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Our Next Meetings

August 19, 2017 (3rd Saturday)
September 16, 2017


All SIG's meet once each month, typically on the 3rd Saturday. For SIG session meeting times, click on "Meeting Schedule" at left.

August 19th Meeting
Will Be ...

(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.

  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am

    Home Theater (or Media) PCs and Home Automation come in an endless range of capability, complexity and price.  Come join us as we cover this new & exciting area.

    Home Automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk.  Join us!!

  • Microsoft Excel - 9:00 am
    NO MEETING IN AUGUST due to other conflicts. We expect to resume in September!!

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    Starting at 8am, we will cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion - general Q&A.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 11:00
    1. Life on the Street. 
    2. Open Q&A
    3. If you have a 'troubled' system, contact Chuck or Gil for a possible 'live, no net' troubleshooting session.

Making Money on the Internet - 8:00 am
The meeting of the MMO SIG will continue to be at the new time of 8am-9am.

The presentation for August 19th will be a continuation of the Minimum-Cost Internet Marketing Course series.

The presentation will be done remotely via Zoom by Howard Harkness. Those members who enrolled as beta-testers by August 19th may view presentations from locations other than at the physical SIG meeting. Non-beta-test participants may see the presentation in-person at the meeting.

All presentations in this series will be recorded, and recordings, as well as any updates made in response to beta-tester feedback, will be made available to all registered beta-testers.

Current plans are to do presentations *every* Saturday via Zoom teleconference until the course is finished. There are at least 10 sessions planned. The exact number of sessions may vary in response to feedback from the beta test participants. The beta-test run of this course is expected to wrap up in September.

This SIG in Memory of longtime member, SIG Leader and friend -- Alan Lummus

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    NO MEETING IN AUGUST due to other conflicts. We will resume in September!!

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon

    Node.js provides a development platform built using Google Chrome's JavaScript engine.  It can be used to code both server-side and client-side interactions in the JavaScript language.  Node has become very popular as a development environment.

    This week, the AppDev SIG will look at an "Introduction to Node.JS".  We'll see how Node fits into the full-stack development process, and delve into some of its main features.  Since I've just started getting deeper into Node, the class will be at the introductory level, but should provide enough depth to be interesting -- at least to the level of "awareness raising".  If there is enough interest, we can approach the class as a "hands-on" tutorial and do some Node-based exercises on your laptops.

    We can install Node.JS during the class period.  However, if you wish to install it beforehand go to https://nodejs.org/en/ and install the "Current" version.

    Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    Review update queries and some Q&A discussion
    , so be sure to bring in your questions

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    Web-enabled backup strategies: sync vs. backup vs. storage.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    10 Command Line Tips Every Windows 10 User Should Know.

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In August, we will be reviewing 2017 cybersecurity threats affecting business, government and consumers.   

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