Based in Melbourne, Florida, MacMAD is a user group devoted to helping each other explore the possibilities opened by the Apple Macintosh. After each meeting, all are welcome at a local restaurant where we indulge in a festive open discussion over pitchers of cokes, beers, and food stuffs galore. Thus our name, MacMAD, which stands for Macintosh Meeting and Drinking Society.
On the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month, MacMAD members enjoy club meetings, where we discuss the Macintosh in a social, yet informative setting. Visitors are welcome and encouraged. In fact, we ask existing MacMAD members to please bring guests!
After each meeting we all go out to dinner together (sometimes referred to as The Meeting After the Meeting). We continue discussions started at the meeting, talk about new software and hardware we've recently acquired, and sometimes even exchange recipes! Those of us who aren't gurus also enjoy listening to the propellerheads discuss the inner-workings of the Mac.
Dinner is sometimes followed by an outdoor gathering in the parking lot (or The Meeting After the Meeting After the Meeting). The quieter, less crowded setting allows for easier discussion, with no computers to distract us. Many of the real club decisions happen at this meeting.
We welcome and encourage all visitors to attend our MacMAD meetings. Come have a look for yourself - see what you are missing!