January 6, 2007 · 10:30 AM
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Main Presentation: Screencasting by John Fields
We will be comparing Wink and Camstudio (Open Source) and looking at Camtasia, the closed source King of screencating. Screencasting is recording a session on the computer: the video on the monitor, the sound from the sound card, mouse clicks and keyboard taps. This give the viewer the feeling of looking over the shoulder of the presenter. It is a great way to teach, especially to those of us that learn 'visually'. If you have to explain 'How to do X' over and over at your office, you can create your own screen cast and let the people teach themselves at their own pace.
Jon Udell's infamous intro to Wikipedia using a screencast: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/umlaut.html
Minor Caution!!! ***Four letter words do get edited out of an article in theis screencast.***
Darren West installed an IPCop and a Trixbox Server (Asterisk based phone system) at his company's new office. He will speak about the value propostion (time, avoided cost, actual cost), features, experience.
Do members need to bring anything?
Yes! Bring laptop as we will try to answer the eternal question: How best to support my aunt Tooty on XP-Home via dialup? Think Dynamic DNS, VNC, Hamachi, what else?!
Why should people come?
Put the fun and excitement back in tech. Plus, caffeine doesn't drink itself...
Come join us in the Coffee Shop with free WiFi for your laptop and big comfy chairs for the early birds...