Comments about past shows
What press said...
"Thanks for the wonderful show, I'm looking forword to next year's MacGathering™ already!"
"...plenty of awesome stuff happened, some of it horrifically funny. ..."
What attendees said...
I am wired and INSPIRED!!!!, after having spent all of Friday and Saturday at the Macgathering, produced for the third year by Deb Shadovitz. Way to go, Deb!!!!!!!
I volunteered to help out on Saturday, and had a blast meeting a slew of fabulous Mac users and seeing old friends. Then, I had the sublime opportunity to hear Jeff Levy (of KNX radio computer show fame) deliver a keynote address, letting all the Mac users know that he was wrong all those years, that he is learning the Mac and LOVES it. Jeff Levy!!!! Who would have thought???
As if that wasn't enough, on Saturday I went to a few of the seminars on sound recording, music recording, and podcasting. I want to podcast my classes!!!!!!! This is going to be COOL!!!!!!!! So now I know what the next steps are.
Anyway, congratulations and thanks to Deborah Shadovitz and her team, including a slew of techs in constant motion, with toolkits, power strips, projectors, extension cords, laptops, etc., etc.
Yesterday at the annual MacGathering it was crazy, and fun! If you missed it, you missed a good show! In my humble opinion as game show producer ;-), the Mac Jeopardy game yesterday alone was worth the admission price, and we're already planning to do it again at next year's MacGathering.
Deb: Really enjoyed the Mac gathering. Purchased several software programs. Found out how to attach my Nikon lens to my Cannon EOS (really cool!), picked up lots of great information and met a lot of nice people. Please do it again next year. Thanks for a great job. —Laurence [May 2006]
Just wanted to say *Thank You* for organizing the macgathering.com workshops.
Sinbad was entertaining and also had some really quotable things to say. Just because one plays the fool doesn't mean one IS a fool. I would love to help him present some ideas to Apple management, as I think he has some good ones.
I was gratified that some people actually got something from my class. It has truly whetted my appetite to do it again!
Your efforts resulted in a great show and I heard many positive comments.
Do you happen to know Dean's e-mail address.... BTW, we all had dinner together on Saturday night.
Again, thank you and looking forward to next year show.
Thanks Deb, that was fun!
I look forward to more events with you in the future!
Please thank all your staff, instructors and presenters for MG. I went to the Sunday activities and learned some nifty things and met some wonderful folks.
Sinbad was marvelous and more marvelous because he had a good message about becoming a user of the power — I couldn’t agree more; it’s so easy to get sucked into the hardware/software – it can all be seductive. It reminded me to focus on what I love and can do best.
[A post on an LA professional's list]
...The panel I was on today was nearly identical in terms of people and content (Jim Banister, Joyce Schwarz, Gordon Lee, a cellphone media guy) to one at Digital Hollywood a couple weeks back I went to, and those tickets were in the $1000+ range -- and Deb landed these same exact people talking about almost the same exact things for a pretty darned affordable price in comparison.
Bottom line: if you missed today, go tommorrow.
~ Mark Jeffrey [May 14, 2005]
It was an exceptional show. Central location, tons of parking, easy on and off the Hollywood Freeway for the directions-challenged, and just over the hill from the Hollywood Bowl for anyone with a phobia of travelling west of Bundy.
But Mark [Jeffrey, in response to above quote] is once again being way too modest ... his citizens' journalism panel with Jim Bannister, Gordon Lee et al. and moderated by the irrepressible Joyce Schwarz was IMHO much more impressive than its Digital Hollywood counterpart! I wanted to stay for the KCRW podcast directly following, but unfortunately had a memorial service to attend.
Yours was a fun show
The first ever MacGathering was held April 2003.
What attendees said about the first MacGathering in Southern California...
“Just to say again that I found the classes I attended very useful.
"Last year's event gave me easy access to vendors I'd have sought out at Macworld Expo but without travel hassles & hotel costs. The seminars I attended were excellent & I took advantage of some vendors' discounts to shop. I look forward to this year's Mac Gathering being bigger & better & hope it will become a dynamic annual event."
“Congratulations on the first Mac Gathering.
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