COMPUTER EDUCATION SOCIETY
OF PHILADELPHIA
 
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The purpose of this Club is to promote the general pursuit of knowledge and education by way of engaging in the exchange of ideas, techniques and information for the broader and more effective use of computer hardware and software.

This is accomplished by sponsoring meetings, seminars, lectures and workshops to share knowledge, experiences and discussion of computer topics of interest to members and the general public.


History

The Computer Education Society of Philadelphia began in 1976 as a club called the Philadelphia Heath Users Group. Personal computer use was in its incipient stages at this time, and building a Heath Kit computer was about the only option. Club interests changed with technological advances. Commodore and then Atari Systems were followed. Ultimately, the PC became the prime focus.

In 1996, the club was incorporated as the Computer Education Society of Philadelphia as a 501 ( c ) (3) corporation. Its goals are to promote the general pursuit of knowledge and education
in computer hardware and software, to share knowledge and experiences and to discuss computer topics of interest with the general public.

 

 

2014

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Projects

We donate used computers to schools and needy children. These computers are given to us by members and other people who are upgrading.

Workshops

A “beginners” workshop covering general computer and nternet questions is held monthly. These sessions are open to the public but only by appointment because seating is limited. Prizes are awarded, and light refreshments are provided. Other workshops have addressed various interests: understanding PC security, buying a desktop or laptop PC and using software: Photoshop, Memories on TV, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (XP, Vista, 7 & 8) Office Suites and games like Flight Simulator.

Special Interest Groups SIGs

SIG group members meet to demonstrate the use of new software programs and the use of new hardware. Photography has become a popular SIG. At Photo SIG meetings, members have discussed camera reviews and user technical evaluations. Members critique photographs and learn the art of photography and the use of ever-evolving software. Other SIGs, such as Genealogy and Microsoft Office are forming. Any member wishing to initiate or manage a SIG may propose his or her idea at a board meeting.

Other Activities

Meetings with special guests and suppliers, computer fair participation, new product demonstration and evaluations, public service presentations and field trips are typical activities.

Funding

Fundraising events, computer shows and grants make it possible to have nominal membership dues.

Membership

Membership is currently available for a limited number of interested persons 14 years of age or older. Parental consent is required for those younger than 18 years of age. Student Membership is $10.00 and Adult Membership is $15.00 per calendar year, and includes access to all club functions and all meetings. (This fee will be prorated for those joining midyear.)

Newsletters

Past newsletters are available to reprint at WWW.CESOP.Org The society maintains a website from which additional information, event schedules, product evaluations, newsletter archives and more can be obtained.