Freegeek Vancouver is technology heaven and I can prove it. I took photos. It is thriving. It is a beehive of activity. FreeGeek is a ‘non-profit computer re-use and recycling centre’ that only opened in Vancouver a couple of years ago as a branch of the original operation in Portland, Oregon. They have expanded their facilities at least a couple times that I know of just to keep up with the community need to properly recycle computers. If you want to learn about technology, if you want to work in technology, if you want to learn about Free Open Source Software, FreeGeek Vancouver is the place to be. It is computer heaven, because that is where computers go to die and are reborn again.
What you can do at FreeGeek:
- Donate hardware, books.
- Take short courses in hardware and software, or teach them if you have the background.
- Mentor someone.
- Volunteer for 24 hours and take away your own computer.
- Shop the computer thrift shop, for super affordable computers and peripheral devices.
- Learn to hack computers and technology, everything an engineer learns how to do.
- Learn about Ubuntu Linux, and attend the Vancouver Ubuntu User Group meetings.
- Take part in cleaning up the environmental problems generated by e-waste.
- Receive a grant of computer hardware as a non-profit community organisation.
- Donate money or materials for the FreeGeek wish list.
- Apply for a paid position, or join it as a board member.
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Find out lots more about FreeGeek at http://freegeekvancouver.org/ .