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APCUG's 2018 Summer Virtual Technology Conference

APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Committee

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

APCUG's 2018 Summer Virtual Technology Conference

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 
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


  • Attend APCUG’s August 18, 2018 Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) from your own home, invite some of your members to join you, or have a Technology Tailgate Party with your club members!

  • You only need to register once; you do not need an Evetbrite account to attend the conference.

  • Before the VTC, you will receive an email with directions and links for attending both conference tracks.

  • You can attend using your computer or tablet with Zoom software. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via a chat window.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Zoom for your device. “Zoom Client for Meetings - The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting and is also available for manual download here.”

When you attend the conference, please sign in with the user name and e-mail address you used to register for the VTC.


1:00 PM ET

Digital Afterlife 
Phillip “Phil” Bock, President, Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts

With the myriad opportunities that the Internet provides, we are likely to have many online accounts. We are also likely to accumulate lots of documents, photos, music, videos and other digital files on our computers, external drives and cloud storage accounts. What happens to those digital accounts and files if we become incapacitated or die? How do we make our wishes known, and who will carry them out?

The Internet also allows us to live on (digitally) after our death, by leaving digital accounts open and available to friends and family and/or by enrolling in services which specialize in communicating posthumously on our behalf.

Interested in learning more about our digital afterlife? Phil Bock will take us through an overview and suggest sources we can turn to for more information and assistance.


2:00 PM ET

Tech Tips on APCUG’s Website 
Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Program Chair; APCUG Advisor, Region 5

Jere will share his sources for getting the info that is on Jere’s Tech Tips and Apple Tech Tips on APCUG’s website.


3:00 PM ET

What's New with Chromebooks in 2018
Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Cocmputer and Technology Club 

This presentation will give a brief history of the Chrome OS and look at new Chromebook laptops, Tablets and Chromeboxes for 2018.




1:00 PM ET

Linux and the ham radio "Internet"  
Orv Beach, Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo; Technical Specialist, American Radio Relay League

 Digital mesh networking is one of the fastest growing modes in amateur radio. With the recent capability of moving wireless access points into the uncrowded adjacent ham radio bands, the ability to create a linked ham "Internet" has become feasible. The network is growing by leaps and bounds, and can provide services such as text messaging, webcams, video chat email, and VOIP (both dial-up and chat channels). All these services can run on Linux computers.


2:00 PM ET

Digital Terrorism and Hate 2018 
An update on the continued use of Internet technology by extremists. 
Rick Eaton, Senior Researcher, Simon Wiesenthal Center

The web has become an increasingly popular place for hate groups to congregate, and in many ways hide in plain sight, using the latest trends in technology to communicate, organize and add members. Rick’s presentation focuses on what has become a critical global frontier in the marketing of hate and terrorism. The troubling increase in sophistication that extremists are demonstrating in spreading their messages online and the need for a coalition of corporations, parents, educators, non-profit organizations, and governments that can empower young people to mobilize in fighting hate.


3:00 PM ET

Evidence Based Medicine 
Dr. Garry Sexton, President, Greater South Bay User Group

The goals of this presentation are to explain Evidence-Based Medicine, how to evaluate information, the strength of studies, the number needed to treat, how to make it useful, and websites that can help.

For detailed information about the presentations, including the presenters' bios click here.

If you would like further information or have questions, please send an email to

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Have questions about APCUG's 2018 Summer Virtual Technology Conference? Contact APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Committee
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