That is our theme for the New Year here on the Tech Floor and we have found plenty of opportunities to create a “New You” that don’t involve dieting and working out!  The New Year is a time for reflection and for creating changes that will positively impact our lives.  How about adding “learn something new” to your resolution list this year and be rewarded both personally and professionally?    

In January & February 2010, here are a few classes that will give you the opportunity to create a “New You” in the New Year.  Click on the links for dates & times or to register.


May you have a happy, healthy & prosperous 2010!

Technology ~ it takes you there

~ Tracie Seurer ~


Well, I had 10 people show up for the Blogs, Wikis, RSS Oh my! class this evening! Not bad considering the time given in the paper this morning was 10:00 am not 6:00 pm! We ended up talking about all sorts of Web 2.0 applications.

One student asked how Web 2.0 could be defined and though I described it as best I could, I thought I would give a little more info here. Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O’Reilly in 2003 and popularized by the first Web 2.0 conference in 2004, refers to a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services — such as social-networking sites and folksonomies — which facilitate collaboration and sharing between users. O’Reilly Media titled a series of conferences around the phrase, and it has since become widely adopted. (From Wikipedia)

Tonight we not only talked about blogs, wikis, RSS, feeds, etc. but looked at some of the “social networking” sites. We looked at, YouTube, Digg, Twitter, and Flickr. For most of the students, these were new terms and certainly new experiences. We went to YouTube and looked up the Beatles. Did we find anything? Of course, lots and lots of Beatle videos. Go ahead and check it out for yourself!

All in all, a fun class for all!