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Where I'll be presenting & teaching

I love talking about the Mac, the web or great software, helping people use it well, and sharing tips or lessons learned. As I travel these current years, I am not fully up to date with the latest hardware or OSes, but I'm still tops at teaching Mac Efficiency. My additional focus is on traveling with technology, packing for travel, and independent travel.

To invite me to speak or do training, please use the contact info on my home page to invite me.

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Bear in mind I only tend to speak/teach when in the USA due to language barriers>. While in the states, I am working out which dates I can make to speak at local Los Angeles Mac User Groups. I'd also be thrilled to speak with groups of people who are interested in travel.

 

January 2017

IWOSC, Independent Writers of Southern California monthly panel

January 30, 2017 — 7:30am - 9:30pm
Topic: Websites for Writers 2017 The why, what, how and help! of having a great website

Deb speaking to a writer's group

Does your website attract new readers?
Keep your fans happy?
Sell your books?
(Do you even have a website?)

With all this social media, does a writer really need their own website? And if you have one, what should you be doing with it nearly 20 years into the new millennium? So much has changed so fast; what should you be doing today?

Do you have any of these questions:
  • Do you really need a website?
  • Why or why not?
  • What alternatives are there to having your own website?
  • Should you build it yourself or have someone else, like a publisher, create or manage it for you?
  • Should your website be about you or about your book?
  • What’s a Domain Name, what kind should you get and where should you get yours?
  • How fast does your website need to be? Can you get a website for free, or do you need to pay for it?
  • Do you have to use WordPress?
  • To blog or not to blog What pages must your website have and what should you be doing on them? How do you get people to find out about and come to your website?
  • What about search engines (Google, Duck Duck Go, Bing, etc.), Amazon, and book marketing services?
  • How can a writer make money with their website, besides selling their own books?
  • How does social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) fit in with your website?
  • Where should you go when you need website help?
  • What tools, websites, and Internet resources are writers using in 2017?
  • What mistakes do writers make with their websites?
  • How do you know when your website is “good enough?”
  • IWOSC has gathered an expert panel of successful writers who know what you need to be doing with your website and on the Internet this year.

IWOSC members: Free
Non-members: $15
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue (corner of Culver Blvd), Culver City, California
Fulll info is at this IWOSC page.

 

 

June 2016

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — [Q&A 9-10am] my presentation begins around 10:00am
Topic: Just in time for summer vaction travel... Tips for traveling with technology
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Creative Resources — 151 Kalmus Drive Building L, Suite L-4 Costa Mesa, CA.
For more info and a map, visit the group's site at OCMUG.org.

 

February 2016

IWOSC, Independent Writers of Southern California monthly seminar

February 20, 2016 — 10:30am - 1:00pm
Topic: Word Processing Prowess

This seminar is created for writers, regardless of computer platform. It's about getting the words out and organized, helping you to tell your story, whatever that may be. The description:

Have you ever felt that Word Processing is actually harder than writing by hand or type writing? Do you use Word or another word processor and love it — except when you end up with weird page breaks or make one tiny change and end up with rivers of white instead of columns? Are you frustrated when you edit a word and actually lose the word. Do you “get by” in Word or your writing app, but know you could be more efficient?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions or possibly have other frustrations or questions, please do yourself the favor of coming to this seminar and learning how word processing can make you a superhero-strength writer.

But there’s more to the power of word processing than knowing the mechanics. The word processing app you use on your computer is not just typewriter on a computer. It can actually help you formulate and organize your ideas.

No matter how well you get by in your computer’s writing program, chances are great that you’ll leave this seminar with more word processing power and time-saving efficiency.

IWOSC members: $15
Non-members: $35
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue (corner of Culver Blvd), Culver City, California
Fulll info is at iwosc.org

 

January 2016

CouchSurfing event — Los Angeles, CA
Monthly CouchSurfing mixer

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 —6:00pm - 6:30pm
No charge. Open to all registered CouchSurfers who have completed their profile.
Location: disclosed to registered attendees
Santa Monica, CA

Having just returned from 1.5 years on the road as part of over 4 years of travel, Deborah has asked to speak to new CouchSurfers and potential CouchSurfing hosts about surfing and hostling.

Info about this event is at this CouchSurfing event page.

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Throughout 2014 and 2015 I have been giving spontaneous backpacking, packing for travel, and budget travel workshops in additon to what is listed here.

August 2015

Women In Wireless — Tel Aviv, Israel
Special Event: Speed Mentoring Night w/Inspiring Women in the Startup Nation

Sunday, August 2, 2015 —7:00pm - 9:30pm
No charge.
Location: Google Campus Tel Aviv
Google Tel-Aviv, Electra Tower, 67891 Tel Aviv, Israel

Deborah will be mentoring.

Info about this event is on this facebook page and about the group is on this facebook page.

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December 2012

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, December 8, 2012 -- [Q&A 9-10am] my presentation begins around 10:30am
Topic: Staying connected as you travel
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Creative Resources in the Brookhollow Office Park,
1506 Brookhollow, Suite 126, Santa Ana
For more info and a map, visit the group's site at www.OCMUG.org.

Deborah is presenting via Skype, discussing how she is staying connected to her clients, friends and family as she travels.

 

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November 2011

MetroMac monthly meeting

November, 2011 — 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Topic: Travel with Tech, Tech with Travel

Deborah's travel and tech show and tell. Demos and discussion of the various items she selected to take on a one year trip south of the United States to destinations not yet determined. How to be ready for all sorts of things and still maintain tech connectivity, work connections, etc.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Apple Store 14th Street, NYC
http://metromac.org

 

December 2011

LIMac (Long Island Macintosh Users monthly meeting

December, 2011 — 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Topic: Deborah's travel and tech show and tell

Deborah's travel and tech show and tell. Demos and discussion of the various items she selected to take on a one year trip south of the United States to destinations not yet determined. How to be ready for all sorts of things and still maintain tech connectivity, work connections, etc.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Old Westbury, NY
http://www.limac.org

 

June 2011

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 — 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: How to do your best search for the Mac help you seek

Deborah will discuss the various ways you can find Mac help. That is, help with your various Mac issues. A discussion of Apple's Support Communities (formerly called Discussions) and now-elusive Knowledge Base. How to search the web for help. Perhaps we'll touch upon turning to MUG email groups. And perhaps some other help sources.

If you're seeking help for an issue, we'll see if we can find your answers. Searched for help recently? Lets see what you found and whether we can find some more help for you.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Farmers & Merchants Bank,
12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
(Map to WOCMUG)
For more information visit the group's site at WOCmug.org

Their regularly scheduled New User/Beginner Q&A is from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
General meeting starts at 7:00 pm

August 2010

Los Angeles Web Professionals

Thursday, August 12, 2010 -- 6:30pm
Topic: Creating the most easily updatable site

Deborah Shadovitz will discuss and demonstrate ways to keep your web site designs the most flexible. This will cover the pros and cons of using Dreamweaver's Template feature, how to create and use PHP includes, and how to best use CSS to create clean, flexible files. Deborah will talk about how she came to the conclusions and methods she now uses. (She learned the hard way.) You'll leave with a better work flow, and an understanding about how to do what she recommends. Most of what is discussed is not Dreamweaver dependent.

No charge. Open to all.
Doors open at 6. My actual session may not start until 7.

Location: Moviola - 1135 North Mansfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
A few buildings north of Santa Monica Blvd, between LaBrea and Highland.
For more info visit groups.adobe.com/group/672.

 

Orange Apple Computer Club

Saturday, August 7, 2010 -- 10:30am - 12:30pm
(The meeting actually starts as early as 8am in case you want to take advantage of the other learning and socializing they offer. I will arrive as early as possible.)

Topic: Dreamweaver and improving the look of your website

No charge. Open to all.

Location: Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
For more info visit the OACC website.

 

Radio

In 2007, 2008, and 2009, about once a month, I joined Jeff Levy in his studio for his Computer show, reaching all of Southern California and into serveral other states as well. I also join Digital Computer Talk for that nationally syndicated program.

Special Screenings of MacHEADS The Movie

I was so excited to learn this documentary was being created that I happily jumped in to help when asked. Asked how to best bring it to the US, I suggested a world premiere at Macworld Expo and Paul Kent made it happen for us. I saw that premiere along with several hundred Mac users and felt such a mix of emotions watching it. Since then, I've been working to bring the MacHEADS to other venues across the US. Whenever I can actually host the screening it'll be listed on this page. So you'll see the words, MacHEADS The Movie a few times here.

On the schedule: March 31, April 1, May 18

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June 2009

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, June 13, 2009 -- [Q&A 9-10am] my presentation begins around 10:30am
Topic: Social Networking
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Creative Resources in the Brookhollow Office Park,
1506 Brookhollow, Suite 126, Santa Ana
For more info and a map, visit the group's site at www.OCMUG.org.

 

MacValley Users Group
Topic: Customizing your Mac

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Doors open at 7:00

In April, as I tried to play MacHEADS The Movie on MacValley's iMac and with their Apple mouse, you'd have thought I'd never touched a computer before. In the movie, someone had said they loved how you can make your Mac your own, and I commented on that as I tried to use that mouse and deal with a hidden dock. So I've been invited back to talk about, and show, some of the ways you can customize your Mac to make it work best for yourself.

No charge. Open to all.
Location:
Wilkinson Senior Center,
8956 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge CA.
(Map to MacValley Mac group meeting)
Vanalden is a 1/2 block south of Nordhoff between Tampa and Reseda by CSUN.
For more information visit the group's site at MacValley.org.  

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May 2009

Special Screening! MacHEADS The Movie
hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Mac Uer Group

Monday, May 18, 2009
Their group's meeting begins at 7pm.
Movie around 7:30.
Meeting/screening ends at 9:15pm
and everyone is invited to a local eatery afterward.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Pasadena Central Library, Auditorium
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
(Map to SGVmug location.)
For more information visit the group's site at SGVmug.org. 

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BarCampLA casual session
Topic: An overview of SiteGrinder — for building your website from Photoshop
I recently reviewed SiteGrinder for Macworld and, liking it for website design, decided to share what I know about it at this casual "unconference." If anyone there knows SiteGrinder too, I"ll get to learn from them.

Saturday May 2 or Sunday May 3, 2009
The official BarCampLA website

 

April 2009

Special Screening of MacHEADS The Movie
hosted by the MacValley Users Group

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The screening should start around 7:30
Doors open at 7:00 for their regular meeting stuff

About MacHEADS The Movie
I watched this emotional documentary for the first time along with several hundred fellow Mac users at Macworld Expo in January, and seeing the reaction offered to arrange a screening at MacValley.

We'll all view the film, pausing if requested to discuss what's on people's minds, then continue with some bonus material.

I wasn't part of the film's creation but Kobi and Ron have shared some of their insights with me in the past 9 months. I also met some of the original Apple/Mac users after the permiere.

No charge. Open to all.
Location:
Wilkinson Senior Center,
8956 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge CA.
(Map to MacValley Mac group meeting)
Vanalden is a 1/2 block south of Nordhoff between Tampa and Reseda by CSUN.
For more information visit the group's site at MacValley.org.  

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March 2009

The first OC screening of... MacHEADS The Movie
hosted by
WOCMUG

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 -- 7:00pm - 9:00pm

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Farmers & Merchants Bank,
12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, CA 90740
(Map to WOCMUG)
For more information visit the group's site at WOCmug.org

Their regularly scheduled New User/Beginner Q &A is from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Screening is in lieu of their General meeting which starts at 7:00 pm

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January 2009

Jeff Levy on Computers on KRLA Talk Radio

Sat, Jan 10 or Sunday, Jan 11, 2009
Topic: Macworld Expo

Location: 870 AM on your radio in LA or streamed from the KRLA website

 

Digital Computer Talk Syndicated Radio
Topic: Macworld Expo

Host Benjamin Rockwell will be at CES while I'm at Macworld Expo. We'll be getting together and seeing where the conversation goes.

No charge.
Location: On the air in several markets from Alaska to the east US coast.

 

Macworld Expo User Group info session

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 -- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Topic: Presentation Prowess

How to do your best demonstration or presentation and how to help your group get the most of any guest presenter. I've learned a lot in my years teaching many things computer and doing presentations to user groups, business meetings, and at trade shows. In this hour I'll share my tips. We'll discuss such things as the errors inherent in so many software presentations.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: The User Group Lounge Macworld SF 06
More info may be on the UGAB pages.

 

Macworld Expo Special Feature — MacHEADS The Movie

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 -- 6:15pm

When the producers of MacHEADS The Movie told me they were ready to premiere their documentary and asked me whether it might work as part of the Mac MIngle, I immediately knew it belonged at Macworld Expo as a Feature event. With their permission, I brought the idea to the expo's main man, and on that same Sunday afternoon received an enthusiastic response. They worked out the details and a few weeks later I had the honor of introducing Kobi and Ron Shely on the Macworld stage.

Sitting down to see the film, I shared laughter, pride and a gamut of emotions with a huge room full of fellow Mac users from all over the world as Kobi and Ron presented many a view of what makes the Mac and Apple's other stuff more than just equipment.     

I was proud to be selected to play a small role in this fabulous film and endeavor. (Oh, I had a bit part in the film too; a few words about our amazing Mac community.)

No charge. Open to all badge-holders.
Location: Feature room at Macworld SF 09

 

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December 2008

Jeff Levy on Computers on KRLA Talk Radio

Sunday, Dec 2, 2008 -- around 1:10pm
Topic: Macworld Expo expectations and wishes

Location: 870 AM on your radio in LA or streamed from the KRLA website

  

Digital Computer Talk Syndicated Radio

Topic: Macintosh and/or Apple stuff

Starting this month I'll be joining host Benjamin Rockwell in his studio to add a Macintosh perspective.

No charge.
Location: On the air in several markets from Alaska to the east US coast.

 

September 2008

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, September 13, 2008 -- [Q&A 9-10am] my presentation begins around 10:30am
Topic: Pages Part 2
Official Group Description:
In response to member requests, September 13 will bring back author, MacDayLA founder, media personality and all-around MacGuru Deb Shadovitz to continue her August exploration of Pages that is part of Apple’s iWork ’08 suite and is so much better than its first release that it's worth using for all kinds of documents. Deb will also cover Numbers, the spread sheet application in the iWork suite and some of her MacEfficiency tips that apply to everything we do on the Mac.

No charge. Free parking. Open to all.
Location: Creative Resources in the Brookhollow Office Park, 1506 Brookhollow, Suite 126, Santa Ana
For more info and a map, visit the group's site at www.OCMUG.org.

 

August 2008

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, August 9, 2008 -- [Q&A 9-10am] my presentation begins around 10:30am
Topic: Pages — Apple's word processor packs a power punch
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Creative Resources in the Brookhollow Office Park, 1506 Brookhollow, Suite 126, Santa Ana
For more info and a map, visit the group's site at www.OCMUG.org.

 

July 2008

MacValley Users Group monthly meeting
The meeting starts at 7:30; doors open at 7:00

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Topic: Never Misplace Another Document -- How to Organize Your Files, Folders, and More
I will show easy, painless ways to set up and organize your files and folders so that you will have everything you need at your fingertips. Great information to help make your life a whole lot easier.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Wilkinson Senior Center, 8956 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge CA. (Map)
Vanalden is a 1/2 block south of Nordhoff between Tampa and Reseda by CSUN.
For more information visit the group's site at MacValley.org.

  

MacDayLA

Saturday, July 26, 2008 -- all day
Topic: I present Mac Efficiency™ & produce a day full of many, many things Mac and Apple
The 3rd happening for my newest event for Mac users — MacDayLA.

Location: Busby's on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
For more information visit MacDayLA.com.

 

May 2008

MacDayLA

Saturday, May 31, 2008 -- all day
Topic: Everything about the Mac and other Apple stuff
The second happening for my newest event for Mac users — MacDayLA.

Location: CBS Studio Center, Los Angeles
For more information visit MacDayLA.com.

 

March 2008

Jeff Levy on Computers on KRLA Talk Radio

Sunday, March 30, 2008 -- around 2:30pm
Topic: The MacBook Air
When I first touched the MacBook Air at Macworld Expo I loved it and wanted to be able to use one. Then I thought about it and saw too many negatives. So when Jeff asked me to come on the air and talk about it, I gave it a serious look, really trying it as a user. Having used it now, created graphics in Photoshop, worked on websites in GoLive, and edited in Illustrator, moving between these apps and Mail and Safari, I'm a fan! Beautiful screen. As much room to work as my previous 15" Macs.

Jeff and I will discuss it more in upcoming shows as well.

Location: 870 AM on your radio in LA or streamed from the KRLA website

MacDayLA

Saturday, March 22, 2008 -- all day
Topic: Everything about the Mac and other Apple stuff
The premiere of my newest event for Mac users — MacDayLA.

Location: CBS Studio Center, Los Angeles
For more information visit MacDayLA.com.

 

February 2008

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2007 -- 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Topic: Life on the Mac Screen

A look at the most efficient ways to see just what you want and need, exactly when you want it.
It's easy to run a whole bunch of apps at the same time on your Mac. That keeps them handy — but it can also cause clutter that prevents you from seeing or accessing the page or file you need when you need it. Luckily (but not surprisingly) there's a lot of ways to hide or shoo unwanted documents for any time-being. We'll look at your various options so you can use whichever method works best for you in any situation

[My invitation said, "Thank you for agreeing to come and wow us again."Who can resist that. :) ]
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Emerson Parkside Academy, 2625 Josie Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information visit the group's site at wocmug.org

January 2008

South Bay Mac Group monthly meeting

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: CES & Macworld Expo Cool & Helpful Finds

January is a busy month for us tech folk. First, we have the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, followed by Macworld Expo in San Francisco. As Macworld has moved its date, I'll be attending CES for the very first time (if all goes well). I'll be on the lookout for the great new stuff, or updates of old favorites, that will add some fun or efficiency to our lives. I'll also be looking into storage: hard drives, back up, flash drives, etc. And I'll bring you the lowdown on it all at this very meeting!

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information visit the group's site at sbamug.com

Macworld Expo User Group Info Session

Thursday, January 17, 2008 -- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topic: Presentation Prowess
Last year's presentation was so well received that I've been asked by attendees to repeat it.

I've learned a lot over many years of teaching many things computer and doing presentations to user groups, business meetings, and at trade shows. In this hour I'll share my tips.

We'll discuss all aspects of software presentations: how you can shine as a presenter, how you can help your audience when a presenter isn't up to par, and how to handle equipment failures or that wise guy in the audience.

No charge. Open to all Macworld Expo attendees.
Location & Info: The User Group Lounge Macworld SF 08
Will also be listed on Ilene Hoffman's Event and Party List when it goes live for '08.

Mac Mingle — my Macworld Expo party

(In 2007 I retired the name Party For The People and launched Mac Mingle.)

Thursday, January 17, 2008 -- 8ish - midnight
following our Mac Meet, which starts at 6.

A party open to all badge-wearing Macworld Expo attendees.

No charge.

Location: Jillian's in the Metreon
More info on this page on this site
Will also be listed on Ilene Hoffman's Event and Party List when it goes live for '08.

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October 2007

American Business Women's Association — ABWA-Peninsula Chapter

October 9, 2007 -- approx 7pm
Topic: Tips for efficient word processing using Word, plus tips on how to organize your computer.

Location: Crown Plaza Hotel on 6th Street, San Pedro, CA

For more info: abwa.ws
The group chapter exists to provide leadership training, networking possibilities, support, and enduring friendships to business women in the South Bay. Their functions are to strengthen friendships among members, raise funds for scholarships and provide opportunities for lots of networking.

 

Sept 2007

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, Sept 1, 2007 -- around 1:30pm
Topic: Getting top wi-fi speeds with your older (pre Intel Core 2 Duo) Macs
On this month's visit to Jeff Levy for Computer News we'll talk about wireless network (aka Airport) speeds and how on August 3rd it became possible to have an 802.11n wi-fi receiver in all OS 10.3/10.4 Macs. We'll talk about how the speeds work and tell you about the new antennas.
Meanwhile, for those of you Mac folks who want the new wi-fi receiver now, visit this Edimax page at Other World Computing.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.

Note: I was due to be on the August 25th show for my monthly appearance but gave it up to accommodate other scheduling.

Listen to the recording of Deborah Shadovitz speaking about the first 802.11n solution for PowerMacs and the first Intel Core Duos on KNX radio for Southern California. (2mgs, almost 9 min.)

 

July 2007

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, July 28, 2007 -- between 1 and 2pm
Topic: The Apple iPhone!
On this month's visit to Jeff Levy in his studio for his Computer News show, I'll be talking about the reality of the iPhone the day before its one month anniversity.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.
Listen to the recording of Deborah Shadovitz speaking about the iPhone on KNX radio for Southern California. (1.5mgs, about 10 min.)

 

June 2007

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, July 30, 2007 -- noon - 3pm
Topic: The Apple iPhone!
A 3-way discussion of first impressions of this ground-breaking new device: Me, Jeff Levy, and Neil Ticktin who is the Publisher of MacTech magazine.

Location: Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio
1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.
Note: As this show was partly pre-empted due to an incident in Scottland, I do not have this segment for you.

 

March - May 2007 — Every Friday night
Computer Wars — part of the Nightside Project on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM

Friday -- between 8 & 9pm Mountain Time (7-8 Pacific)

Michael Castner hosts as I play the Mac Gal to Computer Dude Jeff Levy.
Jeff presents Windows and I present the Mac side.

Location: on the air on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM in the greater Salt Lake City area or streamed to your computer. You can pick up the stream from this KSL page or this Nightside page.

May 2007

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, April 19, 2007 -- noon - 3pm
Topic: We'll see...
Once again I'll be a guest of Jeff Levy in his studio for his Computer News show, bringing a few words of wisdom to Mac, and perhaps Windows, users.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.

 

April 2007

South Bay Mac Group monthly meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: Mac Efficiency

Back when MacCentral.com was the coolest site to visit daily, Deb Shadovitz penned an incredibly column called Mac Efficiency 101. Presented live at Macworld Expo for several years, it was another hit. Deb has *finally* brought Mac Efficiency™ back to the web — and she's bringing some of it to us live as well!

One of Deb's favorite things is Contextual Menus. She'll be sharing their power with us, showing us where they fit in apps we've been using. Then she'll focus on the contextual menu features we can have via Fruit Menu or FinderPop.

Meanwhile, you can visit MacEfficiency.com and take advantage of the years of wisdom reflected there.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information visit the group's site at sbamug.com

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 -- 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Topic: Get Your Mac Act Together — Get Organized

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Emerson Parkside Academy, 2625 Josie Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information visit the group's site at wocmug.org

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, April 21, 2007 -- noon - 3pm
Topic: The Importance of PDFs — and how to create them
I'm returning as a guest Jeff Levy's in his studio for his Computer News show.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.

 

March 2007

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, March 30, 2007 -- noon - 3pm
Topic: Playing Windows Media files on the Macintosh
I'd returned as a guest Jeff Levy's in his studio for his Computer News show.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.
Missed it? Hear this right now on my site. (4mgs, 5 min.)
(Please know that Jeff's call is edited to only its open and close.)

 

South Bay Mac Group monthly meeting

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: What you need to know if you're thinking of having a business website
         (or maybe even one just for yourself).

Deb's been building websites and writing about building them for as long as the web's been public. Far too many times, people have asked her why their site is not helping them and not achieving what they need — even when they've paid a "designer" a lot of money.

She doesn't want to see that happen to us, so she's coming to give us the understanding we need in case we're heading toward sites of our own. She'll cover basic planning, an understanding of how to get found via search engines, and whatever else comes up.

If any of your friends are thinking of building a website, and especially if they'll planning to hire someone, be sure to give them this excellent opportunity to learn a lot of stuff that's sure to save them time and money.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information visit the group's site at sbamug.com

 

Computer News with Jeff Levy on KNX 1070 News Radio

Saturday, March 10, 2007 -- noon - 3pm
Topic: Something about computers and the Macintosh
I'm a guest of Computer Dude Jeff Levy in his studio for his Computer News show.

Location: 1070 FM on your radio in LA or streamed from knx1070.com.

 

January 2007

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007 -- 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Topic: Everything Email

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Emerson Parkside Academy, 2625 Josie Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information visit the group's site at wocmug.org

Macworld Expo User Group info session

Friday, January 12, 2006 -- 11:00pm - 12:00pm
Topic: Presentation Prowess

I've learned a lot in over ten years of teaching many things computer and doing presentations to user groups, business meetings, and at trade shows. In this hour I'll share my tips. We'll discuss such things as the errors inherent in so many software presentations.

No charge. Open to all Macworld Expo attendees.
Location & Info: The User Group Lounge Macworld SF 07
Also listed on Ilene Hoffman's Event and Party List.

Mac Mingle — my newest Macworld Expo party

(I have retired the name Party For The People.)

Thursday, January 11, 2007 -- 8pm - midnight

A party open to all badge-wearing Macworld Expo attendees.

No charge.

Location: Jillian's in the Metreon
Full info on this page at MacCast.com
Also listed on Ilene Hoffman's Event and Party List.

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October 2006 

Computer News

Saturday, September 21, 2006 -- noon - 2pm

Not really an appearance, but I joined Jeff Levy in his studio for Computer News on KNX1070 News Radio.

 

September 2006 

SGVMUG monthly meeting

Monday, September 18, 2006 -- 7pm

Brilliant author Deborah Shadovitz returns to the SGVMUG stage to go into detail about a few of her can't-live-without utilities. (OK, admittedly, she could live without them, but she sure feels like tearing her hair out in frustration without them.) Come have a good look at Fruit Menu, Default Folder, the newest version of TypeIt4Me, Windowshade, and time-permitting, a few others.

Once you use a Mac, there's no question that it's easy to use. But wait'll you see what these simple utilities can add to your Macs simplicity and effectiveness!

 

July 2006

Del Mar Racetrack

Saturday, July 29, 2006 -- social event
I'll be helping out at the iProng booth. (iProng.com is a great website where you can keep up with all things iPod from unbiased viewpoints.) Join us to learn about iPods, join our iPod DJ party, or just hang out. The event is sponsored by a really cool audio system by SoundCast Systems.
$6 admission to race track. Open to all.
Location: Del Mar Racetrack
For more info.

 

May 2006

MacGathering™

Saturday, May 20, 2006 -- seminar
Topic: Deb's Mac Efficiency Picks
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, North Hollywood
For more info visit the group's site at MacGathering.com.
(I'm at the MacGathering™ throughout; I produce the event.)

 

February 2006

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, February 11, 2006 -- presentation begins at 10:30am
Topic: The process of publishing and software development
No charge. Open to all.
Location: CreativeResources, 3601 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 903, Santa Ana, CA. It's in the Harbor Business Park (between Fairview and Harbor on MacArthur) directly across from Home Depot.
For more info visit the group's site at www.OCMUG.org.

 

January 2006

Macworld Expo User Group info session

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 -- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topic: Presentation Prowess

I've learned a lot in over ten years of teaching many things computer and doing presentations to user groups, business meetings, and at trade shows. In this hour I'll share my tips. We'll discuss such things as the errors inherent in so many software presentations.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: The User Group Lounge Macworld SF 06
More info may appear at the UGAB pages.

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December 2005

Digital Media SIG of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators org — via iChat

Thursday, Dec ?, 2005 -- 1:15pm - 2:00pm (CA time) [4:15 PM on the East Coast]

Topic: iPod

Location: The Woodward School, 1102 Hancock Street, Quincy
For more info visit http://homepage.mac.com/tugpcm

 

June 2005

MetroMac (NYC) monthly meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2005 -- 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: Taming Tiger

I'm very excited to be presenting in NYC! It's my original home but I left before there was a Mac community. I've spoken at Macworld Expo in NY but this is a rare opportunity for me to get to know more individual Mac users in NYC.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: The Apple Store SoHo, (Prince and Greene Streets) NYC
For more information visit the group's site at http://metromac.org

Introduction to GoLive

Thursday, June 9, 2005 -- 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Topic: Buidling a site from scratch in GoLive CS2
Free
Location: The Apple Store SoHo, (Prince and Greene Streets) NYC

GoLive Class — Hands On

Monday, June 6, 2005 -- 10am - 5pm+
Topic: GoLive CS2, a casual but complete hands-on class
$199
Location: Grammacy Park, NYC

 

May 2005

The 2nd Regional Macintosh Gathering for So Cal

The 2nd Annual Regional Macintosh Gathering is coming May 13-15th and has a lot to offer to both Mac and Windows users. It is specifically designed as a place where people who use a computer in this high-speed cross-platform world can learn and have fun. Seminars for beginners, techs, business, design, and more. Registration is open now.

For more info visit MacGathering.com.

 

April 2005

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 -- 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Topic: something about iLife or Tiger

  1. No charge. Open to all.
    Location: Emerson Parkside Academy, 2625 Josie Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
    For more information visit the group's site at http://wocmug.org

SGVMUG monthly meeting

Monday, April 25, 2005 -- 7pm

Visit via iChat to talk about the MacGathering.

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November 2004

GoLive Class

Saturday, November 13, 2004 -- 10am - 6pm
Topic: GoLive CS, a casual but complete hands-on class that builds a solid foundation in the proper use of Adobe GoLive CS. Includes use of Components, Templates, CSS, and much more.
$99.
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

October 2004

GoLive Class

Saturday, October 30, 2004 -- 10am - 6pm
Topic: GoLive CS, a casual but complete hands-on class
$99.
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

September 2004

Presentation at The Grove — Office ProDay

Wednesday, Sept 29, 2004 -- 3pm
Topic: Increase Your Productivity with Microsoft Office 2004

Description, per Apple:
Yes, you can run Microsoft Office on your Mac. In fact, Microsoft Office 2004 for the Mac has all the great standard features-and a whole lot more. We’ll show you the newest additions, Notebook Layout and Project Center, and all the powerful new features in Excel and PowerPoint.

I'm honored to be doing this along with Anton Anderson, Productivity Consulting, who I have a great deal of respect for.

Open to the public, free
Location: The Apple Store at The Grove.

Special 4-Hour LA Seminar — Intro to Mac

Saturday, Sept 18, 2004 -- 10am - 3:00
Topic: Introduction to Macintosh OS X: a seminar for Upgraders, New Mac Users, Switchers, and Potential Switchers.

This seminar will give you a basic understanding of what the Mac is and how it works. From there I'll go on to give you an excellent foundation for everyday usage with efficiency in mind every step of the way. We'll cover both basics and power user tricks.

Just $49
Location: Davidson Executive Conference Center, Downtown LA
More information and to register.
Special thanks to Peachpit for helping make this possible.

 

August 2004

Special 4-Hour LA Seminar — Intro to Mac

Saturday, August 28, 2004 -- 10am - 3:00
Topic: Introduction to Macintosh OS X: a seminar for Upgraders, New Mac Users, Switchers, and Potential Switchers.

This seminar will give you a basic understanding of what the Mac is and how it works. From there I'll go on to give you an excellent foundation for everyday usage with efficiency in mind every step of the way. We'll cover both basics and power user tricks.

Just $49
Location: Davidson Executive Conference Center, Downtown LA
More information and to register.
Special thanks to Peachpit for helping make this possible.

 

July 2004

Presentation at The Grove — Office ProDay

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 -- Noon-1 & again from 7-8pm
Topic: Increase Your Productivity with Microsoft Office 2004

Description, per Apple:
Yes, you can run Microsoft Office on your Mac. In fact, Microsoft Office 2004 for the Mac has all the great standard features-and a whole lot more. We’ll show you the newest additions, Notebook Layout and Project Center, and all the powerful new features in Excel and PowerPoint.

Open to the public, free
Location: The Apple Store at The Grove.

 

May 2004

Special 4-Hour LA Seminar — Intro to Mac

Saturday, May 22, 2004 -- Noon - 4:30
Topic: Introduction to Macintosh OS X: a seminar for Upgraders, New Mac Users, Switchers, and Potential Switchers.

This seminar will give you a basic understanding of what the Mac is and how it works. From there I'll go on to give you an excellent foundation for everyday usage with efficiency in mind every step of the way. We'll cover both basics and power user tricks.

Only $25 (1 time special pricing). Open to all.
Location: Davidson Executive Conference Center, Downtown LA
More information and to register.

Note: This is the first of a series of special events for the LA area.

QMUG/LA

Monday, May 10, 2004 -- 7pm
Topic: AppleWorks
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Wilshire Blvd., LA, California
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.qmug.org>

 

March 2004

South Bay Mac Group monthly meeting — GoLive presentation

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: Taming Panther

Most of my focus will be on Panther. Not rehashing Apple's PR, but showing my own ways of setting up your Mac so it's comfortable and you can get to what you need when you need it. I know many of you love your OS9 and aren't wild about changing to OS X. The great news is that you don't have to give up what you love about OS9! I'll show you software that'll give you your most-loved features. And I'll show you how OS X goes it all even better.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information visit the group's site at http://www.sbamug.com

WOCMUG monthly meeting

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 -- 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Topic: Taming Panther + a look into GoLive CS

Most of my focus will be on Panther. Not rehashing Apple's PR, but showing my own ways of setting up your Mac so it's comfortable and you can get to what you need when you need it. I know many of you love your OS9 and aren't wild about changing to OS X. The great news is that you don't have to give up what you love about OS9! I'll show you software that'll give you your most-loved features. And I'll show you how OS X goes it all even better.

No charge. Open to all.
Location: Emerson Parkside Academy, 2625 Josie Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information visit the group's site at http://wocmug.org.  

GoLive Class

Sunday, March 7, 2004 -- 10am - 6pm
Topic: GoLive CS, a casual but complete hands-on class
$99.
Location: Westminster, CA

 

January 2004

Two Special Mac Efficiency 101 presentations
Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2004

Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 4-5pm
Topic: Pondering Panther's New Interface Efficiency:
            A look at the ways to best work with the new Panther interface.

Thursday, January 8, 2004, 4-5pm
Topic: Putting it on your Palm Handheld (or You Can Take It With You):
            Discover the possibilities a Palm Handheld provides.

Location: The Aladdin Systems Booth
No charge. - Open to ALL attendeesThese seminars are brought to you courtesy of Aladdin Systems, a bunch of people I love and respect, and who make really great software.

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November 2003

The Long Beach MacGraphics Group

November 6, 2003 -- 7pm
Description from the group's newsletter:
Adobe came out with an exciting new upgrade of their major graphics programs this week with their Creative Suite. The Suite includes major revisions to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and GoLive. Our November 6th meeting will feature Deborah Shadovitz showing us the new features of GoLive CS. Deborah is an Author and Consultant and has written the GoLive 5 Bible and columns on GoLive in MacDesign Magazine. She was formerly the co-leader of this group and enjoys speaking to our group. This should be another very informative meeting, so mark it down on your calendars and plan to attend.
Location: Emerson Parkside Academy's Auditorium, in Long Beach
More info at the group's site.

October 2003

MacRadio: The Mac Night Owl LIVE

Friday, October 24th, 2003 -- 6-9pm
Topic: Panther!
Location: On the "air" via the Internet. It is archived on The Mac Night Owl LIVE page so you can listen any time.

Description from the website:
This week on The Mac Night Owl LIVE
This week, Gene and Grayson will celebrate the Night of the Panther , Apple's rollout of its newest operating system. MacAddict Contributing Editor Deborah Shadovitz will tell us why she had the most OS fun ever when she tested Panther. Ryan Rempel, author of XPostFacto , will be on hand to explain how to make Panther work on unsupported Macs. 

QMUG/LA

Monday, October 13th, 2003 -- meeting from 7 - 9pm,
presentation from 7:45 - 8:45pm.
Topic: Making Money w/Your Website — shopping carts, credit cards, eBay and PayPal!
Co-presented with Mario Salinas of Smart-Start-Hosting, my site host.
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Dr. Rawstock - 6150 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, California
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.qmug.org>

June 2003

Assoc of Information Technology Professionals

Thursday, June 26, 2003 -- Program 7:30
Topic: Panel Discussion: Understanding Wireless Applications & Making them Work for You
Managing & Leveraging this "Runaway Train"
Dinner & Program: Members $20.00; Non-Members $25.00: After-dinner Program-Only $15.00 (for all)
Location: The Ramada Inn, Culver City, 6333 Bristol Parkway (310) 670-3200
For more information visit the AITP website.

April 2003

Pelarious Sponsors: Complete Web Know-How

4 Days: Monday & Tuesday, April 28 & 29 plus Thursday & Friday, May 1 & 2
Topic: Save time and money, streamline web development, and simplify site maintenance by gaining web know-how in an intense four-day seminar for web developers and web managers.
Fee: 4 Days for $1499

Location: Pelarious Inc.
800 First Capitol, Suite 310, St. Charles, MO 63301   314.537.1330
Pelarious, Inc. is a St. Louis-based consulting and computer information technologies firm. With expertise in Macintosh, Windows and NT, Linux, Palm OS handhelds, and the Internet, we can provide your company’s complete IT solution.For more information visit the seminar's page.

February 2003

SMOG — Southern California Mac Owners Group

Saturday, February 11, 2003 -- presentation begins at 10:15am
Topic: TBA
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Platt College Library at Platt College (corner of Mac Arthur & Jamboree), Orange County, CA
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.ocmug.org>

January 2003

QMUG/LA

Monday, January 13th, 2003 -- meeting from 7 - 9pm, presentation from 7:45 - 8:45pm.
Topic: Web Authoring Using Adobe GoLive 6
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Dr. Rawstock - 6150 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, California
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.qmug.org>

MacBeginnings
Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2003

There are TWO Seminars
Thursday, January 9, 2003
Free! - Open to ALL attendees - On the SHOW FLOOR
Topics:
     Mac 101: 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm
     Mac 102: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSession Descriptions:Mac 101
If you’ve just begun using a Mac, attending this session can help you along the road to getting the most out of it. Learn how to launch your programs easily, then how to create and file documents so you’ll always be able to find them. You’ll also pick up tips on how to organize your desktop and how to set your Mac up for efficient backup and data recovery.
Mac 102
Already comfortable launching, filing and saving files? Discover some of the more advanced tips that will put you on the road to power user. To get an idea of some of this stuff you can see my Efficiency Apps page on this site.
Note: Both sessions focus on OS X. OS 9 will no longer be covered.

Special Presentation thanks to Aladdin Systems
Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2003

Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Topic: OS X is Not So Different After All
If you're concerned about making the move to X becuase you're don't want to lose all your comforts and customization, comes see my own PowerBook and learn how suprisingly similar your life can be in OS X.
No charge. - Open to ALL attendees

Location: The Aladdin Systems Booth #1407, South Hall
This seminar is brought to you courtesy of Aladdin Systems, a bunch of people I love and respect, and who make really great software.

Special Note: Want to know more about learning opportunities & events at Macworld Expo 2003 in San Francisco? Ilene Hoffman's "party list," officially called the Hess Events List, is the place to visit. Or for official expo seminars, visit macworldexpo.com.

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December 2002

Leisure World MUG

Thursday, December 12, 2002 -- 6:30pm
Topic: Understanding E-Mail
No charge. Open to all.

Location: Leisure World, Laguna Woods, California, at the Clubhouse One Main Lounge
For more information visit the group's site at lwmug.org

 

September 2002

Long Beach MacGraphics Group
Affiliated With The West Orange County Mac Users Group (WOCMUG)Thursday, September 5, 2002 -- 7-9pm
Topic: GoLive 6
No charge. Open to all.

Location: Emerson Elementary School
2625 Josie Street, Long Beach, CA (1 block east of Palo Verde & Willow)
For more information visit the group's site at orchidgraphics.com/media/nextlbmg.html

July 2002

Mac Efficiency and Power User Tips (WG)
Pre-Conference Workshop at at Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2002

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 -- 10:00am -5:00pm
Overview:
This course has been designed to help novice users become proficient - and proficient users become Power Users. Attend this course for dozens of tips and tricks for maximizing your Mac computing efficiency. This class is for you if your time is valuable or you're not into frustration.

MacBeginnings
Macworld Conferece & Expo NYC 2002
Special Thanks to TechKnowSphere for making my seminar possible with it's emergency Mac surgery.

There are TWO Seminars, Repeated TWO days!
Wednesday, July 17 & Friday July 19, 2002
Free! - Open to ALL attendees - On the SHOW FLOOR
Topic: Mac 101 and Mac 102Mac 101: Wednesday, July 17 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mac 102: Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mac 101: Friday, July 19 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mac 102: Friday, July 19 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session Descriptions:Mac 101
If you’ve just begun using a Mac, attending this session can help you along the road to getting the most out of it. Learn how to launch your programs easily, then how to create and file documents so you’ll always be able to find them. You’ll also pick up tips on how to organize your desktop and how to set your Mac up for efficient backup and data recovery.
(Wednesday January 9 from 11:45 – 12:45, repeated Friday, same time)

Mac 102
Already comfortable launching, filing and saving files? Discover some of the more advanced tips that will put you on the road to power user. For example, you’ll learn how to use AppleScript’s recorder to create a "broom" that organizes your icons and sweeps your desk-top clean and discover how just a few key strokes can type entire blocks of text for you.
(Wednesday January 9 from 1:00 – 2:00, repeated Friday, 11:45 – 12:45)

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June 2002

Long Beach MacGraphics Group
Affiliated With The West Orange County Mac Users Group (WOCMUG)

Thursday, June 6, 2002 -- 7-9pm       Postponed
Topic: GoLive 6?
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Emerson Elementary School (auditorium)
2625 Josie Street, Long Beach, CA (1 block east of Palo Verde & Willow)
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.wocmug.org/>

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March 2002

Orange Apple Computer Club monthly meeting

Saturday, March 2, 2002 -- around 10am
(Entire meeting starts at 8am & ends at 1:30pm)

Topic: GoLive 6 — short class/intro-style presentation.
No charge. Open to all.
Location: The Chemistry Building of the College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92656
(949) 770-1865
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.oacc.org>

The Karel Show's MacDaddy Segment on KFI Radio

Sunday, March 24, 2002 -- 5pm segement (note the time change)
Location:
- 640 on your am dial if you're in or around LA
- or via the web at kfi640.com when you click Listen Live
  (alas, this stream uses Windows Media Player only - and is somehow not Mac compatible (yet).Note: the show begins at 4 but I'm on in the MacDaddy segement which is at 6. I'll be in the studio. Ironically, Karel will be on location in Florida.

The Karel Show's MacDaddy Segment on KFI Radio

Sunday, March 31, 2002 -- 6pm segement
Location:
- 640 am in or around LA
- or via the web at kfi640.com when you click Listen Live
  (alas, this stream uses Windows Media Player only - and is somehow not Mac compatible (yet).

February 2002

South Bay Mac Group monthly meeting

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: GoLive 6 — short class/intro style presentation.
No charge. Open to all.
Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information visit the group's site at <http://www.sbamug.com>.

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January 2002

Mac Efficiency and Power User Tips (WI)
Pre-Conference Workshop at at Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2002

Tuesday, January 8, 2002 -- Noon-7:00pm
Overview:
This course has been designed to help novice users become proficient - and proficient users become Power Users. Attend this course for dozens of tips and tricks for maximizing your Mac computing efficiency. This class is for you if your time is valuable or you're not into frustration.MacBeginnings (MB1 & MB2)
Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2002

MacBeginnings at Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2002

Deborah Shadovitz speaking at Macworld Expo 2002TWO Seminars, Repeated TWO days!
Wednesday, January 9 & Friday January 11, 2002
Free! - Open to ALL attendees - On the SHOW FLOOR
Topic: Mac 101 and Mac 102
NOTE: Each of these sessions will be presented twice. I will present one set and Bill Briggs, my former MacCentral.com co-author, will present the other set. We loved doing these together but each need time to visit the great vendors on the show floor and catch up with friends.
Mac 101 (MB1): (Wed Jan 9 from 11:45 – 12:45, repeated Friday, same time)
Mac 102 (MB2): (Wed Jan 9 from 1:00 – 2:00, repeated Friday, 11:45 – 12:45)

Birds of a Feather: Mac OS X - Favorite Discoveries (BW5)
Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2002

Wednesday, January 9 -- 6:00 to 7:30pm
Free! - Open to ALL attendees - see show guide for location
Topic:
How do YOU get the most out of Mac OS X? Share your favorite utilities, workarounds, tips, tricks, shortcuts, and techniques with other OS X users or wannabes!You can learn more about Macworld at www.macworldexpo.com. However, this link will always take you to the current show, not the specifics of these events after the expo is over.

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December 2001

Long Beach Mac Design Group

Thursday Dec 6th -- 7:00pm
Topic: What is Adobe GoLive all about? Why should you use it? What can it do for you? Come find out at the Long Beach Mac Design Group where you can see it in action. One lucky attendee will win a copy of my book, the Adobe GoLive 5 Bible. Another may just win the actual software, Adobe GoLive 5.

Location:
Emerson Elementary School's Auditorium (at Willow and Palo Verde)
2625 Josie Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815
If the website doesn't provide the info you need, you can email Roger Kroll, the group's leader at lbmg@mac.com.

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November 2001

Website Creation Using GoLive at .PDF 2001 Conference West

Thursday Nov 8th & Friday Nov 9th.

Website Creation Using GoLive is a 2-day hands-on course in how to use Adobe GoLive to create and manage websites. It is presented as a part of PDF 2001 Conference West, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For info about this 2-day hands-on GoLive course and the rest of this conference, please visit the conference site.

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September 2001

Mac Efficiency presentation at the San Gabriel Valley Mac Group

Thursday Sept 6th -- 7pm
For information and directions, visit the group's website.

GoLive demo at the QuickTime Creative Developers Group

Wed Sept 12th -- 7pm Postponed
Join me for a quick tour of the amazing QuickTime editor within Adobe GoLive as I share it with QuickTime developers at the new QuickTime Creative Developers Group.
Location:
The AppleMarket Center, 2401 Colorado Ave. Suite 325, Santa Monica, CA.

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July 2001

MacBeginnings at Macworld Conferece & Expo NYC 2001

TDeborah Shadovitz speaking at Macworld Expo 2001WO Seminars, Repeated TWO days!
Wednesday, July 18 & Friday July 20, 2001
Co-presented with Bill Briggs
Free! - Open to ALL attendees - On the SHOW FLOOR
Topics: Mac 101 & Mac 102

Mac 101
If you’ve just begun using a Mac, attending this session can help you along the road to getting the most out of it. Learn how to launch your programs easily, then how to create and file documents so you’ll always be able to find them. You’ll also pick up tips on how to organize your desktop and how to set your Mac up for efficient backup and data recovery.
(Wednesday from 11:30 – 12:30, repeated on Friday from 11 – 12)

Mac 102
Already comfortable launching, filing and saving files? Discover some of the more advanced tips that will put you on the road to power user. For example, you’ll learn how to use AppleScript’s recorder to create a "broom" that organizes your icons and sweeps your desk-top clean and discover how just a few key strokes can type entire blocks of text for you.
(Wednesday from 2 – 3, repeated on Friday from 1 - 2)

For more information, visit the Macworld Expo Show Highlights page.

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January 2001

User Group Lounge Session at Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2001

Tuesday, January 9, 2001 -- 5 pm - 6 pm
Open to all Exhibit attendees

Location: the User Group Lounge.
Topic: Using GoLive to build your user group's web presence.
Description: A casual meeting of GoLive users and user group people.Special thanks to IDG Expos for making this space available to User Groups, further helping all those interested in using the Mac.

MacBeginnings at Macworld Conferece & Expo San Francisco 2001

Thursday, January 11, 2001 -- 11:30am - 12:30pm
Free! - Open to ALL attendees

Topic: Mac 101
Thursday, January 11, 2001 -- 1pm - 2:15pm
Open to all Conference attendees
Topic: The Mac Efficiency Top 10 (Session S49)

Discover the top keys to using your Mac as an efficiency tool. The keys to finding files when needed, getting to applications quickly, keeping a clean desktop, avoiding redundant typing, even getting to web sites quickly! And more, of course. These are the priceless insights for anyone new to the Mac. Even old-timers might pick up tips.

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August 2000

South Bay Mac Group monthy meeting

Wednesday, August 30, 2000 -- 7:30pm - 9pm
Topic: Internet Savvy, Email Efficiency - the full lowdown on how to send & receive email and attachements.
No charge. Open to all.

Location: Knob Hill Community Center, Redondo Beach, CA on PCH & Knob Hill Road.
For more information write to George Kiefer, the Program Director at GWKiefer@aol.com.

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July 2000

Warm up Rally - Macworld Conferece & Expo/New York 2000

Tuesday, July 18, 2000, 9:00 - 11:00I will talk about what's going on with Mac Productivity Sessions. The Warm up Rally is free, and open to Macworld badge holders. More Expo info.

Pre-Conference Workshop at Macworld New York 2000

Tuesday, July 18, 2000 -- noon - 7pm
Topic: Mac Efficiency 101 - for Beginners and the Unorganized (Session WJ)
Description: The Mac is incredibly cool by nature but its even better when you can actually find the stuff you create, know how to get to what you need when you need it, and have it all organized for easy back-up so you never lose your work. This is the place to learn the full beauty of the MacOS, become comfortable with it, and learn to use it most efficiently. You’ll learn a variety of things to help you use your Mac so well you have time to actually live your life. Deborah will also introduce some must-have additions to help you get the most out of your Mac.

Mac Beginnings at Macworld New York 2000

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 -- 11:30am - 12:45pm
Free! - Open to ALL attendees
Topic: Mac 101 - A Training Class for your first Macintosh
MACWORLD Conference & Expo presents a special tutorial designed exclusively for the proud new owner of their first Macintosh computer! You'll hear tips for getting started with your new system, how to keep the Macintosh desktop organized, how to connect peripherals like printers and additional hard disks to your system, what to do if someone gives you information on a floppy, and helpful hints and resources where you can find help if you ever get stuck. You'll find the Macintosh community is full of helpful people — MACWORLD Conference & Expo is happy to get you started with this free course.

User Conference Session at Macworld New York 2000

Thursday, July 20, 2000 -- 1pm - 2:15pm
Open to all Conference attendees
Topic: Mac Efficiency 101 - for Beginners and the Unorganized (Session S41)

Description: Trouble finding your files? Opening folder after folder to launch files or programs? If so, come learn how to use the Mac's built-in features to put stuff away and open files efficiently. We love filing and launching utilities, but they don't replace these priceless basics, as you'll find when having to start without extensions. You'll also discover the magic of appearance customization and helpful utilities to make your Mac look the way you want.

Access Macworld pundits panel at Macworld New York 2000

Thursday, July 20, 2000 -- 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Come hear about anything Mac- show floor, open to all exhibit badge holders.
Open to all Exhibit attendees

User Group Lounge Session at Macworld New York 2000

Friday, July 21, 2000 -- 10 am - 11am
Open to all Exhibit attendees
At the User Group Lounge, conveniently located just off the show floor

Topic: What a user group can do for you (and vice versa).
Description: This is not a highly structured session. I gained much of my knowledge by way of my local user group and will be sharing how I gained that knowledge, and how my work with the group, well, changed my life.Special thanks to IDG Expos for making this space available to User Groups, further helping all those interested in using the Mac.

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June 2000

Website Design with Adobe GoLive - Your Web Site in a Week!

June 18-23, 2000
This is a course at the Golden Gate School of Professional Photography, Oakland, CA. It is designed with photographers in mind, with the goal of enabling photographers to put up helpful websites. For details see the course description at the Golden Gate School’s website.

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January 2000

Pre-Conference Workshop at Macworld Expo 2000, San Francisco

January 4, 2000 -- 12 pm - 7pm

Topic: Mac Efficiency 101 - for Beginners and the Unorganized
Description: The Mac is incredibly cool by nature but its even better when you can actually find the stuff you create, know how to get to what you need when you need it, and have it all organized for easy back-up so you never lose your work. This is the place to learn the full beauty of the MacOS, become comfortable with it, and learn to use it most efficiently. You’ll learn a variety of things to help you use your Mac so well you have time to actually live your life. Deborah will also introduce some must-have additions to help you get the most out of your Mac.

User Conference Session at Macworld Expo 2000, San Francisco

January 7
Open to all Conference attendees
Topic: Mac Efficiency 101 - for Beginners and the Unorganized
Description: Trouble finding your files? Opening folder after folder to launch files or programs? If so, come learn how to use the Mac's built-in features to put stuff away and open files efficiently. We love filing and launching utilities, but they don't replace these priceless basics, as you'll find when having to start without extensions. You'll also discover the magic of appearance customization and helpful utilities to make your Mac look the way you want.

Web Design with Adobe GoLive at the Santa Fe Workshops

January 24 - 28
This is a one week hands-on course in using GoLive to create web sites. There are only 12 openings. For information see the Santa Fe Workshops website

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November 1999

World Without Borders - Live Web Chat

November 15, 1999-- 7pm (Pacific Time)
Topic: The GoLive Bible, and maybe anything else I'm involved with.

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October 1999

Long Beach Mac Group monthy meeting

Tuesday, October 5, 1999 -- 6:30pm - 9pm
Signal Hill Elementary School Auditorium
2285 Walnut (enter the auditorium from 23rd Street between Orange and Walnut)
No charge. Open to all. For info contact Roger Kroll, lbmg@mac.com

Topic: Internet Savvy, understanding the Net and Web browsing
Description: Wouldn't you like to finally really understand what the Internet actually is? Want to be able to cruise the cyber highways efficiently? To find what you need, when you need it - without a bunch of useless garbage? Then to have something better than a trail of breadcrumbs to help you return to useful sites? Jack Miller and I will help.

Mac Arts and Design Group monthly meeting

Monday, Oct 11, 1999 -- 7pm-9:30pm
Apple Computer
2401 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
No charge. All photographers, artists, designers, and prepress people are welcome.
Topic: Intro to GoLive 

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September 1999

Long Beach Mac Group monthy meetingTuesday, September 7, 1999 -- 6:30pm - 9pm
Topic: Internet Savvy, Email Efficiency - the full lowdown on how to send & receive email and attachements.
No charge. Open to all. For information write to Roger Kroll, co-organizer, at lbmg@mac.com. 

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July 1999

Macworld Live at Macworld Expo NYC- Javits Center show floor, IDG Booth/Stage

Thursday July 22, 1999
Open to all attendees.
Topic: Ask The Experts (Internet): I join Jason Snell for audience Q&A.

Macworld Live at Macworld Expo NYC

Thursday July 22, 1999
Open to all attendees.
Javits Center show floor, IDG Booth/Stage
Topic: Presenting Appleworks' page layout ability. Book signing to follow.

Macworld Expo Users Seminar at Macworld Expo NYC

Friday, July 23, 1999 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Open to all Conference attendees
Topic: [Session 50] Mac Efficiency 101 - for Beginners and the Unorganized

Description: Trouble finding your files? Opening folder after folder to launch files or programs? If so, come learn how to use the Mac's built-in features to put stuff away and open files efficiently. We love filing and launching utilities, but they don't replace these priceless basics, as you'll find when having to start without extensions. You'll also discover the magic of appearance customization and helpful utilities to make your Mac look the way you want.

Radio Show Guest Appearance

Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Computer.Radio (KSKA 91.1 FM) with hosts Cheryl Kirk & Robert Howk from 2-3pm
Topic: Anything Mac. This is a call-in show. You can also chat during the show.Q&A, booksigning at Cook Inlet Book Company - Anchorage, Alaska

Bookstore Appearances

Wednesday, July 28, 1999 -- from 7:00 - 8:00pm
Presentation, Q&A & booksigning
Borders Books - Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, July 29, 1999 -- from 7:00 - 8:10pm
Topic: Word Processing Efficiency

 

April 1999

WEBFAIR '99 at Spring Internet World April 15, 1999   6-10:30pm
LA Convention Center, room #411
Topic: My perspective as a columnist on the Web.
Open to all. Invitations published on various lists.

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