A graphical, fanciful representation of email and VPN symbols.
Headshot of Dale Harrington Headshot of John Kennedy
Dale Harrington John Kennedy
Dale Harrington and John Kennedy will talk about,
“Let’s talk about email and some about VPNs”
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
6:45PM - 8:45PM in
via Zoom virtual meeting.

About “Let’s talk about email and some about VPNs”

The basic and perhaps forgotten information about a communications method we use every day — email — and some low-down on virtual private networks (VPNs) and how they work, are the topics of the featured presentation to be given at the next BCUG General Meeting scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 23 via Zoom conference software.

Presenters Bios

Dale Harrington, Program Chair, MICRO-PC, spent about 20 years in the United States Air Force where he performed variety of tasks including operating and maintaining instrumentation systems equipment. Later, Dale worked for Raytheon Support Service Company as a maintenance department manager where he managed and directed the administrative activities of maintenance technicians and supervisors engaged in the performance of contract maintenance service for United States Air Force technical training operations at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado, where he lives now.

Dale worked for an organization called Computers and Ministry providing technical support to local ministers in network support, internet connectivity, servers, email services, end user workstations and related peripheral hardware and software systems. Since 1994 Dale has been a member of the board of directors for the Mile High Computer Resource Organization or MICRO. He has presented numerous topics at MICRO and other user groups in the Denver area.

He also developed course materials for and taught introductory computer courses to seniors at local community Centers. Dale Harrington enjoys helping seniors and the younger whippersnappers productively use and enjoy computers and other forms of technology.

John Kennedy-APCUG Advisor, Regions 6/7; Chair, Teaching Program, East Central Ohio Technology User Club, also a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau; he has done a number of web presentations for computer groups around the country and has often presented at regional conferences in Ohio. John got his feet wet with computers in the early 80’s with his first Atari personal computer. From that he continued with different mainline PCs until he built his first computer when he retired.

John taught elementary school for 25 years and finished his teaching career by teaching computer skills to middle schoolers for 10 years. During those years he was introduced to the Linux operating system. Since retiring he has spent his time teaching senior citizen computer classes in a joint venture between the 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; that even includes his preferred operating system: Linux.

John also spends many hours helping both Windows users and Linux users with their computer problems. In addition to heading the Senior Teaching Program, he co-hosts ECOTUC’s “Linux Help Desk/SIG” that meets twice a month, and has helped start the “Windows Help Me/Show Me” Help Desk/SIG that meets monthly.