23andme: Discover Your Genetic Blueprint
Presented by Geof Goodrum
23 and Me (https://www.23andme.com/) is a commercial service that provides personal genetic analysis services, including reports on ancestry, personal characteristics and markers for hereditary diseases. Information doesn’t get any more personal than this!
Geof Goodrum registered for 23 and Me in June 2016, and will provide an overview slide summary of the costs, features and privacy/health issues related to this service, then tour the website and his personal genetic reports. Is Geof likely to go bald? Attend this meeting to find out!
Geof Goodrum previously presented highlights from the International Consumer Electronics Show that he attended in January 2017. Geof has been an active user group volunteer since 1985, and is a founding member on the PATACS Board of Directors and Co-Editor of the PATACS Posts newsletter. Geof’s interests include environmental science, hiking and advocating use of Linux-based operating systems. Geof is preparing to retire (professionally and from PATACS duties) so he can hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail in 2018.
Learn in 30: Bike Riding for Techies and All Others Presented by Lorrin Garson
What does cycling have to do with computers and related topics? Practically nothing! But there is a growing interest in bike riding, particularly among the “chronologically gifted” who are taking up the activity—especially with the popularity of electric assist motors on bikes. Lorrin has cycled over 26,000 miles since retiring in 2004 and will share his experience and knowledge of the topic.
Contact director2 (at) patacs.org to arrange a presentation !!
Future Meeting Topics:
October 21st - Fairfax County On-Line Library Services Learn in 30 - Leti Labell
November 18th - John Acton:3D Printing - What's It All About? Learn in 30 - Henry Winokur: Photo Basics - Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
December 9th - Rob Pegararo Learn in 30: Gabe Goldberg - Useful Handheld Apps
January 20th - Paolo Amedeo: Viruses
February 17th - Jay Castillo: Preserving Digital Assets
March 17th - Lorrin Garson: Peter Piper Picked Powerpoint
April 21st - Joe Kissell - Take Control of Your Digital Legacy
May 19th - To Be Announced
June 16th - Lorrin Garson - Comparing Microsoft PCs to Apple Computers