The following Special Interest Groups have specific programs posted for their upcoming meetings. Please refer to the SIG Calendar for a complete listing of HAL-PC SIG meeting dates and times. If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group that is not currently on our calendar, contact the Vice President for SIGS
INTERESTED IN FORMING A PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SIG?
Bob Stewart would like to hear from others in HAL that would be interested in starting a professional level digital photography SIG. He envisions a workshop style SIG where members work with each other to hone their skills in different areas of photography. These areas would include portraits, weddings, business issues, and software. His potential meeting day is the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 AM to Noon. Please contact Bob at robert@RLStewartPhotography.com to express interest.
COMPUTER INVESTING SIG: Fridays -- 10:00 am (NOTE NEW TIME!!!):
Our Friday AM investment sig will continue to meet Friday at 10am. Our goal continues to offer programs to help investors deal with a difficult market using and demonstrating programs designed for the individual to
assess and make thoughtful decisions. We use four
different programs to accomplish this and they are
demonstrated on a regular basis. We also maintain a
refined market web site that is open to all.
MULTI MEDIA SIG: Saturday, May 3 -- 9:30 am
We will have a demonstration of Cubase, one of the best known music applications worldwide from Steinberg. Cubase is a series of MIDI, music sequencer and digital audio editing computer applications (commonly known as a DAW - Digital Audio Workstation). We will also talk about the team's plans for the 48 Hour Film Contest starting 6 June.
BEGINNING VISUAL FOX PRO: Tuesday, May 13 -- 6:30 pm
Rich Monroe will present and demonstrate his application
ADVANCED VISUAL FOX PRO: Tuesday, May 13-- 7:30 pm
Ed Hardin presents Tips & Tricks. As always, your questions are welcome. After the Advanced session, join us at Ninfa's on Post Oak for our Even More Advanced Session/Nervous System Recalibration.
DATABASE & GUI DESIGN SIG: Saturday, May 10-- 9:00 am
his month, we will begin going through the book Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition: Build a Web Site Now!
We will cover the first 3 chapters. This is basic web design stuff. So, if you are a beginner, this is the place to start. Bring your notebook or desktop with you for the SIG. This is a hands-on presentation.
STOCK MARKET: Saturday, May 10 -- 2:00 pm
Our current financial crisis has reduced many shares to attractive levels which offer long term potential not seen in several years. This class emhasizes fundamentals rather than technical trading. It is intended for long term investors. Ideal for age 20 and up. Covers personal finance, budgeting, intermarket analysis and equity securities analysis. Please email the SIG leader if you plan to attend.
DIGITAL IMAGING SIG: Saturday, May 17 -- 1:00 pm
This month Phil and I are going to go over using chroma-key backgrounds. We will show how to use both the blue and green backgrounds and how to switch them out for others using software. This is real handy for pet photography. As always, bring your cameras do you can get in on the fun. Also, I want to correct something I said at last month's SIG. Adobe Lightroom is $299 not $199. I remembered the introductory price. You can get the academic version for as low as $98.
LINUX WORKSHOP: Wednesdays -- 6:00 pm
Installations & hands-on problem solving every Wednesday except when HAL is closed. This is an informal meeting where knowledgable HLUG members help each other & beginners one on one. Dinner after at Biba's West Grey 9:30pm. You don't have to attend the meeting to come eat with us.
INTERNET/BASIC INTERNET - NOT MEETING IN MAY
COREL/ADOBE/WINDOWS PUBLISHING - NOT MEETING IN MAY