Ottawa PC Users' Group (OPCUG)
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The following companies, groups or individuals have made presentations at OPCUG meetings. We appreciate their efforts and support.
If you would like to give a presentation at the OPCUG, please see the speakers' information page.

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Dec 11, 2019 Kyle Christoper The Ottawa Public Library in the digital age
Nov 13, 2019Lawrence Patterson, OPCUG
Scam Avoidance and Trust
Oct 9, 2019Members' FavouritesChris Taylor – Wacom Tablet
Lawrence Patterson – Video editing
Bob Walker (with input from Bob Herres) – Bluetooth hearing aids
Alan German – Virtualization (Dropbox and VirtualBox)
Bob Walker - ecommerce
Sep 11 2019Chris Taylor, OPCUG PresidentMy experiences upgrading to a solid state drive (SSD)
Jun 12, 2019Cameron Bell, CEO CANImmunize18th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste event + Vaccination Tracking App by Cameron Bell
May 8, 2019Alan German and Chris Taylor, OPCUGEffective backup strategies
Apr10, 2019Lynda Buske, OPCUGBasic digital photo editing using free software
Mar 13, 2019Lawrence Patterson, OPCUGMulti-Factor Authentication
Feb 13, 2019Members' FavouritesLawrence Patterson (video editing),
Bob Walker (blue tooth hearing aids,
online and cross-border shopping
Alan German (free Software),
Chris Taylor (Wacom tablet)

Jan 9, 2019Zeina Osman, Co-executive director of CompuCorpsFighting to reduce the digital divide
Dec 12, 2018Mike Stallabrass, owner of Safeguard Security SystemsHome security technologies
Nov 14, 2018Lawrence Patterson; IT Manager / ISSO / ITIL & ordinary computer guy#PasswordPhrasing, the Easy, Silly, Secure & Safe Technique for the People
Oct 10, 2018Brock Godfrey, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, North BayMass Marketing Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness For Seniors 
Sep 12, 2018Bob Walker, OPCUGRenewable Energy
Jun 13, 2018David Smith and Colin Smith (The Surface Smiths)17th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste event + Podcasting
May 9, 2018Toufic Sbeiti, Ottawa-based Web Accessibility professional Practical Tools for Website Accessibility Testing
Toufic Sbeiti is the manager of the web team at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and co-organizer of #a11yyow Accessibility Camp Ottawa
Apr 11, 2018Art Hunter PhD and PC owner since 1984 and
Stewart Dibbs, PiXCL Automation Technologies
Ottawa Microgrid by Art Hunter Energy Freedom Project and
Stewart Dibbs 
PiXCL Automation Technologies
Mar 14, 2018Chris Taylor, OPCUG President and Microsoft Windows Insider MVP Windows Performance Tune-Up
Feb 14, 2018Members' Favourites
Jeff Dubois: Streaming and texting applications
Alan German: Video editing
Bob Walker: Small 2-in-1 Laptop Buyers Guide & Other Gadgets
Jan 10, 2018Lynda Buske, OPCUG How to take better vacation photos
Dec 13, 2017Bob Walker, OPCUGWhere Are Self-Flying Planes and Self-Driving Cars Taking Us?
Nov 8, 2017Dr. Beth Robertson, Department of History, Carleton University Omeka: Realizing the Educational Potential of an Open Sourced Web Publishing Platform
Oct 11, 2017Mark Lamarre, CEO Cumulus Dental From Concept to Commercialization
Sep 13, 2017Chris Taylor, OPCUG President and Microsoft Windows Insider MVP Windows 10 – two years out
Jun 11, 2017Dr. Art Hunter, Energy Freedom Project 16th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste event + OPCUG 35th anniversary cake +
Energy Freedom & The Internet of Things by Dr. Art Hunter, Energy Freedom Project.
May 10, 2017Malcolm Townsend, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Privacy in a Digital World
Apr 12, 2017Terry Billingsley, CEO AppYourWay With the evolution of Apps, is the web dead?
Mar 9, 2017Members' Favourites Chris Taylor: *ON1 Photo RAW 2017
Alan German:
Android Studio
Jeff Dubois: QR Codes
Feb 8, 2017Scott Murphy, IT Consultant Static Site Generation
Jan 11, 2017Walter Knitl, Principal at Praxiem Internet of Things (IoT)
Dec 14, 2016Paul Butcher, HostedBizz Cloud Infrastructure as a Service business
Nov 9, 2016Doug Gray, Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society An Introduction to Genealogy - Exploring Current Techniques, Key Tools, and Resources
Oct 12, 2016Doug McGregor, Vice-President, The Better Software Company BPro: Software as a Service (SaaS)
Sep 14, 2016Chris Taylor, OPCUG President and Microsoft MVP Windows 10: One Year Out
June 8, 2016Nina Digioacchino, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES);
Alan German, OPCUG
15th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste and:
Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling by Nina Digioacchino
Securely erasing a hard drive for disposal by Alan German
May 11, 2016Dr. Marc Lamarre, B.Sc., DDS, EMBA Revolutionizing Dentistry Through Technology: One Byte at a Time
Apr 13, 2016Will Wegenast (Airborne Media Pros, Skyborne Systems) & Regie Alam (ASG Mappng Ltd.) A Discussion on UAVs: Exploring Emergent Unmanned Vehicle Technologies & Real-World Applications
Mar 9, 2016Members' Favourites Jeff Dubois presented VMware Player & Wearable Technologies. Chris Taylor explored remote desktop options.
Jocelyn Doire discussed computer-aided design (CAD) options. Bob Walker examined the reasons, advantages, disadvantages for upgrading to a 
Solid State Drives (SSD).
Feb 10, 2016Nishant Bhasin, Episync WiFi File Transfer App The Software Trajectory: From Idea, Through Development, To Market
Jan 13, 2016Bob Johnson, Funkdawg Films An Introduction to Videography
Dec 9, 2015David Fewer, Director CIPPIC The Use & Misuse of Anonymizing Technologies
Nov 11, 2015Art Hunter [B.Eng.(Mech), Ph.D. (Aero)] Windows 10 - An End-User's Evaluation
Oct 14, 2015Shelley Robinson & Andre Dalle (National Capital Freenet) Your ISP & Privacy
Sep 9, 2015Colin Smith and David Smith Microsoft Surface and Windows 10 - Better Together
Jun 10, 2015Eric Jacksch 14th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste + Cybersecurity for Individuals
May 13, 2015Jeff Dubois (OPCUG) and Fred Ennis VoIP (Voice over IP)
Apr 8, 2015Brian White, VTSP, VCP-DCV, Senior Systems Engineer, VMWare Canada Virtualization 101 End User Computing: Access at the Speed of Life
Mar 11, 2015Members' Favourites Jeff Dubois: Kodi Enhancements: Streaming Live TV Content
Chris Taylor: Photo to book
Alan German: web site WYSIWYG
Feb 11, 2015Bob Walker, OPCUG History of Computers
Jan 14, 2015Chris Taylor, President, OPCUG How to buy a digital camera
Dec 10, 2014Bob Sobol EMF's & You - How they affect you... what they do not tell you about
Nov 12, 2014Brian Stagg, TechLifestyle Technology Services designed for Seniors
Oct 8, 2014Mark Shainblum, creator of Northguard Webcomics Unlimited
Sep 10, 2014Chris Taylor (OPCUG) and Antonio Misaka Basic Digital Photo Editing by Chris Taylor
Video Editing by Antnio Misaka
Jun 11, 2014Mark Gelsomino, Ottawa Public Library, Nepean Centrepointe Branch, Imagine Space13th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste event + Maker Culture and the Rise of the Makerspace
May 14, 2014Jason Barney, City of Ottawa and Robert Giggey, Ottawa's Open Data initiative and Apps4Ottawa program. "Spatial data at the City" by Jason Barney and "OpenData at the City" by Robert Giggey
Apr 9, 2014Bob Walker, OPCUGBusiness Intelligence, Big Data and Your Privacy
Mar 12, 2014Don Isaacs and Vasiliy Lazutin of Buy a Pi Raspberry Pi's - Uses, software options and OS's that are available by Don Isaacs + Raspberry Pi's options and accessories by Vasiliy Lazutin
Feb 12, 2014Jeff Dubois, OPCUG Media Streaming 101
Jan 8, 2014Mark Shainblumcreator of Northguard, followed by:

Members' Favourites
My Word! Free, low-cost and specialized alternatives to that word processor by Mark Shainblum

Dec 11, 2013Edward Lee, QNX (a subsidiary of BlackBerry) QNX, what makes it an embedded software + Silent Auction to the benefit of the Ottawa Food Bank
Nov 13, 2013Members' FavouritesComputer hardware, choices, maintenance and repair
  • Alan German: Installation of Solid State hard drive.
  • Doug Drouillard: 1) Over the air HDTV. 2) Laptops - what's inside, and why one needs to be careful in buying one.
  • Peter Roberts: Travelling with a Tablet: How to stay "connected" whilst on an overseas vacation without the weight of a laptop and worries about keeping it secure. Do you really need to have all of your personal data with you whilst on vacation? Tablet specific accessories to make things more user friendly.
  • Jocelyn Doire: Connectors on the Motherboard
Oct 9, 2013Ben Houston, founder of Exocortex Creation of 3D content with
Sep 4, 2013Alan German, OPCUG Building a web site that's "good enough"
Jun 13, 2013Hugh Chatfield, President,
CyberSpace Industries 2000 Inc.
12th BBQ / Pizza Night & eWaste + Is it Canada's turn to implement e-invoicing with UBL?
May 8, 2013Bert Schopf, Blackbird PCDDigital Imaging on the Run
Apr 18, 2013Andrew Plumb Introduction to 3D Printing
Mar 13, 2013Doug Drouillard of KRC (Knights Refurbishing Computers) INC. "We are the bridge between those who have but do not need, and those who need but do not have."
Feb 13, 2013Barton McKinley, CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, CRISC, ITIL Bring Your Own Disaster? Issues and Options for Solving the BYOD Dilemma
Jan 9, 2013Pierre Roman, Microsoft Canada With Windows 8, we reimagined Windows to focus on users' lives
Dec 12, 2012Chris Ellis, McAfee SE Threat landscape and latest anti-malware trends + Silent Auction to the benefit of the Ottawa Food Bank
Nov 14, 2012Chris Simmons, Ottawa Public Library The eBook industry and the development of technologies as it pertains to libraries
Oct 10, 2012Members' Favourites
Sep 12. 2012Dr. John C. Nash, retired Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, Ottawa University "Reproducible research (ZIP file download): tools to write reports that adapt to changes in programs and data".
Read his article '
Sensible Report Updates' (PDF).
Jun 13, 2012Ross Kouhi, Executive Director, National Capital FreeNet 11th BBQ / Pizza Night + Changes behind the high-speed DSL internet service of the NCF
May 9, 2012Bob Walker, OPCUG Accessible computing
Apr 11, 2012Pierre Roman, Senior Technical Account manager for the Federal sector of Microsoft Canada Windows 8
Mar 14, 2012Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa The Year the Internet Fought Back
Feb 1, 2012Alan German, Treasurer, OPCUG Linux 101 – An Introduction to the “Other” Operating System
Jan 11, 2012Chris Taylor, President, OPCUG Protecting your computer
Dec 14, 2011Bill Wilson, Chief Privacy Technologist, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Privacy and the Internet
Nov 9, 2011Evelyn Watts, Product Marketing Manager, Corel Corporation Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Oct 12, 2011Members' Favourites 
Chris Taylor:
shoX mini speaker (OPCUG Review)
Alan German:
Macrium Reflect (OPCUG Review)
Product website:  Zoner Photo Studio
Harald Freise:
WinDirStat, VirtualDub, FAVC - AVI->DVD Video Converter, Feedly news reader, Bluestacks - Android apps on PC
Sep 14, 2011Roger Lanthier Personal Computers & Audio Recording
Jun 8, 2011Sylvain Dumas. McAfee, Montréal 10th BBQ / Pizza Night + Home Theatre 
May 11, 2011Google Emerging trends around mobile, social, and cloud computing
Apr 13, 2011Alan German (OPCUG) So, you want to be a blogger...?
Mar 9, 2011Rick Claus, Microsoft Canada Consumer Technology Innovation with Cloud Integration
Feb 9, 2011Bob Walker, OPCUG Web 2.0 Enterprise Social Media Tools
Jan 12, 2011Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells, OPCUG Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Dec 8, 2010Members' Favourites

Chris Taylor: Secunia Personal Software Inspector
Jeff Dubois: Understanding VOIP,,,
Alan German: Filehippo's update checker, Desk Hedron virtual desktops, VisiPics identical pictures, Sumatra PDF, Process Monitor, CombineZP merge photographs, Geni family tree, HDClone disk imaging, QuickShadow instant backup, Taxman Income Tax, StudioTax Income Tax, laptop alarm, [PDF]
Harald Freise: Skype VoIP, Google Voice, Radio? Sure!, Songr song search engine, Picasa photo editing, UltraDefrag
And, how could you not check out: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (Guy Marks)
Nov 9, 2010Chris Ellis of McAfee Inc. The State of Network and System Security
Oct 13, 2010Brian Glaser of Orleans Computers What you need to know when buying a computer
Sep 8, 2010Paul Godin Linux 101 - What Every Windows' User Should Know
Jun 9, 2010Evelyn Watts of Corel Corporation 9th BBQ / Pizza Night + CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
May 12, 2010Bert Schopf of Blackbird Publications, Communication & Design Image Editing with Photoshop
Apr 14, 2010Richard Brisson of Bletchley Park Codebreaking Enigma - The World War II challenge then and today
Mar 10, 2010David Skoll, President and CEO of Roaring Penguin Sofware The State of Spam and Spam-Fighting
Feb 10, 2010Bruce Cowper of Microsoft Canada Microsoft Hack and Defend
Jan 13, 2010Members' Favourites Chris Taylor presented the private side of the OPCUG - The Pub.
Alan German presented several programs he chose for the OPCUG Free Software Guide articles
Harald Friese presented some of his favourite programs.
Dec 9, 2009Harley Bloom of Bloom MicroTech 11th Christmas Goodies
Nov 11, 2009Chris Taylor, OPCUG Buying the perfect digital camera
Oct 14, 2009Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft CanadaMicrosoft XBox 360
Sep 9, 2009Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft XBox 360
Jun 10, 2009Roger Wambolt, Corel Corporation 8th BBQ / Pizza Night + Video Editing
May 13, 2009Chris Taylor, OPCUG How the Internet Works ... and Doesn't
Apr 8, 2009Steven Totolo / tvcAutomation, Ottawa The Future of Home Automation: What's in-store for 2009
Mar 11, 2009Elizabeth Dussault, Natural Resources Canada Computers and Persons with Disabilities
Feb 11, 2009Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada Microsoft PhotoSynth
Jan 14, 2009Members' Favourites
Chris Taylor’s presentation on the Acer Aspire One and other netbooks.
Don Chaisson’s presentation on Open Office 3
Alan German’s presentation on 8 programs he has picked for the OPCUG Free Software Guide
Harald Friese’s presentation on 8 useful programs he has happened across.
Dec 10, 2008Harley Bloom, BMT MicroTech 10th Christmas Wish List
Nov 12, 2008Doug Gray, Co-ordinator of the Computer Genealogy SIG of Ontario Genealogical Society (Ottawa Branch) Computer based tools for the popular hobby of genealogy
Oct 8, 2008Harald Freise, OPCUG Changes in Storage (Hard Drive) Technology
Sep 3, 2008Gordon Graham, Director of Marketing
Wrapped Apps Corporation
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the "ElastX" initiative
Jun 11, 2008Jason Tryon, Service Desk Delivery Manager, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. 7th BBQ / Pizza Night + HP "Help Desk"
May 14, 2008Members' Favourites Acronis True Image (User Group Relations special offer promos.htm#UGR)
Rsync (Linux)
cwRsync (Windows)
(URL discontinued)
GNU Emacs
Apr 9, 2008John Shore, Retail Specialist and
Rob Blackburn, Account Manager,
Eurocom Computers, Ottawa
Come out and see tomorrow's technology today,
Mar 12, 2008Andrew Clunis, Ottawa One Laptop Per Child (OLPC):
Feb 13, 2008Maggie James, Monitor Magazine Monitor's Tax Preparation Update
Jan 9, 2008Jean-Pierre Fiset of Ottawa-Gatineau WiFi ogWifi brings free Wireless to YOUR community
Dec 12, 2007 Harley Bloom & associates, Bloom MicroTech 9th Annual Christmas Wish List
Nov 14, 2007Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada Windows Home Server
Oct 10, 2007John Selwyn, Executive Director,
National Capital Freenet (NCF)
Overview of NCF,
Sep 19, 2007Alan German, OPCUG Microsoft Office Publisher 2007:
Jun 13, 2007Paul Leroux, Public Relations Manager and Technology Analyst, QNX Software Systems6th BBQ & Newsletter contest + QNX - the company, its technology and applications you use every day
May 9, 2007Dr. Michael Geist, University of Ottawa Canada's Choice: Copyright, Culture, and the Internet. (PowerPoint file download)
OPCUG member Micheline has created a comprehensive article about his presentation. Her article also contains the many URLs Dr. Geist showed us. Available in
PDF (444 KB) or HTML format.
Apr 11, 2007Chris Ellis, CISSP Systems Engineer, McAfee Canada Inc. An Update on Network Threats & Risks and the Dangers of the Internet Today
Mar 14, 2007Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor,
Microsoft Canada
, Canadian IT Pro Blog
Windows Vista in your home
Feb 21, 2007Evelyn Watts, Product Specialist
Corel Corporation
, Ottawa
Paint Shop Pro Photo XI
Jan 10, 2007Alan German, OPCUG A Little HTML Knowledge (ZIP file download)
Dec 13, 2006Harley Bloom & associates, Bloom MicroTech 8th Annual Christmas Wish List
Nov 8, 2006Members' Favourites:
Due to popular demand, these dedicated OPCUG members gave several mini presentations:
Don Chiasson: Open Source definition,
Harald Freise:
CDex (CD ripper), Ewido (anti-spyware), Foxit (PDF reader), Foobar2000 (media player);
Alan German:
FileZilla (file transfer), Sunbird (calendar-schedular);
Chris Taylor:
SpamBayes (spam control), UltraVNC (remote access)
Oct 11, 2006Dr. -Ing. Detang Zhong, Mobile Mobile GPS Online, Ottawa, ON GPS applications for business and consumer use: navigation, tracking and outdoor recreational activities
Sep 20, 2006Lothar Wegner of Novell Canada n/a
Jun 14, 2006Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada5th BBQ & Newsletter contest + Collaboration and information sharing with Microsoft Office 2007
Mar 10, 2006Evelyn Watts, Product Specialist, Corel Corporation Corel WordPerfect X3 and CorelDraw X3
Apr 12, 2006Dany Bouchard and Benjamin Campin of DBx GEOMATICS Web Mapping with Scalable Vector Graphics
Mar 8, 2006Chris Taylor, OPCUG President and System Administrator Chris gave us an informative presentation on configuring a secure (enough) home wireless network.
Feb 22, 2006Elliot Finkleman, Practical Computing "Protect your computer from virtual crime"
Jan 11, 2006Mike Potter, Adobe Systems Canada Mike discussed the technical integration of Adobe and Macromedia.product lines
Dec 14, 2005Harley Bloom & associates, Bloom MicroTech7th Annual Christmas Wish List 
Nov 9, 2005Michael Ondrechak, O-C Linux Users Group (OCLUG) Michael gave a presentation on Linux Live Install
Oct 12, 2005Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada Windows Vista
Sep 21, 2005Sylvain Dumas of Montreal Sylvain gave a personal presentation on setting up a Home Theatre System
Jun 15, 2005Gary MacArthur, President, GMA Perfect Image Inc.
Stuart Morrison, VP-Market Development, OS Security
4th BBQ
May 11, 2005Sylvain Dumas of McAfee, MontréalComputer security
Apr 13, 2005Eric Jacksch, Tenebris Technologies Inc., Ottawa
Mar 09, 2005Don Chiasson (Don C++), former OPCUG member Emulators
Feb 16, 2005Michel Daw, Corel CorporationCorel's new Paint Shop family (formerly Jasc)
Jan 12, 2005Rick Claus, IT Pro Advisor, Microsoft Canada New Technologies from Microsoft and what they can do for you,
Dec 08, 2004Harley Bloom & associates, Bloom MicroTech6th Annual Christmas Wish List
Nov 10, 2004Members' Favourites Many thanks to these dedicated OPCUG members who gave several mini presentations after a scheduled speaker canceled at the last minute.
Harold Freise: FireFox browser
Jocelyn Doire:
WebCoder and InkScape
Chris Taylor:
Total Commander and TextPad
Alan German:
Excel Compare and Universal Document Converter
Oct 13, 2004Gord Hopkins, RA Photo Club Selections and Masks
Sep 08, 2004Bob Gowan, OPCUG Program Coordinator We thank Bob for gaving a last minute presentation on Etopo Digital Maps when the scheduled speaker canceled his presentation.
Jun 09, 2004Michel Daw, Corel3rd BBQ + Corel WPOffice 12
May 12, 2004Chris Burchett of BOLDStreet Inc. Public Access WiFi
Apr 14, 2004Chris Taylor, OPCUG President and Sysop We thank Chris for giving a last minute presentation on Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9 after a speaker cancelation.
Mar 10, 2004Josh McPherson of the Microsoft Office 2003 Team Office 2003 on a Tablet PC,
Feb 12, 2004Michel Daw of Corel Corporation CorelDRAW 12,
Jan 14, 2004Joe Donnelly and Alison Canavan of Hemera Technologies Photo-Objects
Dec 10, 2003Harley Bloom, Bloom MicroTechWhat's New for the Holidays
Nov 12, 2003Pete Roberts, OPCUG member We thank Pete for giving a last minute presentation on Scanning after a speaker cancelation.
Oct 08, 2003Brian Donovan of Macromedia Canada Studio MX, Dreamweaver
Sep 10, 2003Steve Totolo, Total Voice Control Home Automation,
Jun 11, 2003Joel Plouffe, Microsoft Canada2nd BBQ + Office 2003 with Instant Messaging and Windows Sharepoint Services
May 14, 2003Greg Hayes, Raxco SoftwareImproving File System Performance
Apr 09, 2003Toggle Software 20th anniversary: artefacts display, panel discussion and trivia contest + Toggle presentation,
Mar 12, 2003Sylvain Dumas, McAfee Security Present and future threats, VirusScan and Desktop Firewall,
Feb 10, 2003Eurocom computersNew releases including a new tablet PC,
Jan 08, 2003Bob Walker, OPCUGRelational databases and how they work
Dec  11, 2002Harley Bloom, Bloom MicrotechFinalize your holiday gift list
Nov 13, 2002Bill Hanigsberg, Dawson CollegeDatabase Alpha Five, Alpha Software,
Oct 09 2002Cheryl Witoski, Injury Prevention PlusInjury prevention,
Sep 11 2002Bob Walker, OPCUGSoftware Application Development
Jun 2002No speaker (SIG meetings at 8 pm after the BBQ)1st BBQ
May 2002Suzanne Blain, Synersys VPMicrosoft PowerPoint 2000
Apr 2002Peter Durst, ExitCertifiedIntegrating Linux and Solaris into the ExitCertified network
Mar 2002Eurocom Corporation Technology for the future, today,
Feb 2002Hugh ChatfieldXML - MIDI for the Text world
Jan 2002Michael Vlugt from Texar CorporationUsing S-Peer to enabe secure P2P collaboration
Dec 2001Harley Bloom and Luc Laplante, Bloom MicrotechLarge assortment of computer entertainment products
Nov 2001Hanif Mawji, J-Squared TechnologiesThe latest on AMD processors and on AMD's road map to future processors
Oct 2001Chris Taylor, OPCUG Home networking
Sep 2001Microsoft CanadaOffice XP,
Jun 2001Olympus Digital Cameras, Digital Printers and Digital Audio recorders,
May 2001Chris Taylor, OPCUG VMWare and Microsoft Office XP
Apr 2001Ron Thompson, Information Technology Security, Inc. Personal Information Electronic Documents Protection Act
Mar 2001Computer Recyclers Inc + Tunstall Data Recovery(URLs n/a)
Feb 2001Ruth Gmehlin, Corel Corporation CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite,
Jan 2001(speaker info n/a) Security while on the Internet
Dec 2000(speaker info n/a) Computer games and entertainment products by different manufacturers
Nov 2000Andre Demers, Environment Canada Assistive computer technologies for the disabled
Oct 2000Ian Malcolmson, Forefront Graphics Corp. Video editing software for personal and professional
Sep 2000Liliana Faillace, Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc. Prevention of personal information collection
Jun 2000Luc Laplante and Leana Smith, Bloom Microtech Setting up your own home office / small office network
May 2000Toronto-Dominion Banke-Banking
Apr 2000Pat GilliganWindows 2000
Mar 2000(speaker info n/a) Operating systems
Feb 2000Wendy Lowe, Corel Corel Linux Operating System,
Jan 2000Harley Bloom and his crew at Bloom Microtech Helpful hints on maintaining and upgrading your computers
Dec 1999John Stephens, The Focus Centre Digital Cameras
Nov 1999OPCUG OPCUG Annual Computer Swap Meet
Oct 1999Peter Leach, Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO) Future direction in Computing Technology for Home/Office,
Sep 1999Sally Reijerse, Corel Corporation CorelDraw 9 Tips and Tricks,
Jun 1999Toggle Software followed by:

Members' Favourites


Members' favourite software:
Jean Vaumoron: Graphics
Chris Taylor: Documenting "indidpensible" Windows Commander utililities
Doug Curry: Y2K patch installations
David Curling: Website case study on information architecture
May 1999Jon Coxworth, Intel Intel, Pentium!!! The latest processor with an updated version of MMX
Apr 1999Vorton Technologies Create self-running multimedia slide shows and distribute them by floppy or by e-mail
Mar 1999Newtech Home Automation Corel Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition and Newtech HAL 2000 voice-activated computer-based home automatio
Feb 1999PSION Users' Group Psion Handheld Computer
Jan 1999David F. Skoll, Monitor Magazine Introduction to Linux,
Dec 1998Luc Laplante, Bloom Microtech Computer graphics and networking as they apply to gaming
Nov 1998(speaker info n/a) Removable media storage and drawing tablets
Oct 1998Chris Taylor, OPCUG ListServe (Part Two)
Sep 1998Sean Creaghan, Griffin Computer Training and Consulting
Dave Healey, President of Kinetic Imagery
Basic HTML, Java, and JavaScript by Sean Creaghan
PERL by Dave Healey
Jun 1998Bill Noel, Microsoft Canada Windows 98
May 1998Members' PresentationsH.J. McClemens: Revolution in Typography
Jean Vaumoron: Digital Image Manipulation
Bert Schopf: Typical Desktop Printing Project
Apr 1998Chris Taylor, OPCUGDemonstration of the new features of PUB II
Mar 1998(speaker info n/a)Corel Office Suite
Feb 1998Centrepoint Technologies PC enhanced telephony, micro-PBX communications command center
Jan 1998Dick Kellerman, PowerQuest Hard-disk partitioning and duplicating
Dec 1997Eric Albert, Keating Technologies 3COMs networking, USRobotics Modem, Pilot Palmtop and other items,
Nov 1997Susan Finlay, Corel CorelDRAW 8.0 (DRAW, PHOTO-PAINT 8.0, and DREAM)
Oct 1997Jon Coxworth, Intel Canada Processors, chipsets and the past, present. and future of PCs,
Sep 1997OPCUG Core Strategy Development CommitteeThe future of the OPCUG
Jun 1997John Mulroy, DataWebProper care and feeding of computer peripherals
May 1997New Deal Inc.New Deal Office 97 (URL n/a)
Apr 1997Dawn Fiander-McCann, Lotus Development Corp. Lotus SmartSuite 97
Mar 1997Chris Taylor, OPCUGLess talked about features of Microsoft Exchange 4.0 for Windows 95 and Schedule+ 7.0
Feb 1997Peggy Morley, Product Specialist for Corel CorporationNewest features of CorelDraw 7.0 and Ventura 7.0 for Windows 95
Jan 1997Jean Simoneau, Epson CanadaPhotoPC digital camera,
Dec 1996Eric Albert, Keating Technologies Inc. U.S. Robotics modems,
Nov 1996MicrosoftMicrosoft Office 97 Suite
Oct 1996n/an/a
Sep 1996n/an/a
Jun 1996Televitesse Systems, Incn/a
May 1996n/an/a
Apr 1996Lotus and Borlandn/a
Mar 1996Eric Albert, Keating Technologies Inc.Microsoft Sneak Preview
Feb 1996Daniel Langlois, Senior Technologist, Look Software Systems Inc.Look's Virus Alert 4.1 (ranked as one of the top three virus detectors in worldwide scores)
Jan 1996Steven Rich (Western Digital) and Jon Coxworth (Intel Corporation)The technology behind Western Digital's hard drives and Intel's new Chipset (the 82430SX)

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