SVMUG Monthly Meeting Feb 25, 2019 Bryan Chaffin - All Things Apple

posted Feb 20, 2019, 8:03 PM by Pam Ailes
Hello svmug members & friends! 
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is February 25, 2019 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! 

We are meeting in our “usual” place:  
Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room
Google - Building 1950
1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)
Mountain View, California 94043

TOPIC & DESCRIPTION: All Things Apple
Bryan will be talking, in person, about recent developments in the Apple world. Executive shuffling and departures, the company's increased emphasis on services, Marzipan app portability, and the inevitable Mac move to Apple-designed ARM processors are all on his mind lately. And, as always, he'll happily take questions about anything and everything Apple-related.

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

OPEN SOURCE: Signal - Private Messenger iOS app - Robert Brown
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Twitter @signalapp


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

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

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

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

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

OR

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

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

TIME SCHEDULE: 
6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge from our host.
7:00 PM - Introduction
7:05 PM - News 
7:30 PM - Main Presentation: All Things Apple - Bryan Chaffin
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: Signal Private Messenger - Robert Brown
8:45 PM - Q&A, followed by a raffle at the end
9:15 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.

2019 CALENDAR: 
Feb 25 – Bryan Chaffin; “All Things Apple”; NOTE, WE MEET ON THE 4TH MONDAY FOR JAN & FEB
Mar 18 - David Sparks - remote presentation, Topic TBD
Apr 15 - TBD
May 20 - TBD


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

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


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

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