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      Getting Started with your Free Geek Computer in Portland


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      August 28, 2019

      Wednesday  10:30 AM (on various days)

      1731 Southeast 10th Avenue , Classroom
      Portland, Oregon

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      Getting Started with your Free Geek Computer

      In this class, you'll pick up your Free Geek computer, set it up, and learn about Free Geek's Tech Support policies. You'll also learn about the operating system, Linux Mint, including: key vocabulary, system settings, how to download new software, and where to find additional resources. Congrats on receiving your computer! This class is required for all Plug into Portland computer recipients and recommended for Volunteer Program computer recipients.  Already have a computer? Just interested in Linux Mint? Join us for a Community Tech Appointment!  Class Resources:  Online Learning Hub Class Category: Linux Computer Basics Bag Check PolicyWe do not allow bags or purses at our facility. Please leave them at home or be prepared to check them at the front desk.  If you’d like to bring your laptop or tablet to class, please notify the front desk team as you check in. They will provide you with an Equipment Pass. Please keep this pass with your device while at Free Geek. Closed Toe Shoe PolicyFree Geek is a warehouse environment. For your safety, please wear closed toed shoes whenever you come to Free Geek -- even if just taking a class.  AccessibilityTo request an accomodation, please email us at info@freegeek.org or call (503) 232-9350 at least two days in advance of the class. We are happy to work together!  Free Geek is partially accessible. Free Geek's classroom is on the first floor. Doors meet ADA width standards but are not automatic. There are four all-gender single-stall bathrooms at Free Geek. Age PolicyPlease note that people under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times they are in Free Geek. Youth and their adult must both register for class.  Food and Drink PolicyFood and open beverage containers are not allowed in the classroom. Beverages with fully closable lids are allowed. Transportation and ParkingFree Geek is accessible via the #2, #6, #10, #14, and #70 TriMet bus lines. Bike parking is available in front of our building. Free street parking is available throughout our neighborhood. We do have a limited number of parking passes on loan if you need to park in a 2-hour Zone G parking spot. You can ask for these when you arrive. If none are available, most classes are 2 hours. Longer classes have a break in the middle. Safer Space PolicyWe strive to make Free Geek a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for everyone (volunteers, staff, donors, visitors) and appreciate your best efforts to treat all others with respect and understanding. Thank you for doing your part to make this a safer learning space for everyone regardless of their background, experience, and abilities. If you see anyone engaging in any of the below activities, please let a staff member know so we can follow up appropriately. The following are not acceptable behaviors at Free Geek: Attitudes, jokes, and language that are discriminatory or demeaning on the basis of race, class, gender identity, sex, age, spoken language, nationality, culture, physical appearance, sexual orientation, or ability/disability. Acts or threats of violence, including intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion. Sexual harassment. Theft. Closures and Inclement Weather PolicyFree Geek follows Portland State University’s inclement weather policy. Additionally, any Free Geek closures are posted on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.   Learn with Free Geek!Find all of Free Geek's classes at freegeek.org/education. For More InformationPlease contact the Free Geek Front Desk at info@freegeek.org or (503) 232-9350. We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the class schedule in your inboxevery week!

      Categories: Technology

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