Category Archives: Education

Learning Programming Languages

Earlier this week we notified our members and the public of our new initiative, one-on-one tutoring sessions. It triggered an interest and George Santos, program manager, takes care of them. One member has had more in-depth tutoring needs. He asked:

“What about writing real code (eg, C++, Python, Javascript, Java)?”

Any computer science program at local universities will cover an array of programming languages. And there are quite a few online learning sites. They offer more problem oriented coding tutorials and are free of charge or a very reasonable priced. All courses are conducted online with coursework published on web pages and in videos, and contain in addition tests, code review and provde a community forum to connect with professors and fellow students.
Make not mistakes: Online courses require a certain amount of self-discipline, curiosity, patience and perseverance, all traits of an aspiring software engineer.



Make Use Of, one of my favorite technology sites, published a while ago the article:  3 Websites To Get Started With Learning C++ 

The Tech Shell provided in a slighly more recent article: 4 Best Sites To Learn C and C+

This should get people started, that would go more hard core on the learning path.

If you, dear reader know of any additional sites and resources, please post them in the comment section.

Photo: Chicago by Trey Ratcliff, Stuck In Customs

New Initiative: One-on-One Tutoring

The Naples Free-Net (NFN) is launching a new individual training service: One-on-One Tutoring. Members and Instructors will meet, primarily at the NFN Office, or any site, at date/time agreed upon by the parties involved.

Donations are requested per hour or any part of an hour as follows:

  • Premimum Members: $25
  • Standard Members: $30
  • Non-Members: $40

Bring a friend/spouse training in the same subject and get one half off for the second person: $12.50, $15, and $20 respectively per hour/part.

We are offering instruction in all Windows Operating Systems, Digital Photography, Wireless Connections, Skype, Microsoft Office Apps, Wireless Mobile (IPAD, IPhone, Android, Tablets, etc), and most Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). Also WordPress, Google+, GoogleApps, and the Cloud. We will suit your training to your needs.

Please email us at:

Include your Name, NFN UserID (first part of your NFN email address as applicable), Contact Information, and the subject(s) you would like to learn more about.

Or fill out below request form:

[contact-form to=’’ subject=’Inquiry for Tutoring session’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’NFNUserId’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Select a Topic’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Windows,Digital Photography,Wireless Connections,Microsoft Office Apps,Mobile Devices (ipad%26#x002c; iPhone%26#x002c; Android%26#x002c; Tablets,Social Media (Facebook%26#x002c; Twitter%26#x002c; Instagram%26#x002c; Google+ etc),WordPress,GoogleApps’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Your Phone ‘ type=’text’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Cell phone number’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Other comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

How to connect to Collier County Public Library’s Wi-Fi on an iPad

During our cooperation with the Collier County Public Library on Computer classes our Naples Free-Net instructors are often asked, how one connects to the Collier County Public Library’s Wi-Fi system, they provide in all branches. We will  discuss this topic in the “Tablet, Smartphones and Apps” lecture this week, but not everyone who needs this information will be able to make it.  No matter if you are NFN member or a Collier County resident or a visitor in our Paradise, this is for you! If you like what you read, we always appreciate a donation to the Naples Free-Net, your 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, all volunteer community network. Go to Settings: How to connect to Collier Count Public Library's Wi-Fi

Go to “Settings”


Check your Wi-Fi setting. If it’s “Off”, use the slider button to switch it “On”.

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

Ones the Wi-Fi is turned on it will scan the area for broadcasting signals of Wi-Fi networks, and you will see available networks in a list. Those that have a lock next to their name are not public Wi-Fi networks and would need individual access information.

You see “Collier County Public Library in the list. ” Tab on the name to connect.

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

As soon as you iPad establish connection you see a check mark next to the name “Collier Count Public Library”. Now your iPad is connected but you are not done yet.  You will be guided to the next screen:

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

You still have to accept the Terms of Use of this public service. You accept those Terms by click on the green button: “Connect to the Internet”.

The next screen shows you the Collier County Public Library’s public website and you are done.



Now you can open any of your APPs to go about reading the news, checking emails, visiting Facebook, or writing online.

These instructions in principle are the same for any tablet or smartphone, be it iOS, Android or other mobile operating systems

Feel free to post questions below in the comment section and we will be happy to answer them.


Naples Photography Club starts into 2014

dpi sig meeting January 2014An estimated 120 participants, including 10 new members! The breaking news announced during meeting: Naples Photography Club  DPI-SIG is official host club of next year’s FCCC conference in March 2015.

Every year, members contribute photos to the calendar of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and this year the calendar attracked the attention of a National Geographic Magazine, Kids Edition. Two members participating in the shooting for the calendar of Shy Wolf Sanctuary  will be featured in National Geographic Magazine for Kids.

2014 started with a cloud computing special on Dropbox for file sharing and Google+ and Instagram for social and mobile photo sharing.

The Google+ Event Party Mode enabled photos from the room were uploaded almost in real time.

More in follow-up at DPI-SIG website:

Every 2nd Thursday, the Naples Photography Club, DPI-SIG meets at Edison State College to discuss the latest and greatest photo tools, recaps outings and learns from each other through sharing , collaboration and education.

Video Introduction to all NFN DPI-SIG Club Activities