Monday, March 26, 2012

Hands-on service: Installations of BTOP computer labs

Up to 52 senior centers will receive BTOP computers. More will be added to this map as they receive the computers.

View BTOP center deployments in a larger map

Besides installing computer labs, we are also helping on staff and volunteer training, development of instructional materials, etc.

For more more information about the Dept of Aging's and CTN's BTOP program, please visit

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's been a while again...

I know I haven't posted since our training in January so I figure it might be a decent idea to post something before Kami gets back next week from maternity leave..

Well what have I been up to our readers have been constantly asking me since my last post.. A few things trying to stay busy:

  • educating myself on working with skilled volunteers
  • figuring out how to pair skilled volunteers with nonprofits to their technological needs
  • attending as many nonprofit tech and social enterprise meet up's as possible to network, find volunteers and gain insight on how to manage such a large deliverable
  • shooting myself in the foot 
  • questioning on how to make this program sustainable
  • making various on site visits to non profits in need of tech help
I've also taken a great interest into East Palo Alto and the state of their of not being connected in spite of being in the middle of the world's tech epicenter.  I would like provide as much aid as I can too them but how much can one person with such little support behind them..