Stephen here, your Vice President of TechServ. For those of you new to Drexel and/or TechServ, welcome! To our returning members, welcome back. In case you haven’t heard of us or bumped in to us on campus yet, allow me to introduce ourselves.
TechServ is a student organization here at Drexel and our mission is to help bridge the digital divide in Philadelphia (and in a couple cases, beyond!) We work to achieve this mission by holding events on campus at Drexel as well as the Philadelphia area. In addition, we also donate computers to nonprofits in Philadelphia that we have refurbished.
Membership is open to everyone at Drexel and you don’t need any technical background to join. If you join us, we’ll show and teach you everything you need to know. In previous years, we offered what was known as UNIV-101 hours. Permitting I’m keeping up with my Drexel news correctly, I believe UNIV-101 is a bit different this year and community service hours are no longer a requirement. Historically, many of our long-term members served with us before becoming long-term members. The changes this year means we’ll be changing a bit too.
As our long-term members already know very well, our workshop is, shall we say, “cozy.” We’re in the basement of MacAlister Hall in room 0020 and space for us comes at a premium with all the computers we have lined up for refurbishment and donation. As a result, we would cap UNIV-101 attendance at four students per meeting. As we don’t have UNIV-101 students this year, we do not have attendance caps on meetings.
However, because we are very limited on space, if you are a new student or simply new to TechServ, please let us know if you’re coming to a meeting so we can get a headcount. Our meetings this term are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 – 8 pm. If you can make it, great! We look forward to seeing you! Please let us know when you’ll be coming by RSVPing through TicketLeap. If you don’t see the date you plan on coming, don’t panic. We’ll be adding more dates soon. Meetings start this week, which means our first meeting of the year is 23 September, this Tuesday.
We look forward to meeting you!