davidf.com.au

Phone (07) 4634 9350

Helping people over 60 learn basic computer and internet skills.
Personal training available in Toowoomba, QLD. I come to you.


Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?
Charles, 98 years old, decided last winter to start using the
internet and quickly became a natural at operating his new iPad.

 

We are now in the information age when an infinite amount of facts are widely available to anyone who can use a computer. But many senior citizens have a fear of computer technology. Like anything, this fear is caused by a lack of knowledge and understanding.

That is where David can help. With his 30 years of experience with personal computers and genuine caring and friendly nature, senior citizens can obtain sufficient skill in the use of computers to help them achieve anything they want to do.

Whether it be learning to use Windows, a word processor, compiling a spreadsheet, finding your way around an Apple iPad or Android smartphone, searching for information on the web, keeping in touch with loved ones by email, or using Skype or Facetime to watch their grandchildren take their first steps, no matter where in the world they are, or advice on setting up a personal or business website, David will inform and inspire.

Perhaps you are an artistic sort who loves to draw and paint, David will show you how to do this with a computer. The applications (apps) of computers are truly only limited by your imagination.

 


 

Dave Fredericks
Dave Fredericks

Born - David John Fredericks
Date of Birth - 2 August 1968 (age 46)
Generation - X
Birthplace - Toowoomba, Queensland
Citizenship - Australian
Residence - Newtown, Queensland
Alma mater - University of Southern Queensland
Occupation - computer programmer

 

INTRO TO DAVID FREDERICKS

David John Fredericks is an Australian computer programmer and internet entrepreneur.

He is the past owner of David Fredericks Web & Graphic Design, a Toowoomba-based website design business, which was nominated for the 2012 Toowoomba Business Excellence Awards. Some of his previous clients are listed here.

With an enduring fascination of technology and the space age, Mr Fredericks has personally met three NASA astronauts, including the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong in Sydney in 2011 and Australian-born Dr Andy Thomas in Brisbane in 2010 and shaken their hands.

Dave is a Toowoomba resident and is a prolific letter writer to the editor of The Chronicle. He is also the Vice President Public Relations of Business Focus Toastmasters Club and a co-founder of the new Sunday Assembly Toowoomba. He has travelled widely in Australia and overseas.

Dave first became involved with computers and interested in programming in high school in 1985 when he became 'Top of the State' at the new curriculum subject of Computer Art, using a Commodore 64 and Apple IIe computers. He went on to university with Electrical Engineering, then 20 years later Mathematics, Physics and Computing. Some of his research interests include the practical use of artificial intelligence, laser technology, holographic art and astronomy. He is a devoted Star Wars and Star Trek fan.

Dave personally uses the following technology:

Hewlett Packard desktop PC running Windows Vista
Toshiba laptop PC running Windows 7 and Debian Linux
Apple iPad 4 tablet running iOS 7
Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone running Android 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dave Fredericks with his reflector telescopeDave Fredericks met and shook the hand of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, while at the Sydney Convention Centre on 24 August 2011.

Neil was guest of honour at the 125th Anniversary of CPA Australia, and the normally media shy man decided to go to the Sydney event because his father Stephen was an auditor for the Ohio state government. His father taught him about mathematics which led to his engineering career and astronaut wings.

At the event Mr Armstrong talked about the possibility of a permanent lunar scientific base and saw no reason why Australians couldn't be involved. This was in response to Dave's question from the 810 person audience.

Neil Armstrong died of a heart bypass operation complication on 25 August 2012. His family buried his ashes at sea.

 


Contact Dave Fredericks

Phone (07) 4634 9350
Mobile 0481 517 306

Please note: If you are calling from a Private number and do not leave
a message on my landline (07) 4634 9350 then I cannot return your call.

 


For help with Apple Mac issues, please contact the Toowoomba Apple and MacIntosh Users Group at info@taamug.org.au or phone Graham MacAlpine on 0409 726 580.

 

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