One of the many benefits to a BCAB membership is an ongoing series of events using the Zoom platform. The events listed on this page are open to BCAB members. If you are interested in running an event of your own, contact Sean Randall, who is the BCAB board member with responsibility for managing the online events System. Events running in the real world are also listed below for your convenience.

If you want to listen again to an event, or couldn't make it at the time, you can download a recording from the events page if you are a BCAB member.

Using Zoom

Zoom is a very simple system to use. You can dial in on a plain-old telephone, use a Windows or Mac computer, or connect with a smartphone or tablet.

We have a Events page for BCAB members with full instructions on how to connect to the system. You will also, as a BCAB member, receive an Email on the morning of an event with a link to join via the app and a reminder of the telephone number you need to dial.

Upcoming events

Multi-Room speaker systems. Thursday 22nd March 2018, 07:30PM.

Sonos and Bluesound are the heavyweight contenders in this presentation, lead by BCAB Chair Jackie Brown and Steve Nutt of Computer Room Services. They’ll be discussing plenty of high-end speakers for all the audiophiles out there, and hopefully touching on some less expensive options too.

The usual time and place, BCAB members will receive an email on the morning with the link to join from your app or computer, or telephone number to dial.

Synology: Network Attached Storage system, part 2. hosted by Muzz Lahkani. Wednesday 28th March 2018, 07:30PM.

Concluding his series on these fascinating devices, Muzz will talk about the more creative side of the NAS, including apps for common tasks such as automatic computer backups and answer questions from listeners.

Open Technology Chat. Wednesday 4th April 2018, 07:30PM.

BCAB members get the chance to talk tech on the first Wednesday of the month with some board members providing technical input and fielding questions. We use software called Zoom to host the chat, allowing you to dial in on the phone, connect at the computer or engage from your android or iOS app. If you’re a BCAB member, look out for a reminder email on the morning of the chat with all the details.

Telephone Helpline. Thursday 5th April 2018, 07:30PM.

Open to the general public, the BCAB telephone helpline is where you can go for technology help or advice on computers, smartphones, tablets and so forth, , with one of our expert trainers manning the system on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00PM.

To call, for the cost of a local call or with the time taken from your inclusive minutes, please dial: 0 2 0 3 6, 9 5 0, 088. then enter the following code when prompted: 2 2 2, 2 3 9, 7 0, 6 4.