On Saturday, August 27th, the staff from the Tenderloin Tech Lab paired up with 2 volunteers and 8 ReliaTech Computer Technicians to host another fun Tech Fair. The Tenderloin Technology Fair was hosted by St. Anthony's Foundation and is typically hosted four times a year. The far welcomes guests and clients of the foundation to come in and work one-on-one with computer technology professionals to address questions or problems relating to their computer.
On Saturday, 15 Tech Lab clients attended the free tech help event, 13 of them brining in their personal computers to be diagnosed and repaired by the talented professionals. Others were able to participate in computer classes such as "Raising Kids in a Digital Age", "Internet Safety and Security", and "What to Look For When Purchasing a Computer", skills that are essential in today's technological age. In addition, clients were able to receive help from our employees and volunteers in individual tutoring to address computer questions or concerns.
Over the years, the Tech Fair has become popular in the Tenderloin, particularly among clients that utilize the different services offered by St. Anthony's Foundation, as the majority of clients indicated that they had heard about the Tech Fair through another SAF program. Additionally, the Tech Lab saw new faces at the fair, with 30% of the clients visiting the lab for the first time during the event. With such incredible resources available and the help of great people-all for free!- the tech fair is the place to be.