SAT, October 17th, 10am-11am PT

WED, Oct 21st, 10am-11am PT

THUR, Oct 22nd , 6pm-7pm PT  (Virtual): must have Zoom installed on device prior to class.

FRI, Oct. 23rd 10am-11am PT

FRI, Oct 23rd, 6pm-7pm PT  (Virtual) Intermediate: must have Zoom installed on device prior to class.

SAT, October 24th, 10am-11am PT, Intermediate: must have Zoom installed on device prior to class.

Instructor:  Nicole Abaté Ducarroz 

Join Nicole for an encouraging experience that will benefit those who are new users or who have never used Zoom before.

This is a community service and membership perk to enable individuals to stay connected to loved ones, socialize, and to learn online. This programming is designed to bring our community with us as we begin our Fall 2020 virtual programming including Gallery Exhibitions, Classes, Artist’s Lecture and more.

The classes will be capped at 6 students and will be located on the patio of the Community Center with separate tables for each participant, spaced more than 6′ apart. If the air quality is poor or there are winds, we will relocate to Andrews Hall.

Participants must bring their own laptop, iPad, or smartphone (multiple devices are welcome). Fully charge them ahead of time.

BEGINNERS CLASS: The beginner is someone who may or may not know how to launch zoom, will need help with basics like positioning the device to see and be seen, to hear and be heard.  This class is designed to get the individual familiar and comfortable on the virtual platform for taking classes, socializing, and more.

INTERMEDIATE CLASS: The intermediate is someone who already has used zoom and would like to expand their experience with more advanced options, to play around with the virtual video conferencing software to their advantage.


Exclusively free for members, if you’re a member and would like to sign up email us!

All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience.

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 Nicole Abaté Ducarroz

Nicole Abaté Ducarroz


Nicole was offering ‘Zoom for Boomer’s’ free on Facebook and also is an independent contractor/consultant for other tech and virtual businesses. She’s got great energy, the right background and experience, and  is partnering with Sonoma Community Center for Zoom training for our community. She has lived and worked in Sonoma Valley for over 21 years and loves and adores the place she calls home! 

Perhaps it is not an accident that during a worldwide pandemic such a globally-aware woman (she speaks French, English and some Spanish) has agreed to teach this class. Half Caldean (from Baghdad, Iraq) and half Sicilian (from Southern Italy), Nicole (raised outside Detroit, MI), studied computer science at Loyola Marymount and UC Davis.  She spent a good part of her career as a software engineer in the South of France where she met her French-Swiss husband Jean-François. They went on to have three children (Nikita age 23 preparing to compete in Freestyle BMX in the Olympics; Jonas age 21 studying computer science at Grand Canyon University, and Julien age 17 who is a senior in High School).