Class Schedule

Tech Made Simple – Promoting technological confidence and best practices within our San Juan Islands community.

Classes are held at the Public Libraries

Please email Gene Nery if you are interested in attending the class and indicate on which island you’ll be attending.

Thank you.


iPhone Tips and Tricks

With the release of the first iPhone just under ten years ago, a revolution took place in how we communicate with each other, how we receive and process information and how we entertain ourselves. In this seminar we will take a look at some of the various devices on the market, the pros and cons to the different operating systems and a quick look at the ways, benefits in syncing our photos and content.

  • Swiping, Multitouch, Tapping.
  • Basic concepts in syncing photos, videos and music
  • Managing limited space

Friday Harbor – Monday, Feb 12, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, Feb 13, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, Feb 16, 10:30 am


iPhone Photography

Today’s iPhones have very capable cameras. However, most of its features are not necessarily obvious or easily found. Let’s explore what can be done on just the iPhone’s camera and the apps that can take better advantage of it.

Friday Harbor – Monday, Mar. 12, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, Mar. 13, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, Mar. 16, 10:30 am


Photo Editing and Organizing in Apple’s Photos App

Get your photos organized into albums and events.
Learn about the different file formats – their advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to crop, brighten, enhance and share your photos.

Friday Harbor – Monday, Apr. 9, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, Apr. 13, 10:30 am


Smart TVs, Streaming with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and More

  • Get a better handle on how to forego cable and satellite. What’s possible? What isn’t?
  • Get to know your remote control and why are they so hard to use?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • What about my favorite channels?

Friday Harbor – Monday, May 7, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, May 11, 10:30 am


Email Tips and Tricks

  • Good email habits keep you and your contacts safe.
    • Learn about attachments, CC, BCC and correct email forwarding etiquette.
  • Learn how to share websites, Facebook posts and pages and more.
  • What’s the difference between Webmail and an Email Client?

Friday Harbor – Monday, June 11, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, June 15, 10:30 am


Web Browsers and Internet Security

  • Get the most out of your Web Browser.
  • Learn how to use Tabs, allow or block Pop-Ups and improve your web surfing experience.
  • forming good online habits, learning what to avoid, malware prevention
  • secure password creation and how to organize those passwords.

Friday Harbor – Monday, July 9, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, July 13, 10:30 am


Facebook Tips and Tricks

In this class we will talk about various aspects Facebook.

Its uses, etiquette, what to do and not do.

How it can be used for staying in contact with old friends and family as well as an online presence for businesses.

Friday Harbor – Monday, Aug. 6, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, Aug. 10, 10:30 am


Cloud Computing and Backups

This class covers Cloud computing. The concept, ins and outs, advantages and disadvantages as well as other computer backup options.

Friday Harbor – Monday, Sept. 10, 10:00 am

Orcas Island –  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10:00 am

Lopez Island – Friday, Sept. 14, 10:30 am