Upcoming Events
Mar 27, 9am-11am, Building A Password Manager Using Excel
Apr 6, Help Clinic, 9am - noon(Also see Remote Help)
Apr 8, 7pm General Meeting "Why Do I Need To Backup"
Apr 10, 9am-11am, Data: Where Is It and What To Do With It
Apr 17, Help Clinic, 9am - noon(Also see Remote Help)
Apr 24, 9am-11am, Why, When and How to Backup Your C Drive
May 4, Help Clinic, 9am - noon(Also see Remote Help)

April 8, 7pm General Meeting.   The program topic will be "Why Do I Need To Backup?", based on a March 13 APCUG presentation by that title.  If you depend on your computer for storing documents or pictures that you would hate to loose, you need backups.  If you depend on your computer for email and web surfing, have installed additional applications you need, or have customized any applications, you need backups to provide simpler ways to recover from a hardware failure or serious malware attack.  There are multiple backup options.  This will be an in-person meeting (with Zoom simulcast) in the BVCC Training Center₁ in the lower level of Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR.  Links to Google Maps for the location of HCC and for directions inside HCC are located at the bottom of this web page. 

For those who are uncomfortable with an in-person meeting because of health or other issues, the concurrent Zoom broadcast of the April 8 General Meeting can be joined 5 to 10 minutes before the meeting by clicking this Zoom link, or manually specify Meeting ID: 853 9013 9379 and Passcode: 9XS46v . 

Visitors and Guests are welcome.  For an explanation of using Zoom for BVCC meetings, see the article in the November 2023 Bits & Bytes newsletter.  The Zoom application can be installed and used on PCs, Macs, and mobile devices for free.

  ₁ A substantial portion of the West wing of the lower level of HCC has been rented and occupied for the first time in over a decade.  This includes Room 1001 which had previously been free for our General Meetings.  As a consequence, for the forseeable future we will hold our monthly General Meeting in the BVCC Training Center near the East end of the lower level, in the same room used for Help Clinics and classes.  We believe we can fit in enough chairs as long as attendance doesn't exceed 35 to 40, but if that becomes an issue we will have to find an alternative location with Internet access for the General Meeting at a price we can afford.


We produce a monthly Bits & Bytes Newsletter and have a monthly general meeting open to the public at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of the month.  For our members we also provide Help Clinics (Member Benefits ►Help Clinics), remote help (Member Benefits ►Remote Help), classes (Member Benefits ►Classes ►Scheduled), and a Genealogy Special Interest Group (Member Benefits ►SIG).  Upcoming meetings and events may also be found on the monthly calendars at Member Benefits ►Calendar.

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Data Class, Jan 2023
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Computer Security Class, Nov 2017
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Course Signup at General Meeting
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MS Word Class
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