Jun 16 2008

Ronnie Roche has TWO speaking sessions at MCE

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Computer Maintenance & Backup 101:

Learn to be at peace with your computer. Now that Apple’s next
generation of OS X - Leopard - has arrived let’s take a look at the
best way to keep your computer on cruise control. We will start with
the built in utilities and how they have changed. Which 3rd party
programs should you own and which ones should you avoid? Should you
optimize? What about safe install practices for software updates and
new software? And a brief look at that ever popular topic - Backup -
you do don’t you? No excuses now that you have Leopard!

Leopard Unmasked:

Come see what cool tricks Leopard can do! Search with Spotlight over
multiple computers, control how Time Machine behaves, find hidden
menus for managing your printers and more. This will be a fun and
practical look at how to get the most out of Leopard.

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Jun 15 2008

MacLife signs up as a Sponsor

Published by Lorene under General

MacLife magazine will be at MCE as a sponsor. What great support-Lorene

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Jun 04 2008

Tom Negrino and Dori Smith @ MCE

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Tom Negrino:

Tom Negrino is a book author and a longtime contributor to Macworld magazine. His latest books are Macromedia Contribute 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Mac OS X Unwired (with Dori Smith), and Keynote for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide. He is also the author of the award-winning Microsoft Office v. X Inside Out.

Dori Smith:

Dori is co-author of “Mac OS X Unwired,” “JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide , 5th Edition,” author of “Java 2 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide,” and a contributor to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she is on the Steering Committee for the Web Standards Project, as well as Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women’s Web organization.

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Jun 04 2008

Volunteers needed for MCE

Published by Lorene under General, Volunteering

The MCE is coming, the MCE is coming!!! Our wonderful Mac Computer Expo will happen again this year, but not without your help! Aunt Jerrie wants you!

Just two hours of your time will help support this great event which is a member benefit and features over 20 vendors and 8 great speakers.

So….here are the duties…name your preference and join the team! Full descriptions of duties will be posted at the next general meeting….or you can contact me directly:

volunteer@maccomputerexpo.com

Set up Crew-(9am-10am-ish)

Welcome Table-(10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)
Membership Table (10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)
Raffle Table (10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)

Roving Raffle Sales (10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)
Room Monitor, as needed during (10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)
Speaker Introductions, as needed during (10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm)

Cleanup Crew 4pm- 5pm-ish

-Jerrie Patterson

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Jun 01 2008

Location, Time and date for MCE 2008

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This years MCE will take place on Saturday, September 27th, from 10-4 pm. It will be located at

The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

We have 9 speaker sessions lined up with tons of vendors.

Don’t miss the fun. More information is coming -Lorene

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May 31 2008

Bert Monroy to speak at MCE 2008

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Bert Monroy:

Bert Monroy was born and raised in New York City where he spent 20 years in the advertising industry as an art director and creative director for various agencies as well as his own. Upon discovering computers with the introduction of the Macintosh 128 in 1984, he embarked on a new digital career. He embraced the computer as an artistic medium and is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. Bert’s work has been seen in every major trade publication of the computer industry. His work has also been featured in scores of books which include Making Art on a Macintosh, The Photoshop WOW Book, The Illustrator WOW Book, The Art of Digital Painting, The Grey Book and The Photoshop A to Z in Japan.

For more information about Bert’s work please see his website at http://www.bertmonroy.com/

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May 31 2008

Upcoming speakers for MCE 2008

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Here is a “in progress” list of our upcoming speakers

http://www.ncmug.org/mce.html

They include, Ronnie Roche, Mary Norbury Glaser, Derrick Story, Lesa Snider King, Bert Monroy, Dori Smith, Tom Negrino and Shawn King.

What a great line up we have this year -Lorene

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May 31 2008

Another great vendor supporting MCE: Endicia

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I am pleased to announce that Endicia http://www.endicia.com/ has just signed up to be a Premium Sponsor for MCE 2008.

-Lorene

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May 28 2008

Shawn King to speak at MCE

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Shawn King is the host of Your Mac Life (YourMacLifeShow.com), the most popular, longest-running Macintosh-focused broadcast in the world. In his 13+ years as a broadcaster, Shawn has covered every Mac event in existence and interviewed countless celebrities.

His ability to take complex concepts and make them understandable by the average person in a no-nonsense, clear manner-mingled with a lot of fun and humor for good measure!-has made him a popular speaker at groups and conferences across the country. He’s a regular speaker at Macworld
Expo and he contributes to Macworld.com. In recent years, Shawn developed a passion for digital photography and throughout his travels, has had the amazing opportunity to both learn from and shoot
with some of the best photographers in the world.

He now teaches a popular beginning digital photography course with his wife, Lesa
Snider King. Visit Cameracon.com to learn more about it.

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May 27 2008

Vendors Flock to MCE 2008

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We have 3 new vendors who have signed up to support MCE

Marshall Electronic
Pearson Education dba Peachpit
Graphics Authority

-Lorene

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