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2019 Spring Virtual Technology Conference

APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Committee

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2019 Spring Virtual Technology Conference

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 
ET 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm -- CT 12 noon - 3:00 pm
MT 11:00 am - 2:00 pm -- PT 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


4:15 ET - 3:15 CT - 2:15 MT - 1:15 PT


Attend APCUG’s Spring Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) from your own home, invite some of your members to join you, have a Technology Tailgate Party with your club members or view one or two of the presentations at your Saturday meeting.

  • Attend using your computer, tablet or phone with the Zoom app.
  • Download the app for the device you will be using at:

More information at:

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1:00 PM ET

A Beginner's Guide to WordPress 
Mark Zinzow, Member, Champaign-Urbana Computer User Group
Long-distane member, Rochester Computer Society

Mark’s presentation will cover:

  • Content Management Systems
  • Why choose WordPress, or not?
  • Free or cheap web hosting and domain registration, software expenses
  • WordPress jargon
  • How to create a WordPress site
  • WordPress plugins
  • WordPress help, tutorials, documentation, etc.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


2:00 PM ET

Are Your Bits Flipped? 
Joe Kissell, Author and Publisher, Take Control Books

Just as a single “flipped bit” in computer code can bring an otherwise reliable app crashing to a halt, a single misconception in your understanding of personal computing technology can cause all manner of problems—including lost data, wasted time, and frustration as you live and work in today’s increasingly digital world. In this presentation based on his book Are Your Bits Flipped?, author and publisher Joe Kissell untangles common confusions surrounding the high-tech products and services we all rely on every day. Find out why conventional wisdom is often wrong, why you might be worried about all the wrong things, and how improved knowledge of topics like privacy, web browsing, email, and encryption can make you smarter and more efficient.


3:00 PM ET

Windows 7 Sunset 
Greg Skalka, President, Under the Computer Hood User Group

Windows 7 extended support and consumer security updates will end on January 20, 2020; no more updates or fixes, including security fixes. Greg will discuss options for those who are still fans of Windows 7.



1:00 PM ET

Google Photos: 7 favorite features 
Chris and Jim Guld, Geeks on Tour

Join Chris and Jim as they take us through their 7 favorite Google Photo features: Editing, All your photos in one place and searchable from any device, Shared Library – automatically save partner’s photos of you, Shared Albums, Make Movies, Google Lens for reding business cards, and how to Navigate to a Photo’s Location.


2:00 PM ET

Youth and Technology 
Bill Crowe, 1st Vice President 
Sarasota Technology Users Group

What will the world look like in 20 years? It seems that all the youth are so engrossed with their technology that they do not even know how to really socialize or communicate face to face. That is not all together true. They will most likely not have hunched backs and be couch potatoes at the age of 25 from hunching over their smart phones and playing computer games. That said what will happen to our culture.

We will learn about how our youth are using technology, how it can have both a positive and negative affect on them and what we as adults can do to encourage the positives and discourage the negatives. Bill has done substantial research on the subject and will be presenting his conclusions.


3:00 PM ET

What’s an App? 
Jim Glass, President, Glendora’s Computer Club

What’s an App? Where do I get them? Are they secure? What can I do with them? Jim’s presentation will cover all of the above and more during our exploration of Apps AKA applications, programs …..


4:00 PM ET


Let’s talk about Websites. Do you use it as a recruiting tool? Or is it just for your members. Will a prospective member find information that will encourage them to attend a meeting and join? Bring you ideas to share....

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Have questions about 2019 Spring Virtual Technology Conference? Contact APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Committee
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