Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

The Prescott Computer Society is pleased to offer online meetings that are available to the public FREE OF CHARGE.

Interested in Membership?

Information about joining PCS is available at our Membership Info page.
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To view or download JB Burke's recent presentation at the Prescott Public Library on "The BASICS OF Internet Safety & Security for Seniors" please click here.

Online Meetings Using Zoom

PCS meetings are available to anyone, including non-members, who wish to join us online. We are using Zoom as a means of holding our meetings in the convenience of your own home.

Even if you're not a member of PCS we urge you to attend our online meetings. Both members and non-members may do so in advance of the meeting by registering below. You will receive a password and link to the meeting by email. This step is necessary to keep out spammers and hackers. You may join the meeting no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

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For information on how to get and use a Zoom account please click the button below.

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December 5, 2023 - Tuesday - 6:00-8:00 PM
PCS Board of Directors Meeting

Contact JB Burke for details. Open to current BOD members only.
The board will meet to discuss PCS operations - Meeting Schedules, Zoom issues, etc.

December 16, 2023 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting – Leader: JB Burke

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Judy Taylour Ergonomics: You, Your Computer, Tablet, and Smartphone. Sit straight! Shoulders rounded! Arms relaxed! Feet on the floor! Wrists/hands are floating! Cumulative trauma! Repetitive stress syndrome! We have all been using technology for many years; are we still practicing good ergonomics? Or are we stressing our bodies daily without realizing it by extending our wrists, slouching, sitting without foot support, and bending our heads to look at poorly placed monitors?

We started using tablets and smartphones with different ergonomic issues along the way. This presentation will take us down memory lane on computer ergonomics and give us ideas on properly using our tablets and smartphones.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January 13, 2024 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting - Leader: JB Burke
Bob Gostischa - Cybersecurity from A to Z

Zoom meeting will open at 12:30 PM

Cybersecurity ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and systems. This means protecting against unauthorized access or modification of data, ensuring that systems are available for use when needed, and maintaining the privacy of information.

Sit back, and let Bob provide you with the information needed so you can use best practices to stay secure. The 24 slides and videos will give you all the information you need to become a Cybersecurity guru. I know A to Z should be 26 slides, except nothing is interesting or important for the letters x and y. By the time we finish this journey, that is probably a good thing.

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Other Computer Groups Sharing Meetings

Through PCS' affiliation with APCUG (see below) you may also virtually attend other computer club meetings throughout the country. Check out the wide selection of programs available to you.

Other Virtual Meetings

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

General Information About PCS

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 are our General meeting and several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

PCS is affiliated with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) as a Special Interest Group which is based at Prescott's Yavapai Community College. From the OLLI website: "Yavapai College is one of only five community colleges in the nation to boast an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, our locations in Prescott and Sedona-Verde offer a variety of learning and teaching opportunities for mature adults, 50 years of age and over." (Source)

OLLI Information

Association of Personal Computer User Groups

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (PCS APCUG page). PCS uses materials from APCUG in many of its presentations. From the APCUG website: "Membership in APCUG is open to any non-commercial organization whose primary purpose is to help its members learn about technology. It is a cross-platform organization supporting operating systems such as Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Chrome, and Linux." (Source)

Fun Stuff

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

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at General meetings where our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks" with their questions about computer and smartphone problems and other related issues.

Do the geeks ever get stumped? Of course, once in a while they do but we all appreciate the very interesting and informative discussions that are held. I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to see for yourself.

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