Free Computer Q&A at Third Place Commons
Normally we meet at the Stadler Meeting Room in the Third Place Commons, just north of Seattle in Town Center at Lake Forest Park (directions and time below). We have been offering these small group sessions for over nine years as a community service.
However, in light of the current health crisis, we are going online using Zoom for the foreseeable future.
Typically sessions are on the fourth Sunday of the month.
We are now in our ninth season of sessions. Usually the session begins with a presentation on a topic of general interest. Then we spend the rest of our time chatting about the questions you bring to the room or submit in advance. Details are below:
Next Session: April 25 , 2:00 PM online via Zoom
Personal Tech: When to Buy and When to Improve or Update
It used to be that changes in computer, phone, and tablet hardware would dictate new purchases, and with it, a new version of the operating system. Now hardware changes have slowed their rapid development, but operating systems accelerated their development, upgrading themselves once or twice a year. For “middle-aged” computing devices the question has changed from, “When should I upgrade by buying new?” to “Should I buy, or should I update what I have…and when? Join us to unravel these options and discuss what makes sense in this new paradigm.
To receive your Zoom information for this session, you may register for free through the Zoom website. You can also submit questions for the session during registration.
Some of the topics covered since 2011 include:
Your Computer Questions and Concerns
Either submit your questions in advance or bring them to the session to
share. You can also bring your laptop to show problem or illustrate your
question. Highly technical or system-specific questions may be beyond the scope of the session and require a separate one-on-one session. Submit your question in advance if you aren't sure whether it can be answered during the Q&A.
Submit Your General Topic
Have a topic idea you think would be interesting to discuss? Use this submission form to share your idea.
Submit Questions for the next Computer Q&A session. Questions in advance will often get more complete answers, especially if they require some research. Use this entry form to present your question.
Location & Time
Normal in-person meeting space:
Third Place Commons - Stadler Room
(The glassed-in meeting room located next to Dumpling Generation.)
Town Center at Lake Forest Park, upper level
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Typically the Fourth Sunday of each month(excluding holidays)
2:00- 3:30 PM.
Directions to Town Center