Allegheny B&B – April 2011 Meeting

This month we met at UCP/CLASS on Centre Avenue in Oakland.  Thank you to Michelle Hines and her crew for having us!

Here are notes and resources from the meeting:

Software for human resources-related tasks

We noted that there are many commercial packages out there, but many are not suitable for nonprofits.  Johna Lingelbach from the Allegheny Conference shared a report that she obtained from

Other Discussion Items & Resources

  • Application Xtender (for archiving):
  • Cloud Computing:
    • Capital vs. operational budgeting/funding?
    • Cost factors – # of servers, bandwidth, space needed
  • End of life cycle for Access (has anyone heard?)
    • What would replace it?
      • SQL Management Studio Express (comes in SQL Server 2008)
        • Can take a class on SQL at CCAC for $100, in their Ed-to-go courses
        • SQL reporting
          • Use the built-in Microsoft report writer
          • Use Crystal Reports

We will meet next month at UCP/CLASS, 4638 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh,
on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.  Please join us!

Get 2011 B&B meeting info and location/directions here.


Allegheny B&B – November 2009 Meeting

We met again this month at ACHIEVA on the South Side. We will be at this location for the rest of 2009.

Here are the various resources discussed during this month’s meeting:

Our next meeting will be held at ACHIEVA on the South Side, on December 2. Please note that we are now holding our meeting from 8:30 – 10 am each month.

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Join us for the Bagels & Bytes Holiday Party on Friday, December 4, from 1-4 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center!

We will eat lunch in the cafe (each attendee pays for his or her own meal), receive a tour of RoboWorld led by our very own B&B-er Joe McLaughlin (who helped build the exhibit), and otherwise check out the rest of the exhibits and have fun!

The cost to attend is $6 per person (lunch not included) and RSVPs are required.  Call or email Cindy Leonard – 412-397-6007 or – to register.  Attendees from all Bagels & Bytes group are welcome to attend!

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The Bagels & Bytes 2009 Calendar (including directions) is here.