Computer Backup and Security for Writers

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Flanagan
August 5, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $25/member; $35/nonmember
Location: The Purple Cup (located inside Gryphon Games & Comics)

No doubt, technology has revolutionized the writing world, providing us with an abundance of tools, ideas, and avenues in which to create. It also allows us to share our work with readers across the globe, but like most things, technology isn't perfect, and can frustrate and infuriate writers by failing to protect, or even save their work. However, in an age where a pen and paper or a typewriter won't cut it, it's imperative writers learn to embrace technology and practical (and easy) ways to manage it so they never have to worry about lost files or a deleted manuscript.

Learn the best way to store, backup and secure your files so you can focus on what you do best, writing. Tom Flanagan will teach you how to implement the latest and greatest security practices, how to select the right cloud storage, and demo some of the coolest Mac and PC apps.


1: Intro: The importance of computer backup and security 

2: Cloud and Local backup

3: Cloud Storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive 

4: Security: Best practices for Mac and PC users

5: Helpful applications for writers: MS, Evernote, Ulysses, Google Docs, etc.

6: Q and A

Tom FlanaganTom Flanagan is the Chief Technology Officer at The Group Real Estate. He has always been fascinated with how people interact with technology and developing digital tools that help people find a home has been extremely rewarding.

Tom was born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, home to the Industrial Revolution, The Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Division Street House of Pizza. He has a passion for telling stories about growing up, battling bullies and dabbling in the dark art of home improvement.

Now residing in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife Kathy and daughter Marley, Tom has finally decided to write down these stories and bring the eclectic cast of characters he grew up with to life.

Event Properties

Event date 08-05-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 08-05-2018 11:30 am
Capacity 15
Individual Price $35.00
Location The Purple Cup Cafe
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