Techspreekuur

I'm experimenting with the idea of focussed workshops for practical de-googlifying and (un)learning about technology. We have things like switching.software but there is a lot of unknowns in between knowing that an alternative exists and migrating to it.

Imagine things like actually doing the migration of your @gmail.com account in the entirety. There is so much in that to know before embarking on the journey. There is a lot that can wrong. Some people can't afford for their email not to be accessible for a while. This is the kind of thing I want to unpack and build up a culture around.

Perhaps a "techspreekuur" is the model that can work. Although I can imagine that being a bit too chaotic. That is good to meet people but not to do the actual work in a calm way. Maybe a mix of workshops and open hours can work.

Other ideas

  • A lot of people are using their computers more these days due to being stuck at home and that means the computers are breaking more often. I see more friends asking how to take care and maintain their computers so they can last longer.

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