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The Deerfield Beach Computer Club (DBCC) is an incorporated 501(C)(3) non-profit organization of senior amateur users who meet on a regular basis to share their knowledge and enjoyment of their computing devices, hardware, software, and technology.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an informative, entertaining, and comfortable learning environment where skilled and novice computer users with diverse levels of expertise and experience can respectfully exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience for the enrichment of all concerned while building confidence in themselves through the use of technology.


Directions

Note: Use of a GPS device or Map App will not take you directly to our classroom. For the most accurate results follow the directions below.

  • From I-95 North, take the SW 10th St exit and turn left (West) at the light.
  • Continue on SW 10th St past Military Trail.
  • When you see the Powerline Road sign, turn right (North) at the light and immediately get into the right hand lane.
  • Turn right at the next light (West Drive) only when the light is green. Next, proceed to the Guard Station. Get into the left lane and show your ID to the Guard to gain entry.
  • Immediately turn left after the Guard station into the Prescott Drive parking area and turn left again.
  • Continue around the curve onto Prescott-Tilford Drive.
  • Follow the road until you see the Prescott-Tilford sign on your right.
  • Turn left at the sign and continue into the parking lot.
  • The entrance door to our building is on the left.
  • Once you enter the building, Room B is the second classroom on the right.


2019-2020 Board Of Directors


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Deerfield Beach Computer Club (DBCC)

Prepared by Barry Cowen, DBCC President
Revised for the October 2019-April 2020 Season
Club Site: https://www.db-cc.net

  1. Classes meet every Friday except holidays from 10:00-11:30 AM in the Le Club Activities Center, Room B, in Century Village East (CVE).
  2. Non-residents must enter through the West Gate at Powerline Road and West Drive and have their names on the weekly approved list. Have ID ready to show the Guard.
  3. Doors open to the public at 9:30. To minimize disruptions, please plan to be in the classroom area to sign in between 9:30 and 9:55. Class will begin at 10:00.
  4. Members will be admitted free of charge to all classes.
  5. Guests may attend one free class. To attend another, they must join the Club.
  6. We respect your privacy. All Personally Identifiable Information (PII) you provide to the Club or analytics data we obtain from our site will be shared with Board members only.
  7. The parking area and the building restrooms are handicapped-friendly.
  8. Attendees must provide their own transportation to and from the classroom.
  9. We will not provide refreshments. Please bring your own and keep your area clean.
  10. The building has free unsecured WiFi. It is not safe to transact business or visit unsecured sites on any of your devices during class. 
  11. Anyone under 18 years of age will not be permitted to enter the classroom.
  12. Licensed service dogs are permitted. Owners are responsible for their care and conduct.
  13. Guests are now eligible to attend after class (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) Workshops with sponsoring members. Registration is between 9:30 and 10:00 on the date of the Workshop. Each member and guest attendee must pay a $1.00 entry fee at a designated table. Members must attend the Workshop with their guests. 
  14. New Individual and Renewal memberships are $25. New Family and Renewal memberships are $35. Memberships expire one calendar year from the date a member joins or renews.
  15. Pete Zambito will email membership dues renewal reminders to all members. Members must pay their dues no later than the last Friday in their renewal month to avoid having their account placed in delinquent status. Until their dues are paid, members will be ineligible to attend Workshops, attend special events, and may be denied entry to the classroom. No partial dues payments will be accepted.
  16. Please make checks payable to the Deerfield Beach Computer Club. We do not accept credit cards. If you are paying in cash, please try to have the exact amount.
  17. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and aides.
  18. We reserve the right to deny entry to any member who continually uses profane language, bullies, threatens or harasses attendees physically or mentally, or behaves in a disruptive or disrespectful manner.  The Board may vote to suspend or revoke the membership of any violator(s) for causes stated above. No refund will be given. 
  19. If you have any questions or comments concerning Club business, send an email to Barry, the Club President, at president@db-cc.net.
  20. In Century Village East, residents should email their questions about the Club and membership to Pete Zambito at Petezambito@bellsouth.net
 

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  • Check on the video of Bob Ansett’s presentation on Augmented Reality (AR) where he presented the following: the differences between AR and virtual reality the various companies involved in creating AR equipment, their capabilities and prices Examples of various things that can be done with AR including things like contact

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  • Bob Anstett, Coordinator of Digital Initiatives at the Creation Station in Fort Lauderdale gave a highly informative and entertaining presentation on how Voice Assistants work using some of the new Amazon and Google Products. The Class video is posted on our YouTube channel–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCFjZzby3i8 We learned there’s much more than phones

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To watch YouTube videos of our classes, click/tap on the YouTube icon to the left of the Search box in the right corner on our Home page. When it opens to my musikmann Club channel, click on Videos. The one from Bob Anstett’s Voice Assistants 11/15/19 class is posted there. Please leave a constructive comment.

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