Classes, Talks and Drop-in Hours

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

Spring/Summer 2017

Drop-in Hours

Mondays: July 10 and July 24
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.


Facebook for Business – Getting Started

Thursday, June 8
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

Register Here

Thinking about starting using Facebook for business?

This workshop will cover:

  • Considerations in using a Page vs. your personal account
  • Setting up your Facebook Page
  • Maintaining privacy on your personal page
  • Understanding how Facebook algorithms suppress Page views (and what to do about it!)
  • Creating Page posts Boosting Page posts (using paid advertising)
  • Joining Facebook Groups as a way to engage your business

Bring your Laptop!


Tech Talks: All About Facebook

Tuesday, June 13
11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Coffield Community Center
2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Join us for an overview of Facebook and learn how this great social media tool helps millions stay connected with friends and family all over the world. We will review the basics of connecting with Friends, Facebook Status Updates, sharing photos and interacting with Friends’ Updates. Plus how Facebook can be used for creating private Groups, Business Pages and more. Note this is an overview talk – not a hands-on workshop

 


Tech Talk: Great Health and Safety Apps

Thursday, June 15
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Free and open to the public

 


Tech Talk: Social Media for the Non-Tweeter

Tuesday, June 27
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Bethesda Metro Area Village
Bethesda Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814

Have you been hearing about “Hashtags,” “Tweets,” and wondering what all the fuss is about? Take a tour of the most popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Learn how these sites are being used to conduct business, promote the arts, connect with friends and promote political views. We will also discuss how social media is changing views on privacy.

Free and open to the public

 


Facebook Mini Workshop 

Thursday, July 13
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

Register Here

Looking to get more out of your Facebook account? This two hour mini-workshop will cover the most important things you need to know to use Facebook confidently including: posting, privacy, photos, finding friends and more. Most of all, you will leave this workshop a more confident Facebook user!

This workshop is for those who already have a Facebook account and have at least dabbled in it a bit.

Class Overview:

  • Account security and privacy settings
  • Facebook etiquette
  • All about posting: including sharing photos, links, and commenting/liking your friends’ posts.
  • All about Friends: Finding, friend requests, unfriending and unfollowing.

Techno Talk: Photo Management

Tuesday, July 18
11:45-1:15 p.m.
Coffield Community Center
2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This will be a generic session on how to take, share, file, and organize photos in SMARTPHONES, COMPUTERS or TABLETS.

Sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation Department

$8.00 Registration Fee

 


iPhone Camera: Taking, Editing and Sharing Great Photos 

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

Register Here

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.

Tech Talk: Staying Safe Online

Thursday, July 20
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Green Spring Retirement Community
7410 Spring Village Dr‎
Springfield, VA 22150


As we conduct more of our personal lives online, from email to shopping to even banking, it is so important to understand the best practices for staying safe online. Join us for an informative discussion lead by Pam Holland of TechMoxie on how to recognize phishing (fraudulent) emails, avoid computer viruses and scams, and how to find trustworthy information online. The presentation will include a review of actual fraudulent emails and scam “pop up” computer virus warnings.

Contact Green Spring for Attendance.


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

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

Register Here

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

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