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Learn about computers


The club meets:

3rd Wednesday of every month at 9:30 am (except July and August)

Because the Downtown Community Centre is closed due to COVID-19, the Bits & Bytes club, in an effort to stay in touch with its members is currently offering the Monthly Speaker Meetings via ZOOM.
Current club members will receive a ZOOM invitation via the monthly email.
If you are not currently a club member and wish to participate in this meeting, you can join the club on the Join the Club page.

Learn from professionals on a variety of topics including computer upgrades, software demonstrations, internet seminars and more



Wednesday, June 15, 2022       9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


This will be an online meeting via ZOOM.


Bits & Bytes Executive


Online Shopping
This will be a combined event, rolling our Speaker meeting and Show and Tell meeting into one.

The Executive memebers will lead a presentation and discussion on various subtopics related to Online Shopping: Finding Sites, Choosing Reputable Stores, Reducing Risk, Reading Reviews, Keeping Accounts Safe, Grocery Shopping, and Shopping Apps.

Do you have topics you'd like discussed or questions you'd like answered at our next meeting?
E-mail questions to:  



May 18, 2022
Dr. Josephine McMurray
Long Term Care Research

November 17, 2021
Ron Baer
Google Office Apps

April 20, 2022
Andy Donald
Medication Overuse

September 15, 2021
Cat Coode
Privacy Checklist
Scams - Definitions

October 20, 2021
Detective Constable Dan Cimermancic
Links to Fraud and Scam Prevention websites on our
Useful Links page

April 21, 2021
Susan Watt
Facebook - Fact and Fiction

May 19, 2021
Nicole Amaral

Setup and Support to Customize
MyKitchener Website

January 20, 2021
Peter Rasberry
(Updated January 28, 2021)
Nature Photography

February 17, 2021
Dr. Kelly Grindrod

Covid 19  Vaccines and related information

November 18, 2020
Inge Ford, Jim Boyes and Carolyn Cormier
MACKS - Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors

December 16, 2020
Susan Watt
Chromebook 101

September 16, 2020
Steve from City of Kitchener IT
Staying Safe Online

October 21, 2020
Susan Watt
Safe and Savvy Online
Safe and Savvy summary & links

May 20, 2020
Ron Baer

Instruction Video about ZOOM meetings

June 17, 2020
Ron Baer

 Create ZOOM meeting for Android
Create a ZOOM meeing for PC
Create a ZOOM meeting for iPad
Create a ZOOM meeting (slideshow)
Schedule a ZOOM meeting (slideshow)

October 16, 2019
Kyle McKinnon
Drones in Canada, Uses, Licencing

December 18, 2019
Jim Kibble
Power of Attorney

April 17, 2019
Dave Steffler and Rachel Micallef

EasyGo Questions and Answers.

September 18, 2019
Colin Whaley and Peter Hoang

Helping Older Adults Stay Connected Through Technology
Opioid Crisis

April 17, 2019
Dave Steffler and Rachel Micallef

EasyGo Questions and Answers.

September 18, 2019
Colin Whaley and Peter Hoang

Helping Older Adults Stay Connected Through Technology
Opioid Crisis

January 16, 2019
Dr. Tejal Patel
Electronic Aids to Manage Medications

March 20, 2019
Dr. Steve Reuss
Slides from presentation (In PDF format)
ANSYS Advantage magazine issue on autonomous vehicles
(Click "Download" on above page to get PDF version from browser)
YouTube video of Steve's presentation to Communitech
(Note: Video begins at 3:30 mark)

September 19, 2018
Detective Constable Michael Payne

Fraud Prevention and Online Safety

December 19, 2018
Jim Reeves and Brian Bentley
Life is Taxing

  June 20, 2018
Gert Hartmann

Research Institute for Aging

 February 21, 2018
Jim Reeves and Brian Bentley

Tax Talk for 2017

March 21, 2018
Meghan Brenner-Burgoyne

eHealth Centre of Excellence

 November 15, 2017
Dr. Josephine McMurray

Technology, Trust and Stuff
Chartwell Age-Well presentation

January 17, 2018
Josh Graham

ION Presentaion

 March 15, 2017
Dale Dyce

National Geographic History and Collecting

June 21, 2017
Elmer Starchuk

Free Phone Call Information Links

February 15, 2017
Josephine McMurray PhD
Heather McNeil
Technology, Health & Aging

 November 16, 2016 - Brian Bentley
What is VoIP
Notes from Ooma Install

December 21, 2016 - Colin Whaley
Sources on You Tube for seniors presentation
(on You Tube)

 September 21, 2016 - Colin Whaley
EnTech - Computer and Research information for those 55+

 October 19, 2016 - Guenter Gamauf
Creating A Digital Slide Show

 December 16, 2015 - Charles McColm
Computer recycling at the Working Centre

Brian Bentley - June 15, 2016
Step by Step guide to upgrading to Windows 10

 September 16, 2015 - Emilio Rodriguez
How to Integrate Technology In Your Space

October 21, 2015 - Eric Edwards
What's New With Windows 10

 April 15, 2015 - Tony Karg
A Canadian Living in Japan

  May 20, 2015 - David Cox
Buy & Hold Works until The Trend Ends
David's Newsletter

 January 21, 2015 - W. James MacLean
Cutting the Cord

 February 18, 2015 - Brian Bentley & Jim Reeves
Google Phone calls, Cell phone companies, Google Translate

October 15, 2014
Digital Media at KPL

December 17, 2014 - John C Wilson
Meteorology & the Web
(in PDF format)

May 21, 2014
Scratch- A Browser Based Graphics Utility
Addition info on Scratch (in PDF form)

September 17, 2014
Apps and Technology for Health
Additional notes.

September 18, 2013
Joining Bits & Bytes Google+ Community
(in PDF format)


April 14, 2014
Win. XP support ends & Heartbleed
(in PDF format)

January 16, 2013 - Darryl Bonk
Ancestors, History Research Links
(in PDF format)


April 17, 2013 - Professor Don Cowan
Computer Science - Past and Present at
University of Waterloo
(in PDF format)

October 17, 2012 - Mary Monteith, Dani Paschert-Ward
KPL E-Readers, E-Books, Audio Books
(with links to various sections)

May 16, 2012 - Elmer Starchuk
GPS Facts

(in PDF format)

December 21, 2011 - Brian Bentley
Tax Software notes

(in PDF format)

March 21, 2012 - Brian Bentley
Free or Low Cost Internet Communications
(in PDF format)

April 20, 2011 - Cindy Cheung
Brain Games

(in PDF format)

June 14, 2011 - James MacLean
Living in The Cloud


October 20, 2010 - Bill Klos
General Tips & Tricks for Windows 7

(in PDF format)

December 15, 2010 - John C Wilson
Meteorology & the Web

(in PDF format)

June 16, 2010 - Elmer Starchuk
Movie Maker Magic

(in PDF format)

October 20, 2010 - Elmer Starchuk
Google Chrome Tips

(in PDF format)

December 16, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Radio Stations on the Internet

(in PDF format)

April 21, 2010 - Guenter Gamauf
PaintDotNet and Flickr for Photos
(in PDF format)

April 15, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Basic Computing Booklet for Windows

(in PDF format)

November 18, 2009 - Ed Black
Free Alternatives to Microsoft Programs

(in PDF format)

November 18, 2008 - Elmer Starchuk
Pushing The Envelope

January 21, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Computer Backup

Address Book & E-mail backup
Setting Up a Two Computer Network

December 12, 2007 - Ed Black
Keep Your Windows XP Happy

December 12, 2007 - Carl Scherer
Protecting Your Computer (pdf format)

December 20, 2006 - Guenter Gamauf
Computer Virus Protection

June 20, 2007 - Ed Black
Improving Your Computer Text Size and Vision

September 21, 2005 - Eric Daviau
Microsoft Media Centre Edition

February 15, 2006 - Guenter Gamauf
Using Search Engines

May 18, 2005 - Ed Black
Keyboard Shortcuts

March 16, 2005 - Carl Scherer
Icons, Files and File Extensions

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