Calendar

 

Jun
14
Thu
Seniors Shaping Technology @ Computer History Museum
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Seniors Shaping Technology @ Computer History Museum | Mountain View | California | United States

2nd Annual Avenidas Technical Conference

 

PROGRAM:
3:30-4:00 pm | Registration
4:00-4:05 pm | Welcome Remarks from Avenidas President & CEO Amy Andonian
4:05-4:45 pm | Keynote speaker: Dennis Boyle, Founding Member of IDEO
4:45-5:00 pm | “How Seniors Can Shape Future Technology” by Eric Gee,
Avenidas Generations Lab Manager
5:00-6:00 pm | Hands-On Happy Hour and Interactive Exploration of Exhibits
6:00-7:00 pm | “Shark Tank”-like Pitch Event
7:00 pm | Raffle winners drawn. Event concludes.

NOTE: SPAUG is a sponsor of this event and will be exhibiting at the meeting

 

Aug
8
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge | Palo Alto | California | United States

Elections and Computer Technology

Maurice Green, PhD

Computers have become indispensable in modern election campaigns.
Maurice Green has been involved in a number of local elections in support of grass-roots initiatives and local candidates. He will demonstrate and discuss some of the uses of computer technology in election campaigns.

Read more…

 

Sep
12
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge | Palo Alto | California | United States

design & Technology! making a difference

Abigayil Tamara, M.A., M.S.W.

Good design helps make a difference in the use of a product. Some products  help increase functionality more than others. Technology has greatly increased this process, and we have seen rapid changes in many industries. Technological advances allow individuals of all ages, abilities and differences to be more productive, independent, and live happier lives.

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Jan
9
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge | Palo Alto | California | United States

The January 2019 SPAUG meeting will feature two separate lectures by SPAUG President Maurice Green:

  1. Tips and Tricks for Video Editing – Maury will demonstrate some of the special effects which can be achieved with a video editing program like Pinnacle Studio or Adobe Premiere. Topics will include exposure adjustment, lower third titling, combining stills and video and producing animated gifs.
  2. So You Want to Build a Website – This lecture will be the first in a series of lectures for the long anticipated WordPress class. We will discuss the evolution of websites from simple HTML to modern day mobile responsive CMS systems. The lecture will cover the basic elements of a website, setting up a local web server on your computer and installing the  WordPress system.

Read more…

 

Jan
10
Thu
Meet the Media Center & Studio Tour @ MidPen Media Center
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn the basics about your public access channels and how you can best make use of them. This event is designed to answer your questions, explore what you’d like to do and help you get started. Includes signing up for classes and a tour of the facility. Recommended for all users of public access Channels 27, 28, & 30.”

PLEASE REGISTER on the website

 

Jan
22
Tue
Meet the Media Center & Studio Tour @ MidPen Media Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn the basics about your public access channels and how you can best make use of them. This event is designed to answer your questions, explore what you’d like to do and help you get started. Includes signing up for classes and a tour of the facility. Recommended for all users of public access Channels 27, 28, & 30.”

PLEASE REGISTER on the website

 

Feb
13
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge | Palo Alto | California | United States

Review of CES 2019

Andy Marken, Marken Communications

Topics to be announced

 

Mar
13
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Good Old Fashioned “Random Access”

We will have a good old fashioned open meeting for discussion of various topics and your questions. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  1. How to choose a new computer – from tablet to desktop
  2. Net neutrality – California has the toughest law, but is it enough?
  3. Backups – like New Year’s resolutions – are you doing them?
  4. Hacks and Hackers – new malware is everywhere.

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/Card Room across the hall from the Lodge Room.

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

 

Apr
10
Wed
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPAUG General Meeting @ Palo Alto Elks Lodge

Picking the Best Backup Approach

Gene Barlow, User Group Relations (via Skype)

This presentation will describe the four most popular backup approaches used today and tell you the strengths and weakness of each approach. After attending this presentation, you will be able to determine what is the best backup approach you should be using. We will then describe this approach in detail, so that you understand the best way to use this best backup approach. Gene Barlow represents Acronis and their True Image backup utility to the user group community. This product will provide you all of the popular backup approaches, but their incremental backup image approach is the best way to go. Again, how to setup and use this best approach will be covered in this presentation.    Read more…

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/Card Room across the hall from the Lodge Room.

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 on ZOOM.

 

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

The Doctor is In

Sue Kayton

Our guest speaker will be Sue Kayton, The Computer Doctor.

Topic of Discussion: New Windows Update policy and Demo of Office 2019.

She will bring her usual wisdom and humor and answer your computer questions.

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/Card Room across the hall from the Lodge Room.

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 on ZOOM.