Detective Morrison of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has extensive training in Computer Forensics and related topics. Jean has been a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force since 2006 and has investigated numerous cases surrounding the Internet, Computers and children. She will speak on how to stay safe while shopping and browsing online.
PACS meets in the Community Center at the Super Giant Food Store of Willow Grove on Saturdays, starting at 8 AM. Click the Meeting Day Schedule link to see when the events of interest to you will take place. The store is located at 315 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. The center has wireless Internet connections, a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, and plenty of free parking.
Look here for details about using the wireless internet connection. Remember that this is an open connection and so you should use the caution that you would use at any WiFi hot spot.
|PACS 2013-14 Meeting Schedule|
|September 21, 2013||Mark Bazrod||Evernote - All Your Information On All Your Devices (more info)|
|October 19, 2013||Robert Cheetham, Azavea||Visualizing and Forecasting Crime Events in Digital Philadelphia (more info)|
|November 16, 2013||Francis Chao||Comparison of SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box & iCloud (more info)|
|December 21, 2013||Detective Jean Morrison||Computer Identity Theft and Internet Safety (more info)|
|January 18, 2014||Jere Minich||How Printers Work, Hints and Tips (more info)|
|February 15, 2014||(more info)|
|March 15, 2014||(more info)|
|April 5, 2014||(more info)|
|May 17, 2014||(more info)|
|June 21, 2014||(more info)|
Evernote is a cloud-based app which works on desktops and laptops computers (PCs and Macs), tablets, and smartphones. Enter information (text, images, PDFs,and web pages) on one device and have it available on all devices. For those of us who have more than one device, this is the opportunity to access needed information whenever and wherever we need it. There is a free version, which is satisfactory for most people, and a premium version - $5 a month or $45 per year. The free version requires you to be able to access the Evernote database through the Internet while the premium version, among other things, allows you to store the files on all your computing devices. The free version permits you to upload 60 MB per month. The premium version permits you to upload 1 GB per month. There is virtually no limit on either version on the total amount of information which may be stored through Evernote.
Evernote enables you to use tags (similar to keywords) rather than require a hierarchy of folders, although I will discuss an Evernote concept called notebooks which is similar to folders.
Mark serves on the board of PACS and is a member of the Macs@PACS SIG and several other Apple user groups, including being President and Newsletter Editor of Main Line Macintosh Users Group. In 1956 he took two computer science graduate courses at Penn's Moore School of Electrical Engineering. He started using an Apple II and Macs in 1978, but for 20 or so years used a PC in the office and the Macintosh at home. He returned to the Mac in the early 2000s. He leased computers in the US and Europe for many years and for the last 20 years has specialized in financing or leasing computer software.
October 19, 2013 - Robert Cheetham of Azavea presents "Visualizing and Forecasting Crime Events in Digital Philadelphia"
Police Departments and other public safety agencies are increasingly visualizing their data using geospatial data technology. Maps provide an important mechanism for seeing patterns in both crime and other events to which public safety agencies respond. But GIS data provides an opportunity for much more than just displaying points on a map. New techniques are being developed to discover changes in the geographic pattern of events, to forecast the risk of crimes occurring in the future, and to identify high priority locations for intervention. In addition, recent advances in technology are enabling these capabilities to be made available through web and mobile interfaces. The workshop will also present the latest research being applied to public safety and crime analysis, including predictive analytics, forecasting, and mobile applications.
Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software for the web. He founded Azavea to apply geospatial technology to support more sustainable communities while advancing the state-of-the-art through research. Today, Azavea uses both commercial and open source technology to create tools for urban planning, watersheds, land conservation, urban forestry, elections, crime analysis, human services and digital humanities. The firm's public service mission and research focus are at the heart of its work, including the Summer of Maps program, R&D partnerships with universities and donating a portion of its profits to charitable organizations.
Prior to founding Azavea, he served as a software developer and GIS analyst for the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department and as a civil servant in Japan. He serves on the advisory board of the Penn State University Masters in GIS and GeoDesign programs and as an occasional lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He has an MLA in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan.
The main meeting at noon will feature a recorded session from the May 4, 2013 APCUG video teleconference. The video is available on YouTube
Detective Jean Morrison was hired by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in January 2012 after 27 years of service at East Norriton PD. Jean was a member of the Detective Division at East Norriton Police Department from 1999 until her retirement in 2012 when she joined the Montgomery County Detective Bureau.
Jean has extensive training in Computer Forensics and related topics. Jean holds memberships in the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. Jean has been a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force since 2006 and has investigated numerous cases surrounding the Internet, Computers and children.
Jean has conducted seminars and presentations on computer forensics and Internet Safety. Jean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Education from Ursinus College as well as various certificates from law enforcement training seminars.
The inside scoop on how printers really work and how you can maintain control. This will be a virtual meeting via Skype.
Jere Minich is the Program Chair of Lake-Sumter Computer Society, Leesburg, FL. Jere is a frequent presenter at his user group and has also presented to several other user groups across the United States, including the Pikes Peak Application Society in Colorado Springs. A comment from their Program Chair: "Our meeting was another of those excellent Jere Minich instructional talks that came to us via Skype."
|PACS 2014-15 Meeting Schedule|
|September 20, 2014|
|October 18, 2014|
|November 15, 2014|
|December 20, 2014|
|January 17, 2015|
|February 21, 2015|
|March 21, 2015|
|April 18, 2015|
|May 16, 2015|
|June 20, 2015|
|PACS 2015-16 Meeting Schedule|
|September 19, 2015|
|October 17, 2015|
|November 21, 2015|
|December 19, 2015|
|January 16, 2016|
|February 20, 2016|
|March 19, 2016|
|April 16, 2016|
|May 21, 2016|
|June 18, 2016|