Monitor Sale!

Our monitor sale is back and it’s better than ever.

Get a FREE monitor 19″ or smaller with the purchase of desktop.

Not interested in a desktop? No worries. Get a 19″ or smaller monitor for $10 off. That means you can get a monitor for as little as $5!

View the Free I.T. Athens store page for prices.

See you at Free I.T.,
Charlie

Noob Hour: Networking

Last month Lachele was kind enough to put on an introduction to networking workshop. If you missed it, no worries—she recorded it for your viewing pleasure! Click here to view a PDF of her slideshow.

Lachele plans to put on a new Noob Hour workshop each month before CHUGALUG meets so that you can learn the basics of a topic during Free I.T. and then stick around for a deep dive with CHUGALUG. Learn more about the Classic Hackers UGA Users Group at chugalug.uga.edu.

Spread the word about these great workshops by liking and sharing on your favorite social media platforms.

Cheers!
Charlie

Happy Holidays from Free I.T.

RAM Tree
RAM tree! Found here.

Free I.T. Athens will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st)  so that volunteers can spend time with their loved ones.

All other events will remain on schedule (barring dangerous weather, of course). Check out the calendar for more information.

The staff and I would like to give a huge shout out to the wonderful supporters who have donated funds this season. Thank you!

Because Free I.T. Athens is an all-volunteer run nonprofit, every single penny given goes straight to supporting our programs and mission. As an added benefit, all donations are tax deductible.

Click the link below to give today!

 

Wishing you and yours all the best,
Charlie

Free I.T. is Relocated!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came by last Friday to congratulate Free I.T. Athens on a successful move. Here’s a recap for those who missed it:

Volunteers spent a the morning rushing to finish last minute tasks, and a handful of folks gathered to watch the ribbon cutting at 3:00! Get it? Ribbon cutting. Old friends and new faces stopped over the next few hours to shop, donate, get tech support, and give high fives.

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Kris, Jon, and Paul cutting the grand opening “ribbon.”

At 8:00 Free I.T. hosted its annual meeting, an opportunity to elect board members for the upcoming term and thank the many, many folks who work hard to keep Free I.T. Athens supporting the local community.

We were all so happy to have survived the move, we forgot to take pictures! Here’s the slideshow from the meeting if you want to relive the event at home—just be sure to order pizza and get some of Jon’s pulled pork first!

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Click the image to download a PDF of the 2016 Annual meeting slide show.

 

It was a bitter sweet event, though. Volunteers all said a farewell to Luke and Joel, both former presidents of FRITA. They’re moving on to new chapters of their lives but promise to stop in every now and then.

As for the elections, say hello to this term’s board:

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Now that the celebrations are over and we’ve had a minute to catch our collective breath, it’s time for all of us once again focus on bringing the Free I.T. Athens Vision to fruition.

Our vision is to strengthen community by fostering equal access to education, skills, information, and services through the combination of free software, and technology re-use and recycling.

Cheers!
Charlie

Promoting Technology Re-use and Free Software Since 2005