PC Community members review software and hardware from many vendors. We also review products that members buy at the retail level. Reviews are placed in our monthly newsletter and here at our online review site. All reviews are sent to the vendors by regular mail or e-mail. We have no affiliation with any vendor and our reviewers are instructed to be honest with the products they evaluate.

If you're a vendor and would like our club to review your product, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Shareware vendors are welcome.

Our Users Group Representative to O'Reilly & Associates, publishers of computer books and software, is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Web related questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Webmaster.

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PC Community supports users of personal computers running various versions of Windows, Linux, OS/2 and DOS. The membership is composed of all ages and backgrounds, amateur and professional.


Main meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. Presentations include speakers from software and hardware vendors, PCC member presentations, and an "Ask the Experts" panel. Door prizes are awarded.

Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

SIGS are smaller groups of members, focusing on narrower topics. Meetings are held on different days throughout the month at members' homes, offices and at the Clubhouse.


PC Community has a long history (20 years) of donating computers to those whose lives can be changed by access to technology. Many computers have been refurbished by members and donated to members of the larger community.


PCC publishes an award winning monthly newsletter that includes reviews, articles about topics of interest to computer users, the Special Interest Group reports, the calendar of events for the month, directions and maps, and information about the main meeting. The newsletter is also available on-line. PCC maintains a list of members willing to assist other members with their computer problems and support is available from members on a more informal basis as well.

Web Site

Since you are here, you know that PCC also supports a web site and various related activities. We support Internet activities with several SIGs and information on this site. This site was created using Joomla, an open source content management system, written in PHP and using a MySQL database. For more information about the Joomla CMS, go to the Joomla website.

Minutes of the Executive and Main Meetings for PCC

Minutes will generally be about one month behind as they are not updated until publication of the following month's newsletter.

Minutes of the PCC Executive Committee monthly meetings

Minutes of the main PCC Meeting.

Application forms, where to join and more.

Information about joining PCC, information for vendors, FAQs, community activities and accessibility. 

Find out how to edit articles, the styles used and more.

Included in this section are columns written for this website, articles excerpted from the newsletter and accounts of prior programs presented at the main meeting.


Articles on various topics, from PCC members.

Tips and resources from member Don Odle.

Tips and tricks from PCC Members.

Tips and information about Windows 7.

We bring computers to life.....

What and Where?

The PC Community clubhouse at the Hayward Adult School is alive with a variety of activities that are educational and just plain fun. These activities are instrumental in recruiting new members. The Clubhouse provides various levels of interest for members to pursue further knowledge and expertise in their field of interest.

In addition to the great learning experiences available, the clubhouse has been and continues to be a place of acquiring great friendships and camaraderie that have lasted for many years.

Activities for Members

  • Repair and refurbish their personal computers
  • Internet available
  • Learn to build a computer from scratch
  • Lean to install hardware and software
  • Learn to format hard drives
  • Learn to prepare computers for donations to others
  • Learn computer gaming in-house and online
  • Enjoy monthly cookout every 1st Saturday (free food)

Community Outreach

The Clubhouse is active in providing community support through the school system, specifically the Hayward Adult School. Students enrolled in computer classes at the school are given consistent support with class work. Our support is also provided to the following:

  • Schools and  classrooms
  • Special education students
  • Senior Citizens
  • Disabled individuals and groups
  • Persons unable financially to purchase a computer
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Churches
  • PC Community Club Members

PCC PresentationPowerPoints, minutes and other materials from presentations given at PCC Main Meetings. Use the filter below to locate a specific topic using a keyword from the title of the presentation. You may also want to check the Main Meeting Minutes for other information and details of presentations. Materials from presentations are not available for all meetings.

SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are smaller groups that meet to learn about specific topics in more depth. SIGs change from time to time as member interests change so keep checking back for new information.

Special Interest Group meetings are held on different days throughout the month at members' homes, businesses and other locations. Check with the SIG leader for location information.

Welcome to the Mobile Computing SIG. 

Our SIG is open to all mobile enthusiasts who live in the Bay Area. Our discussion covers all Smartphones and tablets, from iOS, Android, as well as Blackberry, and Windows Phone/Windows RT.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015.

Our primary focus will be on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Our friendly group includes those deciding which unit to buy, beginners, students, programmers, engineers, developers or anyone between. We support all mobile OS devices, software, accessories, and all related technologies with presentations and Q&A sessions.

Our Yahoo group, pccmobile http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pccmobile/ is used to facilitate messages, announcements, as well as our blog of discussions of interest to our SIG's membership. Our Yahoo group is open to all members and prospective members of PCC who are interested in participating. If you are interested in joining our SIG and Yahoo Group, please contact Dan Dolgin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are also now on twitter at pccmobile.

For More Information: Contact SIG Leader, Dan Dolgin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cell # (510) 757-7114.


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