Northwest Mac Pros January meeting—3p.m.-5p.m.

NWMP Meeting Friday Jan. 29th

NWMP will have it’s first meeting of 2016 from 3PM-5PM on Friday Jan. 29th. We are excited to announce two great presenters for the meeting:

Ben Wyndham of Netstar, an independent telecom services broker founded in 1999, will speak on what they do and how Netstar can bring value to us and our clients. If you work with companies who are in need of assessing there telecom and internet options then this might be a presentation for you to attend!

Ben Heutmaker of City Mac (formerly TD Curran) will speak about CityMac and the services they offer and how they could be a resource for independent Apple consultant like us, and our customers. There is more than just the Apple Store. True Story!

We will also spend some discussing what types of speakers and topics you would like to have present at the meetings. Come with ideas and suggestions. In addition, we will also discuss the possibility of expanding the number of meetings and the format of them in 2016 so as to increase the participation and contribution of our membership.


Remote Login

NWMP will also try and provide remote login for those members who can not be there in person. In the past we have used Google hangouts at 74bit. We will try and plan to do that on the 29th. Send an email to newsletter@nwmacpro.com with “remote login” in the subject line if you are interested in participating remotely.


Host

Jonathan Spiva and his team at 74bit have graciously offered to host the January meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please  RSVP so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan. We thank 74bit for their continued support of NWMP’s!

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For those who need to find parking, here are 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, January 29th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro colleagues.

We hope to see you all there!

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Northwest Mac Pros 2015 Holiday Mixer

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If you are not able to make it, then on behalf of the NWMP membership allow me this opportunity to wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a very joyful New Year!

> Steve Sorbo

 

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Meeting Announcement—October 30th 3p.m.-5p.m. @ Wheelwrights

Come and hear two great presentations from Shelley Watson and Gregory Ashworth about iCloud Drive, Photos, and Apple Music.

Learn all about iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive had a rocky start but now has a growing loyal following. It does a great job of keeping your stuff on all of your devices. But how? The problem with “magic” solutions is, when they break you don’t know how to fix them. In this presentation by Shelley Watson of Wheelwrights, we fix that by completely pulling apart iCloud Drive and really understanding where files are located, how backups capture the data and what can go wrong and how to fix it if they do. Be one of the only consultants in your market who really understands iCloud Drive.

Photos & Apple Music

Apple has recently retired both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of their brand-new application, Photos. In addition, Apple introduced a streaming service called Apple Music. Learn the ins and outs of these two new releases from Apple from Gregory Ashworth of iDigital. He’ll show you what’s great about them and where your clients might get stuck. You’ll look like a hero!


Remote Access

NWMP will also try to provide remote login for those members who can not be there in person. Send an email to newsletter@nwmacpro.com with “remote login” in the subject line if you are interested in participating remotely.

Location & RSVP

Shelley Watson and Chris Dawe of Wheelwrights have graciously offered to host the October meeting. Please be courteous to them; RSVP so that they can adequately plan. We thank Wheelwrights for their continued support of NWMP!

Costumes not required. You’re all scary enough as it is! 

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Meeting Announcement—July 31 3p.m.-5p.m. @ Wheelwrights

Come and hear two great presentations from Shelley Watson and Gregory Ashworth about iCloud Drive, Photos, and Apple Music.

Learn all about iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive had a rocky start but now has a growing loyal following. It does a great job of keeping your stuff on all of your devices. But how? The problem with “magic” solutions is, when they break you don’t know how to fix them. In this presentation by Shelley Watson of Wheelwrights, we fix that by completely pulling apart iCloud Drive and really understanding where files are located, how backups capture the data and what can go wrong and how to fix it if they do. Be one of the only consultants in your market who really understands iCloud Drive.

Photos & Apple Music

Apple has recently retired both iPhoto and Aperture in favor of their brand-new application, Photos. And, Apple introduced a streaming service called Apple Music. Learn the ins and outs of these two new releases from Apple from Gregory Ashworth of iDigital. He’ll show you what’s great about them and where your clients might get stuck. You’ll look like a hero!

Remote Access

NWMP will also try to provide remote login for those members who can not be there in person. Send an email to newsletter@nwmacpro.com with “remote login” in the subject line if you are interested in participating remotely.

Location & RSVP

Shelley Watson and Chris Dawe of Wheelwrights have graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Wheelwrights, please RSVP so that they can adequately plan. We thank Wheelwrights for their continued support of NWMP!

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Google Hangouts Link

Meeting Reminder Today 3p.m.-5p.m.

For those who will be participating from remote locations, 74bit has setup a Google Hangouts. You can access it from the link below. If you have never joined a Google Hangouts before, take some time beforehand to download and install the Google Hangouts plugin. You will be promoted to download it when you click to join.

Join Meeting: click here


Once again, Jonathan Spiva and his team at 74bit have graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please  RSVP so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan. We thank 74bit for their continued support of NWMP’s!

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What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting

  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, April 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.
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Northwest Mac Pros April meeting—3p.m.-5p.m.

Meeting Reminder This Friday 4/24!

NWMP’s is pleased to have John Chaffee of BusyMac as our guest presenter for the April meeting. BusyMac has recently released version 1.0 of their newest program for OS X, BusyContacts. It will now take its place alongside BusyCal as a great solution for those seeking a more powerful replacement to Apple’s Calendar and Contacts. John will demo the program for us. Here’s a great review of BusyContacts and interview with John.

In addition, we will also have a round table discussion about some of the various methods procedures, and best practices we as consultants and tech support providers employ when supporting our clients. For example, we will talk about if you require clients to sign a contract or some type of TOS. Does your company offer Managed Services? What type of intake procedure does your company employ? How do you handle billing?Do you use PayPal or Freshbooks for example?

Also, if time permits we can geek out on the new MacBook and also the Apple Watch, and discuss how we will be might be offering these products to our clients.

NWMP will also try and provide remote login for those members who can not be there in person. Send an email to newsletter@nwmacpro.com with “remote login” in the subject line if you are interested in participating remotely.


Once again, Jonathan Spiva and his team at 74bit have graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please  RSVP so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan. We thank 74bit for their continued support of NWMP’s!

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For those who need to find parking, here are 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

Note: there is a Mariner’s game Friday evening. So traffic could be heavier than normal.

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, April 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

We hope to see you all there!

 Go Mariners!!

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Post MacTech Pro dinner: Feed your belly & Grow your biz!

Exciting News! Save The Date-NWMP Dinner Sponsored By

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March 4th is shaping up to be an exciting day for Apple Professionals in Seattle! Expert colleagues from around the country in our own backyard. You don’t want to miss this!

The Apple Consultants Network is fortunate to have many creative, savvy, and knowledgeable members. Longtime ACN Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring will be presenting at MacTech Pro. In the spirit of our community, Allen will be sponsoring a Northwest Mac Pros dinner following the conference.

Feed your belly and grow your business, as Allen reviews ways subscribers of Watchman Monitoring have turned it into a source for both recurring revenue and enhanced customer care. Even if you are not able to attend MacTech Pro (But, don’t miss it, register NOW!) we’d still love for you to attend the dinner. Allen has long been a champion of regional Apple consulting networks around the country, and he sincerely wants to see all Apple techs and consultant’s companies grow and thrive. The dinner, will be hosted by Jonathan Spiva of 74bit, Inc. a quick walk (see map below)* from the W Hotel. We thank Jon and his team at 74bit, Inc. for being frequent hosts and strong supporters of NW Mac Pros.

  • Don’t miss Jonathan’s session at MacTech Pro: Managing Your Clients To Increase Productivity and Optimize Revenue.
  • Between these two heavy hitters, you could learn just what you need to make 2015 your business’s best year ever.
  • This year’s MacTech Pro provides the opportunity to network with some of the sharpest minds from around the country, and the Pacific Northwest, without leaving Seattle.

Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly for food.

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 But WAIT! There’s More!

As an additional bonus, attendees to both MacTech Pro and the dinner will be entered in a drawing for a $500 gift package, provided by MacTech Pro, to be awarded after dinner!


  • Who: You
  • What: Dinner sponsored by Allen Hancock, founder of Watchman Monitoring
  • Where: Offices at 74bit, Inc. — 610 2nd Ave. Seattle WA 98104
  • When Wednesday, March 4th 6:30PM – after MacTech Pro, with food arriving soon after.
*Pro Tip: If you’re going to both MacTech Pro and/or the dinner, park at the Butler Garage, just across the street and around the corner from 74bit, Inc. Butler Garage is just a quick 5 minute walk to the W Hotel. Then, after dinner you will only need to walk across the street to your car.
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January NWMP meeting, Friday (1/30), 3pm-5pm.

Meeting Reminder!

NWMP will have its January meeting this Friday, 1/30. NWMP’s is pleased to have fellow member Jon Clayton of Big Mountain Internet Solutions as our guest presenter. As the Northwest’s premiere Kerio hosting provider, Jon will present on Kerio Connect, and the services that he offers.

Jonathan Spiva of 74bit has graciously offered to host this Friday’s meeting. As a courtesy to Jonathan and 74bit, please send your RSVP’s so that Jonathan and his team can adequately plan.

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For those who need to find parking, here are 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, January 30th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

We hope to see you all there!

 Go Hawks!!

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NW MacPro January meeting

Save The Date

NW MacPro first meeting of 2015

Friday, January 30th, 3pm-5pm

Details regarding content and location to follow soon. Hope to see you all there!


Add to your calendar!

NW MacPro 2015 meetings. All meetings are on Fridays from 3pm-5pm.

April 24th

July 31

October 30

December 5th ( Holiday Mixer)

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Today’s NWMP Meeting Parking—Update!

NWMP Meeting!

Today @ 3PM

 

For those who need to find parking, here ar 3 suggestions from 74Bit.

Butler Garage (about half a block away): http://www.parkme.com/lot/22907/butler-garage-seattle-wa

ABM Lot 2nd & Yesler (Kiddie Corner from office): http://www.parkme.com/lot/79323/2nd-and-yesler-seattle-wa

Pioneer Square Garage (Probably the cheapest option, however it is about 2-3 blocks away uphill) http://www.parkme.com/lot/22909/pioneer-square-garage-seattle-wa

  • What: Northwest Mac Pros Quarterly meeting
  • Where: 74bit, Inc.: 610 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA. 98104
  • When: Friday, October 24th from 3pm-5pm.
  • Who: Fellow Northwest Mac Pro members.

Hope To See You All There!

 

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