SNUG is a member of APCUG. Any OLLI member can join this conference. See Agenda below. 
APCUG’s 2013 Fall Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) will be held on Saturday, November 2, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET.     
The VTCs are gaining popularity with user group members and attendance is growing with each conference. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via a chat window. 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:
 
 
Spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your members. VTCs are a great way for your members to expand their technology experience and be introduced to new skills. 
 
You will find the presenter bios at:
 
 
This link is also where, after the conference, you can download the handouts and get links to the videos.   
 
If you would like more information, send an email to virtualconferences@apcug.org.
 
TRACK 1
 
How to Create a Bootable Flash Drive
Bill James
Editor/Webmaster, Computer Club of Oklahoma City
 
Learn how to boot your computer off a USB flash drive — it’s vital for people who do not have a CD/DVD drive. This will allow you to install new operating systems and run programs from the flash drive. If you already have an ISO file that you were planning to use as the bootable program, you can still use it. This means you do not have to burn the ISO file to a disc, saving both time and blank discs. Simply insert your USB flash drive into the computer and boot from it.
 
What in the Heck is Access?
Wil Wakely
Past President, Seniors Computer Group, San Diego
 
If you have Microsoft Office Pro then you have Access, Microsoft’s database. It is a very powerful program, but quite daunting to the beginner because it is not very intuitive. If you like Excel, you will love Access; it is Excel on steroids. Any user group or organization, whatever the size, needs a database in their software arsenal. Even at home you can organize your various collections (music, videos, CD’s, programs, etc.) in ways you never imagined.
 
Are We Under Cyber Attack?
Ira Wilsker
Member, Golden Triangle Computer Club
 
The cyber security industry has been well aware that the US has been subject to a sustained cyber-attack for several years. The general population is blissfully unaware that our entire power grids, pipeline systems, water/sewer systems, air traffic control, and other critical infrastructure have all been compromised by terrorists and foreign powers. This presentation will prove to be interesting, entertaining and almost mandatory for anyone using the internet, email or just browsing. Ira will describe the various hazards and caveats, which many of us already know, but things are constantly changing and could be even more dangerous than when we first ventured into cyberspace.
 
How to Write a Good Software Review
Marie Vesta
President, APCUG
 
Find out what the software creators really want to know and how doing software review can be advantageous to your user Group.
 
TRACK 2
 
Evernote, What is it?
Hewie Poplock
Vice President, APCUG
 
Evernote is a web-based app that allows end users to capture, store and synchronize text, image and video files across multiple computing devices. Once you use it you wonder how you ever did without it. The presentation will include using Evernote on several platforms including Windows, iOS (iPad & iPhone) and the Android phones & tablets. It also works with the Blackberry OS, HP’s WebOS, and Mac OS X. You can capture anything, access it anywhere, and it works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there. It helps you find things fast; you can search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images. Once you save information in Evernote, it is available to you on any of your devices.
 
Upgrading Your Computer to a Solid State Drive
Gene Barlow
User Group Relations 
 
Gene has been a computer professional for over 50 years. He was a computer system engineer with IBM for 34 years, holding many technical and management positions. When IBM introduced the IBM Personal Computer, he managed the User Group Support organization. Having helped hundreds of user groups get started in the 80’s and 90’s, he is often called the Father of PC User Groups. When he retired from IBM over 17 years ago, he started his own consulting firm and continues to be actively involved in the user group community. Gene is an excellent technical presenter and can make complex topics easy for even the novice to understand. At the same time, the more advanced user will learn many new facts from his well thought out presentation. You will enjoy attending this session and will come away with a better understanding of the topic.
 
Hidden stuff in iOS7 and some apps you should definitely have
Kyla Lupo
Your Technology Trainer
Smart Again Tutoring, empowering adults to conquer technology
 
  
Virtual Technology Conference Committee
 
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