Computer Studies 2017-18

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. Underlined text links to session resources.

Computer Study – 2017-2018 (tentative) 

September 6 – KU IS Julie Fugett
September 13 – Midco Cable Company– Paige Pearson Meyer
September 20 – Autonomous Vehicles (self-driving cars) – Dave Mannering
September 27- Autonomous Vehicles (self-driving cars) –Dave Mannering

October 4 –  Privacy and the Internet – John Nicholson
October 11 – Google Photo – Alan Swarts
October 18 –  New Technology – Alan Swarts
October 25 – TED Talks  – Alan Swarts

November 1 – Virtual High School – Monte Westfall
November 8 – Google Search Tips – Alan Swarts
November  15 – Dark Web – John Nicholson
November 22 – Thanksgiving – No Session
November 29 – Air Traffic Control – Dave Mannering

December 6 –  Google Applications – Alan Swarts
December 13 – KU Library –
December 20 – Dr. Fixit – All
December 27 – Christmas Break?

January 3 – Internet Archive – Alan Swarts
January 10 – Windows 10 – Upgrade – Richard Kershenbaum
January 17 – 2018 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) – Alan Swarts
January 24 – TED Talks – Alan Swarts
January 31 – AI and Robots – Greg  Thomas

February 7 – Technology You Didn’t Know Existed – Alan Swarts
February 14 – KU Athletics – Performance Improvement – Andrea Hudy
February 21 –  Technical Problems and Possible Solutions – Alan Swarts
February 28 – GIS – City of Lawrence – Micah Seybold

March 7 – Excel Tips and Tricks – John Nicholson
March 14 – Distance Learning Class Demonstration – Vickie Case
March 21 – Spring Break –
March 28 – Google Earth – Brian McClendon

April 4 – Raspberry Pi Update – Richard Kershenbaum
April 11 – Google Earth – Dave Mannering
April 18 – Virtual Reality (VR) – John Nicholson
April 25 – Home Automation – Keith Wagers

May 2 – Demystifying Computers– Dave Mannering
May 9 – Home Automation – Part 2 – Keith Wagers
May 16 –Dr. Dave – David Greenbaum
May 23 –  Potpourri Presentation – Alan Swarts
May 30 – Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year – Alan Swarts