Tech Support Café

FreeSource is excited to partner with the Thomas Dunn Learning Center to launch Tech Support Café, a program in which people gather to help each other to solve problems relating to technology and to build skills, self confidence, and community!

Tech Support Café is a recurring event at which  participants can receive free technical assistance and peer mentorship from volunteer I.T. professionals in a welcoming, friendly, accessible workshop atmosphere.

Absolutely everybody is invited to attend, but you might find this program especially worthwhile if you:

  • Have a gadget (e.g. smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.) that's not working right and you'd like some help fixing it
  • Would like help learning about a particular aspect of how your gadget works
  • Have an interest in learning common techniques for troubleshooting tech issues
  • Have an interest in fostering digital inclusion and reducing electronic waste

Program Goals

In creating this program, FreeSource hopes to:

  • Foster digital inclusion by providing opportunities for individuals to build skills relating to technological repair and maintenance.
  • Remove technical barriers to self-actualization by providing opportunities for individuals to troubleshoot malfunctioning devices at no monetary cost.
  • Foster a greater understanding of the effects of electronic waste in regard to human rights and the environment, and reduce said waste by providing opportunities to fix malfunctioning and damaged equipment, as well as discover new uses for ostensibly obsolete equipment.