New meeting days for Computer Booters

Ralph Larsson teaches credit card security.

Ralph Larsson teaches credit card security.

Allan Levy

Computer Booters has moved its meeting day. Due to unexpected conflicts, we had to move to the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. At 6:00 p.m., we have cookies and coffee. At 6:00 p.m., our technical director, Allan Levy, runs a free one-on-one computer clinic. Come and get your computer questions answered. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd.

At our February meeting, Ralph Larsson spoke on credit card security. Included was a discussion of debit cards which take money directly out of the bank account. Some feel you should never use them. Others put a small daily limit on them. Ralph discussed the evolution of credit cards and various security protocols that are used.

For our March meeting, we will have a special. Our big neighbors to the North, Intel, is an international powerhouse in the Semiconductor Industry. They design and manufacture the computer chips that drive our PCs and assorted electronic gadgets. Renee and Mike will describe the Intel Ocotillo Campus, what they do there and how it’s grown, as well as provide insight into how semiconductor chips function and are made. We will be visited by two Intel personnel.

Renee Levin, Community Affairs Manager – Renee joined Intel Corporation in 1995 and serves as the Community Affairs Manager in Chandler. Her responsibilities include neighbor relations and community engagement as well as managing Intel’s grants and strategic relationships. Prior to her current position, Renee led Intel’s corporate volunteer program. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of Valley Leadership Class 31.

Moving from Shawnee Mission, Kansas in 1993, Renee has lived in Chandler for 25 years. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer, read, travel, scuba dive and ride her Harley.

Michael Fendrick, Engineer – Mike has been working at Intel Corporation for the past 27 years in various roles, spanning from technical training, engineering and lean manufacturing taking him and his family on assignments around the world, including Dalian, China and Saigon, Vietnam. Currently, Michael is a group leader within the manufacturing support group preparing the Ocotillo site for future opportunities.

Michael grew up in Chandler and attended Willis Jr. High and Chandler High School, and he and his family currently live in Chandler.

Computer Booters Workshops – March 2019:

March 11 – Fundamentals of Word 2016, Microsoft staff, Microsoft Store, Chandler Mall – 8:30 a.m.

March 13 – Using the Cloud, Allan Levy, Ceramics Room, Cottonwood – 6:30 p.m.

March 20 – Home Security & Automation, Allan Levy, Ceramics Room, Cottonwood – 6:30 p.m.

Important information: Windows 7 has one year left of support. What does that mean? There will be no more security updates for 7 in one year. The next version of Office, Office 2019, will not run on Windows 7, Office 365 will stop working on Windows 7. Other versions, previous versions of Office (2016, 2013, 2010, etc.) will run on Windows 7.

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