TechTent is a part of Southend Technology Center, a community based organization to inspire people to learn about technology and to leverage it towards bettering their lives.
Tech Tent @ The South End Technology Center focuses on computer repair and recycling. We provide a hands on approach to teaching and promoting technological skills. We have well trained staff, knowledgeable instructors and computer technicians whose primary goals are to assist members of the community in acquiring overall computer skills.
Through generous donations of computers and equipment, we strive to provide interested community members with the knowledge and skills toward repairing and refurbishing personal computers. These refurbished computers are then offered to community members who otherwise might not have the resources to purchase them.
Mondays and Wednesdays 5-8pm, are free open workshop hours where people can bring in their computers for repair or advice while getting hands-on experience.
WHO WE ARE:
We are Tech Tent, part of the greater vision of The South End Technology Center @ Tent City, which is a collaborative venture between the Tent City Corporation (TCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our fundamental purpose is to enable individuals to become self sufficient in the areas of computer repair and maintenance. Our staff of volunteers are as diverse as the people we serve. We provide free access and training in most aspects of computer-related technology and repair. The staff have extensive backgrounds in computer technology, their applications and repairs.
We maintain a warm and friendly atmosphere where individuals can find on site IT solutions and support. Unlike other major computer repair shops, TechTent encourages customer/client participation.
WHAT WE DO:
The goals of the Tech Center are as follows:
Recruit and train persons in computer technology and repair.
Refurbish donated computers.
Encourage community support and involvement.
Provide custom built computers.
Virus removal and computer upgrades.
Help residents move from being consumers of information to producers and creators of knowledge.
Please come in to visit our shop and take advantage of the wide range of knowledge and support we provide or Call (617) 651-0902 Monday and Wednesdays between 5:00pm-8:00pm.
During other hours by appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons, we repair computer related problems for an affordable fee typically around $50. But diagnostics are always free.