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.

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Information about joining PCS is available at our Membership Info page.
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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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PCS UPCOMING MEETINGS

July 9, 2022 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Digital Photography SIG - Leader: Phil Ball

Zoom meeting will open at 12:45 PM
MEETING IS ZOOM ONLY

Phil Ball, a photo enthusiast for over half a century, will share his ongoing education in all aspects of digital photography. Phil regularly peppers his programs with an eclectic mix of photo examples, shooting suggestions and post-production demonstrations. Since the advent of smartphones with cameras built in, everyone can take photos and will benefit from Phil's experience and advice.

Register in advance for this meeting

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

July 16, 2022 - Saturday - Noon-2:00 PM
PCS annual picnic

Location: Prescott's Goldwater Lake Park at the Lakeview Pavilion
Parking passes will be provided.

As in the good old days (2019 and earlier) the Prescott Computer Society will be providing chicken, soft drinks and water. You are tasked to consider what sort of entrée, side dish, salad or dessert you will be willing to bring. (Be creative - please not all desserts!) We will poll you later for your responses - such as RSVP plus what you will bring. There will be general hilarity, prize drawings, and an all around good get together with those old friends you haven't seen for so long. Watch your email and the PCS website for more info as we get closer to the date.

PICNIC NEWS FLASH!

In spite of popular demand, our long-time entertainer (as claimed by some) at the PCS picnic will be Juan Karnak! Juan is temporarily coming out of retirement to tell his usual bad jokes. You, in turn, are expected to provide the requisite moans and groans after hearing them. Juan will be accompanied by his trusty side-kick Alan Buck who will play the part of Ed McMahon. You are requested to not throw eggs and rotten fruit at the performers who will be doing their best to keep you from falling asleep after stuffing yourself at the picnic.

Picnic Info & Map

Picnic RSVP

July 30, 2022 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Special Topics - Leader: JB Burke

Zoom meeting will open at 12:45 PM
MEETING IS ZOOM ONLY

JB will serve up another carefully researched and finely tuned program of Special Topics. You will learn many useful, interesting, unusual, educational, humorous, and ancient chunks of knowledge that you just never thought of. Now you don't have to because JB has thunk them for you.

Register in advance for this meeting

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

August 2, 2022 - Tuesday - 5:00-6:00 PM
PCS Board of Directors Meeting

Zoom meeting will open at 4:45 PM
MEETING IS ZOOM ONLY

The board will meet to discuss PCS operations - Meeting Schedules, Zoom issues, etc.

Register in advance for this meeting

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

August 6, 2022 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Digital Photography SIG - Leader: Phil Ball

Zoom meeting will open at 12:45 PM
MEETING IS ZOOM ONLY

Phil Ball, a photo enthusiast for over half a century, will share his ongoing education in all aspects of digital photography. Phil regularly peppers his programs with an eclectic mix of photo examples, shooting suggestions and post-production demonstrations. Since the advent of smartphones with cameras built in, everyone can take photos and will benefit from Phil's experience and advice.

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.

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

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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