We’re proud to confirm that, for the first time ever, we’re running a unique series of workshops, with each solely covering a set tech topic, free for adults in South Yorkshire: The Super Six Sessions!
You can attend any or all of the Super Six Sessions by getting in touch to register for free. If you can’t make a Thursday afternoon, 2-4pm, there is a re-run of the same workshop the following day, on Friday afternoon, 2-4pm! If you can’t make one day, you can do the other!
There’s just one quick sign-up, so you can decide which of the six you’d like to attend – as few or as many as you like. To register, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each session covers a specific set tech topic covered by our friendly facilitators. There’ll also be opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics – each person chooses their own level of involvement, from taking notes to talking about the topics, or you can just sit back and take in the information in your own way!
Grappling with Google looks at what Google actually is as a tech company, Chrome, ChromeOS, and Chromebooks, as well as the Google search engine, and alternatives to it, and how to search the web better and more effectively – and if you want alternatives to other various Google services, we can let you know about them! This session runs on both Thursday, February 4th, 2-4pm, and also Friday, February 5th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
Free Software & Hardware covers laptops and desktop computers, as well as mobile devices, and which are best suited to various tasks, as well as the option of refurbished computers, in addition to saving money by also using free software alternatives to programmes you may be paying for without having to. This session runs on both Thursday, February 11th, 2-4pm and also Friday, February 12th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
Privacy/Security & Scams looks at the importance of internet privacy and the difference between that and security, and how you can gain more control over what information and data of yours is being gathered, stored, or shared, and we’ll also help you spot a scam. This session runs on both Thursday, February 18th, 2-4pm and also Friday, February 19th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
Websites & Social Media shows you how surprisingly easy it is to set up your own website, for free, with services such as WordPress, as well as understand how the internet evolved from this to the next stage: social media – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, as well as more ethical alternatives. This session runs on both Thursday, February 25th, 2-4pm and also Friday, February 26th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
Linux looks at the incredible free and open source alternatives to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac – what they are, how to get them, how to use them, and what programmes you can use on such an operating system similar to how you’d use on Windows or MacOS. This session runs on both Thursday, March 4th, 2-4pm and Friday, March 5th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
Raspberry Pi & Retro Gaming looks at the emergence of the £30 credit card-sized computer, and all the various uses of it, from the wacky and wonderful to the wild and weird, not forgetting turning it into a retro gaming computer, and retro gaming in general! This session runs on both Thursday, March 11th, 2-4pm and Friday, March 12th, 2-4pm – you can sign up for either one for free.
The Super Six South Yorkshire FreeTech Project Sessions are made possible via The Local Connections Fund, with funding provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.