Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

General Meeting:

Steve Jobs Remembered; A Look at iOS 5

October 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

With the passing of Steve Jobs, we will observe a moment of silence in remembrance. After that we plan to have a lively and raucous meeting celebrating his legacy and the wonderful Apple products we all love, in particular the latest offerings from Apple.

We will begin at 9:30 with the Question and Answer session. Next, there will be a short segment on "Apple After Steve Jobs; The Next 35 Years." After a short coffee break, the main presentation begin and it will cover the recent Apple announcements of the new iPhone and its associated operating system iOS 5. We should have a new iPhone 4S (or two) to ogle and drool over while we provided a full review of iOS 5 running on an iPad 2.

After a lunch break, the Mobile Lifestyle SIG will pick up where the main meeting leaves off as we delve further into iOS 5.

See you there!

Apple: The Next 35 Years (After Jobs), PDF, 70.6 MB

Apple: The Next 35 Years (After Jobs), QuickTime, 171.5 MB

The meeting will be held at our usual location, the Enterprise building, Room 178 on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA. Check back closer to the meeting date for any updates or changes.

We will again stream the Q&A session and main presentation on the Pi's Ustream Web page.


If you intend to view the meeting on the Web, go to the site ahead of time and register yourself with the Ustream site. There is no cost and it will allow the meeting monitor to see exactly who is signed in and viewing the meeting.

Following the General Meeting, the Mobile Lifestyle SIG will meet.

Join us. Laptops and iPads welcome. You can bring a Mac Pro too, if you really want to...

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road)
Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 2.8 MB). Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Sandy Creek Parking Garage is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $3.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A (see map below)

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.

George Mason Map