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The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is a worldwide organization that helps groups devoted to the world of technology including computers, tablets, smartphones, digital photography, genealogy, etc

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APCUG - Virtual Conference

 

  

 APCUG’s FREE 2018 Winter Virtual Technology Conference (VTC)

 

Saturday, February 10th

1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm CT

11:00 am - 2:00 pm MT

10:00 am – 1:00 pm PT

It will be held on Saturday, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via Q&A; the questions are answered by the presenter at the end of the presentation or via e-mail if there isn’t enough time after the presentation.

Registration is free

To register for this VTC, please click on the below link:

https://goo.gl/WhSj8C

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APCUG - Virtual Conferences 

Attend the FREE conference from the convenience of your own home! All you need is your computer, tablet, etc. and Internet access. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via Q&A; the questions are answered by the presenter at the end of the presentation or via e-mail if there isn’t enough time after the presentation.
 
APCUG uses ZOOM for the VTC webinar presentations (www.zoom.us). If you have not participated in a VTC, go to https://zoom.us/download  to download the app for the device you will be using to ‘attend’ the conference.
 
Videos from earlier conferences can be found on APCUG’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/apcugvideos.

 
• To register for this VTC, please click on the below link:

https://goo.gl/WhSj8C

 
Spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your members.VTCs are a great way for them to expand their technology experience and be introduced to new skills. Below are the sessions that are currently scheduled.

The Virtual Technology Committee
Judy Taylour, Chair
Francis Chao, Jim Evans, John Kennedy, Jere Minich, Marie Vesta, David Williams

Track 1

1:00 pm ET

Social Networking: How to Navigate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Abby Stokes, Author, “Is This Thing On?”

Abby will explain what everyone is talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She’ll also share how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy and can avoid scams
 
2:00 pm ET

Protect Your Important Tech ‘Stuff’

Toby Scott, Tech Guru, Channel Islands PCUG

From wildfires in California to hurricanes in Texas and Florida, Toby’s presentation will cover how to protect your important tech ‘stuff’ in the event of a natural disaster.
 

3:00 pm ET

2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer and Technology Club

This presentation will show you a simple technique that can prevent unauthorized access to any of your accounts.


Track 2
1:00 pm ET

Digital Terrorism and Hate on the Internet

Rick Eaton, Senior Researcher, Simon Wiesenthal Center

Forums offer a wealth of information for would-be terrorists.  ". . . different explosives, manuals, and lessons in remote detonation, cell phone detonators, rockets . . . ." Eaton says there also are lessons in kidnapping and guerrilla management.

"And many times, these are spiced with the political philosophy -- not only how to do it, but [also] where you should do it and what targets you should attack."

 

2:00 pm ET

Google apps at home and on the go

Phil Sorrentino, The Computer Club secretary and newsletter contributor

Most of us know Google as a website we visit to get answers to all kinds of questions, but there is a lot more behind the company and the term Google. Google is a company, a website, a number, and a verb. Phil’s presentation will cover many Google’s apps.

 

3:00 pm ET

Becoming Your Own Computer Expert

Philip “Phil” Bock, President, Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts

Current club members (and potential new members) may have widely different levels of computer expertise. Moreover, the field keeps changing – new hardware, new applications, new software and, sadly, new security challenges!

Family members, co-workers, fellow club members and knowledgeable friends may be able to provide help when needed, but they are not always available or may not have the answer(s).

The solution? Become your own computer expert! It is not as hard as it sounds. In this presentation, Phil offers a two-step process to help with every day “how-to” questions and the more urgent “why” and “why doesn’t” questions when things don’t go as you expect: (1) already knowing the information you need, and (2) knowing where to find needed information that you don’t know.

Phil’s presentation is designed to elaborate on these two themes – Step #1 is to build a base of personal computer knowledge; Step #2 is to develop sources and strategies to get answers about things you do not know when you need to.

(As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. While Phil happily shares his version of this presentation, he anticipates that clubs who choose to do their own similar presentation will find ways to improve on / add to what he has put together. Phil’s hope is that we can share these efforts to the benefit of all.) 

Virtual Technology Committee Judy Taylour, Chair

Francis Chao John Kennedy Jere Minich David Williams
 


We hope you enjoy our Virtual Technology Conferences.

Zoom is the new webinar app that APCUG is using to bring the conference to you over the internet. We have been testing it internally for the past few months and have found it easier to use than the app we were using before. You can use your desktop, laptop or Android or iOS mobile device to attend the conference

 

Past Virtual Technology Conference:

 

Below is a link to the APCUG Virtual Tech Conferences

 

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