Our Tech4Good group brings together nonprofits in need of technology guidance, education, and/or troubleshooting AND technology folks interested in helping nonprofits pro bono with their technology questions/needs.
NONPROFIT STAFF will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those who aren't experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
TECHNOLOGISTS AND CONSULTANTS will find opportunities to put your expertise to social good, as well as the potential for lasting relationships with local nonprofits.
ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS will see and be given the opportunity to present on successful uses of technology for social change. Not content to simply focus on "shiny tech," we'll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward.
For 1st half of meeting, Robin will facilitate a presentation/discussion on the basics of the core technology infrastructure systems all organizations need to have to effectively operate.
1. Overview of Technology Infrastructure (i.e. PCs, routers, modems, phones, servers, networks, etc.)
2. Explanation of "the cloud"
3. Management/Administration Best Practices and Tool/Product Recommendations
4. Phone Systems, Internet and Web Conferencing Systems
5. Server Recommendations
For 2nd half of meeting, we'll do our Tech Help small group breakouts. Nonprofits will share their current technology/system/equipment questions/needs and then we'll break into small groups to help them!
About the Speaker: Robin Weston is an IT and Telecommunications consultant with over 20 years in the industry. In 2019, he started up his own Technology Brokerage and Advisory firm, Compendium Communications, with a focus on technology education and enablement. He’s working hard to be as active a member of the Tampa Bay area community as possible, aimed at helping both for- and non-profit organizations.