Technology/Communications

Chair: Dennis Evans, Apt#254 phone-5062; DennisCharlesEvans@gmail.com
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 AM, Board Room
Collington Staff: Rob Reigle & Brian Stanton

Mission Statement:

o  The Tech-Comm Committee has the responsibility for the operation of the “CollingtonResidents.org” website. (This is the only fiscal responsibility)

The WordPress hosting site was paid on 6/11/2018, active until September 1, 2019.

The Domain Name “CollingtonResidents.org” was renewed on 6/12/2018, for three years, until July 21, 2021.

o  Tech-Comm Committee members operate three Google Groups:

  • Collington-Discussion (All Collington Residents welcome and solicited)
  • Collington-Tech (Tech-Comm members & interested parties)
  • CollingtonWebGroup (Web Group members)

Google Groups can be established by anyone following the Google guidelines.

They are free of charge and have no expiration dates that must be renewed.

o  The Tech-Comm Committee coordinates the operation of the Collington Computer Clinic. Desktops, Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, Smartphones (PC, Apple, Android, Other)

o The Tech-Comm Committee provides support to groups needing technical assistance

    • Low Vision Support Group
    • Oral History Group for 30th Anniversary
    • The Tech-Comm Committee considers ways to help other groups with technical problems/solution
    • “Artificial Intelligence” – Virtual Assistants (HIPPA considerations)
    • “Recording device present”

The Tech-Comm Committee continues review of communication procedures (messages and non-technology aspects)

Other Tasks

  • Oral History Tech Support will be phased out as the task is completed.
  • Clear Plans and Goals need to be defined for all Tech-Comm activities of interest.
  • Address more Wi-Fi support problems: connectivity; old resident equipment and software; printer networking (printing on the wrong printers); VOIP phones on Wi-Fi networks.
  • Consider conducting some computer training classes (problem is limited number of students)
  • Consider recommendations for exterior lighting (LED, cost, architecture, night sky pollution)

 

 

News Relevant to This Committee’s Area of Responsibility.

Internal Technology Policies

Policy Governing the Collington Residents Private Listserve
Policy Governing Resident Association Public Website