Beginners’ SIG, January 11, 2020

When: 2nd Saturday, January 11th, 10 am – noon
Breakfast at 9 am at Kneaded Pleasures
Where: Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr. Directions: From MoPac (Loop 1) take the Far West Blvd. exit, (it’s 2 miles south of US-183) and go west 4/10ths mile to light. Turn left on Village Center Dr. and go past the post office to the library on the left. (map)
Breakfast: The early bird social breakfast is at 9am. We have moved the location, tentatively to Tee’s  Donuts at 3742 Far West Blvd, on the north side of Far West and just across from the T-ball field. They have donuts, tacos and kolaches.
Leaders: Kelly Butler h512-452-2811, c512-823-0066; Don Jones h512-452-6640
Topic: January 11th 2020:  Computer Fundamentals:  This month we’ll start our 2-year learning cycle anew by introducing computer terminology, components and concepts. You’ll see the internal computer components like the power supply, hard disk drive, CD/DVD drive, motherboard, microprocessor chip and memory sticks. And you’ll learn what these components do. We’ll explain the difference between Hardware and Software and introduce a couple of metaphors that explain computer workings in everyday terms. You’ll learn fundamental software terminology like Programs, Data, Files, Bits and Bytes. And we’ll refer you to a website with free tutorials on computers and other useful things. This is the ideal “first” meeting for computer beginners. If you have a neighbor, friend or relative who could use a new hobby, a productivity enhancer or maybe just a little help with computer problems, then please bring him or her along.

View previous Beginners’ SIG postings here