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 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.

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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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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This Week's Meetings

April 16 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

April 20 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Developments in Computer Security
In December, Ray Carlson gave a presentation on the future of computer security without passwords. Since then, this topic has evoked growing attention and development. This presentation will summarize such recent discussion identifying what ways of identifying yourself to your computer, tablet or phone other than passwords are viewed as the safest. Ray will demonstrate their use and the basic idea as to how they work including where and when they can be used. Questions and discussion will be encouraged including input from those who have tried these options.

Second Hour: Phil Ball will offer another of his popular Tips and Tricks sessions on ways to improve your computer use. During this session, he will include topics related to Easter.

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 free drawing for 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 in the container provided.

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.

Future Meetings

April 23 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

April 27 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
Smartphone SIG - Leader: Murray Smolens
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

Murray Smolens will discuss interesting topics related to smartphones.

April 30 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

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May 4 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 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.

May 7 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

May 11 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 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 free drawing for 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 in the container provided.

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.

May 14 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

May 18 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

May 21 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

May 25 - Saturday - 12:00 Noon-2:00 PM
PCS Annual Picnic - Leader: Murray Smolens
Location: Prescott, Goldwater Lake Park, Lakeview Pavilion

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May 28 - Tuesday - 10:00-11:00 AM
Technology Help Hour - Leader: PCS Staff

Location: Prescott Public Library Training Lab; Third Floor

Ask a technology question and get help from members of the Prescott Computer Society. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library laptop. This is a weekly drop-in service and registration is not required.

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4/20/2019 - Saturday - 1:00-3:00 PM
General Meeting - Prescott Public Library - Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Ray Carlson will discuss "Developments in Computer Security".

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