September 13, 2015 – SIG-Computing: Using Your Smartphone for Everything, SIG-Linux: Introduction to Scribus


Topic: Using Your Smartphone for Everything:

Bill James, VP of Operations, Computer Club of Oklahoma City & APCUG Advisor, Region 8, will present via webinar some uses of smartphones.

The smartphone is no longer just a portable computer in your pocket. It has become the remote control for your life. Want to flip off the living room lights, unlock your front door or get a reading of your blood pressure? All of this can be done through mobile apps that work with accessories embedded with sensors or an Internet connection.

For several years, technology companies have promised the dream of the connected home, the connected body and the connected car. Those connections have proved illusory. But in the last year app-powered accessories have provided the mechanism to actually make the connections. That is partly because smartphones have become the device people never put down. But it is also because wireless sensors have become smaller, cheaper and ubiquitous.

This presentation will look at some of the Apps that are available on smartphones that allow you to work, play and really use your smartphone for virtually everything. Although the Android phone will be the primary instrument used in this presentation, the concepts can be applied to both Apple and Android products.

Bill James, VP of Operations, Computer Club of Oklahoma City & APCUG Advisor, Region 8, first became involved in a PC User’s Group in 1992 when he joined the Oklahoma PC User’s Group now known as the Computer Club of Oklahoma City (CCOKC) to learn more about the computer he purchased. He has been a member of the clubs’ Board of Directors since 1998. Bill was elected President of the CCOKC in 2000 and served two terms. He is currently on the club’s Board of Directors, serves as VP of Operations and newsletter editor, and frequently gives presentations on new software to his club. Bill attended his first APCUG Fall Conference in 2003. He is a past APCUG Region 6 Advisor (KY, IL, IN, MI) and Treasurer and served on the APCUG Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009. Bill currently is serving as the APCUG Region 8 Advisor (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX). If Bill isn’t working with technology, you’ll find him driving his Mustang; he is the Vice President and Parade Coordinator for the Oklahoma Mustang Club. He is also an active member of Toastmasters International Club #627. Bill is also a current member of the Board of Directors for North Care Center, a private non-profit behavioral and social services facility located in Oklahoma City. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a Supply Systems Analyst for the FAA Logistics Center in Oklahoma City, OK in 2007 where he worked for 38 years.

Also: Questions and Answers.
When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering


Topic: Introduction to Scribus:

SIG-Linux Chairman Brian Brodsky will begin, what will probably become, an ongoing set of presentations of Scribus. Scribus is an open source and freely distributed desktop publishing program. It is available in many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows. All are welcome.

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.
Where: Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Free Wi-Fi available.

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