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Meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays during the academic year. Presentations include a wide range of computing and other technology topics, depending on the interests of the group and availability of guest speakers. Attendees have varying degrees of computer proficiency from early users to seasoned veterans of computer combat.

Upcoming Events

Past Presentations

2019

  • TED Talks: Robots, Dave Mannering
  • Endacott Web Design Session 3, Dave Mannering
  • Consumer Electronics Show, Alan Swarts
  • Modern Wayfinding, David Mannering
  • Lynda.com – Tech Tutorials, Dave Mannering
  • A Selective History of Computing, Dave Mannering
  • Internet of Things and Big Data, John Nicholson
  • The ABC’s and 3-D’s of Printers, Dave Mannering
  • Information Overload, John Nicholson
  • City of Lawrence Fiber Projects, Jim Wisdom
  • The Ten Commandments of Online Security and Privacy, Jonathan Bacon
  • Windows 10 Update, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Letha Johnson
  • Preserving Digital Assets, Robert Ramsdell
  • Tidying Up: Digital Life Version, Jonathan Bacon
  • Review and Planning for Next Year, Alan Swarts
  • KU CIO’s Update, Mary Walsh
  • MIDCO Cable Company, Paige Pearson
  • Computer Room Technology Demo, Alan Swarts
  • Technology Security, Julie Fugett
  • What the Heck Is This? (Tech Quiz), Dave Mannering
  • 5G – The Good, Bad and Ugly, Dave Mannering
  • Photo Editing with SnapSeed, Jonathan Bacon & Dick Stine
  • Wearable Technology – E-Textiles, Dave Mannering
  • Excel at Sudoku – Part 1, Dave Mannering
  • Excel at Sudoku – Part 2, Dave Mannering
  • Excel at Sudoku – Part 3, Dave Mannering
  • History of the Computer Studies Group, Dave Mannering
  • Technology as an Aid in Museum Displays, Ron Schorr
  • Tot Toys, Bot Toys 2019, Dave Mannering

2018

  • Internet Archive, Alan Swarts
  • Microsoft Windows 10: Upgrade, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Alan Swarts
  • TED Talks, Alan Swarts
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robots, Greg Thomas
  • Technology You Didn’t Know Existed), Alan Swarts (2 sessions)
  • KU Athletics: Performance Improvement, Andrea Hudy
  • Technical Problems and Possible Solutions, Alan Swarts
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS): City of Lawrence, Micah Seybold
  • Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks, John Nicholson
  • Distance Learning Class Demonstration, Vickie Case
  • Google Earth, Brian McClendon
  • Raspberry Pi Update, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Google Earth, Dave Mannnering
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Home Automation, Keith Wagers (2 sessions)
  • Demystifying Computers, Dave Mannering
  • Doctor Dave, David Greenbaum
  • Potpourri Presentation, Alan Swarts
  • KU Chief Information Officer, Mary Walsh
  • Smartphone Software on Desktop Computers and Microsoft Photo Editing, Alan Swarts
  • MIDCO Cable Company, Debbie Schmidt
  • Lawrence Public Library, Melissa Fisher Isaacs
  • Google Photo, PhotoScan and Lens, Alan Swarts
  • Hands-On Photo Editing on Your Own Device with SnapSeed, Jonathan Bacon
  • A Selective History of Computing, Dave Mannering
  • Endacott Website: Review and Recommendations, Dave Mannering
  • Oculus Go Virtual Reality, John Nicholson
  • Endacott Website Redesign, Dave Mannering
  • Mechanical Engineering Advances for the Disabled, Lisa Friis, KU Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks, John Nicholson
  • Tot Toys, Bot Toys, Dave Mannering
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Update, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year, Alan Swarts

2017

  • Face Recognition, Alan Swarts
  • Internet and Email Security: Phishing, Social Engineering and Fraud, Julie Fugett
  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES): What Is New, Alan Swarts
  • Computers on the Electric Grid, Dave Mannering
  • 34 Uses for a Smartphone – Part 1, Alan Swarts
  • 34 Uses for a Smartphone – Part 2, Alan Swarts
  • Music, Radio, Videos, Movies and TV Resources, Alan Swarts
  • Distance Learning and Instructional Design, Kim Glover
  • Travel and Housing Software an Airbnb, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Lawrence Public Library Digital Resources, Melissa Fisher Isaacs
  • GIS and Douglas County, Bryce Hirschman
  • Internet of Things (IOT) and Value of Thing like Alexa or Google Home Device, DoctorDave
  • Artificial Intelligence, Dave Mannering
  • TED Talk Technology Videos, Alan Swarts
  • Home Automation, Seth Reed
  • KU Alumni Center Computer Lab Equipment, Alan Swarts
  • Autism Research and Technology, Sean Swindler, KU Medical Center
  • Connected Audio and Drones, Seth Reed
  • Potpourri Presentation, Alan Swarts
  • KU Chief Information Security Officer, Julie Fugett
  • MIDCO Cable, Paige Pearson Meyer
  • Autonomous Vehicles (Self-Driving Cars), Dave Mannering (2 sessions)
  • Privacy and the Internet, John Nicholson
  • Google Photo, Alan Swarts
  • New Technology, Alan Swarts
  • TED Talks, Alan Swarts
  • Virtual High School, Monte Westfall, Lawrence Virtual School Assistant Principal
  • Google Search Tips, Alan Swarts
  • Dark Web, John Nicholson
  • Air Traffic Control, Dave Mannering
  • Google Applications, Alan Swarts
  • KU Library
  • Fixit, All
  • Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year, Alan Swarts

2016

  • TED Talk Videos, Alan Swarts
  • Windows 10, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Bitcoin and Alternative Money, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • New Security Threats and Risks, David Greenbaum
  • City of Lawrence Geographic Information Systems, Micah Seybold
  • Best of 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Alan Swarts
  • What Does Google Know About You?, Alan Swarts
  • Hoverboards –Are They Safe?, Alan Swarts
  • Fixit and Other Topics, All
  • New Developments in Genealogy Software and Resources, Ron Schorr
  • New TV Status Report (LCD, OLED, Curved, 4K and 8K), Best Buy
  • Datapoint History: Datapoint 2200 – Well Before Apple and IBM PC’s, Austin Roche and David Monroe
  • New Technology Inventions You Didn’t Know Existed, Alan Swarts
  • How Police Use Technology
  • Potpourri of Topics, Alan Swarts
  • KU Library, Dr. Sara Morris
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Mycroft local startup
  • KU Chief Information Officer Bob Lim
  • Buying a New Phone and Selecting a Service, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • WOW! Cable representative
  • Smartphone Apps (Senior), Alan Swarts
  • Windows 10 Revised, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Genealogy Update, Ron Schorr
  • Media Preserving and Recycling, Alan Swarts
  • Technology You Didn’t Know Existed, Alan Swarts
  • What Apple and Google Know About You, Alan Swarts
  • Fixit, Endacott attendee participants
  • KU Applications, Matt Garrett
  • Tableau Public Software System, Dave Mannering
  • Raspberry Pi Computer, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Google Photos and Google PhotoScan, Alan Swarts
  • Review of the Year and Planning for Next Year, Alan Swarts

2015

  • Journey of Man genealogy videos (2 sessions)
  • Review of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
  • Digital Phone Photos and iPhone 6+, Jerry Niebaum
  • PC Shortcuts and Alternatives, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Animations in PowerPoint, Jerry Niebaum
  • Technology and Treatment of Autism, Jay Buzhardt and Linda Heitzman-Powell
  • Music with iTunes, Jerry Niebaum
  • KU Email, KU Information Technology staff
  • Fixit, Jerry Niebaum
  • Apps for KU, Chuck LaPointe
  • Creating Your Own Website with Google Blogger, Jerry Niebaum
  • Review of Information Technology at KU, Bob Lim, KU CIO
  • Teaching an Online Course at KU, Chuck Krider
  • Lawrence Journal-World, Nick Gerik
  • The Bling Store (eBay), Sean Passmore
  • Apple Watch and Apple TV, Jerry Niebaum
  • Computer Techniques and Hints, Jerry Niebaum
  • Tablet Computers: Pros and Cons, Jerry Niebaum
  • SmartPhone Apps You May Not Know, Alan Swarts
  • Technology Tools To Aid Travel Planning, Richard Kerschenbaum (2 sessions)
  • Electric Cars, George Brenner
  • TV Technology: What’s New?, Jerry Niebaum
  • Exploring oldku.org, Alan Swarts
  • The TED Talks at ted.com, Alan Swarts
  • Information Technology: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?, George Strawn via Facetime
  • Go-Pro Cameras and Sports Videos, Jerry Niebaum
  • Drones: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Facebook and Other Social Media Revisited, Alan Swarts
  • Google Calendar and Maps, Alan Swarts
  • Online News and Comic Strips, Richard Kerschenbaum and Alan Swarts
  • Fixit, Alan Swarts and Richard Kerschenbaum

 

2014

2014

  • Internet Scams and Scam Avoidance, Jerry Niebaum
  • Historic Mount Oread Website, Jerry Niebaum
  • Google Software Review, Jerry Niebaum
  • Future Technology, Jerry Niebaum
  • Windows 8, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • UNI Computers, Lance Keltner
  • Buying a New Computer, Jerry Niebaum
  • Programming Hearing Aids, Bennett Griffin
  • Skype, George Strawn
  • KanREN Statewide Networking, Cort Buffington
  • Facebook Revisited, Jerry Niebaum
  • Google Earth Updated, Jerry Niebaum
  • Picasa Face Recognition, Jerry Niebaum
  • Computing History via YouTube, Jerry Niebaum
  • Twitter and Tweets, Jerry Niebaum
  • Vacation Blogs, Jerry Niebaum
  • Baley Price, Jerry Niebaum
  • Exploring the iPhone, Jerry Niebaum
  • Exploring the Endacott Website, Jerry Niebaum
  • Wearable Technology, Jerry Niebaum
  • TV Features, Seth Reed of Best Buy
  • Electronic Resources at Lawrence Public Library, Ransom Jabara
  • Fixit, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • PC File Structure, Alan Swarts and Richard Kerschenbaum (2 sessions)
  • Making Things Small, PBS video
  • Genealogy, Ron Schorr
  • DoctorDave, David Greenbaum
  • Creating a Photo Album, Jerry Niebaum
  • Using a Kindle, Judy Niebaum
  • Address Labels with Microsoft Word, Jerry Niebaum
  • Android Operating Systems, Richard Kerschenbaum
  • Android Apps, Alan Swarts
  • Fixit, Jerry Niebaum