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General Meeting Presentations and Special Events

2014 Calendar
(Coming attractions and most recent past events are listed first)

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To help identify meeting locations in the Butterworth complex:
See this aerial map from Bing.com.
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May 5th, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Butterworth Education Center at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL
“The Scary New Face of Identity Theft….and what you can do”
Presented by Tim Henry, United Bankers’ Bank Managing Agent , Bloomington, MN
Tim is the director of identity theft services and fraud solutions for the past seven years at United Bankers’ Bank. He has worked with financial institutions and their customers for over 17 years with ten of those years as a Regional Vice President for Securian Financial. At UBB Tim currently consults with over 100 banks regarding their identity theft and fraud solutions programs.

Tim's topic will include an overview of ID Theft and how it affects everyday people, the myths surrounding it, and practical advice and products to help protect you from identity theft. Tim will cover different solutions available, both free and subscription type services and what features and benefits you should look for when considering a paid service.

This program was arranged for QCS as a courtesy of BankOrion.

June 2nd, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Note change of location: VIKING CLUB HALL at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL
GEEKS ON TOUR will present "Cloud Computing"
Chris and Jim Guld return for another outstanding presentation!

 

Previous Presentations and Special Events of 2014
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April 7th, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Butterworth Education Center at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL

Andy Olson presents
"Geocaching: High Tech Treasure Hunting"

On May 1, 2000, President Clinton ordered that Selective Availability be turned off and GPS receivers became 10 times more accurate. On May 3, 2000, the first Geocache was hidden in Oregon State and the coordinates for the “stash” were emailed to a list of interested parties to see if they could find it. Now there are over 2 million “caches” worldwide and more than 6 million people looking for them.

If you enjoy the outdoors and technology you might enjoy this hobby too. Join us this month to learn what treasures are hidden near you and how to find them.

 
Andy is the Online Learning & Web Support Specialist in the Teaching & Learning Center of Black Hawk College. His primary role is to support faculty & often has the pleasure of assisting staff & students with technology. Aside from his love of bicycling to work, he & his entire family love to GeoCache. They found there 1st GeoCache September 27, 2011. As of January 9, 2014 his family has GeoCached in ten states, found a total of 740 caches, logged 80 trackables, and earned 47 Souvenirs. On average they find 0.8876 caches per day. Saturdays are their biggest GeoCaching day. The most finds they have had in one day is thirty-one.
 
 
 
March 3rd, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Butterworth Education Center at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL
Lisa Huntsha, *Archivist/Librarian*
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

"How to Digitally Preserve your Photos and Files"

Lisa will present practical tips on how to preserve your family photographs and documents with a digital back up. She will discuss projects you can do in your home office using a scanner. She
will also discuss preservation techniques and file management for your current digital content. Hardware, software, handling techniques, and workflow will be discussed.

Lisa Huntsha started her career in preservation while working at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center during her time as a student at Augustana College. Inspired by her experience there, she went on to attend a master's program in Museum Studies at Syracuse University.

She has since worked at historical societies, museums, and libraries in New York, Illinois, and Alaska. Now, she is back at her alma mater as the Archivist/Librarian of the Swenson Center where she does everything from processing archival collections to assisting researchers to hosting preservation workshops.

February 3rd, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Butterworth Education Center at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL

Larry Stone
QCS Member and Windows SIG Leader
will present

"Practical Concepts for Protecting
your Computer, its Hardware and Data"

Computers do powerful and useful things for us, but we tend to take them for granted. Take time to attend this presentation. Larry's insights into computing is based upon a lifetime of computer use and repair. It will give you a good foundation for protecting this important asset of the 21st Century.

January 6th, 2014 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Butterworth Education Center at 701 12th AV, Moline, IL
Verizon Associates - "Smart Phones and More" PART II**

~Cancelled due to inclement weather!~

Start your "Tech New Year" in 2014 by attending Part II of Verizon's presentation. Brock Strang and Brittan Hill, Verizon managers from Rock Island and Bettendorf respectively, will provide information about smart phones and additional services including home phones, Internet and money-saving products.
**Their fine program in August 2013, Part I, was a window into the new topics and devices that await the 2014 year. More time was needed to cover the topics and questions, so we've invited them back to give us more information!

To see Quad-City Computer Society events
from previous years, follow these links:

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Here's our location for most SIGs and meetings.

Most of our meetings will take place at the Butterworth Education Center, shown at left.

The facility address is 701-12th Avenue in Moline.

Be sure to check the monthly calendar for new dates, times plus an aerial map from Bing.com.

Meeting locations at Butterworth are handicapped-accessible.

There will be a few exceptions to this location during the coming year, so be sure to double-check the site listed for each event.

 

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