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

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

Hello svmug members & friends! 

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


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

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

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


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

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

http://www.loopinsight.com

Follow Jim on Twitter: @jdalrymple


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

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

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

http://reprap.org/

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


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

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

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


DIRECTIONS:  

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

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

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

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


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


TIME SCHEDULE: 

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

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

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

8:15 PM - Break

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

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


2016 CALENDAR: 

Mar 21 - Intuit - Quicken 2016

Apr 18 - Topic TBD

May 16 - Topic TBD

May 21 - Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA

June 20 - Topic TBD

July 16-17 - MacStock in Chicago, IL

July 18 - Topic TBD

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

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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

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

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

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

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

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

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

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