Announcements Weekly Meetings

No Meeting 20 Jan

Howdy there folks,

Please note, we will not be meeting on 20 January due to MLK Day. It was added to TicketLeap by mistake (Australia has different holidays than the US ^^;). If you try to book a spot for the 20th, you’ll now receive a message that sales have stopped for that day.

Sorry for the confusion!

~ Stephen

PS: Just to make that stupidly loud and clear:

We are not meeting on 20 Jan.

Announcements Weekly Meetings

Winter 2014 Meetings Are Here!

Howdy folks! It’s a new year and a new term, which means it’s time for new meetings too! Yay! For the Winter 2014 term, we’ll be meeting Mondays and Thursdays from 7p to 9p. UNIV-101 students, tickets for meetings are now up on TicketLeap for your reserving pleasure. Note: You’ll find a new events page on TicketLeap now, which lists both current and past meetings (or as TicketLeap calls them, “events”). We also currently have two events that are live, one for meetings, and one for testing the new TicketLeap design. Please make sure you get a ticket for a meeting, not the test event. Feel free to use the test event to test out the new TicketLeap though (and let us know if something breaks or looks wrong!)

Now go forth and reserve all the things!

Reserve all the things!

Announcements Weekly Meetings

UNIV-101 Students, Sign Up For Meetings Now!

Hey there UNIV-101 students! We’re excited to kick off a new academic year with weekly meetings held this term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6p to 8p. However, we operate a bit differently than some other UNIV-101 opportunities you may have seen. If you haven’t already, make sure you read our page on UNIV-101 info. And we mean read it in full.

If you must insist on a tl;dr edition, please be aware that if you want UNIV-101 credit for TechServ, you cannot simply show up to a meeting. Last year, we implemented a policy that restricts the number of UNIV-101 students per meeting to four and you must reserve a spot. This is for a couple reasons: 1) we just don’t have the space in our workshop, 2) this helps ensure all UNIV-101 students have something to do, and 3) at TechServ, safety is one of those things we simply “care” about. To reserve a spot, you must “purchase” a ticket through TicketLeap, who we’ve chosen as our reservation system. Now, while we do say “purchase”, tickets are free. Since TicketLeap’s primary business is to sell tickets, they use the word Purchase on their site.

Once you have reserved a ticket, come to the meeting with your ticket. You can either print it, or add it to Passbook in iOS (or for you droids, show it on your phone). We scan all tickets at the door. If you do not have a ticket (and that means a valid ticket), we will not honor your UNIV-101 minutes for the meeting. For the full terms and conditions, read the UNIV-101 info page in full. We generally do not give exceptions.

To reserve your tickets, click the stupid huge button below.

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Ticketing with TicketLeap

TicketLeap is Changing

Just a heads up for our UNIV-101 students, TicketLeap announced today that it is changing the design of some pages, one of which is checkout. If things look different next time you go to reserve a ticket, don’t panic. Checkout is now done on a single page, rather than the previous multi-step process. If you have problems with booking a ticket because of this change, let us know and we’ll pass it on to TicketLeap.


TechServ Announces New Acquisition of Storage Space


PHILADELPHIA, PA-April 22, 2013-Drexel University TechServ today announced its latest space acquisition: a secure cabinet in the Main Building. This latest acquisition is thanks to the efforts of Adele Varenas from Drexel’s Information Resources and Technology Department, Mike Smith from Drexel Facilities, and Dr. Jan Biros, the Sr. Associate Vice Provost. “We’ve all seen the divide that exists between Drexel’s campus and areas just a few blocks away. Particularly with regards to access to technology. With this new space available to us, we can continue our ever expanding work in ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’ with even greater efficiency and community impact,” said Julian Kemmerer, President of TechServ. “This new space will likely allow us to increase our donation output even more than the 300 or so systems that we donated last year,” added Chris Flounders, TechServ’s Head of Donations. TechServ would like to thank all of the parties involved in this effect for their support of TechServ’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in Philadelphia.

Drexel University TechServ is a student organization of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, whose mission is to bridge the digital divide in Philadelphia through the refurbishment and donation of computer systems to non-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Media Contacts:

Joanne Wong
TechServ Public Relations

Julian Kemmerer
President of TechServ

Christopher Flounders
TechServ Head of Donations