ACGNJ 2012 Planning Meeting

Attendees:

John Raff, Dave McRitchie, Don McBride, Malthi Masurekar, Wendy Bell, Brenda Bell, Evan Williams, Mike Reagan

Dinner:

5 pizza pies, and salad, were procured from Maria’s restaurant

Business:

Wendy Bell joined ACGNJ for two years as part of a family membership with Brenda Bell, who renewed for two years.

Ideas for future meetings were solicited starting at about 7:20

It was noted that a complete schedule should be solidified as early as possible in order to notify local newspapers, local libraries, and NJ.com of our schedule and topics; also, that we should use our presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to advertise these events well. (We are looking to expand our audience beyond our core membership.)

The ideas presented were:

Suggestion

Member

Microsoft Office 2010

Wendy

Microsoft Office 2013

Wendy

Microsoft Surface

Wendy

Android Development

Evan

Arduino

Dave

iPad Development

Evan

Geocaching and Geolocation Games; Geotagging Pictures

Frank

Near Field Communication

John

Libre Office vs. Microsoft Office

Don

Mobile Commerce/Payments

Brenda

Web 3.0, semantic context, etc.

Don

Digital Photography, Picassa, ACD, digital darkroom, image file formats, color spaces (RGB, CMYK, etc.)

Evan (Wendy to present)

Cloud Computing

Dave

Office as a Service

Evan

Home Automation

John

Blogging platforms

Evan

Moderating blogs, forums, online conversations (IRC, e-mail lists, etc.) (flame wars, trolls, offensive content, etc.)

Brenda, Evan

Flavors of Linux

Evan

Web analytics and SEO

Brenda, Evan

Macintosh / Apple

(Dave Marra to present)

Back to School (homework sites, education sites, online learning, etc.)

Brenda

Elections (main), Christmas Party (windows pains)


Windows 8.0

Brenda, Wendy

Windows Home Edition – Basic Tasks

Brenda, Wendy

How to Build a Web Page (includes blogging, hosting, analytics, SEO)

Evan

Internet Security, Phishing, Spam, Scams

(Wendy, Evan)

Using eBay

Don McBride



As we began to slate the first few items into the schedule, we generated additional ideas and combined ideas to come up with the following schedule:

Date

Meeting

Tentative Meeting topic

Speaker

9/7/2012

Main Meeting

Back to School (Distance Learning)

Evan Williams

9/21/2012

Window Pains

Microsoft: Windows 8 & Surface. (Backup Program: Microsoft Office 2010)

(Wendy Bell to procure speaker)

10/5/2012

Main Meeting

Electronic Publishing, Digital Photography, and color spaces

Wendy Bell, Brenda Bell, Evan Williams

10/19/2012

Window Pains

Flavors of Linux


11/2/2012

Main Meeting

Home Automation

John Raff

11/16/2012

Window Pains

Macintosh

Dave Marra

12/7/2012

Main Meeting

Annual Elections. Tentative program: Mobile Payments

(Frank Warren to speak on Mobile Payments)

12/21/2012

Window Pains

Christmas/Holiday Party


1/4/2013

Main Meeting

Office Basics – How to use - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Brenda Bell, Wendy Bell

1/18/2013

Window Pains

Web Sites I: How to build a Web Page; Web analytics

Evan Williams

2/1/2013

Main Meeting

Web Sites II: Blogging and Blogging Platforms

(Evan Williams, Brenda Bell)

2/15/2013

Window Pains

Web Sites III: Internet Security - Including Phishing & Scamming

(Wendy Bell)

3/1/2013

Main Meeting

Android Development

Evan Williams

3/15/2013

Window Pains

TCF Fri. - Sat. – no topic scheduled


4/5/2013

Main Meeting

Geocaching and Geolocation Games

Frank Warren

4/19/2013

Window Pains

Internet TV

Don McBride

5/3/2013

Main Meeting

Office as a Service, Google Docs, and Office Suite Shootout


5/17/2013

Window Pains

Using Ebay - Buying & Selling


6/7/2013

Main Meeting

iPad Development


6/21/2013

Window Pains

Near Field Communications (tentative)



This leaves the following program ideas unscheduled and available as backup programs:


Closing:

We ended the meeting just before 10PM.


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