Free Computer Classes in February

Free Geek proudly offers a wide range of free classes and workshops to the public. Our February class schedule is now available online and via a printable PDF. Isn’t it time you fell in love with computers again?


Unless otherwise indicated, all classes require pre-registration. You can do so by stopping by or calling the Free Geek Volunteer Desk at 503-232-9350. Classes are free and open to the public; you do not need to be a volunteer to attend!


Featured classes & workshops this month:

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Don’t Lose your Data – How to Backup

Saturday 2/15 3:30-5:00

Hard drives fail, water gets into your house, fires happen. Learn the many options you can employ to back up and save your data so losing a computer doesn’t mean the loss of all your work. Topics covered in this class include backing up individual files or directories, cloning entire systems, local and offsite storage solutions.


Better off with Less Technology

Tuesday 2/25 4:30-5:30

This is a class about sharing tips for using less technology or turning it off, inspired by the book called “Better Off”. What’s the role of technology in our lives and search for social justice? Are we really better off with technology? This class is a discussion and book potluck, so bring a book that you’ve read regarding the paradoxes of technology. Don’t have a book? Print an article. Going offline can be fun! There will be at least one copy of “Better off” to swap.


Intro to Project Management

Thursday 2/27 10:30-12:00

Learn the art of getting things done with the help of computer-based tools. Students will be introduced to techniques and applications that have worked from Wall Street to Occupy, and how to put them to use in day-to-day life.