San Jose IBM PC Club 2017 Calendar

General Meeting
Board Meeting

 
General Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM. The meeting locations are shown in the column on the left.
General Meetings General Meeting Topics
January 10, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject:  Interesting YouTube Videos
Speakers:  Club members and guests

Members and guests are invited to bring links to their favorite YouTube videos. The videos can be on any subject and cover anything that might be of interest to the group.

February 14, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: State-of-the-Art Technology from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
Speaker: Troy Wolverton, Personal Technology Columnist for the San Jose Mercury News

Troy will discuss some of the major new technologies exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For example:

  1. The Internet of things
  2. OLED Displays
  3. UltraHD Television
  4. Virtual Reality Systems

Don't miss this!

March 14, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting
Subject:  Using Windows File History
Speaker: DeForrest Home

DeForrest will demonstrate File History, the Windows 10 backup tool. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this system and talk about alternative backup schemes.


April 11, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: Online Banking and Bill-Paying
Speaker:
Emil Baghdasarian, Meriwest Credit Union

Hesitant about online banking and bill paying?
Want to know more about the capabilities, benefits, and how secure it is, compared to check writing?
Find answers at this overview.

May 9, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: Using the Internet Securely
Speaker: Stew Edelman

Stew will discuss

  • Why HTTP is not sufficiently secure
  • The use of HTTPS rather than HTTP
  • The HTTPS Everywhere project from The Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Some of the best practices regarding using the internet securely

The visual material accompanying Stew's presentation can be seen by clicking here.

June 13, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: LastPass Password Manager
Speaker: DeForrest Home

Keep your passwords safe with LastPass, the top-rated free password manager for Windows. Access all your favorite websites with just one master password. Learn how LastPass automates the logon process and keeps all your passwords secure.

July 11, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: Use Mouse Less, Use Keyboard More
Speaker: Walt Cole

Many of the things you do with a mouse can be done better with the keyboard, or so some experts think. Well cover many keyboard shortcuts that will make you a more efficient computer user, and a few that you may never use.


August 8, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Meeting Cancelled


September 12, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: DNA analysis for Genealogy
Speaker:
Jim Riley

Learn about the three types of DNA tests and which
companies provide them. See an example of what you
receive from one of the companies. Help determine if
its worthwhile to have your DNA tested. If so, which
company should you use? How much does it cost?
Where on the web can you learn more?

October 10, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: San Jose Public Library's Electronic Resources
Speaker:
Stacy Tomaszewski, Electronic Resources Librarian, SJPL

Stacy will discuss the library's electronic resources, as well as downloadable items, including the online educational resource, Lynda.com, which provides learning modules on all sorts of topics, technology included.
November 14, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: Avoiding Identity Theft
Speaker: Alan Baker

The Equifax Credit Bureau breach exposed the credit records of about half the adults in the US.  We can expect more such bad news in the future, so what can we do?  There is no silver bullet to avoiding identity theft, but there are best practices to reduce the risk.  We can also learn techniques to avoid phishing attacks, ransomware, and scams.  Come to the meeting and learn more.

Alan has put together a web page with tips on how to deal with the identity theft.
You can find it here.

December 12, 2017
5:00 PM
San Jose IBM PC Club
General Meeting
Almaden Community Center
Second floor computer room
Directions to the Meeting

Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and Tell
Speakers: Members and Guests

Bring some photos that you would like to share. The guidelines are as follows:

No more than 25 photos per person.
No more than 10 minutes per person.
Photos must have been taken in 2017.
Photos must be on a flash drive or CD/DVD.



 
 
Board meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA. - prior to the General Meeting