Computer Studies 2018-19

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 – 2018-2019 (tentative)

September 5 – KU CIO – (Mary Walsh)
September 12 – Smartphone Software on Desktop Computers and Micosoft Photo Editing – Alan Swarts
September 19 –  MIDCO Cable Company– (Debbie Schmidt)
September 26 – Lawrence Public Library – (Melissa Fisher Isaacs)

October 3 –  Google Photo, Photo Scan and Lens – (Alan Swarts)
October 10 –  Hands On Photo Editing on Your Own Device with SnapSeed – (Jonathan Bacon)
October 17 – A Selective History of Computings – (Dave Mannering)
October 24 – Endacott Website – Review and Recommendations  – (Dave Mannering)
October 31-  Oculus Go VR – (John Nicholson)

November 7 – Endacott Website Redesign Session 2 – (Dave Mannering)
November 14 – Mechanical Engineering Advances for the Disabled  – (Lisa Friis)
November 21 – Thanksgiving – No Session
November 28 – Word Tips and Tricks – (John Nicholson)

December 5 – Tot Toys, Bot Toys – (Dave Mannering)
December 12 – Windows 10 Update – (Richard Kershenbaum)
December 19No Session
December 26 – No Session

January 2 – TED Talks: Robots – (Dave Mannering)
January 9 – Endacott Website Redesign Session 3 – (Dave Mannering)
January 16 – 2019 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) – (Alan Swarts)
January 23 – No Session (KU Closed by Weather)
January 30 – Lynda.com – Tech Tutorals – (Dave Mannering)

February 6 – Modern Wayfinding (Dave Mannering)
February 13 – Software Tools to Use During Travel – (Richard Kirshenbaum)
February 20 – No Session (KU Closed by Weather)
February 27 – No Session (KU Closed by Weather)

March 6 – Quirky Robots– (Dave Mannering)
March 13 – Spring Break 
March 20 – The ABC’s & 3D’s of printers – (Dave Mannering)
March 27 –Information Overload  (John Nicholson)

April 3 – Dr. Technology Assistance (TBD)
April 10 – The Ten Commandments of Online Security and Privacy  (Jonathan Bacon)
April 17 – Windows Update – (Richard Kirshenbaum)
April 24 – Internet of Things & Big Data (John Nicholson)

May 1 – City of Lawrence Technology and Fiber Project (Jim Wisdom)
May 8 – Kenneth Spencer Research Library (Letha E Johnson)
May 15 – Digital Assets (how to pass them on to heirs etc.)    (Robert Ramsdell – Attorney)
May 22 –Tidying Up: Digital Life Version (Jonathan Bacon)
May 29 – Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year – (Alan Swarts)