Computer Study 2016-17

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 – 2016-2017 (tentative) 

September 7 – KU CIO – Bob Lim
September 14 – Buying a new phone and selecting a service – Richard Kershenbaum
September 21 – WOW – Guest
September 28 – Smart Phone Apps (Senior) – Alan Swarts

October 5 – Windows 10 – Revised – Richard Kershenbaum
October 12 – Genealogy – Update – Ron Schorr
October 19 – Media Preserving and Recycling – Alan Swarts
October 26 – Technology You Didn’t Know Existed – Alan Swarts

November 2 –What Apple and Google Know About You – Alan Swarts
November 9 – Dr. Fixit – TBD
November 16 –
November 23 – Thanksgiving –
November 30 – KU Applications – Matt Garrett

December 7 –  Tableau Public Software System– Dave Mannering
December 14 – Raspberry Pie Computer –  Richard Kershenbaum
December 21 – Google Photos and Google Photo Scan – Alan Swarts
December 28 – Christmas Break?

January 4 – Face Recognition – Alan Swarts
January 11 – Internet & email security: Phishing, social engineering, & fraud – Julie Fugett
January 18 – Consumer Electronic Show – What is New – Alan Swarts
January 25 – Computer on the Electric Grid – Dave Mannering

February 1 – 34 Uses for a Smart Phone – Alan Swarts
February 8 –34 Uses for a Smart Phone (Part 2) – Alan Swarts
February 15 –  Music, Radio, Videos, Movies and TV Resources – Alan Swarts
February 22 – Distance Learning and Instructional Design – Kim Glover

March 1 – Travel  and Housing Software and Airbnb – Richard Kershenbaum
March 8 – Lawrence Library – Melissa Fisher-Isaac
March 15 – GIS and Douglas County – Bryce Hirschman
March 22 – Spring Break –
March 29 – Dr. Dave – IOT (Internet of Things) &  value of things like Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Home device.

April 5 – Artificial Intelligence – Dave Mannering
April 12 – TED Talk Technology Videos – Alan Swarts
April 19 – Home Automation – Seth Reed
April 26 – Alumni Center Computer Lab Equipment – Alan Swarts

May 3 – Autism Research and Technology – Sean Swindler (KUMC)
May 10 – Connected Audio and Drones – Seth Reed
May 17 – TBA –
May 24 – Poperie Presentation – Alan Swarts
May 31 – Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year – Alan Swarts