John LeMasney

"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 years ago.

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.