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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.

Next Meeting

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Annual Pizza Night and eWaste Event followed by our speaker. 

eWaste collection: 5:30 - 7 pm (see a list of accepted electronic items here)
PIzza: 6 - 7:30 pm
Speaker: 7:30 - 9 pm
Q&A session:  9 - 10 pm

The pizza dinner is for members only and their guests. Come enjoy pizza, soft drinks/water, and dessert. This is an annual member appreciation dinner. Non-members can attend the presentation and Q&A portions of the evening starting at 7:30 pm.

This will be our first PIzza Night/eWaste event at the church. There will be no tent, but the church has an overhang at the main entrance that can provide shade for many people. Should there be rain, we hope to have permission to eat inside the church. There are also no picnic tables or ourdoor seating, so we recommend that everyone bring a lawn chair.

Speaker: Cameron Bell, CEO CANImmunize
Topic: Vaccination Tracking App

Cameron Bell is the Chief Technology Officer of CANImmunize, Canada’s national vaccination tracking app, and for the last 4 years has been the Lead Technical Architect for the Ottawa Hospital’s Mobile Health Lab. Cameron wrote his first ever lines of code on the CANImmunize project, and 8 years later the app has been downloaded by over 250,000 Canadians. Among the other apps he has helped build is one that will tell you how long you are going to live, and another that aims to prevent sex assaults at music festivals. He will discuss how he got into computing, what he’s learned building apps in the healthcare space, the emerging field of digital health, and some of the innovations we can expect to see in the near future!

June Raffle

Courtesy of Glasswire, we have a license for their namesake program.

Elite Edition Glasswire is a sophisticated firewall product that shows who or what your PC is talking to. It allows you to detect malware, badly behaving apps, and bandwidth hogs, then block their connections. It warns you of network related changes to your PC that could indicate malware. Glasswire can also alert you when new unknown devices join your WiFi.

For a review of Glasswire, see

Glasswire Elite edition can be installed on up to 10 computers.

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


Questions and Answers (Q&A)

There is a Q&A Session at 9 pm after the regular meeting. Information is published on The Pub for members. There is also a public Q&A section on our website.

Future Meetings (there are no meetings in July and August)
Check out our list of past speakers and presentations with links to their websites.

Sep 11 My experiences upgrading to a Solid State Drive (SSD) Chris Taylor, OPCUG TBA
Oct 9 Members' Favourites Lawrence Patterson, Bob Walker (and Bob Herres), Alan German, Chris Taylor, OPCUG TBA

Call for Presentations

The OPCUG is always interested in procuring guest speakers for our monthly meeting. If you’re able to give a talk on a particular subject or if you know someone who is, please contact our Meeting Coordinator(s). Our club has a proud history of delivering informative and provocative speakers for over 35 years! Check out our list of past speakers and presentations with links to their websites. Please consult the OPCUG’s speakers' information page if you require additional information about our venue.

Lawrence Patterson,

More Information

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Expect to receive no more than 2 or 3 messages a month from the list. Every message you receive from the list will contain information on how to unsubscribe, should you decide you no longer want to receive them.

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Meeting Schedule
General meetings are usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
(no meetings in July and August).
Meeting room opens at 7:00 p.m.
Main presentation - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Q&A Session - 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Meeting Location
Meetings are at the Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, located on the east side of Riverside Drive, just south of Walkley Road. 

PARKING: Parking is free at the church.

OCTranspo Bus #87 stops nearby.
Plan your bus route here.

Picture of United Church
    Photo courtesy of Chris Taylor, OPCUG

Map to United Church