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Computer – It is all about the bits!

Speaker: Stéphane Richard, OPCUG

This presentation provides a detailed view of how a computer works.  It will answer questions, such as why bits are so important; how does a computer store text, numbers and images; what are the major components under the hood of your computer; how does a Central Processing Unit (CPU) work; what is assembly language; how do you fit millions of electronic components into one square inch of silicon; and many more.  This presentation won’t make you a computer engineer, but it will show you the basics of how a computer works!

About the presenter

Stephane Richard is now retired after serving Canada for 35 years as a Communications and Electronics Officer for 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, and in the federal public service for 15 years, including 11 years as an executive.  During his career in the Canadian Armed Forces, he mainly worked on the definition and implementation of multi-million dollar capital projects.  During his career in the public service, he worked in the Department of National Defence, Passport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Shared Services Canada, and finally Public Services and Procurement Canada.   In his last appointment, before his retirement, he was the contracting authority for the $9 billion acquisition and in-service support contracts for the Maritime Helicopter Project.

This meeting will be via Zoom video conference.

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The above link includes the meeting ID and password. However, if you are prompted for the information, use:
Meeting ID: 924 9556 0898
Password: opcug

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Until further notice, Q&A sessions are no longer held after regular monthly meetings. Hence, monthly meetings now end 1 hour earlier at 9 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us on all other Wednesdays for weekly Q&A sessions.


Apr 12 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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