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OCTOBER MEETING SPECIAL EVENT: We will not have our usual Wednesday meeting in October. Instead, we have arranged with the Wine and Cooking groups for a tour of the Sky Terrace Vineyard, a small home based wine operation in Danville. This event will be on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 FROM 3:30-5:30 pm. We can tour the vineyard, learn how wine is processed, and taste some of their offerings. Participation is limited so if you are interested, please click HERE for more information and to register. Note a donation of $20-$25 is requested to cover our cost for appetizers with the balance (nominally the wine cost) being donated to the Save Mt. Diablo charity in the name of Sky Terrace.
For NOVEMBER we have a change. In lieu of a gift/technology exchange session, SIR Branch 128 webmaster Dan Poulin will talk about our website with a specific emphasis on the administrative tools used to manage and update the site. This session will be focused on volunteers who would like to help Dan run the website but will also be of general interest to you budding webmasters or those of you who are just curious about what goes on behind the curtain. If time permits, we will go into more detail on our website statistics and how we build the member directory map.

Starting in August 2019 we are changing our name from the Technology Group to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Group. We hope this will encourage members with a broader range of interests to attend our meetings and to develop interesting content to share with others.
we are asking other members to step up and develop content for our meetings. Presentations can be longer (20-30+ minutes) or can consist of shorter discussions on two or three different topics. We have recently brainstormed a list of ideas outside of the traditional “technology” area to prompt our thinking. That list can be downloaded here.
We meet regularly at the Danville Library which is at 400 Front Street in Danville. Our current schedule is the second Wednesday of the month January through November. We gather in the parking lot  and then go into the library via the side door.  We meet from 9:00 to 10:30 with the room being available for set up at 8:30.  A large screen display and internet access is available. All SIRs and spouses are invited to attend, no experience necessary. 
Please contact Joe Velson at for ways in which you can help.
2019 Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Comment
Jan 9
2019 New Technology
Bill Olmo
Feb 13 DNA
Bill Olmo
Tom Kremen
Mar 13 The Dark Web Bill Olmo
Apr  10 No Topic, Q and A  
May 8 eReaders Bill Olmo
Jun 12 Bill Olmo
Jul  10
A New Beginning
End Of The Line
Bill Olmo
Aug 14 Making your own Google Map Joe Velson
Sep 11
Doug Loskot
Oct  11 Sky Terrace Vineyard - Tour and Winemaking Presentation REGISTER HERE
Nov 13 Administration of SIR 128 website Dan Poulin
Previous Meeting Topics & Presentations
(But Aren't)          
(PC World - Mar 2013)
Bitcoin Consumer Electronics Show
Black Screen of Death Cortana
Converting Photos and Slides to Digital eBay
Dark Web ELM 327 OBD II
DNA Excel
eBook Readers Hangout
Hexidecimal Maps
History of Computers Movie maker
Horology SIR 128 Website
How Can We Trust a Robot Smartphones
Mobile Virtual Network Operator Sports Tracker Live
MVNO Networks Tap and Pay
My Home Network The Modern Home
The Cloud Wearable Tech
Where is Technology Taking Us? WiFi & Routers
Stock Android Tips  
Windows 10  
Windows 10 tips  
Windows 10 One Last Time