New Orleans Personal Computer Club
P.O. Box 8364
Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

The New Orleans Personal Computer Club helps people take advantage of everything personal computer technology can do to improve their lives. Whether you have a smartphone, laptop, tablet, desktop with local or cloud storage, we have the help you need. We have monthly general meetings and special meetings where you can learn more than you ever imagined.

The PC Club was founded in 1981 as a Louisiana non-profit organization run by volunteers.

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Membership Renewal Due October 1

Memberships run from October 1 through September 30 of the following year. You can renew at the General Membership meeting at the registration table or at the New/Intermediate User SIG. If you prefer, you can renew online by credit card or your PayPal account. The links are on the left of this page. You do not need a PayPal account to use the links. Contact Treasurer, Mike York if you have any questions about your membership status.

Elections at NOPCC

At the November General Membership meeting we will hold elections for the officers and directors to lead the NOPCC in 2016. The officers are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three Directors at Large. These seven members constitute the Club's Board of Directors. Each member of the Board will serve from December 1, 2015 until November 30, 2016. We will again hold elections at the November 2016 meeting. The Board meets once a month, on the third Wednesday, at 6:30PM

Any current member in good standing can run for any position on the Board. We are currently taking nominations. Nominations for the Board can also be made at the November meeting but those nominees must be present to run. If you want to know more about the duties and responsibilities of each position , please contact Mike York (, (504) 814-0846) or any of the current Board members.

2015 Officers
President Ray Paternostro
Vice-President Don Costello
Treasurer Mike York
Secretary Richard Wise
Director at Large Tom Gaffney
Director at Large Robert Romalewski
Director at Large Greg Wilde


October 2015 General Membership Meeting

Deepmind and Machine Learning Will Change Our Lives

Machine learning will enable our devices to learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized ways. The combination of devices and cloud systems will get smarter and more customized through interactions with us and the world. They will help us take on what have been unsolvable problems by using all the information that surrounds us and bringing the right insight or suggestion to our fingertips right when it's most needed. Over the next five years, machine learning applications will give you what you need before you ask for it, assist us in making good choices, look out for us and help us navigate our world in powerful new ways. We will discuss where we are in the technology and some key areas of impact in the next five years: shopping, medicine, physical and cyber security, the classroom, and smart government. ... for more information and to rsvp

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Congregation Gates of Prayer
4000 West Esplanade Av, Metairie, LA 70002  (For Android and iOS users   )
**** 1/4 mile east of East Jefferson General Hospital at Richland St; park & enter at rear ****

Guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

New/Intermediate User Special Interest Group (SIG)

Remember back when you had just the 1 computer that every member of the household had to share? Things have surely changed! These days you could have multiple pc's, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, smart TV's, set top boxes, ... Trying to stay in touch with friends and family scattered across the globe. Online shopping, banking, trading, and even healthcare management while trying to stay secure. And you thought that one computer was daunting. Well, that's where the New/Intermediate User SIG comes into play. No one person can figure it all out, but collectively we can cut the digital beast down to size. We share our experiences learned over the "years of tears" to enable each of us to more fully take advantage of our digital devices.

Everyone is encouraged to email questions in advance to or post on Meetup New/Intermediate User SIG Event. This gives Ray a chance to do a little research.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Congregation Gates of Prayer
4000 West Esplanade Av, Metairie, LA 70002  (For Android and iOS users   )
**** 1/4 mile east of East Jefferson General Hospital at Richland St; park & enter at rear ****



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The New Juice Box - Power When and Where You Need It
February 2015
Drones -- See Them In Action
March 2015
Using Computers to Help Diagnose Medical Problems
April 2015
How to Find the Best Travel Deals -- Including the Secret Ones
May 2015
How To Make Money Selling On the Internet
June 2015
Globalstar: Satellite Phones for Where Nothing Else Works
July 2015
Windows Apps
August 2015
New Technologies that Amaze
September 2015
Websites, Websites, Websites -- Plus Some Tips, Tools, and Techniques
October 2015
Deepmind and Machine Learning Will Change Our Lives
November 2015
December 2015
January 2014
Computers at the Airport
February 2014
How Technology is Affecting the News Business
March 2014
Hear From an FBI Special Agent and an FBI Intelligence Analyst
April 2014
10 Important Uses for That You Probably Did Not Know About
May 2014
Home and Business Security -- And Remote Access to Your Devices
June 2014
Data mining: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
July 2014
Tour of Jefferson Parish Crime Laboratory
August 2014
New Cutting Edge Trends and Technologies
September 2014
How Computers and Wearable Apps Can Help Your Health
October 2014
Living in an App-Centric World
November 2014
Laser Scanning of Large Structures
December 2014
Induction of Officers
Understanding the Cloud A Comparison of Cloud Providers
2013 2012
January 2013
Louisiana's crime expert -- Our own Bones/CSI expert
February 2013
3D Printing
March 2013
Windows 8
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April 2013
Clash of the Titans -- Androids vs. iPhones
May 2013
Improve Your Online Shopping
June 2013
Google, Google, Google
July 2013
Alternatives to Landline Telephone Providers
August 2013
Windows 8 Potpourri
September 2013
New Media vs. Old Media
October 2013
How to Create Instructional Screencasts and, If You Want, Put Them on YouTube
November 2013
How Lawyers Find and Use Social Media Evidence In Divorces and Other Legal Cases
December 2013
Induction of Officers
How to Watch Great Lectures and Take Free Courses Online
January 2012
60 Tips in 60+ Minutes - Part II
February 2012
Alternatives to Pay Television
March 2012
Chad Cox, The Bad Guys Don't Knock When They Sneak Into Your Computer
April 2012
Robert Gordon, You Are Never Too Old To Climb the Family Tree
May 2012
How An Attorney Uses Technology In Trial Preparation and In Courtrooms
June 2012
SOPA and PIPA and CISPA, Oh My!
July 2012
Selling on ebay - Do All of the Work Yourself or Use a Professional
August 2012
Learn From A Google Rep About The Brand New Google Apps -- and the Old Ones Too
September 2012
Meeting Cancelled Due to Isaac
October 2012
How The V.A. Is Using Computers To Help Cure PTSD
November 2012
More Great Google Goodies
December 2012
Induction of Officers
The World's First Supercomputer - Your Brain
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PO Box 8364
Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

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