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"ComSoc" is short for Computer Society. It's easier to say then "WNYCS".

If you own, use, or are thinking of purchasing a personal computer, a Western New York Computer Society (ComSoc) membership may be the best accessory you can buy for it. Founded in 1982 as the Buffalo IBM PC Users Group (BIBMUG), then as now our underlying purpose has been the same:  USERS HELPING USERS.

We are many individuals, families, and professionals helping each other to learn more about personal computers. Our members have all levels of experience, from first-time owners to veteran home users and professionals. No need to feel out of place here; we were all newbies at one time. Our monthly meetings are held at Rm 100 Allen Hall at the UB South Campus. Major software publishers give us in-depth looks at their products, often offering substantial discounts to members in attendance. Door prizes are also available to our ComSoc members. 

ComSoc also hosts numerous Special Interest Groups (SIG) meetings each month at the same location (100 Allen Hall). SIG’s target popular applications or topics such as Windows 98/ME/XP/Vista/ 7, Microsoft Office, the Internet and Linux. This provides a relaxed atmosphere to learn about your favorite program or interest, and best of all it's FREE!

Although not required for attendance, Membership is Encouraged!

Overview of benefits for ComSoc membership:

  • Admission to all General Meetings are always FREE to our members!
  • Attend professional presentations from major software and hardware companies.
  • Attend or lead SIG meetings. Sharing your knowledge with others!
  • Discount on tables at our Computer Shows of up to 50 percent.
  • ComSoc Communicator, our monthly member magazine is conveniently posted on our website. Each issue includes software reviews, how-to articles, monthly columns written by our members, and other national user groups.
  • Special pricing on hardware and software from major manufacturers for members of WNYCS.

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