Nicholas Pyers has been involved with the Apple User Group community since he was 17 years old, first with the Apple II User Group Community, then with Macintosh User Groups and now with Apple User Groups. Nicholas worked with both local Australian groups and wider international community, as he continues to do so today.
Until 2008, Nicholas did the majority of this work under his own name, but as the amount of support and resources provided increased the decision was made to branch all of this off to its’ own identity. So in January 2009 AppleUsers.org (pronounced as Apple Users dot org) was launched.
So all the former content regarding Apple User Groups that was previously found on NicholasPyers.com has now been re-published over at www.AppleUsers.org
User Group Resources Offered by Nicholas Pyers
Nicholas Pyers still offers a variety of resources and services to Apple User Groups around the world.
There are articles, reviews and puzzles for re-publication and presentations for viewing.
To check out these resources, just click on the links below;
Any non-profit Apple User Group may re-print, free of charge, any of the articles written by Nicholas Pyers found in the /articles, /pr or /puzzles directories of the NicholasPyers.com website.
There are just a couple of simple conditions for re-publishing any article by Nicholas Pyers.
Nicholas is also available to give presentations to User Groups. There is no appearance fee, but depending on your location a contribution towards travel (and if required, accomodation) costs would be appreciated 😉
If you’d like Nicholas to give a presentation to your User Group, commission him for a review or article, or just to enquire about Apple User Groups, please use the contact form over at AppleUsers.org.
Previous User Group Resources & Support
The MUG Centre
The MUG Center offers a wide variety of resources for both User Group Leadership and Membership, including a regular “Podcast” called the User Group Report; Original Newsletter Content; Vendor Offers & Programs; Training Resources and Surveys.
Nicholas summited many of his articles and other content to the TMC-NLC mailing list so User Groups around the globe could quickly and easily obtain original content for their magazines.
In early 2004, Nicholas was interviewed by Chuck Joiner on The User Group Report, where they discussed what he did with AUSOM Incorporated, his local Apple User Group, and why he contributes to the MUG Center’s Newsletter Content email list.
From Mid-2005 to 2009, Nicholas was part of the Australian Macintosh User Group “MUG Mentor Team”, looking after Victoria & Tasmania.
The Australian Mac User Group [AUSMUG] offered a wide variety of services and support to all Australian Macintosh User Groups, including local Vendor Offers & Programs; Australian Macintosh News & Information; and they co-ordinated the Australian MUG Mentor Program.
In October 2005, Nicholas was commissioned by Niche Publishing, the publisher’s of Australian Macworld, to prepare a list of Australian Macintosh User Groups for publication in the December 2005 issue and then from the January 2006 issue until the September 2009 issue Nicholas prepared a monthly calendar of MUG events from around Australia for publication in the printed version of the Australian Macworld.
Australian Macworld also used the listing of the Disc of the Month material for their “Off The Net” column, both printed and online versions.
Nicholas also wrote a number blogs for the Australian Macworld website highlighting various Australian Apple User Groups and participated in some of their Podcasts.