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Next Event: September 13, Computer Security Best Practices at Home or Office

Hope you’ve had a nice summer.  After a summer hiatus, the RTC will present our next event on Saturday, September 13, 1-3PM, again at the Rutland Free Library (Fox Room upstairs).  Our guest presenter for September is Chad Merkert.  The topic this month is best practices in computer security.  Chad will give us some useful information on how to keep your computer and information safe from viruses and hackers, including tips on how to manage your passwords, and other helpful tips.

Chad is a local computer tech guy and web developer.  He owns his own tech biz called Merkert Tech.  Chad is finishing up his college degree in computer science this school year (an up-and–coming Tech Guy).  Chad also runs the VermontDev group on Meetup.com (check it out, if you are interested in meeting other local folks interested in Info Tech).  I recently joined the VermontDev group, and that’s how I met Chad!

Check out Chad’s website at www.merkerttech.com.  We look forward to seeing you on September 13th at the Library for computer security best practices!

Ron and Steve

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Upcoming events for Fall 2014

Just a quick update on this fall’s events that are being planned.  These events will again take place at the Rutland Free Library in the upstairs Fox Room, from 1-3PM on Saturdays:

September 13: Guest presenter is Chad Merkert, who will do one of these topics (still TBD): A) Tips on PC / data security and passwords, or B) using Linux in the context of an older computer, like a Windows XP (now unsupported), and how you can still make use of an older computer.

BTW, Chad also runs a local Meetup Group (VermontDev):

October 25: Scratch Programming.  If you did not attend our April event, here is another chance to get started with Scratch.  If you did attend in April, we can help you get started on other aspects and features of Scratch.

http://scratch.mit.edu/

https://rutlandtechclub.wordpress.com/?s=scratch

November 29: TBD, although I am thinking about an introduction to Arduino.  I went to SolarFest this weekend in Tinmouth, and there was a workshop on Arduino, which was very interesting.  The presenter at SolarFest was Jeff Molson from Ottawa, Canada.

http://www.arduino.cc/

http://www.solarfest.org/program/solarfest-2014-mini-maker-faire-workshops/

Have a nice summer, and I look forward to seeing you later in Fall 2014.

Ron