MCE – Macintosh Computer Expo – Saturday, September 27, 2008

MCE or Macintosh Computer Expo is NCMUG's 15th fundraising event. Held this year at the Glaser Center in downtown Santa Rosa, thousands of Macintosh enthusiast come from all over the North Bay to visit with Macintosh product vendors and attend informational workshops.  Since 1991 the show has grown in attendance from around 300 to over 1,000 and is now the largest Expo of it’s type in the North Bay second only to Mac World in San Francisco.

Great line up of speakers this year headlined by Photoshop guru Bert Monroy, digital photo expert Derrick Story, graphics evangelist Lesa King and host of YourMacLife, Shawn King. With over two dozen vendors showing their products, and great raffle prizes, this year promises to be the place to be on a Saturday in September.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008
10am - 4pm
The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA

Free Admission
Tickets $5 each
$20 for book of five.
Grand Prize: 1TB Apple Time Capsule. Many more prizes donated by our vendors. Do not need to be present to win.
Macintosh Computer Expo
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2008 Speaker Line-Up



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Best Buy
Data Robotics
Graphic Authority
Klear Screen
MacLife Magazine
Macworld Magazine
Marshall Electronics
Microsoft Mac BU
Oak Grounds, Inc.
O'Reilly & Assoc.
Peachpit Press
Santa Rosa Junior College
SmartMotion Technology
Smile on my Mac
Technology Consulting Alliance
US Global Stat


Derrick Story - "Ten Things You Need to Know About iPhoto"

The latest version of iPhoto can handle most of your basic photography needs. But it also has capabilities that go above and beyond the mundane. In this session, Derrick Story will show you the 10 things you need to know about this terrific consumer photo application.

Ronnie Roche - "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!

Judy Baker - "Marketing That Grows Your Business"

Learn how you can create effective and eye-catching marketing materials on your Mac. Judy Baker will show you how use the tools in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 for marketing magic. She will demonstrate how to combine visual and verbal communications to get the attention of your prospects and the steps to convert them into clients.


Shawn & Lesa King - "How to Shoot Like a Pro"

In this entertaining session, you'll learn tips and tricks for improving your photography tenfold from the husband and wife team and Your Mac Life hosts, Shawn and Lesa King. Whether you're using a digital SLR or a point-and-shoot, you'll learn tried and true techniques for getting better shots in camera. You'll learn the basics of camera operation, which setting to use when, tips for importing and organizing your collection, plus glean the secrets to visually pleasing composition. Come one, come all and start shooting like a pro!

Derrick Story - "Aperture or Lightroom... Which One Is Best for Me?"

Adobe and Apple are neck and neck in the race for best serious photo management application. Both are great. But one will definitely be the right choice for you. In this session, Derrick Story will help you make the right choice.

Tom Negrino & Dori Smith - "No Mac is an Island"

Leopard provides lots of tools that can help you work closely with friends, family, and colleagues. In this session, you'll learn how to share documents using a variety of programs; share your screen with others using Screen Sharing and iChat; and remotely control your desktop computer when you're away from home, using Leopard's Back to My Mac.


Bert Monroy -"Magic of Photoshop"

Let your creativity soar. In this hour Bert will take you on a magical tour of Photoshop. Your eyes will be opened to the infinite possibilities available to you. If you want to know why Photoshop has become a verb, come to this session.

Lesa King - "The Skinny on Photoshop Elements 6"

Discover how to easily edit your photos using the affordable Photoshop Elements 6, plus explore several simple ways of accentuating the subject matter of a photo, thus drawing the viewer's eye. Learn how to resize photos for any use, how to color correct photos with ease, and how to combine several images into a single perfect shot. Glean the secrets to creating beautiful collages, partial color effects, gorgeous grayscales, delicious duotones, painted edge effects, select retouching secrets, and more!

Ronnie Roche - "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.


Views of past
Mac Computer Expo's

2001 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006

Slide Show of 2002's MCE