Classes, Talks and Drop-in Hours

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  • Small group workshops
  • Tech talks
  • Free drop-in hours

Late Summer and Fall 2017

Drop-in Hours

Mondays: August 28, September 11 and 28, and October 14 and 23
10:30 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – (Hera Hub co-working space)

Have a quick tech question? Want to learn more about our services? Drop by! Free and open to the public.

Note: Please check back here or call Hera Hub (202) 803-2821 before dropping by just in case unforeseen circumstances require us to cancel.


iPhone Basics Workshop:  Texting, Calling, FaceTime, plus managing Contacts

Thursday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Learn to manage the features on the iPhone how to make make texting, calling, and FaceTime a breeze.
Class topics include:

  • Review of the iPhone’s communication features
  • the easiest ways to add people to your Contacts (and why it is worth the effort)
  • sending and receiving Text Messages
  • using Voicemail and checking for missed calls
  • making video calls via FaceTime

Tech Talk: Twitter for the Non-Tweeter

Wednesday, August 30
7:00-8:00 p.m.
North Chevy Chase Connections 
North Chevy Chase Christian Church
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD

Have you been hearing about “Hashtags,” “Tweets,” and wondering what all the fuss is about? Take a tour of Twitter – one of the most popular as well as controversial – social media sites. Even if you never send a Tweet, there are many uses for Twitter including research, following breaking news and politics and more. Learn what a “hashtag” is and all about how Twitter is being used to conduct business, get better customer service, promote the arts, connect with friends and promote political views.

Please RSVP to northchevychaseconnections@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

 


Tech Talk: Cutting the Cable Cord

Tuesday, September 12
11:45-1:15 p.m.
Coffield Community Center
2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tired of high cable bills? Wondering about the alternatives to traditional cable TV? Join us for a discussion of how you can get all your favorite shows and movies without paying for more than you need. Learn about “streaming” services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Roku, and more, including how to get them directly to your TV without a Cable TV subscription. Pam will also discuss how to access Netflix and other services directly from your computer, tablet and smartphone.

Sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation Department

$8.00 Registration Fee

 


Workshop: iPhone Camera: Taking, Editing and Sharing Great Photos 

Thursday, September 14
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Learn tips and tricks to take, edit and share great photos from your iPhone Camera.

  • Class topics include:
  • adjusting focus focus, zoom, using the timer (so you can be in that large group shot!),
  • how to change the lighting right from the viewfinder
  • tips for a taking a good “selfie”
  • editing options that can be used for artistry or to simply to improve the color or clarity.
  • review of additional camera options such as video, slow motion, time lapse, panorama.
  • And last but not least, we will cover the many ways you can share photos with family and friends. FAQs
  • Can I take the class with an iPad? Yes, but some of the iPhone’s camera features may not be available on your iPad.

Workshop: Google Photos 

Wednesday, September 20
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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 All About Managing Google Photos

Looking for a place to store or back-up your photos? Trying to organize your photos in one spot for eay access and ability to create albums? Google Photos is a perfect spot to organize, store and backup photos to a reliable cloud server. After uploading your photos, you can have peace of mind that your files are safe in another location.

In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of Google Photos to securely and safely store, manage and edit your photos.

Topics Include:

  • Back-up and store your photos with Google Photos.
  • Finds tips for optimum storage while using the application and explore settings within the app.
  • Learn how to upload, create albums, and edit in Google Photos.
  • Explore features like Faces, Animation and Collage.
  • Make sharing photos easy by uploading and allowing access to friends and family.
  • Create Photo books directly from the application.

In order to begin working with Google Photos, students are asked to have a Google Account set-up prior to class. If you want to begin uploading photos, please bring the photos (on a zipdrive, hard drive, or on your device) to upload on site. You can also upload and back up photos from your iPhone to Google Photos.


Tech Talk: Twitter for the Non-Tweeter

Wednesday, September 27
12:15-1:30 p.m.

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: What’s Right for Your Business?

Wondering if you have the right social media for your business? Considering whether social media is worth the time and effort to promote your business? Are your social media accounts gathering dust?

Come join Pam Holland, President of TechMoxie who will share valuable information to unlock the mysteries of social media so that you can make intelligent decisions about using social media to grow your business. Some of what we will cover:

  • How Facebook’s algorithms dictate what your Page followers see, or more importantly, don’t see.
  • How Facebook may create a page for your business even if you don’t.
  • The changing demographics of Instagram users.
  • Demystifying #hashtags.
  • How consumers are using each of the big social media sites to research businesses and get better customer service
  • What you should know if you choose not to have an active social media presence.
  • Tips for creating a social media plan that works for your business, budget and time.

Free and open to the public

Register Here

 


Workshop: Learn Google Drive

Thursday September 28 and October 5
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Learn how to use Google Drive and its related apps: Docs, Sheets, and Slides for storing, creating documents, sharing and collaborating.
Two Thursdays, September 28 and October 5, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – noon

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online storage tool that allows you to store documents, pdf files, videos, photos…pretty much any kind of file. You can use Google Drive to get files off of your hard drive if you are low on space, or you can keep the files on your hard drive as well so that you can access them while not connected to the internet.

Google gives you 15GB of free online storage (which is quite a lot, actually). Additional storage can be purchased (Google Drive is a great tool for work

What Else Can You Do with Google Drive?

  • Create documents, spreadsheets and presentations: Google has great software/apps that you can use directly from Google Drive on your computer, or through separate Apps on your smartphone or Tablet. The Apps “Docs,” “Sheets,” and “Slides” are modeled after Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Collaboration: The documents, spreadsheets and presentations created in Google can be worked on by multiple people on different computers at the same time. Very cool. Plus, Google keeps older versions available so you can go back to an earlier version if needed.
  • File Sharing: Any file stored in Google Drive can be shared with others. Files can be grouped into folders. You can share only one file or entire folders while keeping your personal files private.
  • Photos: Google drive stores your photos separately for easy retrieval.

 

How Do You Access Google Drive?

Google Drive can be accessed from any web browser and downloaded on your laptop/computer to integrate with your existing file system. From a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the Google Drive App. The other functions (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Photos) are accessed by downloading the app for each onto your device.

What do I need for class?

Bring a laptop or tablet (or a smartphone – though less ideal for class due to size). We ask that prior to class you set up a Google account if you don’t have one already. If using a tablet or smartphone, please also download Google Drive and the apps you are likely to use. We will send further instructions prior to class

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