GTBPCUG

Meetings

Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month. Topics vary but generally cover some aspect of Windows (7, 8.1, 10) (and related topics such as browsers, backing up data, internet security, etc.) or apps and application programs (e.g. MS Office) plus networking and more. All meetings provide plenty of time to ask questions and discuss the evening's topic or to discuss whatever problems/issues that members/guests are experiencing.


Meeting Dates

......... CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO KEEP LIBRARY CLOSED
......... NO MEETING TILL 5/19 OR LATER
......... Upcoming meeting topics include:
......... Which Cloud Storage Works Best for What Use?
......... Windows Desktop Organization, Sandboxie & more - Dennis Carney
......... How-To Geek's 10 Best Registry Hacks for Windows 10
......... Virtual Meeting Technology - Zoom, Google Meets
Jun 2 ... Q and A Night. Bring your questions.
Jun 16 ... Q and A Night. Bring your questions.

Over the years, topics have largely focused on Windows operating systems and hardware/software relative to those OSes. But as more people now use Apple systems or Linux OS systems, we do try to address issues related to them as well. Similarly we try to answer questions relating to tablets and smart-phones using Android or Apple operating systems.


The depth of the topics also varies, from beginner-level to advanced-level; new hardware/software to tried and true. Members learn how to access and explore the Internet, configure their software, send and receive email; how to use Word, Excel, and a wide range of software tools.


Meetings are followed by an informal time for Questions & Answers. Members and guests with specific questions not covered during the meetings can get help from the officers and more experienced members.

Location

The group meets at Bloomingdale Regional Library,
1906 Bloomingdale Avenue, Valrico, Florida.
That is between Bell Shoals Rd and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd,
just east of Bloomingdale High School.


Arriving from the east, simply turn right directly into the library parking lot. From the west, turn left at the traffic light just past the library and go straight to the back and then left (follow the library signs) into the library parking lot.

Internet Access

Bloomingdale Library provides a WiFi network throughout the building. Use of the WiFi is free and available to all library members and guests. So feel free to bring your laptop and take notes or just follow along with the meeting moderator as demonstrations etc. progress.


Please keep in mind that, to protect its network and the library system, the WiFi network may restrict access to select websites. While access is good, large downloads may be slow.