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GGCS Meetings


GENERAL MEETING
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, February 26, 2018

This Month’s Subject: 

“GGCS Welcomes Eric Dunn” 

CEO of Quicken, Inc. Quicken has been the leading Personal Finance software since the 1980s. In 2016,Quicken Inc. was spun off from Intuit as an independent private company.

Eric’s talk will cover:

  • The state of Quicken
  • Accomplishments over the last 18 months
  • Key features in Quicken 2018 – Windows and Mac
  • Coming soon – new Mobile and Web Quicken
  • Questions and Answers

Eric has been a Quicken user since 1985 and was employee #4 at Intuit when Quicken was Intuit’s only software product. He was a programmer on almost all the early versions of Quicken, led the development of its payments business, was its CFO during Intuit’s IPO and acquisition of TurboTax and later became Quicken’s General Manager and Intuit’s CTO.

Eric retired from Intuit in 2000 to pursue a second career in technology investing, first as an angel investor and then as a General Partner at Cardinal Venture Capital. He returned to Intuit in 2010 as a General Manager and is now CEO of Quicken Inc., the standalone private company.

The meeting is free for GGCS members and open to the public at a cost of $5.00 for visitors. Pay at the door by cash, check or credit card. You get free admission and a raffle ticket if you join our club at the event ($48/yr). This is sponsored by the Golden Gate Computer Society.

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Weekly GGCS Announcement

GGCS CLASSES AND MEETINGS THIS WEEK 

Week of February 12 to February 16, 2018

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QUICKEN and PERSONAL FINANCES SIG

Second Tuesday, Quarterly, 11:00 AM in the GGCS classroom.

There will be NO February meeting of the Quicken SIG.

Beginning in March, the SIG will meet quarterly (every third month except December) on the second Tuesday at its regular time.

The next meeting will be:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 

Subsequent meetings will be June, September and November.

The first hour will consist of a presentation and discussion of a specific feature of the Quicken program, followed with open time during the second hour for individual questions and problems.  

Inasmuch as we title our SIG “Quicken and Personal Finances”, other topics of personal finance may be presented during the first hour if the group wishes to do so.

The Quicken Email List, will be maintained so that all participants can post Quicken/Personal Finance questions and comments between meetings.

For more information, contact Babette Bloch at babette@ggcs.org

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Tablet/Smartphone SIG

Third Friday, 10:00 AM at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library

Friday, February 16, 2018 

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE – TABLET/SMART PHONE SIG WILL MEET FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON ON THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.

In response to comments from members who found it inconvenient or difficult to attend during the lunch hour, we have changed our meeting time to begin at 10 A.M. and run until Noon. Meeting dates remain the same: the third Friday of each month.

FEBRUARY 16 DISCUSSION TOPICS:

During the first hour (10-11 A.M.), on Adroid Devices, Ivan will cover Security and Privacy topics, and Tips to keep your Phone running smoothly. During the second hour (11 A.M. to Noon), Nicole Engler will cover “All things Google” on Apple Devices: Using your iPhone to stay connected to Google Drive, Google search tips and tricks, and Google Photos. 

As always, time will be allowed for your personal questions and comments, and everyone is invited to attend both sessions, regardless of which devices you use.

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