Pulborough Computer Club

2007 Calendar

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month and (except in December) on the Wednesday two weeks later.

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are in the Rother Hall of Pulborough Village Hall and commence at 7:30pm. The hall is available from 7pm for setting up equipment. Please click here for directions.

7:30-8:45ish Tutorial
8:45ish-9:00ish Refreshments
9:00ish-9:50 Burning questions about any topic and hopefully, answers
9:50-10:00 Clear up

2007

Tuesday
2nd January
PC Security. (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
17th January
PC tune up software - what's good, what's not and what's a scam. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
6th February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Wednesday
21st February
File management for beginners including different file formats and how to structure your data so that you can find it again. (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
6th March
Building a website in 60 minutes with no web skills at all. (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
21st March
Home finance - contrasting the use of a spreadsheet and a program such as Microsoft Money or Quicken. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
3rd April
Little used Windows XP features such as fax and custom toolbars. How to creat an Acrobat .pdf file. (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
18th April
Web 2.0 and thin clients - how the internet is evolving to become more pervasive with net based applications. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
1st May
Future Technology - Ian Greenslade of the Village Computer Club will describe his view of the future of computing and communications and look at the success of last year's predictions.
Wednesday
16th May
Guide to the club website with an emphasis on using its forum to ask questions or spread news. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
5th June
A closer look at Windows Vista, Microsoft's replacement for Windows XP. (Dean Smith)
Wednesday
20th June
Overview and demonstration of Microsoft Office 2007. See some of its new features and how the user interface has changed significantly. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
3rd July
Informal. Bring your own system along to show off or have a problem solved. See demonstrations of other people's systems and applications. (All)
Wednesday
18th July
Virtualisation - Running a virtual operating system (eg Windows 95+) within another (eg Windows XP). This technique can be useful for running older programs. (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
7th August
Using Adobe Photoshop Elements to process images and photographs. This is a budget but still very capable version of the full Photoshop. (Lesley Cutting)
Wednesday
22nd August
Networking and network security (Rodger Hunt)
Tuesday
4th September
Burning photos to CD or DVD to create slide shows that can be viewed using a domestic DVD player (Peter Picthall)
Wednesday
19th September
Using Microsoft Outlook (a sort of software Filofax) to organise your life. Includes discussion of its email capabilities. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
2nd October
Demonstration of Microsoft Publisher to create newsletters, brochures and cards. (John Beard)
Wednesday
17th October
Hardware update - what's new on the computer, peripherals and gadget market. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
6th November
A household security system using webcams. (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
21st November
Using VOIP (Voice Over Internet) to make free 'phone calls' to other users. Will include a demonstration of Skype and will mention some of its competitors. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
4th December
Linux update. Jim's experiences with using Ubuntu Linux - which 'just works'. Followed by drinks and nibblesbig grin. (Jim Noble)

2008

Wednesday
16th January
Comparing the web browsers Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox, with a closer look at some of Firefox's useful extensions. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
5th February
No meeting this week
Wednesday
20th February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
4th March
A demonstration of video editing. (Peter Leeke)
Wednesday
19 March
Future Technology - Ian Greenslade of the Village Computer Club will describe his view of the future of computing and communications and look at the success of last year's predictions.
Tuesday
1st April
Reducing spam - or at least, largely preventing it from reaching your inbox. (Jim Noble)