"Open Source Revisited"
MEETING DATE: December 16, 2011
Our speaker in December, John LeMasney is
well-known to us at BCUG, and it is always a special occasion when he
visits our Club.
This month, John will tell us about new
developments in free (yes, free!) software and fun applications that
are available not only to the iPad users among us, but to users of
Google and other devices with abilities not even available a couple of
Things are happening faster and faster in the
world of consumer electronics, and I can attest that many of my
friends are indeed constantly connected! While the goal is not to
convince us to join the starry-eyed masses, John will guide us to the
useful, fun ways to use our new smart phones, iPads, laptops, tablets.
It is quite obvious that these devices are here to stay, and each has
different advantages and disadvantages.
John is a father, artist, designer, consultant,
technologist, open web advocate, library supporter and open source
evangelist living and working on the Eastern coast of the US.
He is the Manager of Educational Technology
Training and Outreach at Princeton University. Heís also responsible
for training and presenting to faculty and students about the
effective use of technology for communication, work, teaching and
learning. Johnís strength is in helping people get things done.
John received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (communication) with honors from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.