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OPCUG PRESENTATIONS AT THE OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (OPL)

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.


April - June 2018

Windows Performance Tune-up
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit"; that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 - noon, Main 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.

CANCELLED Windows Performance Tune-up
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

CANCELLED Windows Performance Tune-up
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Hazeldean Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Who's the Boss - You or your camera?
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza 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"). Presented by Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick 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.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Monday, May 28, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there"; when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial 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.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Alta Vista Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent 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, June 2, 2018, 10:00 - 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.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Orleans 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
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Hazeldean 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 to Take Better Vacation Photos
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Main Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Windows Performance Tune-up
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland 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.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans 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.


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

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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