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Aug
14
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge

Computer Services for Seniors

As our population ages and technology expands, the need for help for our senior population to understand the use of all the new gadgets available becomes increasingly important. Our August 2019 meeting will feature a panel of three speakers with 20-30 minute presentations on topics of help for seniors with the new technology. A Q&A discussion will follow.

Jayant Kashyap, Google
The anatomy of today’s Jeeves – smart assistants and their potential

We are witnessing a marked transition in computing as people increasingly interact with non-traditional computers (aka. smart ‘insert-term-here’). What does it take to build a viable system to support such engagements; how is it impacting the people from around the world? And where do we go from here?

Ryan Kawamoto, Senior Planet @Avenidas 
Aging with Attitude 

Senior Planet is an award-winning program that helps those aged 60 and older use technology to connect, learn, and grow. His presentation will describe the epic new partnership between Avenidas and Older Adults Technology Services.

Mick Fitzgerald, Anew Vista
Online Service Marketplace Networks – The Next Big Thing

Empowered with knowledge, experience, and wealth amassed over decades, older adults are poised to take the lead in driving the development of the next wave of consumer technologies.  They comprise the largest and fastest growing consumer segment.  Demands for continually improving wellness and lifestyle product/services and primary health care at home are transforming older adult households.  AnewVista is working with household consumers to shape daily living systems and transform lifestyle technologies.

As usual, the meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto and begins at 7PM. We will be meeting in the Conference Room on the second floor.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our usual no-host pre-meeting dinner at 5:30PM in the Bistro Café on the first floor of the lodge.

NOTE: This meeting will be available online via ZOOM. 
The online session will start at 7PM.

To join the Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/907374383

To participate by phone, dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 907 374 383
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a58fvHPfC

 

Oct
16
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge

Managing Your Passwords

Maurice Green, PhD
President/Webmaster, SPAUG

A password manager is a piece of software that remembers passwords, so you don’t have to. By remembering a single master password, all of your other passwords are stored securely for retrieval as and when you need them.

Maury will discuss the properties and use of strong passwords to secure your online accounts and describe a number of available paid and free password managers.

As usual, the meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto and begins at 7PM. We will be meeting in the Library on the second floor.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our usual no-host pre-meeting dinner at 5:30PM in the Bistro Café on the first floor of the lodge.

NOTE: This meeting will be available online via ZOOM.
The online session will start at 7PM.

To join the Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/230051280

Meeting ID: 230 051 280

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+16699006833,,230051280# US (San Jose)
+16465588656,,230051280# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 230 051 280
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a58fvHPfC

 

Jan
8
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge

Playing in the Sandbox

Running Windows on a Linux OS
Bill Young

Running Linux on a Windows OS
Maurice Green

Virtual machines allow you to run an operating system in an app window on your desktop that behaves like a full, separate computer. You can use them play around with different operating systems, run software your main operating system can’t, and try out apps in a safe, sandboxed environment.

As usual, the meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto and begins at 7PM. We will be meeting in the Conference Room on the second floor.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our usual no-host pre-meeting dinner at 5:30PM in the Bistro Café on the first floor of the lodge.

NOTE: This meeting will NOT be available online via ZOOM.

 

 

Feb
12
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge

Highlights of CES 2020

Andy Marken, Marken Communications

Andy Marken returns to SPAUG to review the highlights and the best new products of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. If it wasn’t at CES this year it probably isn’t worth considering – nearly 4500 companies from over 160 countries, over 100 educational/informational sessions covering everything was there in January.

As usual, the meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto and begins at 7PM. We will be meeting in the Conference Room on the second floor.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our usual no-host pre-meeting dinner at 5:30PM in the Bistro Café on the first floor of the lodge.

NOTE: This meeting will be available online via ZOOM.

Join Zoom Meeting from your computer at
https://zoom.us/j/329198601

 

 

Mar
11
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Online Videoconference
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Online Videoconference

Video Conferencing with Zoom
Maurice Green

In light of the current concerns about the Coronavirus it has been decided that we avoid contacts in unnecessary group meetings, especially given the high risk factors for members of our group. So we will not have our usual monthly meeting at the Elks Lodge. Instead, the meeting will be conducted by, and the topic will be, Zoom Videoconferencing.

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