Meet Judi Jacobs, The Tech Wizard
As former plaintiff’s tort trial lawyer, I began my journey into teaching and learning about technology in the early part of my legal career. Like many of you, I did not grow up with a computer. I am not a computer engineer. I am not a so-called “digital native.” (i.e. I am not under 35!)
My first experiences with computers came through work in my law firm. I had to struggle through and learn how to do things by trying and failing. If there were a training opportunity at work I would take it.
When something went wrong with a colleague or my computer, I would watch how the “tech guys” (never women in those days) fixed the problem. The next time I experienced a similar issue I would resolve it by trying to retrace the steps of the tech guys.
As a mother of five children, I had no choice but to stay on top of technology. Each one had different skills and unique needs and abilities on the computer. One was an expert at getting around the Netscape Nanny software I installed. I had to stay one step ahead of him to be able to recognize when he was hacking it to try again or use another piece of software. Through the necessities of life I discovered a love of computers and mobile devices.
Sharing my Passion for Technology
In 2005 I launched my IT business in conjunction with the practice of law. Five years later, I was employed as the IT Coordinator for a private elementary school in Los Angeles 2010 – 2012. In August 2012, I decided to devote my efforts to my passion: teaching people how to use technology for life.
I continue with this passion today through private and group lessons for Baby Boomers in my Los Angeles office, volunteer service at the Culver City Senior Center, online through social media and webinars and speaking at various conferences, seminars and private offices for additional group services.
Work with Judi Jacobs
Judi Jacobs is available for media interviews, as well as to speak at workshops and seminars. Her topics focus on helping Baby Boomers overcome their fear technology, so they can enjoy more connected and fulfilling lives. Learn more in her media kit.
Thank you for your support and patience with me. Your caring and patient style of teaching keeps me coming back for more. Today’s class was fabulous...
As always, you inspire confidence where maybe none exists!
Judi with her years of experience is better than most Apple employees in answering my questions and solving my problems with my devices. As an older adult, I thought I would never be able to use the iPhone, iPad or Macbook. Now I can use them all. My self-esteem and joy of life have increased substantially.
I am delighted that my entire attitude about my computer is changing. I’m beginning to understand its usefulness and I see it as the stress-reducing tool that it is meant to be. I love the adventure of learning, even if I still cry in frustration. I am empowered by my lessons with you, Judi!
Humor and Smarts! That’s what I find most enticing…and The Tech Wizards has got them both!!!
I have significantly improved productivity after working with The Tech Wizards. They have shown me not only how things work, but how they can work for me. My calendar, contacts and emails are now all working for me in a way that has made my very busy life move run much more smoothly. I no longer feel paralyzed and panicked.
Before working with The Tech Wizard, I had 3 separate calendars and 4 electronic devices, none of which were coordinated. I was not utilizing all the capability of technology available to me, but I assumed it would take too much time to learn everything. Was I ever wrong! In a matter of MINUTES, they taught me how to consolidate my calendars and use software to allow all of my devices to interact.
I have been working with the Tech Wizard to get my home set up as a smart home. I am so impressed by how versatile she is!! Between setting up Alexa, recommending and installing lightbulbs...even installing smart switches for my fixtures!! There were a couple of snafus because I didn’t accurately identify things I wanted done, but she very fluidly figured out easy workarounds and simple solutions. In addition to the setup, she organized everything for me for easy reference and then taught me how to use all the cool functions. It is so fun - my house welcomes me home now every day after work!! Thank you Tech Wizard!!