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Tuesday
Jun 24, 2014
Google, SEO and Beyond
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

You are cordially invited to join the Oregon Computer Consultants Association for our June 2014 Meeting!

Topic: Google, SEO and Beyond

Program Description: Scott Hendison will speak on · changes in the “SEO” rules · some things to do for your local business that are even more important than Google, · how to best use the various Google services like Google+, Google Maps, and Google Local pages to best promote your businesses

Speaker: Scott Hendison is the CEO of Search Commander, Inc.and is the founder and creator of SEO Automatic.

As the owner of a computer & software store from 1997–2002, Scott first learned about search selling software and building a local on-site computer repair business using both Pay Per Click and organic search engine optimization.

He began working for clients in the search industry in 2002, and has been attending and speaking at national search marketing conferences since he founded Search Commander, Inc. in 2004.

Today, Search Commander, Inc. is a company with multiple services and brands, including SEO Automatic (a toolset for small businesses and internet marketers), GetWPress (Wordpress development and maintenance), Portland Technology Consultants (PDTC web hosting & technical services ), and several others.

Scott lives in SE Portland with his wife and two sons, and when he's not using a keyboard or cell phone, is often found coaching kids baseball, playing racquetball, snowboarding or watching TV.

About: OCCA Meetings are free and open to the public. Please help us keep the Restaurant happy by buying food and beverages.

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December).

Location: Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub 12562 SW Main Street, Tigard, Oregon 97223

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
Social Security Strategies
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Social Security benefit strategies are like finger prints. Everyone s strategy is different. The Social Security personnel will not provide guidance for your benefit issues. Rick will explain some of the things you should understand and consider when applying for your Social Security benefits.

What is:

Early Retirement Age
Full Retirement age
Deferred retirement age (credits)
Spousal Benefits

What other factors should be considered when choosing to accept Social Security benefits.

How does continuing to work affect your benefits?
What about other income sources?
Life expectancy versus total benefits received.
The effects of inflation

Questions and answers

Meeting notes are downloadable at: http://occa.org/files/SSNotes.pdf

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking
6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):
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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
New Trends and Technologies from Intel
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

You are cordially invited to join us for our Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Meeting!

Topic: New Trends and Technologies from Intel

Program Description: Intel will discuss the trends and technologies in the ever-changing computing landscape. Topics will include Intel s technology roadmap and it s applications to various industries. See live demos of current technologies along with a sneak peak at what the future may hold.

Presented by: Ben H. Lee III is an Intel Technology Specialist located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Ben has an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University and holds one patent in adaptive synchronization of data across networks. He started working at Intel in 1996 and held various positions in engineering for desktop and networking products. He went on to marketing in 2000, did four years in sales beginning in 2004, moved to technical sales in 2008, and then to business development sales in 2012. Today, Ben is speaking at many industry events across the US and Canada training partners on Intel products and technologies.

About: OCCA Meetings are free and open to the public. Please help us keep the Restaurant happy by buying food and beverages.

Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December). This year, our November meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Location Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6 pm : Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub 12562 SW Main Street Tigard, Oregon 97223

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

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Tuesday
Mar 31, 2015
Regional Internet Backbones
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Have you ever wondered where the internet backbones run through our region? Who owns it? What are peering and transit agreements? Ever wondered how much it would cost to run a fiber optic line across the Pacific to Asia? Are you curious about what makes data centers so special?

Eric Hulbert of Opus Interactive will discuss the internet backbones running through the region, and give a bit of history on how they came to be. Eric will also discuss options for hosting virtual servers on equipment that doesn’t belong to your or your client.

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking

6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

About Eric Hulbert:

Eric Hulbert is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Opus Interactive, a Portland-based hosting company that was founded in 1994 and provides services from Tier III+ data centers in Portland, Hillsboro, San Jose and Dallas.

With 16 years of IT experience, Eric provides leadership and vision for Opus Interactive’s strategic development and business growth goals. Eric also plays a key role in the company’s operations and is known for his hands on approach, hard work and determination.

www.opusinteractive.com

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Tuesday
Jun 30, 2015
My Favorite App - presented by the Oregon Computer Consultants Assn.
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

OCCA Meetings are free and open to the public though food and beverages orders help keep the restaurant owners happy.

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Title: My Favorite App - an Open Discussion

Come ready to share your favorite app (or two). We want everyone to contribute. Just tell us in 3 or 4 minutes what app you use a lot and think is wonderful. Any operating system. Any app type. We'll have a projector and attempt to get to a descriptive web page for each app. The goal is to present 15 to 20 different apps to give everyone an idea for software that could be useful for them and also for their clients.

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Tuesday
Jul 28, 2015
What's Windows 10 Really Like?
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

You are cordially invited to join us for our Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Oregon Computer Consultants' Association Monthly Meeting!

On July 29 Windows 10 will be officially released. We have lots of questions that need to be answered.

~ What does it look like?
~ What are the potential problems?
~ What are the important new features?
~ What was left out?
~ What compatibility issues might there be?
~ Should my clients move production machines to it right away, or wait?

These and many more questions will be answered by Scott just 1 day before the Windows 10 release.

Presented by Scott Hanselman. Scott works from his home in Oregon for the Microsoft Web Platform Team. He is a teacher. He speaks widely. He has written code that you've used. He's been blogging for over a decade, coding for twice that, and podcasting for over half that. He codes, writes, speaks, empowers, promotes, braids, learns and listens, usually not in that order.

Check out our speaker's web site and blog at http://www.hanselman.com/

About: Free and open to the public. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month except November, (3rd Tuesday to avoid Thanksgiving week) and December, no meeting. Please help us keep the Restaurant happy by buying food and beverages.

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
Resources We Use: Oregon Computer Consultants Association Monthly Meeting
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Resources We Use: Part 2

In November we started a discussion of resources we use. We focused on what products and services we re-sell, where we get them and how that works for us. This month we will continue that discussion but focus on those resources that help us run our business and provide our services.

  1. Website Resources: What Websites do you use in your business and how: For example, http://Speedtest.net to test Internet speed, or Passmark CPU tests to establish a baseline for CPU speed. MXToolbox.com for blacklists mxlookup etc.

  2. Training Resources: What resources do you use to keep current and get training? These should include: websites, podcasts, schools, video casts, online training, webinars, etc.

  3. Business Resources: Finances, Client tracking and billing

  4. Software we use: Password safes, text editors, FTP, Email, PDF etc.

  5. Dealing with Windows 10: How do you protect privacy? How do you prepare clients for upgrades?

  6. Other: What did we miss?

Please try and make a list of your useful resources and bring it to the meeting. We'd like to get everyone involved.

Moderators: This will be an open discussion involving everyone. Tim Chalmers (Your computer Guy) and Andy Hundt (Pro Activist Computer Support) will moderate.

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Tuesday
Apr 26, 2016
OCCA: How You Resolved a Big Technical Challenge
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

How You Resolved a Big Technical Challenge

This is an opportunity for members and guests of monthly meeting of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association to share how they resolved a large technical challenge in the last year. An additional challenge will be to present your story in three minutes or less. The goal is to offer useful and novel solutions to problems other consultants could apply to their own work.

Presented by OCCA Vice President Christian Martin will moderate the event.

Christian is the founder of Denali Consulting.

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking
6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):
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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies

Discussion Format: Roundtable of the full membership

Wireless networks in the business environment can be problematic. We will be discussing some advanced networking technologies and assessing which one is best for which scenario.

We will discuss the following issues:

What technologies do you use and what are the benefits?

Open Mesh

Mobile Beacon

Powerline adapters

Other?

What products do you use and what are the costs?

Ubiquity

Ruckus

Invictus

Linksys

Trendnet

Netgear

TP-Link

Other?

Presented by Christian Martin: Denali Consulting (Open Mesh)

David Harold: You PC Guru (Mobile Beacon)

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking

6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2016
OCCA: Advanced Network Troubleshooting
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

The Oregon Computer Consultants Association presents Advanced topics in Network Troubleshooting

-Overview of switches/networking devices that offer tcpdump/pcap.
-How a span port works
-Viewing and troubleshooting via Wireshark.
-If time allows, advanced topics such as how to view SSL payloads in Wireshark.

Bio: Eric Hardin has been in IT for over 14 years and has held positions from help desk to Sr. Manager. He has worked for a few large companies in the Portland area and spent two years as a consultant. Currently Eric is a Sr. Manager, Cyber Defense Center at Nike.

Eric enjoys spending time with his family along with coin collecting and woodworking. Eric and his wife Angela have been married for ten years and they have two boys Wesley and Everett.

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Tuesday
Jul 31, 2018
OCCA: Scott Hanselman: Windows 10 - Today and Tomorrow
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Windows 10 - Today and Tomorrow

Scott Hanselman will discuss many of the less well known but useful features of Windows 10. He will also discuss features he expects to see in upcoming releases.

Agenda:
6:00--6:20 Networking
6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

Presented by:
Scott Hanselman. Scott works from his home in Oregon for the Microsoft Web Platform Team. He is a teacher. He speaks widely. He has written code that you've used. He's been blogging for over a decade, coding for twice that, and podcasting for over half that. He codes, writes, speaks, empowers, promotes, braids, learns and listens, usually not in that order.

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2019
Tools to Help Automate Software Installation and Maintenance
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

There are some great tools to help us install programs on new machines, and to keep them updated. We will cover 3 of them:

  • Ninite
  • PatchMyPC
  • Chocolatey with BoxStarter

Come and see some great tools to help us install programs on new machines, and to keep them updated.

We will look at:

  • IT professional use as well as end user use
  • Paid and free versions (if they exist)
  • Scheduling updates
  • Some scripting
  • Automating both initial installation and updating
  • We will demo the programs and answer questions.

Presented by
Steve Shank: Is the founder and owner of Oregon Computer Solutions. He has been keeping clients' computers safe and profitable for over 30 years.

David Cornelius: Is the founder of Cornelius Concepts, LLC. He is a software developer creating custom business applications, writing retail point-of-sale plugins, and integrating disparate systems

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Monday
Jan 25
Data recovery and data loss prevention
Zoom

Oregon Computer Consultants Association Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Topics that will be addressed:

  • recoverable vs. non-recoverable scenarios
  • encrypted devices
  • recovery from Flash, smart devices, etc
  • best practices
  • cost and why data recovery costs what it does
  • natural disaster recovery cases
  • Long term storage and data preservation

Questions are welcome

Speaker(s): Mike Cobb, DriveSavers Director of Engineering from 2010 to present. His duties include:

• Direct our cleanroom engineers to constantly stay on the cutting edge of recovery techniques and find ways to access data storage devices for any failure scenario.

• Provide direction and expertise to our enterprise class logical recovery engineers helping them to reverse engineer dozens of unique file systems in order to gain access to recover data.

• Investigate and implement new processes and techniques for recovery of solid-state devices and train recovery engineers to perform unique customer solutions for data recovery.

• Develop relationships and advanced data recovery techniques with manufacturers for all types of recovery devices including HDD, SSD, various Flash devices, Smart Devices, RAID arrays, SAN environments and more.

• Provide best practices and assistance with business continuity and disaster recovery to our customers.

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Drivesavers is a very large and highly rated professional data recovery company. They have been recovering client data from all over the world since 1985. All leading manufacturers authorize DriveSavers to open sealed drives without voiding the original warranty. You can still receive an in warranty drive replacement.

Agenda: 6:30--7:00 Introductions, Announcements, Gadget Minute, Stump the Geek 7:00--8:00 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

Location: This meeting will be held online.

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