General Meetings
Presentations are given at the meetings on a variety of topics from speakers within the group as well as from outside sources. An open forum portion of the meeting allows members to find solutions to problems. Visitors are always welcome to attend the general meetings and meet our members.

Meeting Location
General meetings are usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July and August).

Meetings Relocated!

Meetings of the OPCUG have been relocated indefinitely to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), 11 Aviation Parkway, in the Bush Theatre [Museum floor plan (PDF)], due to the temporary closure of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

PARKING: Paid parking is available for flat fee of $3.00 after 5pm, paid in advance. Park in the
main lot and enter through the front entrance of the museum.
Payment methods include coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield.

There is no OC Transpo bus service to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in the evening. If you need a ride to get to our meetings, please see this notice from page 3 of our April 2015 newsletter (http://opcug.ca/public/Articles/1504.pdf)

Our thanks go out to the staff at both the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for their assistance in finding us this location for our meetings.

Meeting Schedule
Auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m.
Main presentation - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

If you would like to make a presentation, please see the speakers' information page. We encourage our members to submit suggestions for future topics and to consider making presentations to the Group.

To subscribe to our automatic announcements and meetings list, follow these instructions at the bottom of this page.

PARKING: Paid parking is available in the main lot for a flat fee of $3 after 5pm, paid in advance.
Payment methods include coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield.

There are no meetings in the months of July and August.

2017 EVENT / TOPIC (Past Presentations) SPEAKER (Past Speakers) RAFFLE PRIZE
March 8 Members' Favourites Chris Taylor, Alan German, Jeff Dubois, Jocelyn Doire 128GB Lexar S75 USB 3.0 JumpDrive
April 12 With the evolution of Apps, is the web dead? Terry Billingsley, CEO AppYourWay TBA
May 10 Privacy in a Digital World Malcolm Townsend, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada TBA
June 14 (Presentation topic TBA),
Annual Pizza Night and
eWaste event
Nick Quain of CellWand TBA

The OPCUG is seeking presenters for future meetings. Could you give a presentation, or do you know someone who could, on genealogy or video gaming? Please contact Jeff Dubois () if you can help. The OPCUG has a proud history of over 30 years of non-stop presentations, let's keep up with that fine tradition and all make a concerted effort. We have added a speakers' information page to the OPCUG's web site that has a lot information about the OPCUG, its meetings, contact info and the benefits to speakers, so don't hesitate to consult it and let any potential presenters know about it.

Thanks in advance to all.

Jeff Dubois,
OPCUG Meeting Coordinator

The following topics have been suggested:

• computer animation
• computer recycling
• 3D scanning and movies (
http://www.xyzrgb.com/)
• Xbox 360

Check out our list of past speakers with links to their websites.


GENERAL MEETINGS (details if available)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Speakers: Chris Taylor, Alan German, Jeff Dubois, Jocelyn Doire
Topic: Members' Favourites

Speaker: Chris Taylor
Topic: *
ON1 Photo RAW 2017

While many free photo editors can do a great job of improving your photos, sometimes going with an inexpensive commercial offering makes the job a whole lot easier. Chris Taylor will give a demo of *ON1 Photo RAW 2017*, highlighting its capabilities in making local adjustments to photographs.

Speaker: Alan German
Topic: Integrated Development Environment

Do you want to make your fortune by developing apps for Android smartphones and tablets? Alan German will take a look at a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android and see how easy - or not - it is to build an app.

Speaker: Jeff Dubois
Topic:
QR Codes

What are those barcode-like images of black and white squares you're frequently exposed to? What are they used for? How do I access and/or create them? What are their pros and cons? Jeff Dubois will take a look at QR Codes and attempt to answer some of these questions.

Speaker: Jocelyn Doire
Topic: (TBA)

March Raffle

Do you need huge amounts of portable disk storage? If so, we have just the thing – a 128 GB flash drive. March's raffle prize will be a 128GB Lexar S75 USB 3.0 JumpDrive. Tons of storage, and fast data transfer, in a small-format package.

Tickets are $1 for one, $2 for three or $5 for ten.


Wednesday, April 12
th, 2017

Speaker: Terry Billingsley, CEO
AppYourWay
Topic: With the evolution of Apps, is the web dead?

Terry Billingsley, AppYourWay CEO, will examine this intriguing question which is amongst one of the most relevant to businesses and developers alike. And while US and European businesses were quick to embrace the value of apps, Terry offers some interesting insights into accessing the Canadian marketplace. What then, is the potential impact to Canadians?

Terry will also discuss his own evolution towards app development, examine some global app development statistics and place them in context of his own experience both in Canada and the world. He will expand on his
iResident project, and the non-technical obstacles faced in helping those that otherwise cannot access these technologies.

Terry Billingsley has been an entrepreneur and innovator with more than 35 years experience.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Speaker: Malcolm Townsend, Information Technology Research Analyst, Technology Analysis Branch, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Topic: Privacy in a Digital World, in a world of big data, meta-data and social media

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Speaker: Nick Quain of CellWand
Topic:
(TBA)

eWaste Event
Once again, the OPCUG will have its annual eWaste collection in June. If you have electronic items that you no longer need, please bring them to the tent in front of the museum; they will be taken to a processing plant and properly disposed of safely and responsibly with respect to OES guidelines. The eWaste event will be from 5:30pm to 7pm near the tent beside the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway.

Meetings Relocated!

Meetings of the OPCUG have been relocated indefinitely to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), 11 Aviation Parkway, in the Bush Theatre [Museum floor plan (PDF)], due to the temporary closure of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

PARKING: Paid parking is available for flat fee of $3.00 after 5pm, paid in advance. Park in the
main lot and enter through the front entrance of the museum.
Payment methods include coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield.

There is no OC Transpo bus service to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in the evening. If you need a ride to get to our meetings, please see this notice from page 3 of our April 2015 newsletter (http://opcug.ca/public/Articles/1504.pdf)

Our thanks go out to the staff at both the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for their assistance in finding us this location for our meetings.


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs) AND FORUMS

Some SIGs meet on the night of the regular meeting, with rooms assigned during the general meeting, as well as holding additional meetings on other dates. Please visit each of the SIGs' Web sites to find out details on their guest speaker and meeting locations.


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