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2017 Past Meetings


Over the past years we have had many good meetings and presentations. This page should give you a good idea what kind of presentations the CPUser Group has given over the years.                                                             


Date Presentations  Photos
January 2017

Main Presentation:

The main presentation was on "Tech Toys and Gadgets Showcase" which is where members brought in their electronic toys they got for Christmas.  This gave members a chance to see some of the new electronic items out this year.

Second presentation was how to create a Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition disk.

Free Clip Art

Beginners presentation:

The beginners presentation was on how to find out your system information and perform routine maintenance tasks on your PC.

Click here for Presentation.

Tech Toys and Gadgets showcase:

Brookstone LED Fan.

Compares all FREE A/V software.

Free Windows security software.

Portable Antivirus and Malware solution for scanning your computer.

 Tech Toys and Gadgets showcase


LED Fan 

February 2017 Main Presentations:

The main presentation was Tunity a free app that lets you stream sound from your TV to your mobile device.

Second presentation was on the All in One – System Rescue Toolkit which can be used to repair your Windows 10 machine.

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation was on how to snap programs and how to use find in various programs in windows 10.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

LampChamp – The USB light socket charger & lamp adapter for Cell Phones, Tablets, eReaders, and anything USB.

KeySmart - The compact solution to your bulky key ring.


 All in One – System Rescue Toolkit



March 2017


Unfortunately due to weather and scheduling problems we had to Cancel the March Meeting. We are trying to reschedule John Choi for our June Meeting.


The main presentation would have been by John Choi, CMU Computer Science major demonstrating his Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mark II robot. 

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation would of been What hides behind your C drive -  Check Disk, Defrag, Quota’s, etc.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting.

Mark II 
April 2017 Presentations: 

The main presentation was a Security contest for a free one year membership to the CPUser Group.

Member Gene Ceschini won the drawing.

Beginners Presentation:

What hides behind your C drive -  Check Disk, Defrag, Quota’s, etc..

Click here for presentation PDF.

- Advanced IP Scanner

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

- Inboard skate board

- Hard to recycle collections

Security Contest

 Advanced IP Scanner

May 2017


The main presentation was a Live demo of WPS Office Suite.

The Second Presentation was on "How to install the Windows 10 Creators Update" and some of it's features. Click here to see 3D Fish Plaque on Right created with 3D Paint.

Beginners Presentation:

Where does my personal data hide and how can I back it up. Also, how can I free up space on C drive.

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Come see and hear about it at the meeting

WPS OfficeWindows 10 Creators Update

June 2017 Presentations:

The main presentation was by John Choi, CMU Computer Science major demonstrating his Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mark II robot.

Mark II video

Presentation Photos

The second presentation was on how to enable God mode on a Windows PC.

God Mode Document.

Lastly the third presentation was on how to use Google's Autodraw.

Google Autodraw A.I. Experiments

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation was on Windows Services.

Services Document

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Microsoft's E3 Conference.


Mark II 
   Summer Break  
September 2017


The main presentation was on the use of lifelike human simulators in the healthcare industry. Members heard and saw a live demo by Jon Mazur on the use of these computerized machines being utilized to train healthcare professionals worldwide.

There was a short question and answer session at the end of the meeting.

Click here to WISER's website

Click here to watch Simulation video

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation was on Getting to know your computer inside and out.

Computer Inside

Computer Outside

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

There was a Tech demo by Michael Ceschini showing off a new Classic gaming console.

Video Game Console with 815 Classic Games. 2 Players Pandora Box 4S Plus Arcade Game Console. Ultra Slim Metal Double Stick. 2017 New Updated Black and White Color.

Where to buy:

Easyget - 815 Classic Game Pandora Box 4S Plus

DealsunInc - 815 Classic Game Pandora Box 4S plus

Console Review:

815 Classic Game Pandora Box 4S Plus Review

Lifelike human simulators

 Inside Computer

Outside of Computer 

 Classic Video Arcade Console

October 2017 Presentations:

Main Presentation

The main presentation was on the 40 Things I No Longer Carry (Because I Have a Smart Phone)
Presenters: Janis Ramey and Frank Snyder, Osher LifeLong learning Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.

Janis and Frank showed how
smart phones allow you to take pictures, send texts, and look up things on the internet. T
his can remove a lot of weight and clutter from your briefcase or handbag. In their presentation, they showed at least 40 physical things that a smart phone can replace. For example, you don’t need to carry an appointment book, road map, flashlight, compass, pedometer, notebook, or string to tie around your finger for a reminder.

Second Presentation:

The second presentation was on the"Multitasking on your iPad" by John Korkowski. John showed how to do more than one thing at a time on the Apple tablet.

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation was a "Preview of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" which releases October 17th, 2017.

- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Fluent Design

40 Things I No Longer Carry 

 Multi Tasking with a iPad

November 2017 Presentations:

Main Presentation

Social Networking: What the Heck are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn???
Abby Stokes explained what everyone is talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She also shared how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy. Abby is the author of the book "Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes and the Kicking & Screaming".

Click here to go to Abby's Website.

Beginners Presentation:

The beginners presentation was on "What should I do before I install new software?".  Michael Ceschini presented four things you should do before you install new software. See Power Point below.

Click here for presentation

Latest tip/gadget/tech news:

Three programs for recovering files.





Abby Stokes Website 

Abby Stokes Website

December 2017 Annual Christmas party:

We had our annual Christmas party.


Main Presentation

There were no presentations due to elections and the large amount of raffle items.

Election Results

President = Jon Mazur

Vice President = Michael Ceschini

Secretary = Harry Shipman

Treasurer = Nan Belli


Member at Large #1 = Magdeline Freidman

Member at Large #2 =       John Korkowski

Member at Large #3 =       Greg Wall

Raffle Winner

The December raffle winner was John Korkowski. Also, 40 other members won smaller raffle gifts.

Christmas Party 2017 

Raffle Items

December 2017 Raffle Winner




Click here for 2016 past meetings