Business Education Leadership Conference
Columbia Basin College
The Business Education Leadership Conference involved some 200+ high school students from the Tri-Cities area, in a day of leadership competitions wrapped together with some professional workshops for students to better understand what the real world of work is all about. I judged Web page design and 3D modeling, providing insights into better design - with a focus on target audience, and answering questions about career pathways.
Home Computer Security 2 Hour Review
Group presentation in a home environment. Q&A session about best practices for securing a home computer. Essential computer applications; where to find, how to install and configure and how to keep software current. Includes anti-virus, firewall, pop-up blocking, and spyware software.
IT Day 2004
Panel Discussion: Innovation Economy - Beyond Technical Skills. The panelists included: Rich Cummins, Vice President for Instruction, Columbia Basin College, Don Lynch, Ph.D. Engineering, Academic Program Area Coordinator Washington State University – Tri-Cities, Deb Meadows, Dean for the Business & Information Technology, Columbia Basin College, William Pollard, WSA Southeastern Chapter Chair, Albert Torres, Director of Information Technology and Research and Development, Pay Plus Benefits, and Tom Thomas, Project Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. www.itday.org
Kamiakin High School,
Speaking on careers in Information Technology. Small group discussion with advanced computer science students. Discuss career pathways, subjects worth investigating, and staying focused and excited about pursuing higher education.
Rotary, Kennewick, WA
Computer Security Presentation. Risk of network system attacks, examples of security breaches, methods of minimizing risk and best practices. Q&A session afterward.
Adult Computer Education Series
I can present all or part of this series. Topics include:
- The Essentials, Security, Performance and Stability - Home computer tool kit, tuning tips, steps to keep your computer happy.
- How to Buy a New Computer - What to buy, where to buy it. Portable PC vs. desktop PC.
- Internet 101 - Why broadband? Is dial-up dead? Security issues, being proactive.
- Home Wireless Networking - Why do it, how to do it, security and performance issues.
- Getting Excited about Computing - Digital photography, home video production, MP3's, DAP's, Podcasting, Web Design, Blogging and Desktop Publishing Resources.