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Our Next Meetings

April 18, 2015
May 16, 2015


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

Our March 21, 2015 Meeting
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(Special Interest Groups)
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  • 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. Come join SIG Leader Bill Parker as we set our direction for this SIG. 

  • Microsoft Excel - 8:00 am
    In March, the Excel SIG will take a look at some of the Data Analysis tools available in Excel. There is a book on Data Analysis that has been around for years and gets updated for each version of Excel released. It is a classic that still works because it is based on math and logic. Imagine using those two items within a spreadsheet. I will cover some examples from the book where I'll be telling more than I know.

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am
    The PowerShell "Pester" testing framework is the PowerShell SIG topic for March 21 with Josh Miller as the presenter.

  • 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
    There are thousands of people out there who would love to take over, or maybe just vandalize, your website, stealing or destroying all of the hard work you put into it. This month, Howard Harkness will be presenting a program on how to improve security on your WordPress site, using (mostly) free tactics and plugins.

  • Microsoft Word - 10:00 am
    Fillable Forms

  • .NET Developers/HTML - 10:00 am - Noon
    In March, Tom Perkins will continue with the AngularJS tutorial.

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 amIn March, we will discuss what beginners should do while starting out or for upgrading with digital photography.

  • Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 amBeginner’s shortcuts for understanding photo editing necessities.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am
    Amazon Echo demo plus discuss “personal automation” using the internet.

  • Salesforce Developers
    . 401 study group (11:00 AM to 12:00) 
    . 501 study group (12:30 to 1:30)

  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am
    MS Access will not be meeting for the foreseeable future

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm
  • Windows 10 demos – laptop and Windows phone

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm
    In March, we will be talking about Mesh Networks.  Mesh Networks have been used to provide municipal WiFi, emergency communications and social networking.  Birl Smith will give an example of a simple network, using equipment and software to setup a simple network. 

  • Investors - 1:30 pm
    We will have our usual Q&A session. Bring your questions and experiences in investing and share with the group.

  • AppDev SIG (1:30 pm)
  • For the foreseeable future, Tom Perkins will be joining and presenting with the .NET Developers/HTML SIG at 10:00.

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