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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


Brainstorm meeting for a Tech Club in Rutland, VT

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Rutland Free Library, Fox Room (upstairs)
10 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont

Are you interested in learning some new computer and technology skills?  Beyond basic computer literacy, like modern computer programming languages, open source software, databases, website / webapp development and hosting, networking and security?

Would you like to meet others who have similar interests in learning and applying new tech skills?

Would you like to start or join a Rutland Tech Club?

Perhaps we could later start a local “tech corps”, that could help local non-profit orgs or churches with IT assistance and projects.

We will have a “brainstorm” meeting at the Rutland Free Library to discuss peoples’ interests and ideas.  This event is open to all ages: teens, college students, adults and seniors.

Is there something you are interested in learning?  Do you have an IT skill to share with others?  We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas and interests.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Ron Pulcer: rutlandtechclub@gmail.com

Stephen Waite: stephen.waite@cmsvt.com