APCUG 2014 Summer Virtual Technology Conference (VTC12)

APCUG-VTC-GenericSaturday, August 16, 2014

Presentation Schedule

Click on the Session Titles below for presentation descriptions and YouTube videos.

 

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: 12 | VTC Track: 1

Folders are not just for “My Documents” anymore, you can store files anywhere you want to. We will show you how to set up a network, set up storage devices and to organize your folders.

Presenter Bio

Folders, Networking & Storage-David Williams.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 12 | VTC Track: 2
This session will focus on how to use social media as a way to build membership and increase collaboration within your organization. Tamera will highlight tools, tips and tricks to make social media a valuable part of your marketing and communication efforts.

Presenter Bio

Social Media Matters – Tamera Rousseau-Vesta.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: 12 | VTC Track: 1

Everyone likes to save money and Greg will show you how to do that with group deal sites — something that has become immensely popular and successful for all parties involved. Find out about how the deals work, the benefits, the restrictions, the gotchas, and more. Greg will also describe how you can celebrate your birthday with freebies and discounts.

Presenter Bio

Online Group Deals and Other Savings – Greg Skalka.pdf

VTC Track: 2

VTC Number: 12 | VTC Track: 2

One of the many “concerns” about Linux is that there are so many different versions/distributions (or distros as Linux users call them) that a new user doesn’t know which one to use. And they wonder why there are so many, since they are used to only having one version with Windows and Macs. I reply, “Why are there so many different makes/models of cars?” The answer is that everybody doesn’t like the same thing in a car, and that’s the answer in Linux as well. In this basic presentation, I will show/explain what the main differences are in the many Linux distros, and (just like in cars) how you might decide which version is the one you might want. With Linux being a free operating system, you can try out as many versions as you want until you find the one that just fits you. Join me for an enjoyable trip around the “Linux showroom” and see for yourself what it’s all about.

Presenter Bio

Linux Is Like Cars – John Kennedy.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: 12 | VTC Track: 1

Easy Desktop replaces the Windows desktop with a menu system as opposed to the thumbnail picture Icon system; however, it does require one to be able to read English. EDT has 9 pages of menus with each page holding up to 72 entries. Each entry can be a program, folder, document, picture or title. Come hear how you can eliminate desktop icon clutter, organize your programs and reduce your computer frustrations, especially with Win8.

Presenter Bio

Easy Desktop – Wil Wakely.pdf

VTC Track: 2

Saturday, 2015, February 21 – 3:00pm to 3:45pm
VTC Number: 12 | VTC Track: 2

The iPad has a large number of apps that will allow you to improve your photos. There are apps that provide basic photo editing features such as adjusting brightness, contrast, etc. Many apps provide a multitude of filters for special effects. Other apps allow you to add borders, text, clipart and create collages. This presentation will show a few apps that are fun, easy to use, and are free or nominally priced and will allow you to enhance the photos on your iPad.

Presenter Bio

Editing Photos with Your iPad – Sheila Bigel – VTC12.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: 12 | VTC Track: 1

HAL-PC was once one of the world’s largest PC user group and a founding member of APCUG. They will be gone in a few weeks – closing their office, selling their equipment, etc. HAL-PC failed to keep up with the times. Its members grew older and their interests didn’t expand. Does this apply to your group?

Presenter Bio

Hewie Poplock

Demise of HAL-PC – Judy Taylour – Hewie Poplock.pdf