Technology User Group
On January 11 we held a Zoom, "Show and Tell" meeting where some members talked about recent tech related items they have acquired. Part of the meeting was devoted to discussing future plans. Two key points:
1) Joe Velson has stepped down as Activity Leader so Dan Poulin is stepping in on an interim basis. We are looking for someone to take over this position. Duties include soliciting members to contribute and lead topic discussions, maintaining communications with members, and leading the monthly meeting. A more detailed description of what is needed can be downloaded HERE.
2) We have no confirmed presentations for the next few meetings. Any user technology topic is fair game. One suggestion is that a member can share online content such as a YouTube video or TED talk and then lead a group discussion. Our activity room comes equipped with a large screen TV which can be hooked up to a laptop to display online content.
If you are interested in taking on the activity leader role, or if you have a topic you would like to present, please contact Dan Poulin via email or call 510-928-4519.
The Technology User Group provides a forum for SIR members to exchange practical knowledge / information on topics that directly relate to the application and use of technology in our daily lives via formal presentations and informal discussion groups. Topics will be driven by members of this activity group. The group will meet in person at the Danville Library or online via Zoom when a physical meeting isn't possible.
|Date / Time||Topic||Presenter|
|January 11 - 2 PM (via Zoom)||Show and Tell||All|
|February - No Meeting|
March 31 - 10 AM - 12 PM
|April 28 - 10 AM - 12 PM||Electric Vehicles||
Bob Maddox /
|May 19 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|June 30 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|July 28 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|August 25 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|September 29 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|October 27 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|November 17 - 10 AM - 12 PM|
|December (No meeting)|
|January 26, 2024 TBD|
Starting March 2023, in person meetings will resume at the Danville Public Library, 400 Front St, Danville. Meetings are planned for the last Friday of the month from 10 am - noon.
SIR Computer Group Meetings 2023:
(All last Fridays unless *, 10am -12pm)
- March 31
- April 28
- *May 19
- June 30
- July 28
- August 25
- September 29
- October 27
- *November 17
- January 26, 2024
|January 12||Show and Tell||All|
|February 9||"Cutting the Cord" (Streaming Services, devices, etc)||Jim Burke|
|March 9||Windows 11 Upgrading Discussion||
|April 13||Taking Digital Photos with Your Phone||Bob Maddox|
|May 11||What is "the Cloud" and How to Use It||Dan Poulin|
|June 8||Protecting Your Data - Best Practices||Joe Velson|
|July13||Home Power Backup||Dan Poulin|
|August 10||Editing Digital Photos||Bob Maddox|
|September 14||Future Technologies Discussion||Michael Levine|
|No further meetings scheduled until 2023||tbd|
Note: If you find a download link results in an error, please send a note to Joe Velson.
We use the information in the SIR's Member Directory Profile to send out occasional messages and updates about our group. Login to the website and go to MEMBERS>MY PROFILE>UPDATE PROFILE and check Technology User Group under the "Activities I'm Interested In" section. You will be automatically added to our mailing list.
Is there a topic that interests you? Are you willing to do a bit of research and spend a few minutes talking to the group about what you have learned? We need members to help develop content for our meetings. If you have an idea or need help putting together presentation materials, please contact Dan Poulin.