Lunch and Learns 2017

Bitcoins – January 6

We’ve all heard of them. But what are bitcoins, and how have they impacted currencies, economies, and the Cyber World? This lunch and learn will feature a panel of area experts who have been watching bitcoins from the start.

Android Security – February 3

Android phones have an operating system that is very secure. It has multiple layers of protection to keep your equipment and data safe. However, this security is no match for the human factor. Android users give away permissions, install apps that are not secure, and leave their phones in places where others can pick them up. And hackers and cybercriminals are targeting smart phones and devices now more than ever. This lunch and learn will show you how to protect your data, your identity, your finances and your sanity – and should be of interest to anyone who owns an Android phone.

iOS Security – March 3

The evidence is mounting that mobile threats are increasingly hitting both sides of the divide – Android and iOS – meaning that no platform can claim to be fully protected from hackers and cybercriminals. Your iOS devices could potentially give others a fast lane into your finances, data, contacts, and personal identity. This lunch and learn will show you how to secure your iOS devices from potential threats – and should be of interest to anyone who owns any iOS device.

Top Security Threats to Watch – April 7

Think you’re safe on your computer and/or smart device? Think again. Today’s cybercriminals are growing more intelligent and more aggressive, unleashing hard-to-combat viruses, trojans, ransomware, and phishing attempts at an alarming rate. This lunch and learn will feature a panel of IT security experts who will discuss the top security threats to watch in 2017, and will give you tools to prevent costly security breaches.

Geocaching – May 5

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use GPS (global positioning system) to hide and seek “caches” at locations marked by coordinates all over the world. This seminar will include a how-to demonstration, and will also include a hands-on experience with the geocaching containers, logs, and other geocaching equipment. Join long-time geocacher Lee Watkins and learn about this amazingly fun and intellectual activity.

User-level Computer Security – June 2

How safe is your data? Your personal information? Your money? We do so much on electronic devices these days – banking and retail purchases on phones, buying and selling on social media. Are you safe? This seminar will cover the basic cybersecurity issues that everyone should be aware of, including password recommendations, phishing, malware, two-step authentication, and other security tips and tricks. Join Security+ instructor Dax Prather for this interactive and eye-popping experience.

Leadership with Perry Williams – July 7

Join Perry Williams, a former football player for NC State and the NY Giants, and two-time Super Bowl right winner, for this amazing seminar on leadership. Perry will share the leadership strategies that promote teamwork and success, while sharing personal stories that illustrate his many years of both witnessing and participating in team leadership. Perry’s interactive speaking style and dedication to leader development combine to create an experience you won’t want to miss.

3D Printing with Colin Nickels – August 4

3D printing is here to stay. Because it can be used to create useful, functional items both easily and inexpensively, it is something we should all know how to do. 3D printing can be used to create houses, dead-bolt locks, guns that actually work, musical instruments, medical models, prosthetics – and much, much more. Find out how it’s done, watch a 3-D printer working, and learn how you can create your own 3D printable items. Join Hunt library’s 3D printing expert Colin Nickels for this amazing presentation.

The 360 Degree Selfie – September 1

360 degree cameras used to be prohibitively expensive. However, with some of the big name manufacturers joining in to produce them, these cameras and related smart phone apps place the 360 degree photo opportunity into the hands of the population at large.
Join area experts to find out how you and/or your organization can use this technology to enhance your marketing, advertising, and/or sales presence.

The Smart Home – October 6

“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet. Smart homes allow owners to conserve the earth’s limited resources, and gives them the feeling of security as they control household features from afar. Join area experts to find to find out how you can make your home or business “smart,” and what type of savings that could mean to you and/or your organization.

The DL on Drones – November 3

Just about everyone has seen a drone. However, most are unaware of the laws and regulations surrounding drones, what they are capable of, and what drone pilots need to learn and know before they can effectively fly their drone. Join area experts to find out the “down low” on drones, just in time for a possible holiday purchase!

Workplace Uses for 3D Glasses/Goggles – December 1

3D glasses and goggles have been out for a while now, but have been mostly used for gaming and novelty. However, many businesses have found unique ways to use these tools that allow them to do such things as preview new office space, attend virtual tech conferences, interview candidates in a virtual conference room, conduct a complex training session, and more! Join area experts to find out how 3D glasses/goggles could add to the innovation and creativity of your organization!