EPICUG 2014 Christmas Party

December 17, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Santa and reindeer using a computer spreadsheet for the good and bad listsPlease join EPICUG for our annual Christmas Party, at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 17 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Feel free to bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome

Snacks and Refreshments; Thanks to our 2014 program presenters; Technical White Elephant Gift Exchange; FIT (funniest internet thing) Contest – bring a URL (or preferably a thumb drive) with a funny website or video; games; 2014 Predictions followup; 2015 predictions; 2015 Club Officers Election.

We’d like to get a rough idea of attendance, so please RSVP – simply reply to this e-mail saying if you and how many guests will attend.

This anual party is an excellent time to pay 2015 dues (still only $12). While all of our meetings and events are free and open to the public, our dues go toward equipment, programs and promotion. Members who have paid 2014 dues are eligible to vote in the election for 2015 club officers.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Merry Christmas.

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EPICUG Meeting – Creating with Hype

November 19, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Tumult Hype LogoTumult Hype is an HTML 5 authoring tool. WAIT, don’t stop reading, there’s no coding! It is a low-cost tool for creating websites, widgets, animations and mobile apps. It works via an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get graphic editor. Content created with Hype competes with Adobe Flash for graphics, animation and interaction, but runs natively in your browser or on your device without the need for a plug-in. It may be the ideal tool for creating certain types of website and interactive graphics. Joe Calvin will demonstrate it’s use in creating real-world websites and mobile apps on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. All EPICUG meetings and events are free and open to the public.

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Wayne’s looking for Memory

Dear EPICUG members,

I’m looking for memory for my mid-2010 iMac and I thought maybe somebody might have some sitting around collecting dust!

The type of memory I need is (2) 4.0GB 1333MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM PC10600 204 Pin.  My Computer is 3.06GHz, should that matter.

Let me know if you can help!

Thanks,

Wayne Chinn

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EPICUG Meeting – iOS8 Tips and Tricks

October 15, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

iOS8 LogoPlease join EPICUG tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00 PM in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library.  We will be discussing iOS8, Apple’s month-old update to the iPhone/iPad operating system.  Share tips, tricks and new apps you’ve discovered.  All EPICUG meetings and events are free and open to the public.

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EPICUG Meeting – EPES Tech Club

September 17, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Estes Park Bobcat LogoWednesday, September 17, at 7:00 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, EPICUG will welcome Debbie Holmes from Estes Park Elementary School.  Among other responsibilities, Deb is the volunteer coordinator of the Fifth Grade Tech Club.  The Tech Club meets two mornings a month to introduce students to the variety interesting computer technologies that they otherwise aren’t exposed to in their education.

The purpose of our meeting with Deb will be to gain an understanding of her program, and to brainstorm ways in which our club might support her efforts.  There was a lot of interest expressed by EPICUG members for this topic on our December 2013 survey.

If you have young children or grandchildren or want to learn yourself about Tech Club please attend this meeting.  If you have ideas about how children can be encouraged to explore technology, please attend this meeting.  The country needs a new generation of geeks and the environment today isn’t as conducive as it was for us older pre-internet guys.  Kids need to be creative, not just “users”, not just social.

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EPICUG Meeting – Connecting to the Outside World

July 16, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Logos of Town of Estes Park and major local ISPsWednesday at 7:00 PM at the Estes Valley Library, EPICUG is proud to receive guest presenter Alan Fraundorf, Information Technology Manager for the Town of Estes Park. Mr. Fraundorf will give us a short overview of how Estes gets, maintains, and manages our internet connection to the outside world, and how our local Cable, WiFi, and Phone suppliers get connected to the Town fiber. Please attend and help welcome our guest speaker. Mr. Fraundorf will be available for questions at the end of the meeting. As with all EPICUG events, this meeting is free and open to the public.

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EPNRC/EPICUG – Computers for Non-Profits

May 27, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

IMG_1465Lee Lasson has been spearheading a project to refurbish some computers donated by the Town for the purpose of making them functional for donation to local nonprofit organizations.  Continuing this evening, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Lee and friends will be cleaning up machines, and installing new licenses of Windows and Office.  If you have time this evening, please join the activity at Stanley Village, Building P, Upper Level between Key Bank and Reel Mountain Theatre.  Technical expertise is not required.

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EPICUG Meeting – Emergency Internet Services

May 21, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Network Icons floating in River, destroyed road construction beyondOn May 21, at 7:00 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Public Library, EPICUG will explore ways to provide internet services during emergencies, like the flood last fall.  Jim Webb will lead discussion with EVARC [Estes Valley Radio Amateur Club] and the City task group responsible for the optical fiber. As well as thoughts from EPICUG members.  Bring your ideas and proposals to provide access to emergency service providers, other city updates and service provider bulletins.

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Request for Volunteer from Rocky Ridge Music Center

Jill Lancaster with EPNRC asked to forward this request below on to EPICUG members…

Hello Jill,

I hope your meeting with EPICUG went well last night. If I were in the area already I would have attended, but I don’t move up until Memorial Day.

I’m wondering if you could point me in the right direction. I’d like to retain the services of an IT expert in the area for various needs we might have throughout the summer when we are in session. I’d like to find someone who is familiar with DSL modems/routers as well as PCs and Macs. We have a small budget to pay this person, but it would be even better if there might be someone who would like to volunteer at a nonprofit like Rocky Ridge–perhaps for a pair of season concert tickets as a token of our appreciation.

I would appreciate any leads you might have.

Thanks,

Karen Dusek
Operations Manager
Rocky Ridge Music Center
840 Pearl St., Suite Q
Boulder, CO 80302
970-586-4031
www.rockyridge.org

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Road Map to Switching Off Windows XP

May 8, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

EPNRC & EPICUGThe Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and the Estes Park Internet and Computer Users Group are excited to present a free program by Lee Lasson.  Please join us Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library.

Microsoft’s Windows XP support is ending Tuesday. The issue effects home users, nonprofit users, and small businesses. The Road Map to Switching Off Windows XP is technical in nature and has an economic impact on home/business/nonprofit computers users.

Windows XP Support Ending – What does it mean to home, business, and nonprofit computer users?

How to upgrade a computer to Windows 7 or Windows 8

  • Minimum system requirements
  • License questions
  • Windows Easy Transfer on old computer
  • Getting necessary Drivers for NIC
  • Install new Operating System
  • Windows Easy Transfer on new computer
  • Install Applications
  • Windows Updates

Community Project – How Nonprofits can get upgraded Windows 7 machines from Town’s old computers

  • Town’s role – supply machines
  • EPNRC’s role – Techsoup.org licenses for Windows and Office, Nonprofit coordination
  • EPICUG’s role – seek volunteers to work on project
  • Rotary/Duck Race – space for processing computers (after the race May 3)

Request Volunteers
Question & Answers

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