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Spring 2009 Class Schedule

DCN, in its commitment to public education about the Internet and its community applications and services, frequently schedules free public classes and workshops. More classes may be added to this list based on demand and instructor availability.

PLEASE NOTE: Watch for updates regarding change of  venue due to renovation schedule of the City Training Lab.  If you have registered at, you'll be notified by email.  Otherwise, please contact to confirm before you come to class.

Most DCN classes are held at the City of Davis' Training Lab, 600 A Street (between City Hall and the Senior Center). Enter the courtyard on the south side of the building; the lab will be the first door on your right.

All classes are 6:30-8:00 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

Subscribe to DCNews to stay tuned for class schedule announcements. You can also consult our calendar for upcoming classes.

To register for our free classes or to inquire about arranging a special class for your not-for-profit organization, please contact 750-1170, or email


Class title Instructor
Thursday, 4/2/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.


This class offers instruction on use of the Web Calendar, a tool also developed by DCN's
Webteam. The Web Calendar can be installed on an organization's website to help promote its
events and activities and can also link to a master Community Calendar hosted on DCN's site.
This Community Calendar can be viewed at

Steve McMahon
Thursday, 4/9/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.


A Mailman List is a very effective way for an organization to communicate with any size group
-- boards of directors, project committees, memberships, supporters, or other constituents.
Learn how to manage all your email lists with Mailman.

Steve McMahon
Thursday, 4/16/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.


DCN's Webteam, led by Steve McMahon, developed SimpleSites version 2, a web tool that
provides the power of a modern, interactive website in a ready-to-install template. SimpleSites,
recognized for its ease of use and value to nonprofits, earned a National Grassroots Techie
. In this class, learn to build a website using SimpleSites. Hundreds of local
nonprofits have taken this class; no previous web authoring experience necessary. Examples
can be seen at

Steve McMahon
Thursday, 4/30/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.


This class will focus on features and tools not covered in the SimpleSites 2.0 class. Learn how to use SimpleSite tools to create slide shows, web forms, manage data, add blogs, maps, videos, RSS, a Mailman subscription form, etc. Knowledge of SimpleSites 2.0 preferred but not required.

Steve McMahon
Thursday, 5/7/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.

More and more, nonprofits and community groups rely upon the internet to distribute information to the public and to their constituencies. Many nonprofit newsletters are now sent via email to save on costs, reach more people and even save trees! This class will help you create a customized, attractive and well-designed template for e-newsletters and e-announcements.

Steve McMahon
Thursday, 5/14/2009
6:30-8:00 p.m.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, formatting) to Web documents.  Good CSS skills help ensure your website will be well-designed, user friendly and appealing to visitors.

Steve McMahon

More classes will be added based on demand and instructor availability.  Please contact if you have any questions.

Local non-profits and community groups are welcome to apply for DCN's free Internet resources, including Mailman lists, SimpleSites, web calendar, etc. Please visit for details.

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