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GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Mon, January 23, 2017

This Month’s Subject: 

Social Media What’s it all about?


Is it just about keeping up with the family and friends, or are there more sites, news, and even Trump Tweets to explore?  And how do you maintain privacy and keep secure from scams and dangers?

This month’s program will introduce you to the major and most interesting Social Media sites, their strengths and dangers, and how best to use them for information and fun. Parents and other interested users will learn how to keep their kids safe from Social Media pitfalls and privacy intrusions,

Our   speakers will be Linda Siegel. Nicole Engler, and Philip King.

Linda and Nicole are partners at Technology4Life (http://technology4life.org/), whose mission is to teach adults, particularly older adults and seniors, through practical, hands-on classes and seminars that enable them to understand and utilize technology.

Philip King is a young iOS consultant, who has presented at our General Meeting in the past.  He also has been our iOS guru for more than two years at the Tablet and Smart Phone SIG, and taught Smart Phone classes at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Linda, Nicole and Philip will share their own experiences with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and others, show us how to set them up for greatest privacy and safety and how to use them safely and effectively for fun and exploration.

Come learn what your children grandchildren are up to on Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Watch this space for updated information as it becomes available.

Click here for Directions to the meeting

Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of January 16 to January 20, 2017


Third Wednesday, 1:30 PM at the GGCS Classroom

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“Digital Image Resolution”

Presented by John Nygren, MPC member

The intent of this discussion is to clarify what affects resolution and how it affects image quality.

  • Why does resolution matter?
  • What are your camera and lens resolution capabilities and what are good resolution techniques for taking photographs?
  • What are the pros and cons of using Lightroom versus Photoshop for printing?
  • Does resolution affect sharpness and noise?
  • And lastly, how can post processing in Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop affect resolution?
  • Come hear John discuss all the intricacies of this interesting subject.
  • Directions: The GGCS Classroom is at the back of the First Presbyterian Church at1505 Mission Ave.  The classroom is down five steps on the right side of the Annex Building in back of the Church.

There is a $ 5.00 charge for non-GGCS members.

SIG Co-Leaders:    Barbara Hansen 415 332 1720 and Mike Hancock 415 381 4772


Third Wednesday, 7:00 PM at the GGCS Classroom

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Internet and More is where people gather to talk amongst themselves about any topic related to the Internet, which allows for a broad range of conversational topics.  This month’s Internet and More will be hosted by Karen Stagg kstagg@ggcs.org 


Third Thursday, 1:00 P.M. GGCS Classroom, First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 

Steve Traiger and Apple Certified Consultant Chris Harnish will explore and explain everything in the Apple ecosphere. Topics include Mac computers and IOS devices (iPhone/iPad/Watch, etc).

This SIG meets the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 P.M. at the GGCS classroom.

For more information, Email: chris@ggcs.org, call Steve at 415-453-2525 or Chris at 415-927-2289.

Tablet/Smartphone SIG

Third Friday, 11:00 AM at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library

Friday, January 20, 2017


If you’re wondering why your friends, kids and grandkids are spending so much time on Social Media sites like Facebook, ever wanted to look for jobs, clients, or professional contacts on Linked In, or want to know what’s beyond Email for you with your Tablet or Smart Phone, don’t miss the January 20th Tablet and Smart Phone SIG.

Ivan Silva and Philip King will lead us through some of the better known Social Media Sites and how to use them safely. all of which can be accessed with Android or Apple devices, while maintaining your desired degree of privacy,

We’ll explore:

  • What are the major Social Media sites and what are the differences between them (e.g., what are the differences between FaceBook and Twitter? Is LinkedIn only for work related use?)
  • How do you start to use these sites – registration, setting controls, etc.
  •  How do you use them safely and protect your privacy
  • What do parents/grandparents need to know to protect their kids from abuse and danger
  • How do you ID Fake News on these sites?

Pros and cons of using/not using your real name on these sites.

For more information on these and other GGCS meetings, see our website at http://www.ggcs.org.

Visit us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/goldengatecomputersociety

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