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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, June 27, 2016


This Month’s Subject:

Sonic – Better, Cheaper, Faster Internet and More

Max Bratcher, a Sonic Development Technical Trainer, will be our Speaker for the June 27 General Meeting. 

Sonic is an Internet Service Provider headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has delivered Internet connectivity for the past 22 years. Sonic’s fiber-to-the-premise projects began with managing Google’s beta FTTH network in 2010 at Stanford University. Since then, Sonic has built residential and business fiber networks in Bay Area cities and is San Francisco’s Gigabit Fiber Internet provider. In addition to fiber products, Sonic delivers high-speed DSL to homes and businesses throughout California. Sonic’s business Internet and Phone products are best-in-class and highly customizable, which is why companies like Lagunitas, the Golden State Warriors, Amy’s Kitchen, Minted, and others are Sonic customers.

Sonic’s mission is to bring Internet Freedom to All. In an industry dominated by two of the largest companies in the world, Sonic aims to educate consumers about why Internet infrastructure in the United States needs fixing. By standing up for privacy, intelligent and local customer support, uncapped bandwidth, and affordable pricing for all products (residential Gigabit Fiber Internet + Home Phone is only $40/month), Sonic’s customer advocacy is paving the way for a better Internet.

Our speaker will cover:

  • History of the company – how they began in 1994 with co-founders creating an email system for Santa Rosa Jr. College
  • Services offered – How they went from dial-up to DSL to Fusion DSL and Fusion FTTN (Fiber to the node)
  • The Internet Revolution and what sets Sonic Apart: We believe in Internet Freedom for all.
  • How Sonic differs from the Big Guys and why customers win (no data caps, net neutrality, privacy, fiber!)

Max Bratcher started at Sonic in 2012 in the role of tech support. Through on-the-job training, he moved up to the role of Development Trainer where he now passes on his knowledge to the next generation of techs. Since he is a technical expert, and if time permits, we will probe him with:

  • Issues with Voice over IP.
  • Problem locations – Alternative ways to get internet to a remote house.
  • Alternatives to traditional Wi-Fi in the house: Powerline, Multimedia over Coax, Mesh networks.

 

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Weekly GGCS Announcement

GGCS CLASSES AND MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Week of June 27 to July 01, 2016

Mon, June 27, 2016 

John King Presents: Introduction to Windows 10, Part 6

This month we will start with a review of the Windows 10 Mail app and then move on to the People app. In future classes, the Calendar and OneNote apps and integration with Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 and 2016 will be covered.

  • Review of the Mail app and question and answer time
  • Open the People app from within Mail.
  • Open Mail from within People.
  • Add new contacts to People and import contacts from other sources.
  • Update and edit contact info in People.

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GENERAL MEETING

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room, There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting. The fee will be deducted from a membership registration that evening.

Mon, June 27, 2016
This Month’s Subject: Sonic – Better, Cheaper, Faster Internet and More 

Max Bratcher, a Sonic Development Trainer! will be our Speaker for the June 27 General Meeting.  Max Bratcher started at Sonic in 2012 in the role of tech support. with on-the-job training;  he moved up to the role of Development Trainer where he now passes on his knowledge to the next generation of techs. 

Sonic began in 1994 with co-founders creating an email system for Santa Rosa Jr. College.  Their services grew from dial-up to DSL to Fusion DSL and finally to Fusion FTTN (Fiber to the Node). 

Max will be discussing The Internet Revolution and what sets Sonic Apart. How Sonic believes in Internet Freedom for all. How Sonic differs from the Big Guys andwhy customers win  with no data caps, net neutrality, privacy,  and Fiber!

Refer to our website for presentation details: http://www.ggcs.org.

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KEYNOTE FOR iPAD INTEREST GROUP 

Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library

110 E Street, San Rafael, CA 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM 

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events. 

We will be using the library’s subscription to Lynda.com, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714

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Directions to the meeting: 

  • Take highway 101 to Sir Francis Drake and go west toward the Bon Air Shopping Center.
  • Turn left at the first light onto Barry Way.
  • Turn left at the first stop sign onto Drakes Landing Road.
  • Go to the end and look for the Jason’s Restaurant sign.
  • Go through the foyer and turn left (Jason’s is on the right).

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

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