APCUG 2014 Fall Virtual Technology Conference (VTC13)

APCUG-VTC-GenericSaturday, November 1, 2014
Presentation Schedule
Click on the Session Titles below for presentation descriptions and YouTube videos.

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1:00 pm – 1:50 pm ET | 12 noon – 12:50 pm CT
11:00am – 11:50 am MT | 10:00 am – 10:50 am PT

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 1

The Maestro strongly believes there is more to owning a computer than simply turning it on and hoping for the best. Unfortunately, too many computer owners buy the least expensive unit and never pay attention to protection and preventive maintenance. He calls this the “plug and pray, then walk away” method of computer ownership. Elliott’s presentation will include:

Perfecting your computer backup
Basic backup skills that are too often over-looked
The Maestro’s 4R’s model of better backups
Why cloud backup alone may not provide full system protection
What information is missing from your back up

Presenter Bio

Perfecting Backup Solutions – APCUG VTC11-1-14 – Elliott Stern.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 2

eBay is an online website that provides buyers and sellers with a multinational marketplace for auction style purchasing of all types of items. At any given time eBay has over 90 million items for sale. The eBay community is comprised of 200 million world-wide registered users, making it the largest e-commerce company in the world. Typical daily sales approximate 70 million dollars.

This presentation will emphasize the many lessons he has learned during over 10 years as a buyer, seller and teacher of eBay.The techniques presented will make you understand why he is an ardent advocate for Buying and Selling On eBay. The many excellent bargains that are always available on eBay will make you want to try it.

Presenter Bio

eBay Buying & Selling APCUG 11-1-14VTC – Gary Bigel.pdf

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Eastern | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Central
12:00 noon – 12:50 pm Mountain | 11:00 am – 11:50 am Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 1

The “Start Menu” is back and it has been enhanced with a column of “Start Screen” tiles in addition to the original menu selections. Francis always likes to be on top of the latest and greatest and this will be your opportunity to see what’s good (or not) about Windows 10. Why is it Windows 10? What happened to 9? So far, we’ve had: Windows 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, & 10.)

Presenter Bio

Francis is a frequent presenter at WINNERS and the TCS when he lived in Arizona. He has given presentations at the Southwest Technology & Computer Conference as well as several at APCUG’s Virtual Technology Conferences. He has also given many online presentations, via the Speakers Bureau, to APCUG-member groups.
www.windowsusers.org, www.gsbug.apcug.org, www.aztcs.org

Win10 Tech Preview – APCUG 11-1-14VTC – Francis Chao.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 2

From general programming to documentation to compiler innovations, women have been instrumental in advancing the computing industry. Let’s take a trip through the history of computing and meet some of the women who helped get our industry to where it is today. Some of the inspiring women we’ll meet include Ada Byron (founder of Scientific Computing), Grace Murray Hopper (mother of COBOL), The ENIAC crew – Kay McNulty, Betty Jean Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Mescoff, Fran Bilas, and Ruth Lichterman, Adele Goldstine (ENIAC documenter), Frances Allen (First female to win the Turing award, known for her compiler optimizations), Mary Lou Jepsen (Founder and CTO of One Laptop Per Child), and Barbara Liskov (Liskov substitution principle).

Presenter Bio

History of Women in Tech – APCUG 11-1-14VTC – Sarah Dutkiewicz.pdf

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Eastern | 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Central
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Mountain | 12 noon – 12:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 1

Ever wonder how fast your computer is actully running? Do you wonder what type of motherboard you have? Do you want to know the best way to clean up your regisrty? How about what wireless networks are runing in your neighborhood? How about how to clean up all the temporay junk files on your computer or how to down load a video from YouTube.

We will be discussing programs the experts recommend and also getting input from you as to what you like and don’t like.

Presenter Bio

Must Have Utilities – APCUG 11-1-14 VTC – David Williams.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 14 | VTC Track: 2

Jonathan Nowak will be discussing Bitcoin and Crypto-Currencies, a new emerging trend in both computers and world finance. What it is. How it works. Why it is important. What you need to know. ​He will create a bitcoin using simple examples, which he finds has the most impact in understanding just how the blockchain technology works. ​​​This may be a topic that most of us have heard about, but don’t know much about.

Presenter Bio

Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency – APCUG 11-1-14VTC – Jonathan Nowak.pdf

4:00 pm – 4:50pm Eastern | 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Central
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Mountain | 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Pacific

VTC Track: 1

VTC Number: 13 | VTC Track: 1

Facebook is the most popular medium that permits your user group to interact with the general public = think new members. Have you thought about creating a Facebook page for your User Group or do you already have one and are looking for tips and tricks to make it better? This is the presentation for you! Sabrina loves Facebook and will share many of her tips and tricks for creating a Facebook page that will bring your group into the social media arena.

Presenter Bio

Create a Facebook Page for Your UG – APCUG 11-1-14VTC – Sabrina Watson.pdf

VTC Track: 2

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