APCUG/FACUG Spring Conference 2009

I attended the conference this weekend, in Zephyrhills, Florida, and did not have adequate access to post as things went along, so here are a few highlights:

I am proud to announce that Boca Bits, the Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc. (BRCS) newsletter, took second place in the APCUG newsletter contest.

On Friday there was a dinner at Lupton’s BBQ Buffet, followed by a dessert gathering at the American Legion Post 118 in Zephyrhills. These were basically meet and greet functions, where I did meet some old friends from previous conferences as well as some new friends, some from outside of Florida.

The basic theme of the conference, Saturday and Sunday, was Social Networking, with sessions such as Virtual Worlds, Wikis, Ning, Twitter, and many more. Some sessions were recorded and can be viewed at Ustream.tv.

I wish to thank all the hard working APCUG and FACUG volunteers, the sponsors,and Lupton’s Catering, for a great conference, that gave me a lot of things to think about for use in both of the Computer Groups, in which I am involved, and personally as well.

FACUG Conference and MySpace

At the FACUG Spring 2007 Conference, the new President James Thompson requested that everyone create a MySpace account and include himself and others on the friends list, to make it easy for everyone to communicate regarding issues pertaining to the operation of computer user groups.

To that end I have created bpca_steve, as my account and added him and several others to my friends list. (Account no longer active)

James has numerous blog entries regarding FACUG and its operation on his site http://www.myspace.com/cocoabeachsunset.

The only problem I have with using MySpace is that access is blocked through the proxy at work, so I can only really use it from home. I do like the ability to IM (Instant Message) right from within my account and have communicated with James a few times already with some ideas and comments.

I do recommend that others set up their own MySpace accounts and use them to make FACUG better, as well as enhancing the operation of their own group.