Central Coat Tech: Tech Brew gets new location

The SLO Tech Brew networking get-together for technology professionals will undergo a change of venue starting with its Nov. 9 event.

The new location is Central Coast Brewing at 1422 Monterey in San Luis Obispo.

TechBrew runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

There will be free appetizers and a cash bar.

For information, visit, send an e-mail Amy Kardel at or call 543-1930.

Classes start today

The Central Coast Exploration Station is offering a November Computer Class Special, with three single-session classes aimed at broadening attendees’ digital photo skills.

You can take “Edit your photos with Picasa” on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or on Nov. 11 form 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“Turn your Photos into a Personal Movie” is set from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.

“Learn to how to make your own Holiday Cards, Letters and Announcements with Picture Publisher” is set from noon to 3 p.m. today, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

The classes are $25 each, or you can get a discount if you sign up for all three.

The Exploration Station is at 867 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach.

For information and registration forms, call 473-1421, send an e-mail to or visit

KCBXnet schedule has four classes starting as early as Wednesday.

Upcoming are Photoshop Elements 7, Wednesday through Dec. 2; Introduction to Computers, Monday through Nov. 30; Introduction to Excel 2007, Nov. 10 through 19; and Intermediate Word 2007 from Nov. 17 to Dec. 8.

Visit for details.

More events this week

Thursday. Cambria Computer Club Novice meeting, Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St., Cambria, 2 p.m. The topic is how to make your computer faster and easier to use. Time permitting, there will also be a slide show presentation.

A question-and-answer session follows. Contact Dave Butner at, or visit for information.

Thursday. Computerooters meeting, Ramona Park Garden Center, Ramona and 10th streets, Grover Beach, 10 a.m.

Alan Raul presents “Let’s Go Surfing.” Using such Web sites as Google, Bing and YouTube, Raul demonstrates how to make an informed buying decision on your next consumer purchase.

He will then take a virtual stroll in your neighborhood and peer into backyards that can’t been seen from the street. Public welcome. Contribution: $2 per person. Send an e-mail to for details.

Saturday. Macsuperstore Mac Basics 1.0 Workshop, 75 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 9 to 10 a.m. No charge. For information visit or call 781-6227.

Nov. 10. North County Computer Club meeting, Senior Center, 270 Scott St., Paso Robles, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Joseph Carro speaks on voice dictation using your computer. Contact: or visit

Dan Logan is the author of Close the Gaps: 10 Cool Tools for Mastering Windows Essentials. His Central Coast Tech column runs every Tuesday. E-mail him at