All posts by Charlie Coile

Free I.T. at the Green Life Expo

2017greenlifeexpo-01The Free I.T. Athens crew is pumped to be a part of the 2017 Green Life Expo. The Athens Clarke-County Recycling Division and the Athens-Clarke County Library have teamed up to educate our community on how to shrink our carbon footprints while saving natural resources.

There’s going to be all sorts of family friendly activities: a petting zoo, workshops on everything from felt soap making to prescribed grazing, a delicious food truck, and of course, the Free I.T. Athens information table! We’re also going to have the truck out in the parking lot to take donations too, so if you’ve been meaning to get rid of all those old computers in your garage, now is the time to do it.

The Green Life Expo is going to be held Saturday, January 28th from 10a-4p at the ACC Library on Baxter St. There’s no cost for admission, so come say hello and learn a little bit about how you can help reduce e-waste!

Learn more about the event over at The Green Life Expo Facebook page.

See you at the Green Life Expo,

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.,

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

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


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,