The officers and members of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society (HMAUS) certainly know how to pack a lot of fun and useful information into a single day. This year’s Springfest 2013 started with a Keynote by TidBIT’s author Joe Kissell followed by a Panel Discussion featuring Creative Resources Technology Group’s CEO Russell Poucher and Kamehameha Schools’ IT Specialist Beth Grech in person, with AgileBits’ Kelly Guimont and Dolly Drive’s Mark Ross by video-chat. Next came Lunch Bunch sessions covering doing presentations with Apple TV and using Apple Preview, followed by Make and Take Activities featuring professional photographer Patrick Delos Santos. Amazingly, this was only the first half of the day!

After the group’s Annual Meeting and announcement of newly-elected officers, there were Afternoon Breakout Sessions, including  Mike Harada, art instructor, teaching attendees how to use Sketchbook Pro using a finger as a brush, Keynote on Steroids by HMAUS MacLearn workshop teacher Ross Rasmussen, Switch! and Apple in Your Business? by Creative Resources Technology Group’s CEO Russell Poucher, iOS Bootcamp by HMAUS MacLearn workshop teacher Gregg Kamei and Adventures with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography by PPH Portrait Photographer of the Year (2009, 2010, 2012) Willard Poindexter, CPP, F-PPH. Add in door prizes that included swag and an iPad min and a free O’Reilly e-book for every attendee, and the day was amazing. Member’s cost to attend? Free.

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