Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Golden Gate Computer Society and Petaluma Elks

Our next ‘gig’ was to present one seminar and two hands-on classes for the Golden Gate Computer Society. They are located in San Rafael, CA and there are not a lot of campgrounds in the area, especially not affordable campgrounds! So we took advantage of our Elks membership and stayed at the Petaluma Elks lodge – the same place we stayed when we spoke to the Golden Gate club last year.  50amps and full hookups, we really like the Petaluma Elks lodge for RV parking. And, there’s a large park with good bike trails just down the street.

The seminar for GGCS was on the topic of smartphones and tablets, we give an introduction for people who don’t know what they are, then we demonstrate specific features. It went well. Many people said they were amazed at all that these devices can do – they had no idea! If you're interested, here's our class handout.

The next day, we held 2 hands on classes; one for Android phones and tablets and another for iPhones and iPads. We had about a dozen people for each class. We said we would take up to 20, but I was glad for the smaller number. Unless we have teaching assistants who can help people – a dozen is about as much as Jim and I can handle in a hands-on situation. One guy took both classes and told us he would travel many miles to attend anything we taught! He’s been a member and following our teachings for several years. We like people who like to learn!

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