Hello svmug members & friends!
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is March 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. Directions below.
A copy of this email can also be found here:
MARCH TOPIC: MacOS Photos app, editing extensions & more. It's More Powerful than You Think!
Derrick Story will join us in person to present to our group about the powerful and versatile Photos application. Many people underestimate Photos and don’t realize or know about this app’s organizing and editing capabilities. It's More Powerful than You Think.
Derrick will bring some copies of his recent book which you can purchase at the meeting. If you prefer, use the link below to purchase it ahead of time and bring it to the meeting for him to sign. He is happy to sign them for you. There is an excellent and detailed description of the book at the link he provided for us.
“The Apple Photos Book for Photographers: Building Your Digital Darkroom with Photos and Its Powerful Editing Extensions”
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Derrick Story
Derrick Story is a photographer, writer and teacher based in Santa Rosa, CA. He publishes a weekly podcast via The Digital Story. Learn more about Derrick here:
OPEN SOURCE: FreeMind - Dan Foy
Dan will talk to us about an open source mind mapping application called FreeMind. Mind mapping is a visual organizer of information that can help you collect and clarify ideas around a topic. For example, people often use mind mapping for work or home projects and trip planning.
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:
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".
-- 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 from our host.
7:00 PM - Introduction
7:05 PM - News
7:30 PM - Main Presentation: Photos - Derrick Story
8:15 PM - Break
8:30 PM - Open Source: FreeMind - Dan Foy
8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.
9:30 PM - All done! Clean up after ourselves and go home.
Mar 20 (3rd Monday) - Derrick Story - Photos for MacOS; Editing extensions
Apr 17 - TBD
May 15 - TBD
FUTURE ROOM RESERVATIONS:
Mar 20, Building 1950, Bodega Bay (3rd Monday)
Apr 17, Building 1950, Bodega Bay (3rd Monday)
May 15, Building 1950, Bodega Bay (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!
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.
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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