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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

The Web Show
George Hammer
webmaster@wpcug.org

Formerly the All Things Web workshop - we've decided to change our name and our approach.

The Web Show workshop is oriented towards examining interesting, entertaining but also informative websites. We will  look at websites about: health, finance, productivity,
collaboration, social media, selling on the web & exotic things such as Bitcoin and the dark web.

We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. We will explore the web together.

Topics for each month can be found at the workshop blog.

Directions to meeting location are found here.

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.


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

Most computer users who have Microsoft Office intalled find that they mostly use Word but would like to get more out of the other programs included in the suite. Here is an opportunity to learn more about Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.


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
Various leaders

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.


Intermediate Level Workshops
MS OFFICE
George Hauss ((914-419-6447)
lexicomm@aol.com


Most computer users who have Microsoft Office intalled find that they mostly use Word but would like to get more out of the other programs included in the suite. Here is an opportunity to learn more about Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.


TECHNOLOGY
Anthony Tedesco (914-709-5331)

Meetings start with discussions with any related area of technology attendees feel interested in.


PHOTO EDITING
Jim Iscaro (914 -831-5831)

jimiscaro@gmail.com 

Beginning October 16, 2018!

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!


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

ONE-TOPIC WORKSHOPS

These sessions are open to all levels.

One-time topics led by Pierre Darmon, Ph.D., Joe Bruno, Anthony Tedesco, or David Lerner.

Topics are on a variety of issues spanning from computer security to the paperless office to Chromebooks and astronomy. Presenters choose their subject matter.

Watch the WPCUG calendar for exact date. Join Meetup and receive emailed details.


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. See the wpcrenew website for more details.

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 or click location map link below.

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updated 11/22/18 gh

 

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