Drinking cups for hot or cold liquids - svmug provides.

- Power strips for you to plug in hot plates etc. - svmug provides.


NOTE: Please bring all serving utensils for the dish you bring.


SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 20, 2017 Bryan Chaffin-Thoughts on Apple

posted Nov 16, 2017, 3:29 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 12:25 AM ]

UPDATE: As of Nov 17, at 12:02am, the monthly meeting announcement was received!

EARLIER NOTE: As of Nov 16, at 11pm, the Yahoo group monthly email was sent but Yahoo is having problems and as of 11pm, Nov 16th, no emails have been delivered. If you are part of the regular meeting attendees, please let other members you know about the topic and speaker. Some people wait for the email to be in their inbox and don't check the website. Thanks!

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Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Nov 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 at Google in Mountain View, CA. Directions below. 


CALENDAR NOTE: For those of you who like to plan ahead, make a note that the January and February svmug meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month due to a Google Holiday on the 3rd Monday. See the CALENDAR near the end of this email for exact dates.


OUR HOLIDAY POTLUCK will be at the December 18th meeting. A sign-up sheet will be passed around at the November 20th meeting to get the ball rolling and a followup set of emails will allow you to update or add your item to the list. There is no way to heat anything unless you bring a hot plate to plug in. There is no kitchen either so please plan accordingly. We WILL have a speaker in December!



TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: What is the state of the Apple?

Bryan Chaffin will be joining us in person as he offers his thoughts on topics most important to the world of Apple and to us as users now that 2017 is coming to a close. In recent years, he has presented thoughts on topics as diverse as an Apple Car, why Wall Street will never understand Apple, why Macs will remain important to Apple for the foreseeable future, and why Apple isn’t likely to release a toasterfridge. Bryan tends to present off the cuff, utilizing the skills honed during years of podcasting and presenting. In particular, he likes to come armed with multiple topics ready to go based on input from the audience, so questions are welcome!

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Bryan Chaffin

Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder and copublisher of The Mac Observer, which makes him a geek. 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 Mac related books. More recently, he completed his novel, The Mason Truman Project, and is busily shopping it out to agents.

http://www.macobserver.com/

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @TMOBryan


OPEN SOURCE:  Blockchain - Charles Gousha

Bitcoin may or may not be the next big thing in Internet money. Its underlying technology -- the blockchain -- definitely has a long-term future. Charles Gousha will discuss what a blockchain is, how it works, and what it means for future systems.

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


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 awning/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: Bryan Chaffin - State of Apple

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Blockchain - Charles Gousha

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2017 CALENDAR: 

Nov 20 – Bryan Chaffin - State of Apple

Dec 18 – MoneySpire (a Quicken competitor) plus svmug Holiday Potluck


2018 CALENDAR: 

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

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

Mar 19 – Allison Sheridan – Topic to be determined


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 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!

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

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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