Welcome to our first 2020 VTC. Please go to Eventbrite to register. You don’t need an Eventbrite or Zoom account to attend the conference.
1:00 PM ET
The Browser – Your Most Important App
Hewie Poplock, APCUG Rep, Central Florida Computer Society & Sarasota Technology User Group; Chromebook Evangelist
The computer program or app that we all use the most is the browser. A browser, which is short for web browser, is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web or Internet. Hewie will describe some of the important features of browsers and describe many important settings used in most browsers. He will also talk about little add-on programs called extensions for browsers, including where to find them, how to add them, and talk about some that he has found invaluable.
2:00 PM ET
What will 5G mean to you?
Ron Brown, Program Coordinator, Silvercom Computer & Technology Club
This year all the major wireless providers will be offering 5G services. This will affect you in 3 different ways that will include infrastructure upgrade, fixed-base and mobile services. This technology will require a lot more cell towers that can be big or small. It is estimated that to fully implement Mobile 5G; every 10th house in the neighborhood will require an antenna. This may change the look and feel of the part of the world you call home. There will be people resisting change and questioning the safety of 5G. What is the difference between fixed-base and mobile 5G? Should you be purchasing a 5G phone this year?
3:00 PM ET
Getting started in researching your Family History (Even if you have been researching for years)
Jeri Steele, Genealogist
Whether you are just getting started or have been researching your family history for years, Jeri presents some steps to organize, plan, document, and record your work. These steps keep you moving forward with your research instead of getting buried in the details. Case studies will be presented as examples.
1:00 PM ET
Future of Technology
Dave Dockery, President, Tampa Bay Technology Society
While it’s obvious that change in the world has been speeding up in the last several years, Doc will explain why the world is going to speed up even more in the future. What does that mean for those of us who want to keep abreast of all of the coming changes.
2:00 PM ET
Introduction to Home Automation
Bill James, Vice President, Computer Club of Oklahoma City
Bill’s presentation covers: What is home automation, how to get started, what is required, two approaches – device or system, commercial home automation and security systems, do it yourself devices, types of hubs or controllers, security and privacy.
3:00 PM ET
Creating a Podcast for your group
Michael Crose, Board Member and Podcast Creator, Tampa Bay Technology Center
Is there a podcast in your group’s future? Michael’s presentation covers:
- What is a podcast?
- What can you podcast about?
- How hard is it to start a podcast?
- What kind of equipment and software do you need?
- Do you need a website?
- How do you get your podcast out there?