SLO Bytes PC Users Group
Information for Presenters Page

SLO Bytes is a San Luis Obispo County (California) PC Users Group dedicated to educating its members in the use of personal computers, digital devices and software. We also enjoy food and fellowship with like-minded computer geeks and geekettes.  Our web site is

Meetings, Where and When
Meetings are open to the public at no cost. They are held at the SLO Guild Hall at 2880 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, For a map to the meeting hall, go to

With rare exceptions, meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month

Guest Speakers and Presentation Themes
Speakers are individuals from government agencies, universities, consultant organizations, major computer software/hardware manufacturers or local businesses who are willing to share their computer-related expertise with us.  Presentations are usually technical in content, either tutorials or product-related demonstrations, geared to provide both information and understanding to the audience.

First session begins at 12:45 and ends at 2:00 PM.
We have a 30 minute break to set up and test your laptop with the projector.
We come back from break at 2:30 at which time the President speaks for about 10 minutes or so.

As the presenter for the Second Session, you are given the rest of the time up until about 3:45 to 4:00 PM to give your presentation and field questions.
You will have use of a club member's laptop as a backup just in case something goes wrong with yours.
I always suggest to speakers to have their presentation and all needed files on a USB flash drive so we can easily plug that into another laptop or in case we lose our Internet connection.

SLO Bytes will supply the following:

Optoma HD143X 1080p 3000 Lumens Projector
Motorized drop-down projection screen
HDMI cable
HDMI to VGA adapter
VGA cable
Charter Internet connection via Wi-Fi

These are the most common keystroke commands to view on your laptop AND the projector.


Product Information and Sales
Speakers are welcome to distribute product-descriptive literature to attendees.  Vendors may sell their computer-related products at the meetings provided they retain the responsibility for sales tax account-ability and offer attendees a product sales price discount below retail.  We encourage them providing gratis copies of their products that will be distributed to members selected in a raffle at the end of the meeting.

Speaker Information and Arrival Time
To eliminate any uncertainty with respect to scheduling and ensure that the talk will be well supported and appropriately attended, speakers are requested to provide us the name of the organization you represent and its web site address, your organization, position, e-mail address, office or home telephone number, and unique presentation support requirements as soon as possible.

Speakers are encouraged to bring their own computers to assure the accessibility of systems that adequately satisfy their needs.  SLO Bytes has a wireless DSL connection and a projection system (w/ 1024x768 projected image resolution graphics) for use during presentations.

Send a few sentences outlining the scope and emphasis of your presentation by e mail at least a month before the scheduled presentation date. This material will be used in our newsletter, meeting announcements and press releases.

Supply a local phone number where we may reach you should it be necessary (if from out of town).

Arrive at the meeting hall no later than 2 pm on the presentation day to allow sufficient time for equipment setup, etc.

Contact Program Coordinator: John Waller, johnlwaller at