Computer2015-16

Computer Study Group

All programs are very tentative. Check this Web site the week of the program to get most current information. This site serves as announcement of planned programs and a record of attendance and resources from presentations. The scope of this study group has been broadened to technology interests and not just computing. Most of the programs about computing will be generic in terms of operating system and will serve both PC and Mac users.

Persons who have been suggested to present, but who have not yet committed are noted with a ‘?’ behind their name. Number in parentheses is an attendance count. Underlined text links to session resources.

Computer Study – 2015-2016 (tentative)
September 2, 2015 Tablet computers – Pro & Con – Jerry Niebaum
Tablets
September 9, 2015 Smart phone apps you may not know – Alan Swarts Smartphone Apps You May Not Know
September 16, 2015 Tools to Aid Travel Planning – Richard Kershenbaum Technology for Travel
September 23, 2015 Electric Cars – George Brenner Electric Cars
September 30, 2015 TV technology – What’s new? – Jerry Niebaum
TVTech
October 7, 2015 Exploring oldku.org – Alan Swarts
October 14, 2015 The TED talks at ted.com –  Alan Swarts
October 21, 2015 IT – Where have we been, where are we going
– George Strawn via Facetime
October 28, 2015 Go-Pro cameras and sports videos – Jerry Niebaum
November 4, 2015 Drones – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
November 11, 2015 Facebook revisited  – Alan Swarts – Facebook and Other Social Media
November 18, 2015 Tools to Aid Travel Planning 2- Richard Kershenbaum
November 25, 2015 Thanksgiving Break
December 2, 2015 Google calendar and maps  – Alan Swarts – Google Calendar and Maps
December 9, 2015 Online news & comic strips  – Richard Kershenbaum and Alan Swarts –  News, Comics and Comics Books
December 16, 2015 Dr. Fixit  – Alan Swarts and Richard Kershenbaum
December 23, 2015 Christmas Break
December 30, 2015 Christmas Break
January 6, 2016 TED Talk videos  – Alan Swarts
January 13, 2016 Best of Consumer Electronics Show  – Alan Swarts
January 20, 2016 Windows 10  – Richard Kershenbaum
January 27, 2016 Bitcoin and alternative money  – Richard Kershenbaum – Bitcoin
February 3, 2016  New Security Threats and Risks – David Greenbaum – New Security Treats
February 10, 2016 City of Lawrence Geographic Info Systems – Micah Seybold – GIS Coordinator – City GIS
February 17, 2016 Best of Consumer Electronic Show – Alan Swarts – 2016 CES
February 24, 2016 What does Google know about you – Alan Swarts – Google and You
March 2, 2016 Hoverboard – Are They Safe? – Alan Swarts – Hoverboard
March 9, 2016 Dr. Fixit and Other Topics
March 16, 2016 Spring Break
March 23, 2016 Genealogy Software and Resources  – Ron Shorr – New Developments in Genealogy
March 30, 2016 New TV Status Report (LCD, OLED, Curved, 4K, 8k) – Best Buy
April 6, 2016 – The Datapoint 2200:  Well before the Apples and IBM PCs -By  Austin –  Roche and David Monroe – Datapoint History
April 13, 2016 TBA – New Technology Inventions You Didn’t Know Existed – Alan Swarts
April 20, 2016 TBA – How Police Use Technology –
April 27, 2016 – Potpourri of Topics – Alan Swarts
May 4, 2016 – KU Library – Dr. Sara Morris
May 11, 2016 – Lawrence Public Library
May 18, 2016 – End of year review & planning – Alan Swarts
May 25, 2016 – Mycroft: A Local Startup

 

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