AWC/PS February Meeting: PDA for Pros - And the Rest of Us
- Association for Women in Computing - Puget Sound Chapter
Handsprings� and Palm Pilots� and PocketPCs� - oh my! If you've got to
have one - but don't know which - or want to know more about this exciting
technology, this is an event you will not want to miss. Some of the
topics will include:
- Why choose one brand over another?
- What about wireless?
- How "unconnected" can we get?
- Will cell phones merge with PDA's?
- What software is available for each?
- What does the future hold for the PDA?
- Will they be as ubiquitous as the cell phone?
Join us as we welcome several experts in the handheld device arena:
- Greg Gaub, formerly in technical support for a modem company, currently
a stay-at-home dad scouring PDA web sites. Greg is a self-taught Palm
expert and webmaster/listserv administrator for the local Palm user group
- Beth Goza, who currently works in the Mobile Devices Division for the
Microsoft Corporation, focusing on enthusiast and influential efforts in
the both the PDA and Smartphone space. Her recent activities have
included traveling on two national demonstration tours, hosting an
international conference on Mobile Devices, and keeping Pocket PC
owners in the loop through Club Pocket PC. Prior to joining Microsoft
in 1998, Miss Goza taught English to Seniors and Juniors in the Mill
- Bill Landon, Founder and Senior Editor of http://www.MaximumPDA.com,
Board Member and webmaster of the Puget Sound Handheld Users Group
(http://www.pshug.org/). He has been working with computers for 16
years and web designing for the last 4 years. Bill believes
that in the near future carrying a PDA for daily use will be as
commonplace as a pager or cell phone is today.
- Tom Forsyth, is currently the Test Manager for Palm, Inc.
(http://www.palm.com) Tom is located here in Bellevue and is
responsible for the verification of test and design on all Palm
Wireless products. He worked on the first wireless PDA, the Palm
VII and the newest entry, the i705. Tom has worked at WordStar
and Intuit prior to joining Palm. He is also a Board Member of
Why Should You Attend?
- To decide if you should trade in your paper planner for a PDA
- To hear about features of - and software for - the various PDA
- To see product demos
- To meet and network with fellow IT professionals
- Great Door prize - Palm Pilot VIIx to be given away at the meeting!
Date - Tuesday, February 19th, 2002
Time - Networking begins at 6PM; Dinner at 6:30; Panel Discussion
Location - Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle
Cost - $20 for AWC members; $35 for non-members (dinner and program) For
program only, member cost is $10; non-member cost is $15.
-By check, we must receive your payment at our P.O. Box by Thursday,
February 14, 2002
-By credit card - we must receive payment confirmation by Monday,
Register online at http://www.scn.org/awc/test/register.htm leave voicemail
at (206) 781-7315. Send your check to the address below by the due date
noted above to: AWC/PS, P.O. Box 179, Seattle, WA 98111 or pay by
credit card on our site via PayPal.