SVMUG Monthly Meeting June 16, 2014 Dan Frakes - Q & A about WWDC

posted Jun 13, 2014, 5:45 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM. See below for details on how to get to the room.



SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Dan Frakes - Q & A about WWDC announcements and news

The Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) was June 2-6, 2014 in San Francisco. Whether you are a developer or not, the announcements will affect you in the future! Join us for an informal Q & A session with Dan Frakes about what’s new and what's so important about the announcements made at WWDC. Lots of enthusiasm and positive reviews for this event occurred. Apple's stock is up!  


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Dan Frakes is a Senior Editor at Macworld and an editor for the Take Control series of ebooks. He has been writing about Macs and Apple for nearly two decades! 

http://www.macworld.com/author/Dan-Frakes/

http://www.macvoices.com/wordpress/macvoices-14049-dan-frakes-apple-tvs-impact-home-automation/


OPEN SOURCE TOPIC:  AppleJack presented by Robert Brown

AppleJack automates the process of repairing a system disk, fixing permissions, checking preference files and deleting caches. However, it not for the timid!

http://applejack.sourceforge.net/man.html


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, please call 408-877-6377 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".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


DIRECTIONS:  

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

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

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

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


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


BREAK TIME:  

During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food.  There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: Dan Frakes - WWDC news and Q & A

8:15 PM - Break time - attendees bring food

8:30 PM - Open Source corner: AppleJack (OSS utility/diagnostic app) - Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

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


2014 CALENDAR: 

Jul 21 - Jason Rich, iPad/iPhone digital photography

Aug 18 - Todd Olthoff, topic will be either DevonThink or ScreenCast

Sep 15 - TBD 

Oct 20 - DriveSavers


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? 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



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

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

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

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.



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

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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