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, September 25, 2017

This Month’s Subject: Technology 4 Life

GGCS Welcomes Linda Siegel

Come to the September 25 General Meeting to hear Linda Siegel of Technology 4 Life demonstrate and discuss the basic tools to use to browse safely online; guard against malicious programs, viruses, and ransom ware; and protect your data. The topics to be covered:

  • Detecting phishing emails
  • Browsing incognito
  • Ad blocking (adblock plus)
  • Malware protection
  • Virus protection
  • Ransomware protection
  • VPN
  • Backups

Linda Siegel and Nicole Engler founded Technology4Life, a nonprofit project of MarinLink, a 501(c)3 organization ( This technology teaching organization for older adults helps clients use technology to enhance their daily lives. As a Computer Science major at UC Berkeley, Linda hadn’t considered a career in film, but an internship at Skywalker Ranch as a database consultant led to more than 20 years at Lucasfilm. As a digital artist, she was responsible for lighting and compositing for feature films, earning credits on films such as “Forrest Gump,” the “Star Wars” prequels, and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” She was fortunate to work on the feather shots of “Forrest Gump,”which at the time were the longest computer graphics ever created.

More recently, Linda was responsible for technical training and artist management for LucasFilm, ImageMovers Digital, and other leading animation and visual effects studios. She created training in software and production techniques, artist enrichment, and development programs as well as outreach to educational institutions. Linda works with adults in the Whistlestop Computer Lab as well as offering one-on-one consulting and computer support. She creates interactive, practical education and ensures students can use and apply their knowledge. She also volunteers with Whistlestop’s Meals on Wheels program. Linda earned her B.S. in computer science at U.C. Berkeley and her MBA from Cal’s Haas School of Business. She lives in Marin County with her husband, author Sheldon Siegel.


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