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Technology Workshop – Monday – 26 September 2011


Date: Monday September 26, 2011

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Iowa City Public Library. Click here for the ICPL Website Event Page.

Registration: Registration is not required, but an RSVP is appreciated. Click here for our Facebook event page, or use our Contact Page.

Summary. In presentation format, small group, and/or one-on-one support, this special interactive forum and workshop will cover a variety of topics based on the desires and needs of those who attend — offering 90 minutes of free training and consulting from Greg Johnson of ResourcesForLife.com.

Video Review. Below is a video review of the information that was covered in the workshop.

Audio. Below are audio clips from the workshop, including some follow-up sessions. Click on a link to open the audio file in your browser or audio player. Note that part 3 of 3 was finished abruptly because the OpenOffice.org download was not completing properly.

Details. Here are the main points you’ll want to know before planning to attend.

  • Your Questions. Questions sent in advance by email from those who plan to attend are appreciated, and will help plan our agenda.
  • Your Stuff. Feel free to bring your own photo camera, video camera, laptop computer, or other portable electronic devices.
  • Your Support. Support provided and topics covered will be first come first serve.
  • Our Focus. Meetings will focus on helping non-profits, community organizations, small business owners, entrepreneurs, seniors, and students — but anyone is welcome.

What’s Covered. Available topics and areas of support are:

  • computer repair
  • computer recycling
  • computer upgrades
  • cleaning up viruses
  • making computers more secure
  • creating a blog
  • website creation
  • using WordPress
  • using social networks like Facebook or Twitter to promote your organization or business
  • using PayPal to collect payments or donations
  • using digital photo cameras
  • editing photos
  • sharing photos online
  • using digital video cameras
  • editing videos
  • sharing videos online
  • how to purchase the right computer for your needs
  • using Apple computers
  • using Apple iLife software (iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand)
  • using Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote)
  • using Apple essential third-party programs
  • using Microsoft Windows 7
  • using Microsoft Word
  • using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • using Microsoft Excel
  • and more!


By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com