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We are a nonprofit group located in Westchester County New York. Our goal is to increase the computer knowledge of our 300 members. Our Main Meetings are held once a month. We have over 20 Workshops that meet on a regular basis and discuss everything from beginner topics to the latest in programming languages. Please join us!

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November 6th, 2014 — 7 p.m.

White Plains Middle School
Room 261

Plan now to attend!


Torsten Schimanski will talk about LinkedIn and focus on participants wondering what to do with LinkedIn. He will discuss the idea of networking, settings, and strategies of how to utilize the busi-ness networking tool.

Torsten runs his own seven-year-old Westchester based business called Financetainment Consult-ing. He works with individual clients and com- panies providing executive and sales coaching and business consulting. He also specializes in learning and development and has over 20 years’ experience in this field. He uses LinkedIn to meet new prospects and to grow his business.

Torsten is a heavy user and expert in the use of LinkedIn, a very popular social networking prod-uct. He is a L.I.O.N. (Linked In Open Networker), which is a designation used by several user-created groups to indicate a high level of intercon-nectivity to other LinkedIn members.

Hope to see you all there.

For further information, contact Tom Osbeck at

Members' Participation

December 4, 2014 — 7 p.m.

White Plains Middle School
Room 261

Plan now to attend!

Vreni Roduner will share her recent trip to
China using a PowerPoint presentation. Starting
with 7,000 photographs and a cursory
knowledge of PowerPoint, Vreni took the
complete set of workshops offered by
WPCUG last season and made her presentation
into her class project. Now with swirling
photos, maps, and time-delayed views, the
presentation has been well organized and
ready to entice others to make a similar trip.

Ed Hicks creates orienteering maps professionally.  He will share the output of his extensive knowledge and skills as he depicts
some local areas with maps. Ed presented
his skill to the group previously and, since
then, has acquired some more tricks and
technology to show to us.

Jim Iscaro will review his skills with geotagging
photographs. This process, sometimes
through the camera or manually, can
allow the online communities to be placed
onto a map to view the photo location.

For further information, contact Tom Osbeck at

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Westchester PC-Renew - We refurbish donated computers and provide them free to nonprofit groups in the community who can't afford to purchase new computers.

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