November 11, 2021

John Kennedy Biography

John Kennedy

John Kennedy is the APCUG Advisor for Regions 3 and 6; and a member of the East Central Ohio Technology User Club. John is also a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau; having done a number of web presentations for computer groups around the country and has often presented at regional conferences in Ohio, Nevada, and Florida. He also manages the APCUG Zoom Account, hosting many of the APCUG's VTC's and Workshops. John got his feet wet with computers in the early 80's with his first Atari 400 personal computer (and moved up to the Atari 800 and then the 1200 computer). After that he continued with different mainline PCs running Windows until he built his first computer when he retired. At that point he switched his preferred operating system to Linux.

John taught elementary school for 25 years and finished his career by teaching computer skills to middle school students for 10 years. During those years he was introduced to the Linux operating system. Since retiring he has spent his time teaching senior citizen computer classes in a joint venture between the ECOTUC and the Licking County Aging Program. Known around his area as "Free John", John does just about everything on the computer with free and open source software; that even includes his preferred operating system: Linux. John also spends many hours helping both Windows users and Linux users with their computer problems. He co-hosts ECOTUC's "Linux SIG/Help Desk" that meets twice a month.

John will be sharing his presentation of "Password Management Using Bitwarden".