Thank you to all of the presenters, VTC staff, and attendees.
VTC Staff: David Williams & John Kennedy, moderators; Francis Chao and Jim Evans, behind-the-scenes and to John, David & Francis who record the videos and Jim Evans who gets them ready for the YouTube channel. Judy monitors the late registration e-mails and answers questions via e-mail.
From the attendees:
Thoughts about the APCUG 2016 Fall Virtual Technology Conference
Lou Torraca, President, MOAA, Hawaii
Our regular user group meeting is on the first Sat of the month from 10 to Noon, Hawaii Time, so attending the Virtual Tech Conf is usually a bit inconvenient, time-wise. As it happened, this month, we took a break due to a majority of meeting attendees having schedule conflicts. This gave me the opportunity to utilize the time-off and reap the benefit of some excellent presentations. BTW, this was my first VTC and I found the APCUG instructions made registering, logging on and participating pretty easy.
I got up at 0630, had a quick breakfast and logged on to Francis Chao’s very helpful presentation on what to do when your computer will not boot. Francis covered a number of situations that should answer questions for almost any computer system. I have always been a bit unclear on some of the steps, but fortunately, Francis covered them all.
After the break, I learned all sorts of stuff about windows 10…and I thought I had read or figured out all there was to know about 10…I found out I still had a lot to learn. Thanks to Jeri Steele for an interesting, well put-together and fast-moving presentation on Windows 10 Features and Annoyances. I have already started using many of the features and eliminated a couple annoyances I didn’t know how to fix.
Finally, I was surprised at how many Must-Have Android Apps Bill James had in his presentation which was a real eye-opener that I found very useful. I have to confess, I am still a reluctant smart-phone user so with some of these apps, I may actually become a convert.
Thanks to all the presenters and the many APCUG volunteers who do all the heavy lifting to bring these programs to us.
Jeff Wilkinson, Member
Sun City Summerlin Computer Club, Nevada
I took time out of a busy Saturday morning to attend the APCUG 2016 Fall Virtual Technology Conference on November 5, 2016. It was a pleasing and rewarding experience. The sessions and accompanying visuals were well prepared. The sound was excellent with a chat box available for live questions or comments. If you are unable to attend an APCUG Conference in person this is an excellent way to participate and gain knowledge. My thanks to the team for putting this event together.
General Meeting Secretary
Wisconsin All-computer Users Club
To John Kennedy…I tuned in to your virtual conference today, learned a lot, and heard you between presentations. I know it’s a lot of hard work to organize and plan things like this. But it’s fun to hear you guys between the presentations. You’re like Mission Control during an old-time space shot. I’ve been tuning in to these conferences for a couple years now and I don’t remember hearing some of these presenters before. If they are new, they are just as good as anyone I heard before. I look forward to hearing them again.
Click on the presentation title for presentation descriptions, PDF presentations and handouts.
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[wc_accordion collapse=”1″ leaveopen=”0″ layout=”box”] [wc_accordion_section title=”What to Do When Your Computer Will Not Boot
Presenter: Francis Chao, Member, WINdows usERS User Group, CA
If your computer will not boot up, Francis has some basic, logical troubleshooting tips for your computer. The tips are from the simple and obvious to more complex procedures.
Presentation PDF, Part 1
Presentation PDF, Part 2
VTC Track: 2[wc_accordion_section title=”Staying Safe Online
Presenter: Pam Holland, President and Instructor, TechMoxie
“] As we conduct more of our personal lives online, from e-mail to s hopping to even banking, it is so important to understand the best practices for staying safe online. Join us for an informative discussion lead by Pam Holland of TechMoxie.com on how to recognize phishing (fraudulent) e-mails, avoid computer viruses and scams, and how to find trustworthy information online. The presentation will include a review of actual fraudulent e-mails and scam “pop up” computer virus warnings.
Staying Safe Online Handout
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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[wc_accordion collapse=”1″ leaveopen=”0″ layout=”box”] [wc_accordion_section title=”Windows 10 Features and Annoyances
Presenter: Jeri Steele, President, Bowling Green Area Microcomputer User Group, KY
“] Come see some features of Windows 10 that you may not have discovered yet. Some of these features are just in a different location. Others are buried very deep within menus and right clicks. Along with the usable features there are some annoyances that Jeri has experienced. She will show you how to tame those unruly annoyances.
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VTC Track: 2[wc_accordion_section title=”Find a Grave
Presenter: Ken & Sue Bixler, Members, East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club. Ken is co-chair of the Linux SIG
FindaGrave.com is a web site resource for genealogical research. Its mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world. Jim Tipton is the founder of Find a Grave…”Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour. Every day, contributors from around the world enter new records, thousands use the site as an educational reference tool, long-lost loved ones are located and millions of lives are fondly remembered.” Ken and sue will describe how they use it, what benefits they derive and the services the site provides.
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[wc_accordion collapse=”1″ leaveopen=”0″ layout=”box”] [wc_accordion_section title=”25 Awesome iDevice Tips
Presenter: Diane McKeever, Author, 101 Amazing Computer Tips
Want to get more out of your iDevices (iPhone/iPad)? This presentation will include some basic productivity tips as well as advanced time saving tips. Get ready to take notes!
VTC Track: 2[wc_accordion_section title=”Must-Have Android Apps
Presenter: Bill James, Vice President, Computer Club of Oklahoma City; APCUG Advisor, Region 8
“] Life is made easier with apps. Bill will share some of his must-have apps during this presentation. You will be able to share the apps you can’t live without with others who attend this session by typing the name of your favorite app(s) in the Chat Box and we’ll add them to Bill’s presentation and upload the updated presentation to APCUG’s website.