By Southwester Staff

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) created The All Hands on Tech initiative to provide free technical support to DC residents. One of the most important things a person needs to fully access technology is a functioning computer. Unfortunately, the cost of computer repair is often too high for many people. Whether you have a laptop with a virus or you don’t understand how to use your smartphone, All Hands on Tech is here to help. Join the next Free Tech Support event on June 29 at Shaw Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The initiative is executed by two teams, Connect DC and OCTOHelps. These teams have hosted five events since the initiative‚Äôs inception in September 2018. By providing free tech repairs, the initiative has helped 253 residents and repaired 238 devices.

Typically at the All Hands On Tech events, senior tech workshops are offered on social media and smartphones. For the June 29 event, the group partnered with Broccoli City Bar and WHUT TV to provide educational activities at Broccoli City Bar, in addition to the event at Shaw Library. There will be a Mobile Tech Lab between both locations, which will offer free small business resources.

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