Are you an Apple tech or consultant?

Do you support others? If so, our friends over at MacTech have an event just for you. MacTech BootCamp III is the third incarnation of MacTech's successful event series, and it's specifically designed for techs and consultants that support clients, or those in their organization.

MacTech events are not only designed to learn great, useful content from key players in our industry -- but also to give techs a chance to spend time with their peers, meet new people and make that incredibly useful vendor contact that could be critical. MacTech BootCamp is a one-day, regional seminar that is headed to nine cities in 2014 (more than ever before): Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta and Toronto.

Neil Ticktin, MacTech's editor-in-chief, says "MacTech's 2014 topics/sessions are designed to tackle the most critical issues of the year: From encryption to Apple IDs, mobility to deployment, WiFi to storage, and security ... man o' man ... security. The all-new content is good for both those that have attended past events, as well as those new to MacTech."

Even better, if you support Microsoft Office for Mac, or Office 365 for Apple users, there's more for you. Microsoft has updated their new Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional program with new content for 2014. This half-day course and exam takes place the day prior to MacTech BootCamp in each city -- and is included in your MacTech BootCamp registration. After attending the course, and passing the exam, you become accredited by Microsoft.

MacTech makes every effort to make every attendee feel like a "guest," and for people to get the most out of the experience. We've seen it firsthand, and MacTech tells us that people from 48 states and 35 countries have already been to its 39 events held since 2010. In talking with readers, it's clear the community agrees. That said, if you are a consultant or tech, these MacTech BootCamp events are an excellent way to get up-to-date on what's going on with Apple technologies to make you an even better tech.

As it has been for the past few years, TUAW is a sponsor of these event, and our own Kelly Guimont will be speaking at the Seattle event in a couple of weeks. The regular registration price for the event is US$495 and includes sessions, lunch, breaks and the opportunity to talk to some great vendors. TUAW readers can not only save significantly on their registration, but get a special bonus as well -- your price: $299 when you use this special TUAW link.