SVMUG Monthly Meeting Mar 21, 2016; Quicken for Mac & Mobile App

posted Mar 17, 2016, 6:12 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, March 21, 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.

As you may have heard, Intuit is in the process of divesting the Quicken business. Don’t worry! Quicken for Mac lives on and is better than ever, now with a mobile companion app. The Quicken team is pleased with the outcome of the process. Listen to the Quicken Leader, Eric Dunn, talk about what’s happening:

TOPIC:  Quicken For Mac: Past, Present and Future plus the mobile app!

Quicken has been helping Mac users manage their finances since 1983. We are lucky to have two key members from the Quicken team in person to demo both Quicken 2016 for Mac and the Quicken companion mobile app. They will also talk about Quicken’s history on the Mac platform as well as plans for the future. For the longtime Quicken users, now is your chance to find out what this change means to your Quicken application. If you are new to Quicken or even if you haven’t tried it yet, come find out why it’s so popular and has such a loyal customer base.


Jeff Parker: Director of Product Design, Quicken

Marcus Aiu: Product Manager, Quicken for Mac

Jeff Parker has been a user experience designer for 17 years. He has designed everything from enterprise accounting software and brand campaigns to corporate internets. He’s worked with clients in a wide range of industries and has been a guest lecturer on UX (User Experience) design at NYU. Jeff has been a UX designer on Quicken since 2009.

Marcus Aiu is the new Product Manager for Quicken Mac. He has over 25 years of experience working on Mac software including Evernote, PowerPoint, FileMaker and MacDraw.  

Follow Marcus on Twitter: @softwaremarcus

OPEN SOURCE: OSS mail encryption solutions – Robert Brown

OSS mail encryption solutions: GPG and others


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

NOTE: We have heard that the regular 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.



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".


-- 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.



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: Jeff Parker and Marcus Aiu: Quicken for Mac and the companion iOS app

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: OSS mail encryption solutions: GPG and others

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


Apr 18 - Topic TBD, maybe Todd Olthoff - iBank, unconfirmed

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.



SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

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.



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 website for announcements.

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

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at 

BMUG West, at 

East Bay Mac User Group, at 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

North Coast Mac User Group, at 

Planet Mac User Group, at