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[10-10-2016] As of this date, we have finalized our new meeting location -- Northaven United Methodist Church, located at 11211 Preston Road, Dallas. For October only, we've moved our meeting date to October 22nd (the 4th Saturday). Regular 3rd Saturday meetings will begin again in November.

As an enticement to join us at the new location. we'll have FREE PIZZA at the October 22nd meeting, as well as (4) FREE tickets for each member for the December raffle of two PCs. Come join us !!


 "Share what you know, learn what you don't"

Our Next Meetings

October 22nd, 2016 (4th Saturday - October only)
November 19th (3rd Saturday)


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

October 22th Meeting

(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 - 8:00 am
    How to use functions to parse (break apart) data strings

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    The first hour starting at 8am we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    At 9am, Josh Miller will discuss his recent work with PowerShell.

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

  • Making Money on the Internet - 9:00 am
    Howard Harkness with go over the latest in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - why it's still a fool's game.

    Interested in ways to make money on the Internet, either for profit or to fund a non-for-profit organization of your choice? This SIG's for you.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Open discussion about various functions in Word
  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon
    Developing techniques for websites using JavaScript and MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node)

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am
    Will next meet in November - join us then.
  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    A look at Forms - their purpose and how to design them.

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am
    Will not be meeting in the foreseeable future.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    Hacking your head - how cybercriminals use social engineering.

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
    Predicting hard disk failures:  How to use SMART: measuring hard disk performance

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    Topic TBD

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