Due to COVID-19, our club activities take place outdoors or in Zoom online meetings. We are using Silver Threads limited openings to teach Zoom to those members unfamiliar with video conferencing. Refer to our calendar for details.
- This website contains slide presentations that you may have missed.
- We will also put up new pages with links to interesting sites.
- We plan photo shoots outdoors and share the photos via photo albums, which let you add photos and comments.
- And we deliver classes online using the Zoom video conferencing app.
Home visits to fix computers are still ruled out for now.
If you have questions, please email VictoriaComputerClub@gmail.com
We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and computers) with those 55 and older who join our club. Continue reading
Every couple of weeks George sends out our Events newsletter to members. (Search your inbox for “events”, or from:events@victoriaComputerClub.org) But we cannot list all the interesting tech for seniors conferences in the newsletter, so some of them are shown below.
- Tech for Seniors Mondays at 8:30 am Subscribe to their newsletter to get the topics of the day.
- Learning Chromebooks Third Thursday every month 11am. Registration required
- APCUG’s Virtual Technology Conference
- Space Javelin, Chas’s podcast
- VMUG Victoria Mac User’s Group
- VLUG Victoria Linux User Group,
- Victoria Pi Makers.
Here is the link to our Cyber Security slide show used in Oct 8th’s Zoom presentation. We will cover the second half of this slide show in November with videos
VPN SMASH is another source of security info for seniors
8 OCT, THU 10 – 11:30am the Victoria Computer Club will host a zoom meeting on Cyber Security.
October is Cyber Security month, and we will cover
- how cyber threats work
- how they affect you
- how we can protect ourselves
- how we can work together against these threats.
The zoom meeting link was sent Sept 30th in an email to members from email@example.com . New members will be sent the link.
Nav Bassi gave an excellent presentation last year that is well worth reviewing:
Cybersecurity: This Time It’s Personal
Also, the Government of Canada has a website “Get Cyber Safe” at https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en/csam-2020-theme-page
Password managers are key to your online security, and two factor authentication is key too. A basic understanding of encryption helps.
Thank you for attending the Summer VTC, we hope you learned something new about the technology you use and information that entices you to try something new. Several are going to give Bitwarden a try and one attendee is going to buy a Chromebook. Another is going to dive into FreeNAS 100% going forward.
Several would like to see Kenneth Tubaugh’s complete presentation on Password Managers featuring Bitwarden. He will be giving a 2-hour Wednesday workshop on the topic and another hands-on workshop with attendees invited to install it on their computers and join him while he sets it up, creates passwords and shows everyone his tips for using the program.
We’ll also be having an officers Wednesday workshop to meet other officers, talk about going forward with our groups via online meetings, talking about hybrid meetings with some members meeting in person and others participating via Zoom at home, etc. User Groups Helping User Groups.
The PDFs of the presentations have been uploaded to www.apcug2.org; I’ll let you know when the videos are uploaded to APCUG’s YouTube channel.
Answers to the chat box questions will be sent to those who signed into the session.
We hope to see you at the November 7 VTC, annual meeting, and contest winner awards.
As you know, a volunteer’s job is never done
- September-December = Home Automation Wednesday Workshops
- September = Contest entries
- October = Contest judging
- October = APCUG Director & Advisor 2021 election
- November = VTC, Annual meeting, etc.
- November & December = 2021 dues renewal contest
- Happy holidays and it’s 2021….
- What other workshops would you like?
Here are the slides of the zoom meeting presentation on Home Automation by Scott Dyer
Good news… Our Summer Picnic is CONFIRMED at Government House. Tuesday, July 28 12 – 3pm. Because of COVID, you will have to bring your own food, non-alcoholic beverages, and a chair. Please register with your name and phone number by emailing bigBlueSocial@gmail.com . We usually see about a dozen or so members, and we need to track attendance this year.
From Saanichton’s Sea Cider House. https://www.seacider.ca/about/sea-cider-farm-ciderhouse/
We will spread out in the orchard near the bandstand, where we have met the last few years. This is an in-person picnic, NOT a Zoom meeting.
Government house has not asked that we wear masks, but you may still want to wear one. No smoking.
Maybe we will have a mask making workshop… (if so, bring your own scissors).
Here is the link to Dorothy’s presentation on Digital Media at the Greater Victoria Public Library from July 1, 2020
Here are the links to view the photography groups completed albums:
Waterfront New Growth Distancing and An Empty Victoria in March 2020
Incomplete albums, still open to collaborators are “The Subject is Light” and “Monochrome Assignment”. To collaborate, send an email to photography@victoriaComputerClub.org showing your name and email address.