APCUG Wednesday Workshops March 2023

MARCH 8, 2023
9 am PT, 10 am MT, 11 am CT, 12 pm ET


The Computer Backup - your lifeline in a digital emergency
Presented by Uwe Dotzauer

pCloud with John Kennedy
An Introduction to GoodSync Backup and File Sync Software
with Drew King

Register here – https://forms.gle/caiwuJvHmhYzjyF56

After you click Submit, you will receive a pop-up acknowledgment of your registration. In addition, you will receive the workshop encrypted Zoom link on Tuesday, 3/7, after registration closes at 6 pm Pacific Time.

The Computer Backup, your lifeline in a digital emergency. We hear about data breaches, ransomware attacks, and the daily catastrophic destruction of businesses and homes. But untold is the loss of information like digital documents, pictures, and information. In today's world where we live in digital times, who has all their "e-data" property in a safe place?

In his presentation, Mr. Dotzauer will explain the different technologies, media, and methods you need to succeed! He will discuss several essential factors for a worry-free, data-retaining world!

pCloud is John's go-to cloud service for backing up his files and keeping files synced from anywhere. For example, he can create a file on his desktop Linux computer, which immediately goes to the cloud. Then he can access that backed-up folder on his laptop and open, edit, and save it. The updated, edited file is there if he returns to his desktop. pCloud will also allow him to share files with others. It works with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Fun fact: It’s based in Switzerland and has to adhere to strict Swiss privacy laws, meaning more protection for your files.

Introduction to GoodSync Backup and File Sync Software. GoodSync has an easy-to-use interface; it works with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. In addition, it can synchronize files and folders between different devices, network drives, and other cloud services.

GoodSync can back up your files and folders and keep track of different versions of your files, allowing you to recover earlier versions if necessary. In addition, GoodSync Backup has many customizable features.

Overall, GoodSync is a powerful and flexible backup and file synchronization app that offers a range of features to help you keep your files and folders in sync and backed up across multiple devices and cloud services.

Fun fact: You can use GoodSync to back up and sync your files either through cloud storage or a full backup to an external device.

Meet the presenters

Uwe Dotzauer is a Network Engineer and Computer consultant with over 20 years of experience. He has specialized in Apple Macintosh technology since 1998 and enjoys educating users about the daily challenges in the "IT World" around us. He graduated from George Mason University with a master's in Telecommunications and Network forensics.

John Kennedy is the APCUG Advisor for Regions 3 & 6 and the East Central Ohio Technology User Club (ECOTUC) webmaster. He is also the moderator for the Wednesday Workshops and Saturday Safaris.
John spends many hours helping Windows and Linux users with their computer problems. In addition to heading the ECOTUC Senior Teaching Program, he co-hosts the “Linux Help Desk/SIG,” which meets twice a month, and the “Windows Help Me/Show Me” Help Desk/SIG, which meets monthly.

As a member of APCUG’s Speakers Bureau, he does many online presentations for computer groups nationwide and often presented at regional conferences in Ohio.

John got his feet wet with computers in the early ’80s with his first Atari personal computer. From that, he continued with different mainline PCs until he built his first computer when he retired.

He taught elementary school for 25 years and finished his teaching career by teaching computer skills to middle schoolers for ten years. During those years, he was introduced to the Linux operating system

Since retiring, he has taught senior citizen computer classes in a joint venture between ECOTUC and the Licking County Aging Program. Known around his area as “Free John,” John does just about everything on the computer with free and open-source software, using his preferred operating system: Linux.

Drew King lives in Sarasota, FL, with his dog Abby where he has his own consulting company, “King Consulting.” He assists people with their dysfunctional computers, networks, and smart homes. He joined the Sarasota Technology Users Group in 2022 and joined the board of directors in 2023. Drew has also served on the board of directors of the Boston Network Users Group for the past 30+ years.

He began his career in computers in his high school computer club, where he contributed to the assembly of a small computer from a company named Sinclair. Drew continued his education at Alfred University in New York, earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Drew’s first job after graduating was at a small computer company, where he learned how to build and repair computers and local area networks from a company called Novell. He also taught computer classes. He then worked for Wang Laboratories in 1991, where he spent nearly ten years of his career. Part of Wang later became Eastman Software, a part of Kodak. After that, Drew became Network Services Manager for Eastman Software worldwide. This is where he learned to be a Microsoft Exchange administrator.

In 2001, Drew became the Sr. Exchange Administrator for a global startup company called Vignette Software. Then, in 2002 the “Internet Bubble” began to burst, leading Drew to start his own company, “King Consulting” in 2003. He became a reseller, trainer, and supporter of Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software for doctors and the severely disabled. He also taught a person with quadriplegia to communicate via computer while on a ventilator.

Drew spends his spare time at the dog park with Abby and is learning to “Screencast” and edit videos.

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