Krewe de Tech
P.O. Box 8364
Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

Krewe de Tech helps people take advantage of everything personal computer technology can do to improve their lives. Whether you have a smartphone, laptop, tablet, desktop with local or cloud storage, we have the help you need. We have monthly general meetings and special meetings where you can learn more than you ever imagined.

Krewe de Tech was founded in 2017 as a Louisiana non-profit organization run by volunteers.

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May 2018 General Meeting

The Technologies, Techniques and Methods The Data Center Use to Accomplish Its Goals

Tuesday May 1, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Data Center is the most trusted resource for data about Southeast Louisiana. Founded in 1997, we are fully independent and we are experts at bringing data together from multiple sources. In doing so, we are uniquely able to step beyond the limits of analyzing data from just one perspective and take a 360–degree look at issues that matter most to our region from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways The Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible. more about The Data Center …

Lamar Gardere is Executive Director. Lamar is responsible for guiding The Data Center’s mission of democratizing data into realistic action, ensuring quality standards and the ongoing impact of the organization. In addition, he is responsible for leading The Data Center’s ongoing efforts to transform local culture to one that embraces data as an intrinsic component of sound decisionmaking. more about Lamar …

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Location: Jefferson Parish Library - East Bank Regional Library
4747 W Napoleon Av, Metairie, LA 70001  (map)

Guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

New/Intermediate User Special Interest Group (SIG)

Remember back when you had just the 1 computer that every member of the household had to share? Things have surely changed! These days you could have multiple pc's, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, smart TV's, set top boxes, … Trying to stay in touch with friends and family scattered across the globe. Online shopping, banking, trading, and even healthcare management while trying to stay secure. And you thought that one computer was daunting. Well, that's where the New/Intermediate User SIG comes into play. No one person can figure it all out, but collectively we can cut the digital beast down to size. We share our experiences learned over the "years of tears" to enable each of us to more fully take advantage of our digital devices.

Everyone is encouraged to email questions in advance to This gives Ray a chance to do a little research.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Jefferson Parish Library - East Bank Regional Library
4747 W Napoleon Av, Metairie, LA 70001  (map)

Guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


** Past Due Notice **
Membership Renewals Were Due October 1

If your membership dues are current, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our 8th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors. For those who are still in arrears, here is a gentle reminder. Every member's dues are payable by October 1. While we try to keep expenses as low as possible, we still have the inevitable overhead. You can renew at the General Membership meeting at the registration table or at the New/Intermediate User SIG. Contact Treasurer, Mike York if you have any questions about your membership status.

Elections at KdT

At the November General Membership meeting we held elections for the officers and directors to lead KdT in 2018. The officers are President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, we have three Directors at Large. These seven members constitute the Club's Board of Directors. Each member of the Board will serve from December 1, 2017 until November 30, 2018. The Board meets once a month, on the third Wednesday, at 6:30PM

Any current member in good standing can run for any position on the Board. We are currently taking nominations. Nominations for the Board can also be made at the November meeting but those nominees must be present to run. If you want to know more about the duties and responsibilities of each position , please contact Mike York (, (504) 814-0846) or any of the current Board members.

2017 Board of Directors
President Ray Paternostro
Vice-President Don Costello
Treasurer Mike York
Secretary VACANT
Director at Large Richard Wise
Director at Large Robert Romalewski
Director at Large Greg Wilde


Alternatives to Pay-TV

Greg Wilde and Ray Paternostro, Jr. made a few appearances discussing how it is possible to trim the cord and cut down, or possibly eliminate, the video portion of the ever-growing cost of cable, and satellite television services. As this is a quickly evovling topic, we set aside an area where you can find the most current updates to their presentation.

Alternatives to Pay-TV Resources


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January 2018
What's Driving Our Future
Febraury 2018
Windows 10 Creators Update
March 2018
New Orleans Mini Maker Faire
April 2018
Amazon Prime Explained
May 2018
The Technologies, Techniques, and Methods The Data Center Use to Accomplish Its Goals
June 2018
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August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
2017 2016
January 2017
GlobalStar and the Business of Saving Lives
February 2017
Useful Browser Extensions
March 2017
Backing Up a Windows System
April 2017
Placing Smartphone Photos or Videos into Social Media
May 2017
Electronic Devices etc: Are Electrical Surges The Only Thing You Have To Worry About?
June 2017
Amazon Fire TV Stick
July 2017
How Global Cyber Security Affects You
August 2017
September 2017
Safeguarding Your Data during Traveling
October 2017
Net Neutrality
November 2017
Recent Medical Advances
December 2017
Induction of Officers
Using your PC as a Media Server
January 2016
New features of Windows 10
February 2016
Understanding the Hidden Web and How It Relates To You
March 2016
April 2016
Video Conferencing on Skype
May 2016
Technology in Jefferson Parish Gov
June 2016
Peeking Inside the Modern PC
July 2016
A Look at Netchex
August 2016
The Machine is Not the Message
September 2016
Streaming Radio
October 2016
Radio Station Computer Technology
November 2016
The Different Means of Storing Data Outside a Primary Computer
December 2016
Induction of Officers
Aspects of Security From a Professional
2015 2014
January 2015
The New Juice Box - Power When and Where You Need It
February 2015
Drones -- See Them In Action
March 2015
Using Computers to Help Diagnose Medical Problems
April 2015
How to Find the Best Travel Deals -- Including the Secret Ones
May 2015
How To Make Money Selling On the Internet
June 2015
Globalstar: Satellite Phones for Where Nothing Else Works
July 2015
Windows Apps
August 2015
New Technologies that Amaze
September 2015
Websites, Websites, Websites -- Plus Some Tips, Tools, and Techniques
October 2015
Deepmind and Machine Learning Will Change Our Lives
November 2015
Introduction to Windows 10
December 2015
Tech Buffet
January 2014
Computers at the Airport
February 2014
How Technology is Affecting the News Business
March 2014
Hear From an FBI Special Agent and an FBI Intelligence Analyst
April 2014
10 Important Uses for That You Probably Did Not Know About
May 2014
Home and Business Security -- And Remote Access to Your Devices
June 2014
Data mining: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
July 2014
Tour of Jefferson Parish Crime Laboratory
August 2014
New Cutting Edge Trends and Technologies
September 2014
How Computers and Wearable Apps Can Help Your Health
October 2014
Living in an App-Centric World
November 2014
Laser Scanning of Large Structures
December 2014
Induction of Officers
Understanding the Cloud � A Comparison of Cloud Providers
2013 2012
January 2013
Louisiana's crime expert -- Our own Bones/CSI expert
February 2013
3D Printing
March 2013
Windows 8
   Windows 8 Common Shortcuts
   Peek Inside Windows 8
April 2013
Clash of the Titans -- Androids vs. iPhones
May 2013
Improve Your Online Shopping
June 2013
Google, Google, Google
July 2013
Alternatives to Landline Telephone Providers
August 2013
Windows 8 Potpourri
September 2013
New Media vs. Old Media
October 2013
How to Create Instructional Screencasts and, If You Want, Put Them on YouTube
November 2013
How Lawyers Find and Use Social Media Evidence In Divorces and Other Legal Cases
December 2013
Induction of Officers
How to Watch Great Lectures and Take Free Courses Online
January 2012
60 Tips in 60+ Minutes - Part II
February 2012
Alternatives to Pay Television
March 2012
Chad Cox, The Bad Guys Don't Knock When They Sneak Into Your Computer
April 2012
Robert Gordon, You Are Never Too Old To Climb the Family Tree
May 2012
How An Attorney Uses Technology In Trial Preparation and In Courtrooms
June 2012
SOPA and PIPA and CISPA, Oh My!
July 2012
Selling on ebay - Do All of the Work Yourself or Use a Professional
August 2012
Learn From A Google Rep About The Brand New Google Apps -- and the Old Ones Too
September 2012
Meeting Cancelled Due to Isaac
October 2012
How The V.A. Is Using Computers To Help Cure PTSD
November 2012
More Great Google Goodies
December 2012
Induction of Officers
The World's First Supercomputer - Your Brain
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Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

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