Tips and Tricks for Social Media
The use of social media has grown exponentially over the past 10 years. Yet there are many people who still do not use social media or have problems using it. Christie will lead an open forum on the use of social media, showing you some techniques for using these platforms.
The Internet of Things – It’s Everywhere
These days you can go online to adjust your hearing aid, open your garage door, pay touchlessly at the grocery store, use your cell phone as the remote control for your TV set, have a video doorbell alert, and much more. Is it safe? Would it help you in your daily life? Or is is unnecessarily complicating?
Join Sue Kayton in a roundtable discussion. If you have internet-connected gizmos, please plan to explain to the group what you have, and how you use it.
Are there specific questions you want answered? Email them ahead of time.
Preserving Old Pictures, Slides and Movies
Matt will be present the current options for archiving all of your old pictures, negatives, slides and movies. From doing it yourself to using Mikes Camera’s professional imaging services. We will go over cost and time line as well as quality and format making sure to keep in mind the benefits and disadvantages to each process.
Minitel: The Web before the Web
Authors Kevin Driscoll & Julien Mailland
in Conversation with Internet History Program
Curatorial Director Marc Weber
A decade before the web began taking the rest of us online, France was fully connected. By 1984 six million citizens were reading newspapers, sending emails, buying train tickets, paying taxes and engaging in scandalous chat on the Minitel system.
Random Access and Project Presentation
This will be an open session for those of you with interesting projects you would like to talk about or questions you would like to ask. Here are a few we may try:
- Using Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) – hands on demo
- Building a Membership Website
- Current Windows Security problems
Manie Kohn will discuss the use of drone aircraft (UAVs) in real estate photography, emergency services and law enforcement. Manie’s standing in the industry as an educator, instructor and an industry leading “Drone-O-Grapher” has gained him unique relationships with Emergency Services and Law Enforcement including San Mateo County Sheriff Department, San Francisco Fire Department, San Mateo County Harbor Patrol.
2nd Annual Avenidas Technical Conference
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
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.