KEGS General Meeting Schedule

for 2005

A listing of presenters that we have scheduled for our Monthly General Presentations.

Please go to our Meetings page for location and driving instructions.

Contact KEGS program chairman  programs@kegs.org if you have any questions about scheduling your company for a KEGS presentation. 

Month

Date

Presentation

January

1/10/2005

Our main presenter at our January Meeting will be Judd Williams from UltraBac, a local Bellevue company.  UltraBac specializes in providing high performance backup software for corporate and individual users of Microsoft operating systems.  UltraBac now has added premier disaster recovery software to their line of products.  This should be an informative meeting about backing up data, something that most of us know we should do, but do we do it?  For more information about UltraBac, go to www.ultrabac.com

February

2/14/2005

Build Your Own Personal Computer

This two-part seminar explores the topic of “Building Your Own PC.” Part I looks at the different components of a PC, and selection criteria for purchasing the best components for your individual purposes. Part II not only walks you step by step through the process of building a PC, but also enables your group to have special pricing and support on everything you’ll need to build a state-of-the-art, Intel technology based PC.

This program is being presented by our own Steve Fondren.

March

3/14/2005

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY by Herb Johnson

Herb Johnson is a past coordinator for The Seattle Mountaineer’s Basic Nature Photography Course and Digital Photography Workshop.

Here is your opportunity to learn about the art of taking close-ups from a very skilled photographer.  Be sure to bring lots of questions to this meeting.

Even if macro photography is not your specific interest, you will be awed  by  Herb’s  outstanding  photos.  A  little  over  a year ago, Herb dazzled us with his choreographed “fade-dissolve” demonstration and “before and after” images prepared with Adobe Photoshop.  Herb will be bringing his higher resolution projector to maximize your enjoyment of his photos. 

April

4/11/2005

 

May

5/9/2005

If you want to find out what tools a technician uses to clean up a computer, then this program is for you.  First, our Member Steve Fondren will demonstrate a perfectly safe computer that also can be used as a personal computer (unlike a library desktop).  Along the way he will be looking at tools to clean a computer like a technician.  Steve thinks that one of the interesting parts is to learn the number of controls you have for what happens by default on your computer.  Be sure to bring lots of questions.

A representative from Bellevue Community College will also give us a short presentation on their continuing education program.

June

6/13/2005

Kegabuck$ auction

The KEGABUCK$ Auction

July

7/11/2005

Mark Miller, Security Specialist with Microsoft, will give us his annual update on security for all of our computers. 

Microsoft has been really emphasizing security recently—thus all of the critical security updates for Windows.  Microsoft is providing information on how to protect your computer, protect yourself, and protect your family at:  http://microsoft.com/athome/security

August

8/8/2005

WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION

Raphael Davis, Technology Specialist, Seminar Sales Team, Microsoft, will show us the exciting possibilities of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  It is “an operating system that enables you to enjoy the best in home entertainment, personal productivity, and creativity on your home PC in an easy, complete, and connected way.  With Media Center Edition 2005, you can store, share and enjoy all of your photos, all of your music, all of your home video, and even recorded TV in one sleek and easy to use place.”  For more information, please go to:

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter

September

9/12/2005

3D ANIMATION 

Alan Hamill (formerly with Adobe and originally from Scotland), Technical Marketing Manager, Antics Technologies, will give us a presentation on 3D Animation spotlighting his company’s 3D software called Antics Pre-Viz which has received very favorable reviews in 3D World and Film and Video.  Though this presentation is a departure from our usual monthly programs, it should be visually interesting and challenging and stir up our creativity.  Please join us for a fun evening.

For more information, please go to:  http://www.antics3d.com

October

10/10/2005

Smart Computing - Please click here for full information

November

11/14/2005

Detto Technologies will be talking about IntelliMover and other great applications that they support. You can visit the website at: http://www.detto.com

December

12/12/2005

December’s program will have two parts.

 The first portion will be a presentation from the Seattle Mountaineers.  Herb Johnson will talk about their upcoming Photography Workshops and Bill Butler will have a short presentation about Montages.

 The second portion will be a presentation from Steve Fondren about Microsoft Windows XP Tools.  Some of the items he will discuss will be Registry Keys and how to delete items in XP that supposedly you can’t delete.

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