Free Geek - Where the Needy get Nerdy

Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 2:15pm - 4:00pm

Free Geek has equipped thousands of low-income families with Linux computers. Starting at 3:00pm, Oso Martin will lead a tour of the Free Geek facility at 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, and show how Free Geek volunteers learn to recycle or repair obsolete computers, returning them to the community. See how Free Geek turns e-waste into e-ducation, and learn how you can set up a Free Geek in your own community.

If the weather is good, we will walk the 1.6 miles from the Convention Center to Free Geek. Otherwise, we will take the southbound #70 bus (to Milwaukie) from NE 3rd and Multnomah ( a block north of the convention center, leaving at 2:27pm and every 15 minutes thereafter, cost $1.65 per adult), and get off at SE 11th and Clay, walking two blocks southwest to Free Geek at SE 10th and Market.

After the tour, you may join us for a two block walk north to the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., a popular open source community hangout (free wifi, of course). The #70 bus will take you back north to the convention center, or you can stroll across the Hawthorne Bridge to downtown Portland. There are a dozen restaurants within a 6 block radius of 10th and Hawthorne.

For more bus information, see the trimet website.