[Info about Hewie]I am Hewie Poplock. I am a Past-President of the Central Florida Computer Society and a life member of CFCS. I am a Past President and past Director of the Florida Association of Computer User Groups, a Past Vice-President and a Past Director of APCUG, an international association of computer & technology user groups, a member of the Sarasota (FL) Technology User Group and the current Windows SIG chair of CFCS, which has been a virtual SIG for over 2 years. I was also a part of the formation team, moderated, and presented at many of the APCUG Virtual Technology Conferences, which now has had over 23 quarterly virtual conferences. I have presented at many conferences and user group meetings around the country. I have many presentations and tutorials on YouTube.
[Info about Chromebooks]Simple and secure, the Chromebook makes getting things done in and out of the classroom, at work, or at home quick, easy, and affordable.Chromebooks were introduced in June, 2011. In just a short time it now comprises 58% of the computers used in K-12 school classrooms.For the parent or grandparent, this relatively inexpensive computer is far easier to use than a full featured Windows or Mac computer would be.
They're effectively impervious to viruses. They can use Voice commands: You can say "OK, Google" from the launcher to invoke Google's voice-powered assistant. There is tight integration with everything Google: Gmail, Drive, Calendar and so on. That means any document created in, say, Google Docs is automatically archived to Google Drive. It's like full-time, automatic backup for nearly everything the user does. The most recent Chromebooks can use Google Play to install almost all Android Apps that are available for phones and tablets.
[Info about the SIG]The Virtual Chromebook SIG will be available to Computer & Technology user groups and their members. It is sponsored by The Central Florida Computer Society in Orlando, FL. CFCS is paying for the Zoom Web Conferencing Service.
The SIG will be available live to groups, individual members, and will be recorded. If the undetermined time of the live event is held when your group meets, your user group is welcome to present it to your group. If the schedule does not coincide with the live meeting, your members can access the link from home or work. If your group or your members cannot join the live meeting, the recording will be available on the SIG website.
The SIG website is http://cb4s.net and the Windows SIG website is https://hewie.net/winsig
[The Survey]In order to determine the best time for the live meeting, please answer the following survey. Your input is important in that determination. Please have at least 1 person from your group fill out the survey. Final information as to when the first meeting will be held, will be sent to all interested groups, members, and those responding. Information will also be posted on the website http://cb4s.net .