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Mac Events and Getaways

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 09/13/2002

Dear Mac Reader,

Do you have the itch to learn something new? If you're living in the Northern California area, or plan on visiting soon, I have some wonderful events for you to consider.

First up, Digital Photography: I'll be demonstrating pro tricks for shooting great digital pictures this coming Tuesday evening, September 17, at the Palo Alto Apple Store (California). Bring your digital camera, and I'll show you how to take shots you never imagined possible. The event starts at 7 p.m., and I'll hang out till closing time to answer questions. If you want the Apple promotional flier and directions to the store, just drop me a line and I'll send them to you. This event is free. Store map is also available here
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Next, the Mac Computer Expo: If you ever needed an excuse to visit wine country in Northern California, the Mac Computer Expo is a good one. This free, daytime event at Santa Rosa Junior College on September 21 is pure enjoyment for the Mac enthusiast. The day includes free workshops (one by yours truly), a raffle, a silent auction, and even a keynote address by Chris Breen of Macworld Magazine fame. Then, after "getting smart" at the Expo, you can venture out into Sonoma County's beautiful wine country and try a little wine tasting. Talk about a great weekend for cheap! You can learn all about the Expo by visiting http://www.ncmug.org/.

As for the wine tasting, take a look at http://www.sonoma.com/wineries/.

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And finally, the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference: This is the granddaddy of Mac OS X gatherings. Starting September 30 at the Westin Santa Clara in the heart of Silicon Valley (California), you'll have a chance to learn from the best minds working on the Mac platform, including Tim O'Reilly, David Pogue, and James Gosling. This is an incredible opportunity to get your Mac OS X credentials during a single four-day event. Special discounts available here.

It's a little-known fact that the best time of year to visit Northern California is mid-September through the end of October. The weather is usually great! Not that you'd need any extra incentive on top of these wonderful events. I just thought you might like to know.

Until next time,
Derrick
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Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor
derrick@oreilly.com

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