On October 1, Lyft volunteers conducted a bring-your-own-device teach-in for seniors at the Curry Center in San Francisco. The event had 9 volunteers and 13 participants. The learners’ needs were diverse, so the training included signing up for a Spotify account, cleaning up computer applications on a laptop, learning about Khan Academy, help with Linux, how to use Wikipedia, and basic email usage on an iPad. The participants asked for another one next month, and one of the seniors, Marilynn, asked “for Professor Sean to come back next week!”
Kristen Koziol of Lyft said her favorite part of the day was “the opportunity to connect with some folks in the community here in SF that I would probably not have otherwise had the chance to meet. Wonderful reminder that we are all dealing with the same questions and problems with tech, regardless of walk of life.”
Tech Teach-In events are coordinated monthly at CTN. To participate in the program in San Francisco, contact Eric Babb, and for Austin events contact Jessica Looney.
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