OPCUG PRESENTATIONS AT THE
OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY

by Chris Taylor

As was announced in the spring of 2008, we are now giving presentations through the Ottawa Public Library. We hope this will continue to be a win-win situation, where we get to introduce people to the OPCUG and the library gets access to skilled presenters.

Following are upcoming presentations currently scheduled.


September - December 2017

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alta Vista Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Cloud Computing 101
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The “cloud” has become a ubiquitous term in the modern computing vernacular. In a nutshell, cloud computing is merely the practice of using an Internet hosted server to store, manage or process data rather than relying on a local network server or personal computer. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will examine a number of cloud-based practical applications, services and features that may be of interest to the consumer market.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Manotick Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alta Vista Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Cloud Computing 101
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

The “cloud” has become a ubiquitous term in the modern computing vernacular. In a nutshell, cloud computing is merely the practice of using an Internet hosted server to store, manage or process data rather than relying on a local network server or personal computer. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will examine a number of cloud-based practical applications, services and features that may be of interest to the consumer market.

CANCELLEDWho's the Boss - You or your camera?
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Plaza Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Cloud Computing 101
Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

The “cloud” has become a ubiquitous term in the modern computing vernacular. In a nutshell, cloud computing is merely the practice of using an Internet hosted server to store, manage or process data rather than relying on a local network server or personal computer. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will examine a number of cloud-based practical applications, services and features that may be of interest to the consumer market.

CANCELLED Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Manotick Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Cloud Computing 101
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alta Vista Branch

The “cloud” has become a ubiquitous term in the modern computing vernacular. In a nutshell, cloud computing is merely the practice of using an Internet hosted server to store, manage or process data rather than relying on a local network server or personal computer. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will examine a number of cloud-based practical applications, services and features that may be of interest to the consumer market.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Cloud Computing 101
Saturday, November 25 2017, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

The “cloud” has become a ubiquitous term in the modern computing vernacular. In a nutshell, cloud computing is merely the practice of using an Internet hosted server to store, manage or process data rather than relying on a local network server or personal computer. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will examine a number of cloud-based practical applications, services and features that may be of interest to the consumer market.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Take your photography to the next level by getting your camera off "Auto" to achieve the creative effects you want. Learn how to tell your camera to capture what you see - don't let it decide for you. Topics covered will include an understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO which can be applied to any camera that has a dial for selecting exposure settings (e.g. "A" or "Av", and "S" or "Tv").

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Main Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.


Presentations are scheduled as they are arranged with the Ottawa Public Library. This page will be updated as things change.

For more information about these presentations, you can check the Ottawa Public Library web site biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/program
Free registration at the Ottawa Public Library web site is required.

Here is a list of Ottawa Public Library presentations given in the past