Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

The Prescott Computer Society (PCS) is a PC-based users group located in Prescott, Arizona. Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers, associated software and smart phones. We strive to provide personal, home office and small business computing solutions and presentation topics. You may obtain both basic and advanced information about computers by attending our club's meetings.

We hold several meetings each month to show you how to get the most out of your computer. These consist of our General meeting as well as several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG).

Interested in Membership?

Additional information about PCS is available at our About Us page. For information about becoming a member of PCS, please contact Murray Smolens, our Membership chair.

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Fun Stuff

A typical Q&A meeting chaired by some of our favorite PCS members. It's known as a "Stump The Geeks" session which is always enjoyed by all those who attend.

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at meetings at which our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks." Did they succeed? I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to find out.

Actually, some of the questions are submitted in advance so we can come up with useful answers to our members' concerns. But that doesn't mean there won't be any surprises during the meeting!

Meeting Info

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Founders Suite (1st floor) of the Prescott Public Library. The Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, Arizona. Our extended meeting schedule (5-6 months in advance) is available here.

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Free Android App

The free Android app which conveniently displays the complete extended schedule for PCS on your Android smartphone or tablet can be obtained here. Don't miss out on any of our very interesting meetings because you forgot to check your calendar!

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September 24 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
Smartphone SIG - Leader: Murray Smolens
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

This week, SIGmund von Smartphone, AKA Murray Smolens, will discuss the latest must-have (or at least may-have) Android apps, provide a few tips and tricks, and for the brand-new, Emmy-winning Show-and-Tell segment, show (and tell about) some smartphone accessories that are all the rage with the in-crowd. Or maybe the out crowd. Either way, you're sure to find something of interest that is guaranteed to keep you awake for minutes at a time.

If you have any of your own phone accessories that you'd like to brag about, bring 'em on! We'd all like to learn how to (for example) connect our smartphones to our cars so we never have to drive ourselves again, just like Elon Musk.

Future Meetings

September 29 - Thursday - 6:00-7:45 PM
Board of Directors meeting - Prescott Public Library; Elsea Room

All PCS members are welcome to attend but you are asked to first contact Ray Carlson in order to ensure that there will be room available for you.

October 1 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Leader: Phil Ball
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite B

Many aspects of digital photography will be discussed, including use of digital cameras and using Photoshop Elements to make your photos look their best.

Phil will be ending his SIG early so that attendees will be able to go to the service for Henry Dye at 3:00 PM at Ruffner-Wakelin, 303 S Cortez St in Prescott, just a few blocks away.

October 8 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: To be determined

Second Hour: Phil Ball will present Tips and Tricks with insights into various topics that assist with regular computer activity.

In addition to the presentations, the following are typical events which take place at our General meetings:

1) We hold an informal Flea Market in which you are encouraged to bring in your excess computer equipment or software and make them available for others to enjoy at no charge. Please deposit give-away items on the table in the back marked "Free Stuff." Any items left here at the end of the meeting are subject to disposal.

2) If you have items that are just too good to give away, you may set up a separate table and hold your own sale.

3) We conduct a raffle of gift cards at the end of the meeting, so make sure to get a pair of tickets from whoever is in charge and place one on the item you'd like to win.

4) We will also accept your used ink and toner cartridges for recycling. They are turned in to Think4Inc for credits which PCS uses to purchase office supplies from them.

October 15 - Saturday

There will be no PCS meeting today.

October 22 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
Special Topics SIG - Leader: JB Burke
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

This month, JB will delve into topics related to computer hardware, software, the Internet and the World Wide Web. You are sure to find something educational and/or entertaining and/or interesting in this fast-paced enjoyable session. As always, questions and comments will be welcome. After all, JB has to be learning something from these sessions too!

October 29 - Saturday

There will be no PCS meeting today.

APCUG International Technology Conference
October 21-23 - Las Vegas

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The Prescott Computer Society invites you to attend our next scheduled meeting and learn more about us.

9/29/2016 - Thursday - 6:00-7:45 PM
Board of Directors Meeting - Prescott Public Library - Elsea Room

All PCS members are welcome to attend. Please contact Ray Carlson to ensure that there will be room available for you.

Please visit our Membership page for additional information about PCS.
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