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                                        Workshops

Westchester PC Users Group has WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE. Some workshops have a formal classroom-type approach; others are more informal meetings, where ideas and problems are discussed. Below is a list of the various workshops, with contact information for the leaders. Feel free to contact each leader for more information. Annual dues allow all immediate household/family members to attend as many workshops as they wish.

While each Workshop takes on the style and flavor of the Workshop leader and its participants, most follow these guidelines:

Beginner Level Workshops
These are most like the standard classroom/lecture format. All questions, including those of the most basic nature, are welcome here. The sessions are run much like the classic teacher/student model (but no pop quizzes or exams!).

Intermediate Level Workshops
Though much of the material covered will be in the teacher/student format, members are encouraged to participate, or even occasionally lead their own sessions.


Advanced Level Workshops
These are full "round-table" format sessions, with the leader functioning as a moderator, rather than a lecturer.


The Workshop topics vary as the needs of our membership changes. Also, as our Workshop leaders are volunteers, we can offer only those Workshops for which we can find a leader!  We have been fortunate to have attracted an outstanding group of talented leaders.

For Workshop schedules & locations see the calendar

For Workshop locations on interactive maps see maps
 

Beginner Level Workshops

ALL THINGS WEB
George Hammer,
webmaster@wpcug.org

Formerly the WordPress Website Design workshop - we've decided to branch out and expand our horizons.

Every month we will examine interesting and useful things on the web. As a starter we will look at websites about health, finances, productivity, collaboration, selling on the web & exotic products such as Bitcoin and the TOR browser.

We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our atendees make their interests known.

More information about this workshop is found at the workshop blog


DIGITAL CAMERAS
Allan and Heather Turnbull (914-328-2601)
gaturnbull@hotmail.com

Do you want to know about the symbols and buttons on your camera? Do you want to know how to take a decent picture, download your pictures to your computer, and send them by email? Bring your digital camera and manual. We show you how to use it in a relaxed, informal, and hands-on environment.

EXCEL
George Hauss ((914-419-6447)
lexicomm@aol.com

George brings his expertise to Excel in an entertaining and educational manner. He encourages questions from members especially the sending of examples beforehand
to share with attendees at a future workshop.


OPEN SOURCE
Joe Bruno

Open Source discussion. Topics vary.

Attendees should have a very basic knowledge of either Windows or Linux or macOS.


WINDOWS, BEGINNER
Mark Lindemann (631-749-2105)

MarkJL0@optonline.net  


For those new to Windows or bought your first computer? This workshop is for you.

All Things Mobile
(Beginner and Intermediate Level)

A roundtable discussion of Android, Apple, Blackberry, Windows devices. Share your phone and tablet experiences, apps, and favorite websites. We’ll learn from each other. You don’t need a device; we’ll share ours with you. Open to all levels.

MICROSOFT WORD - Temporarily suspended
(Beginner and Intermediate Level)

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Intermediate Level Works
EXCEL
George Hauss ((914-419-6447)
lexicomm@aol.com


George brings his expertise to Excel in an entertaining and educational manner. He encourages questions from members especially the sending of examples beforehand
to share with attendees at a future workshop.


Technology XP/VISTA/ 7/8/10
Joseph Bruno (assistant)

This workshop covers the various versions of Windows and how they allow computers to work with the many technologies we use in our everyday lives. Meetings start with discussions on Windows and continue with any related area of technology attendees feel interested in.

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
Elliott Topp (914-693-6416)

ell.topp@verizon.net  
 

Celebrate your unforgettable moments with the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. Powerful editing options make great photos a snap—and you can quickly
share in unique ways in print, on the Web, and on mobile devices.

LINUX and MAKERS
John Moore linuxwiz7@gmail.com

This is the hot, superior, stable, and free operating system. Because the Linux community is one of camaraderie in which advanced users help write and maintain this free OS. This workshop will provide encouragement and help for all levels of users, with input from all.

Going forward we intend to focus on using microcontroller boards like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi for various applications such as thermostats using the raspberry pi board.

See http://www.lions-wing.net for schedule and details.

UPGRADE & REPAIR
Jonathan Hauff (
914-671-9528)
pcsecurity4sure@gmail.com

We cover hardware and software. The good stuff, fun stuff, and bad stuff. Sessions feature the good stuff: adding to your PC (cameras, phones, PDAs, iPods, MP3 players, mass storage, backups) and upgrades; and the bad: error messages, stubborn installations, dreaded ―blue screens of death,‖ conflicts, and buggy programs, virus/spyware/identity issues and how to understand and solve them all!

UTILITIES & TROUBLESHOOTING

Learn to troubleshoot hardware and software problems using field-tested techniques. We demonstrate the latest commercial, shareware, and freeware utilities. We start with a Q&A session.

All Things Mobile
(Beginner and Intermediate Level)

A roundtable discussion of any and all mobile devices. Share your smartphone and tablet experiences, Apple apps, and favorite Android websites. We’ll learn from each other. You don’t need an Android or iPhone; we’ll share ours with you. Open to all levels.

 Advanced Level Workshops

WINDOWS, ADVANCED

This is a special workshop held several times a year when a guest leader covers an advanced topic on the Windows operating system that fits into the needs of our members. We will advise when the next meeting is scheduled. Roundtable format.

Westchester PC-Renew
Open to all levels
Gary Feiman (914) 946-5511; Jimmy Lamake 914-216-5011
wpcrenew@optonline.net

Learn to rehab computers and help our community at the same time. This is a hands-on workshop that refurbishes computers. If you are uneasy working inside your computer and want to learn how to fix it, this workshop is for you. No experience is necessary; we will teach you. You learn to wipe data from a hard drive. We show you how to check out and install hardware and operating systems. Then all computers are given to nonprofit organizations in our community.

This workshop has relocated to Wartburg, One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Google the directions or call Jimmy at the number above. There’s a gatehouse
at Wartburg where you’ll be given a map to our space in the Hauselt Building, Room 205.

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updated 10/17/17

 

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