The MUG Event Calendar for April 2: Robin Williams, The Washington Post, Chuck Rogers of MacSpeech, Mariner Software, MYOB, Andrew Shalat and The Iron Mac Challenge

MUG Event Calendar

April kicks off the MUG Event Calendar with a diverse group of special speakers and topics.

Author and MacNotables panelist Robin Williams will make a presentation to a group in New Mexico (one she has a special affiliation with), The Washington Post’s personal technology columnist, Rob Pegararo, will be the featured speaker at a group in Virginia, Chuck Rogers of MacSpeech will present to a group in Florida and Mariner Software will visit a group in Chicago. MYOB will present to a group in North Carolina, and designer/writer Andrew Shalat will visit a group in California.

But that’s just the beginning. The Apple TV will make its first appearances at MUG meetings this week, but will certainly not be the last. The new version of Adobe Photoshop is on the agenda as is iWeb, PDFs, troubleshooting, Quicken, portable gadgets and much more.

For our meeting pick of the week, we would travel to Japan for “The Great Ringo Throwdown – The Iron Mac Challenge” at the Ringo Macintosh User Group. What’s it about? Eight members will have eight minutes each to do the best demo of an application or a tip. Sounds like fun to us, and we’re wondering if Chairman Kaga will be in attendance.

What’s cooking at your Mac User Group? Email your meeting information to The MUG Center and we’ll put it on the menu.

This week’s meetings include:

Monday 2-Apr Virginia Macintosh Users GroupWashington Post personal technology columnist Rob Pegoraro
Stanford/Palo Alto Macintosh User Group – Nancy Blachman’s Favorite Google Features
Tuesday 3-Apr Palm Beach Macintosh Users Group – Chuck Rogers of MacSpeech
Applequerque Macintosh Users Group – Using Your Macintosh for Entertainment Systems, VOIP, Remote Control, & Much More
Danbury Area Computer Society – Windows Vista and MS Office
Pennsylvania Macintosh Users’ Group – conversation, questions and answers about Mac computers and all things Apple
MacsWest – Troubleshooting and Web Design
Wednesday 4-Apr The Rest of Us – Mariner Software
Nebraska Acrobat User Group – "PDFs for Print" with Special Guest Speaker Kacey Crouch
The Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0 – "Reach Out and Touch Your Mac"
ClubMac (Ireland) – April Meeting
Fox Valley Macintosh Users Group – Apple TV
Cape Cod Computer Society – Photo Touchup Workflow (Part 2)
Strait Macintosh Users Group – Mac Basics for Everyone
Thursday 5-Apr Silicon Mountain Macintosh Users Group – Introduction to iWeb
Santa Fe Macintosh Users Group – Robin Williams and John Tollet present "Tip for Tat"
Conejo Macintosh Users Group – Portabe Gadgets
Bux-Mont Macintosh Users Group – TBA
Friday 6-Apr Ringo Macintosh Users Group (Japan) – The Great Ringo Throwdown – The Iron Mac Challenge
Digital Arts Group – Photoshop CS3 Public Beta: A Demonstration with Charles Adams
Saturday 7-Apr Charlotte MacWorkshop – Demo of Account Edge by MYOB
Orange Apple Computer Club – Mac guru Andrew Shalat
Pensacola Panhandle Macintosh Users Group – CD/DVD Disc Burning
MacNexus – Workshop sessions on Inexpensive Software Gems Freeware and Software, Beginning Garage Band, Making a Greeting Card with your Mac , Quicken, Beginning InDesign Test and Mac Triage.
Sunday 8-Apr

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