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  • 22 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94703

Laurie G.

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Ben was so very helpful. Patient in listening to my concerns but lightening fast/super smart in working with my computer and resolving the problem. He calls himself a "Computer Coach" which is much different and better than "Computer Repair"...because often it is not the case that the computer is is that someone (like me) may not know how to navigate the issues. He provided some good follow up to make sure that everything was working well for me. If you happen to book an appointment at his place, don't be put off by the shabby exterior of the house... and of course, he also will make an appointment to come see you at your home or place of business. I highly recommend Sustainable Computing.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94111


I provide personal coaching and training in the digital realm. I can make you smarter, faster and more efficient with the way you use computers, digital devices, the internet, and technology in general. This includes fixing problems, cleaning up and protecting your system, and sharpening your software skills. This is not about being hip and cool with the very latest thing in your pocket. This is about rising above the fray and learning to employ technology strictly where and how it offers the greatest benefit for you personally. This is about assessing and developing your own digital realm over which you are master and commander, gaining both personally and professionally from the time spent within it. Maybe you would like help with: Computers: - Setting up your new machine - Creating user accounts - Upgrading RAM - Setting up wireless networks (routers, WiFi) - Installing and uninstalling programs - Configuring E-mail adresses - Configuring Apple mail program - Tips and strategies to deal with large volumes of E-mail - Keyboard shortcuts to work faster - Setting up printers - Setting up a backup system Software: - Full Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) - Upgrading to Mac OSX Mavericks - iWork - iLife - iTunes iOS Devices - Getting the most out of your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. - Choosing and using the apps that are right for you. Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, Hulu, Netflix - Setup and walkthrough all the different things they can do. Digital Cameras and Photography - All aspects of Digital cameras and digital photos, including image adjustments and editing. Special Projects - Photo slide shows - Books - Presentations Imagine a patient and knowledgeable nerd who listens to your challenges, questions and concerns related to technology, then takes the time to show you hands-on solutions, tips and tricks. > I'm mobile and come to you - home, office or coffee shop - and teach you on your own equipment > Affordable hourly rates > Gift Certificates available! Learn how to put your digital devices to work for you, instead of just using a fraction of their functionality... Technology is expensive - Get a return on your investment! *** Reality Check: If your home computer or laptop does not actively support and enhance your life, both personally and professionally, in at least five specific ways, your investment is being wasted.***

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94118


We offer the following: Getting Started: * Purchase recommendations for Mac and peripherals * New Mac setup * iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPAd * Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard * Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard * Data syncing * Organizing your files * Switching from a Windows PC * Printer and scanner setup * Networking * Cable and DSL broadband * Security General Productivity: * Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Entourage) * Pages * Keynote * Miscellaneous utilities * iPhone and sync * File conversion * Data backup * Font management * Staying organized * Keyboard shortcuts * Time-saving techniques Digital Media: * Digital photography * Image manipulation * Scanning * iPhoto * Google Picasa * Sharing photos online * iTunes * iPod Graphic Design/Web Publishing: * Adobe Creative Suite * Adobe Photoshop * Adobe Lightroom * Adobe Elements * Adobe Bridge * Adobe Illustrator * Adobe InDesign * Adobe Acrobat * Adobe Bridge * Adobe GoLive * Font management Internet: * Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox * Web surfing tips and shortcuts * Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and other e-mail clients and webmail services * Email attachments * MobileMe * iChat, Skype and other messaging clients * Google and other web search engines * Website design * Blogging * File transfers Upgrades: * Operating system * Application programs * RAM (memory) * Internal hard drives (disk space) * Peripheral drivers * External backup hard drives

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Burlingame, CA 94010

Michelle S.

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Scott is outstanding to work with! In addition to his wonderful patient and calm manner he is also extraordinarily talented at swiftly and effectively identifying improvements on a variety of mediums. Scott has been able to provide a wide scope of professional services for my small business from designing presentations, polishing a Six Sigma project to editing documents. I plan to utilize Scott in the future as well as give him the highest recommendation. - Michelle

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Greenbrae, CA 94904

Jeanette M.

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Option Click Consulting, has been amazing! Jon has helped me troubleshoot and fix issues on all of my Apple devices- iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macair. As a trainer, Jon has helped me to understand how things work, and how things work together, which continues to save me time and frustration. Jon has continued to be reliable and knowablly explained to me how my devices work with my printer and copier. He seemed to know everything about how my devices worked, and could teach me things to enhance there operation. He was able to answer any obscure, weird, or ordinary question that had puzzled me, taking seriously and being helpful even if it was a dumb question that I'd already asked. I would recommend Option Click Consulting to anyone who owns any Apple technology. I have no complaints. I have never had the Genius Bar or other Apple help that was better.

  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94109

Beth C.

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This was our first appointment. Darrell called the night before to confirm the appointment and was on time the next day. He gave my husband and I ideas about how to increase our internet speed, etc. He taught me how to customize my homepage. The bulk of the time was helping me improve my skills with Aperture. The latter will be ongoing for a while. The first appointment was 2 hours. Darrell was excellent. He was clear with his explanations and very patient. I am looking forward to continuing appointments.

  • Emeryville, CA 94608


Do you need help learning about your computer? From the basic to advanced skills, learning more about using your computer can help you: + Save money + Communicate with your family and friends + Improve your skill set for employment opportunities + Get the most out of your computer! Specializing in the following topics: * Basic Computer Skills * Social Networking - Facebook, Twitter, Etc. * Internet Skills and Safety * Gmail and Google Apps - Docs, Voice, Picasa * Web design from basic to advanced -template, CSS, HTML, HTML 5 * GIMP and Photoshop and more! I am an experienced instructor, most recently teaching the intermediate computer class to adults at OTX West which was heavily focused in Google Apps and other free online tools. I specialize in adult computer education. I've taught teens how to design their own website and senior citizens how to set up and maintain their Facebook account! My students love my handouts and easy to understand teaching method. I provide in-home tutoring to most areas of Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley, also at any Oakland or Berkeley public library.

Joel K.



  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94708


Do you need some friendly, patient, one-on-one lessons, teaching, training, and tutoring in the use of personal computers (Mac & PC), mobile devices and apps (Apple iPhone & iPad, Android smartphones & tablets), or other computer-related programs, features, and services? Or perhaps you'd like your website and business to appear much higher in Google organic search results, dramatically improving your Internet presence and reputation, and attracting significantly more customers and revenue. Please don't fall for the sales pitches of unscrupulous SEO companies ... they make false promises and implications, lock you into overpriced ongoing contracts, and deliver very poor results. Perhaps most importantly, they employ techniques that are not "Google-friendly" ... Google does not approve of their practices, and actually penalizes your website and your business by ranking you much lower in Google organic search results. I utilize only Google-friendly SEO techniques ... my results speak for themselves, and I'm glad to show you the unbiased results. Some of the areas in which I can help ... - Computer basics/fundamentals (Mac & PC) - Microsoft Office - Organizing your computer's files & folders - Making full use of the Internet (including downloadable programs) - Protecting your computer from viruses, spyware, & other malicious software ... and removing them - Arranging your workplace for optimal health - Google-friendly SEO for your website and your business

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94117


Are you new to Apple products? Is your Apple computer up-to-date? Are you getting the most out of your Mac? Do you regularly backup your files? Or, are you just a little nervous to try? We can help you figure it all out. Appleseed Consultants provides premium quality in-home Apple computer help, including personal shopping, set-up and training throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We work with first-time Mac users, as well as those upgrading from their current setup, or switching over from a PC. We do not officially support Windows, though we will do our best to help with switching. Mention this ad for 15% off your first session!

  • San Francisco, CA 94103


Hello! I am George and I have a Master's degree and 5 years work experiences. The jobs I have done and the companies I cooperated with include: - Steel company management system, Baoxin software (China) - Built-in navigation system for car, Alpine (Japan), and Neusoft (China) - Insurance agent management system. Microsoft China Now, I am a student in SF whose major is Software Engineering. My services include: JAVA (1) J2SE - Strings, Arrays, Containers, Exceptions, Concurrency, Files, Graphical User Interfaces, etc. (2) J2EE : JSP (3) Android C++ (1) Complex back-tracking recursion (2) Effectively creating and editing hash tables, tries (3) STL (Standard Template Library) (4) I/O stream (5) Working with boost containers and smart pointers And more... I also can help you with other basic courses of Computer Science such as: Data structure (1) List (2) Stack (3) Tree (4) Map (5) Searching & Sorting (6) Efficiency & Memory space And more... - Operating system - Principles of compilers

  • San Francisco, CA 94116


I am a patient teacher of computer and camera skills. I am a digital media instructor from San Francisco City College, now offering low-cost, semiprivate "tutoring." Receive handouts and demonstration, and do hands-on practice using my computers (or your laptop, if preferred). My lesson plan includes the following: * Suggestions to Improve Taking Photos * Moving Photos from Camera to Computer * Basic Photo Editing (using a free program) * Straightening and Cropping * Resizing for Email and Web Posting (Facebook, eBay, Craigslist, blogs, etc.) * Color Balance * Contrast * Sharpening * Introduction to Windows Movie Maker: Edit Videos — Create Music and Narrated Slideshows (with a free Windows program) * Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements Classes have a maximum of 6 students, at $20 for a two-hour class. Classes are taught by Lee Ellen Shoemaker—SF City College professor. We have a California state teaching credential in adult education.


(Note: the above videos are examples of the instructional videos I have created for my classes, just to get an idea of my teaching style). I am a professional technology trainer who teaches all levels and topics. I teach at your pace, tailoring the lessons to your needs and interests, creating a customized lesson plan for each topic. I cover all levels of expertise and most areas of interest including the following: Adobe Photoshop InDesign / In Design Flash Illustrator Dreamweaver Basics Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and all of Office (including PowerPoint/Power Point) Email Issues Graphic design iPod and Podcasting, iPhone and Music Digital Photography Digital Video Editing (iMovie and others) Basic Internet Learning (new beginners) Printer Issues and Maintenance General Computer Maintenance and Upkeep Geek Squad Replacement General Troubleshooting, Installation and Upkeep Mac/Apple, Windows, XP and Vista OK I come with dozens of references, I am professional, patient, dependable, knowledgeable and experienced. As a professional, trainer, I have been in the technology-training field for over 10 years, currently teaching computer-related courses at UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco State, teaching middle schoolers, I am a corporate technology trainer at Academy X and Cyber Training, and own my own computer training company (for seniors). I also have a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. I also do corporate training for your employees, and even provide the computers if necessary!

  • 18 years in business
  • Berkeley, CA 94704


A college professor will teach you best. I am a college professor with over 10 years of experience in teaching classes related to graphic design, web design, and multimedia. I work mostly with beginning students, and I am extremely patient and easygoing. I am very approachable and like to make learning easy and fun. My students have been able to learn complex concepts in short periods of time. After learning the skills needed in the industry, my former students have become successful designers hired by Google, Lucas Arts, Pixar, The Gap, DreamWorks, etc. Tutoring and Teaching: Computer classes: I can teach you Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Painter, Final Cut Pro, Premier, AfterEffects, Audacity and Soundbooth, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other apps for MAC and PC. Photo Restoration Animation Language Classes: I also teach language classes and work as an interpreter with Bulgarian, English, Italian, and Spanish languages. Graphic and Web Design: Logo, Business Cards, Collateral Branding and Advertising Posters, Flyers, Mailers, Banners CD and DVD covers Business Presentations Newsletters Brochures, Portfolios Product Catalogs Animation Photo Restoration I have an extensive industry experience in graphic/web design and advertisement combined with media arts and animation experience as a performing visual artist. In my design company, we research, plan, design, and create effective executive presentations, logos, flyers, posters, websites, SEO, and social media advertisement. We also train our clients in our user-centered design methods. Our customers love our friendly demeanor, reliable services, flexibility, and cost effectiveness. We are comfortable handling all types of projects, large or small, while staying on top of your project deadlines. We take your ideas and bring them to life.

  • San Francisco, CA 94115


Isis Training offers a wide range of programs and disciplines to provide focused on-site training specific to your requirements. We differ from traditional methods by virtue of our unique customizable courses that integrate and enhance the skills, activities, and specific needs of your team. We know that every group has different dynamics, so we pay attention to yours with the respect it deserves. By building upon your employees’ existing strengths, we can more effectively train them to fulfill and exceed their individual goals. We offer the following: 1) Co-Active Coaching 2) Computer Training 3) Management, Leadership, and Online Learning (NetSpeed) *NetSpeed Leadership® (for supervisors and managers) * NetSpeed Fast Tracks® (for peer-to-peer learning) * NetSpeed Interactive® (for custom solutions) * Blazing Service® (for customer service providers) 4) Everything DiSC® 5) Training

  • Oakland, CA 94606


Cory Computer Systems provides World Wide Web design, networking, and general computing services. Our web designs help individuals and small businesses develop a successful web presence. After consulting with you, we will custom design an exciting website that meets your needs. Our services include the following: * Web design * Internet training * Email setup and training * Software installation and training * DSL and modem installation or upgrade * Hardware installation * Hardware and memory upgrades * Small business networking * Network hardware and cabling installation * E-commerce storefronts We are a Microsoft small business specialist.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Alameda, CA 94501


Make your computer fly! In-home computer repair and training services include: * Virus removal * Hardware and software installation, configuration, and upgrades * Network installation and configuration * Printer installation and configuration * Security upgrades * Training in general computer use or functions of a particular program I speak both tech and English; I can adjust my jargon level to your level of interest and understanding. For most jobs, I work in your home/office; there is no need to disconnect your computer.

  • Oakland, CA 94609


I am an Apple certified systems technician who troubleshoots, repairs and provides consult solutions to Mac, Windows, and UNIX units. I am A+, Network+, Security+, CEH, CISSP, and Windows server trained technician. I am also UNIX/Linux proficient, and I am a Cisco certified network associate with over 15 years of experience. I also have over 12 years of experience supporting Windows 95, Vista, and Windows 7. I have been training in UNIX (various flavors) since 1996. I can help with the following: * SW/HW support * Troubleshooting * Repair * Networking * Backup solutions * Training * Purchasing * Network security * Audio/video * Graphics * Consulting * Tutoring * Internet solutions * Mods * UNIX of any kind * Scripting * Administration * Basic programming * Data recovery and emergency services * AirPort * Wireless network * Malware removal If you just got a Mac or PC, forced into Linux, etc. and don't know what to do, I can help. No job is too big or too small. I offer reasonable rates and will work with any budget. Ask about our service contracts. I am serving the entire Bay Area. Please call Marco.

  • Sausalito, CA 94965


We offer a two-day workshop wherein you will learn all essential QuickBooks skills, including how to do the following: * Set up a new company file and design a perfect chart of accounts * Set up bank accounts and credit cards and reconcile * Invoice your customers and receive payments * Manage accounts payable tasks and much, much more Best of all, you will be able to apply your new skills immediately and will leave this workshop with your own customized, fully functioning, ready-to-go QuickBooks company file. Day One: Essential QuickBooks Skills -- new company setup, chart of accounts, features and lists, setup of bank accounts and credit cards and how to reconcile, invoice your customers, receive payments, and perform accounts payable tasks and backup. Day Two: Setup your Own Company File -- set up your bank accounts and beginning balances, populate your customer list, and set up existing invoices and bills due. You will leave with a working QuickBooks company file that will be ready to use for your own company. You may bring your laptop to this session. Registration Details: We are currently accepting registrations for two Turbo Charge workshops, so you can choose the one that works best for your schedule. All workshops run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch. The cost for the two-day workshop is $495. Register and receive a $100 discount! Download the registration form.

  • San Francisco, CA 94109


FortySix Web is a one-stop shop for Joomla website development and instruction. We deal exclusively with Joomla based websites, so whether you are a complete beginner or an expert who just needs help on a project, FortySix Web is ready to help! We'll also help you learn to navigate the Internet, if that's your need. Our program involves sitting down with you one-on-one to understand your current needs, and then tailoring a program to get you where you want to be. Are you stuck on a project? We are happy to work with you on your project as a means to gaining the knowledge you need while still advancing your work! Thanks for considering FortySix Web. David

  • San Francisco, CA 94109


Hi! I am an excellent computer science teacher. I can make you learn how to make great progress in a short time. Be my student!

  • San Francisco, CA 94112


Are you new to Mac's or looking to take the next steps needed to understanding your computer? Look no further. We provide consultations for everything from back up solutions to iLife suite support. We come to you, for a low hourly rate. We are skilled technicians with great customer support skills. This is a perfect service for homes and small businesses using Apple computers. Note: We do not help Windows users.

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