KEGS Special Interest Groups (SIGS) & Board Meetings
Note: This is not a calendar! To verify when the day-of-the-month (i.e. the first Tuesday) actually occurs and to identify if any meetings have been canceled for any reason please go to our . KEGS Calendar
Meets on First Tuesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community / Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in the Pool Hall (it's where the Computer Lab used to be and gives us access to monitors & other testing items) (see maps).
This Computer Support SIG goes the extra step to help you set-up and/or repair your personal computer. If you are a beginner and want help installing new hardware in your computer or even if you need help installing new software, just bring your system in and we will help you get your computer up and running.
While KEGS’ volunteers are willing to help you with any hardware and/or software problems they are limited by the two hour time frame and we have to provide service on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are a couple of other requirements on your part. Before you pack your computer into the back of your car and bring it down to the North Bellevue Community /Senior Center you must understand some basics that have to be complied with:
Contact Jon Mercer, email@example.com
Meets on first Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in the computer lab (see maps).
The Seattle Internet User Group starts with an informal question and answer session. This is followed by a discussion of one topic or another that relates to the Internet and impacts particularly consumers rather than the content providers. This could include a discussion of SPAM, email, e-commerce or what have you.
Contact - Gary Skelton, 425-861-7813, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kirkland's Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033 (see maps)
Our KEGS general meeting format includes general club information, announcements by the SIG leaders, an open question and answer segment, a formal presentation, and a raffle.
Please go to our General Meeting Schedule page for a listing of the scheduled presenters at our KEGS general meetings.
The general meeting is usually followed by an informal food frenzy we call our Pig SIG. Currently our Pig SIGers are meeting at The Outback SteakHouse, at 12120 NE 85th, Kirkland, WA. This fun starts around 9:15 PM and continues until the group decides to go home. Just ask at the general meeting for directions. Sally Ann Mowrey is currently administering this SIG. Here's her contact information: , 206-916-9216, SallyAnnMowrey@msn.com
The KEGS program chairman can be contacted at email@example.com
Those of you who can come in early to our KEGS General meeting (6:00 PM) can also participate in our KEGS Technology Corner.
The KEGS Technology Corner
The KEGS Technology Corner is for all levels of computer savvy. The format is in the context of a conversation. The moderator is a well schooled troubleshooter who entertains all types of questions from the audience on installation, configuration, application and functionality. He encourages the audience to participate if there are attendees familiar with the question. It is a "cooperate to graduate" session with everyone leaving with information they can use in their day to day computer experience.
KEGS Technology Corner contact - Steve Fondren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets on second Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in Conference room D (see maps).
We started out some 32 years ago, around 1983, as the Laptop Users
Group. RadioShack sponsored us as we then were just learning how to
use the RS Model 100 which was the very first Laptop. At that time,
I (Carl Von Papp) was put in charge and have been such ever since.
We joined the main Group as the Laptop SIG. Since then we changed
our name to the Computer Use and Optimization Special Interest
Meets on third Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in Conference room D (see maps).
What is now called the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) SIG was called the MS Works SIG when I started attending their meetings in about 1993 or 1994. As I recall, at that time the SIG met in a classroom at Newport High School. The parent/sponsoring organization for the SIG was the Pacific Northwest PC Users Group. The MS Works SIG was quite popular in those days as almost all Windows computers that were sold at that time included a “free” copy of MS Works pre-installed by the manufacturer. The program was a stripped down version of Office and was quite adequate for most home users and even most small businesses. It included the key components that most folks needed including a very capable version of a word processor and a spreadsheet plus other less-used applications such as a calendar and a database.
The name of the SIG was changed to SOHO SIG a few years ago to better reflect that we primarily focused on subjects that might be of interest to users who were doing “office” related activities. However, we discuss a broad range of subjects including computer hardware, accessories and many different types of programs and applications. Members who attend the SIG have a wide range of proficiency levels from beginners to folks who are quite proficient in the field as they currently work in the tech area or have recently. The meeting normally consists of two sections, one dedicated to questions and answers and the second part that normally consists of a presentation on a subject that is of interest to most of our members. We are a friendly and welcoming group and hope that you will join us at a future meeting.
Meets on fourth Tuesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in Conference room D (see maps).
The Digital Imaging SIG explores the use of computers and technology in producing and manipulating digital photographs and images. Many members want to get out of the darkroom and on to the computer to process their images. We discuss picture taking, scanning, editing and printing techniques that produce the best digital images. Also, talk about the hardware and software needed to do Digital Imaging.
Meets on fourth Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA, in Conference room D (see maps). Board meetings are public and we welcome the attendance of any of our members.