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APCUG Virtual Technology Conference


VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC)
Saturday, February 8
12:00 – 3:00 CT

 

APCUG's Virtual Technology Conferences are FREE!

Registration closes @ 11:30 PM ET on February 7
  • Attend using your computer, tablet or phone with the Zoom.us app.

  • Download the app for the device you will be using at:

    https://zoom.us/download

  • Sessions are 50 minutes with time for Q&A

  • Register once via Eventbrite

  • You do not need an Eventbrite account to attend the conference

  • You do not need a Zoom account to attend the VTC
  • Before the event, you will receive an email with directions and links for attending Tracks 1 and 2.

  • Day of conference, after connecting via Zoom, it is very helpful if you sign into each presentation you attend via the Chat Box; first and last name you used to register at Eventbrite.

  • Why? If all of the questions aren’t answered during the session, the rest of the answers will be sent to you. Or, there might be a handout.

Register at Eventbrite

 More information at:  https://www.apcug2.org


Questions: Contact virtualconferences@apcug.org

TRACK 1
 
1:00 PM ET
 
The Browser – Your Most Important App
Hewie Poplock, APCUG Rep, Central Florida Computer Society & Sarasota Technology User Group; Chromebook Evangelist
 
The computer program or app that we all use the most is the browser. A browser, which is short for web browser, is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web or Internet. Hewie will describe some of the important features of browsers and describe many important settings used in most browsers. He will also talk about little add-on programs called extensions for browsers, including where to find them, how to add them, and talk about some that he has found invaluable.
 
2:00 PM ET
 
What will 5G mean to you?
Ron Brown, Program Coordinator, Silvercom Computer & Technology Club
 
3:00 PM ET
 
Getting started in researching your Family History (Even if you have been researching for years)
Jeri Steele, Genealogist

Whether you are just getting started or have been researching your family history for years, Jeri presents some steps to organize, plan, document, and record your work. These steps keep you moving forward with your research instead of getting buried in the details. Case studies will be presented as examples.
 
TRACK 2
 
1:00 PM ET
 
Future of Technology
Dave Dockery, President
Tampa Bay Technology Society
 
While it’s obvious that change in the world has been speeding up in the last several years, Doc will explain why the world is going to speed up even more in the future.  What does that mean for those of us who want to keep abreast of all of the coming changes.
 
2:00 PM ET
 
Introduction to Home Automation
Bill James, Vice President
Computer Club of Oklahoma City
 
Bill’s presentation covers: What is home automation, how to get started, what is required, two approaches – device or system, commercial home automation and security systems, do it yourself devices, types of hubs or controllers, security and privacy.
 
3:00 PM ET
 
Creating a Podcast for your group
Michael Crose, Board Member and Podcast Creator
Tampa Bay Technology Center
 
Is there a podcast in your group’s future? Michael’s presentation covers:
What is a podcast?
What can you podcast about?
How hard is it to start a podcast?
What kind of equipment and software do you need?
Do you need a website?
How do you get your podcast out there?

Date/Time: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:00 to 15:00