Recently, students from Burnaby North Secondary have helped residents at Mulberry PARC vote for the Burnaby Now contest. The seniors are eager to help Mulberry PARC win "Best Retirement Residence". We would like to wish the seniors good luck!
Burnaby North Secondary's Tech Easy Club is off to a great start, with 3 clinics open in Burnaby! Weekly sessions have been happening at Rideau Retirement Residence, Mulberry PARC, and Seton Villa Retirement Centre.
We would like to thank all the students who are part of the club at Burnaby North. Without you, seniors would not be getting the technology education that they need!
On August 24th, I, along with 11 other volunteers dropped by Microsoft to receive training on the new Windows 10. It was such an amazing environment to learn in and we all had a wonderful time. Walter, our instructor was super clear and helpful, not to mention his amazing sense of humour.
The new Windows 10 has great new features. Amongst all of them, the one that stood out was definitely the fact that we could write on websites with a tablet pen. This allows us to write instructions on screenshots and then save them, so the seniors could review them later. Of course, there were also the new Edge browser, virtual desktops, continuum (changing from desktop to tablet mode instantly) and much more.
Special thanks to the Pacific Centre Microsoft store for the training, we can't wait to host our very own workshops soon!
On August 5th, Tech Easy was invited to Microsoft's Executive Reception to celebrate the Grand Opening of their Pacific Center store the following day. I (Charmaine), along with Brandon and Bowen were beyond excited to show up at this event, and we were definitely not disappointed. To begin with, everyone there was incredibly friendly. Being able to share our interest in technology with like-minded individuals was such a valuable experience.
Not only did we meet tons of admirably successful people, we also learnt a lot about Microsoft's new technology. The staff in store were so kind. They taught us all about the new laptops, Surface Pro tablets, and of course, Windows 10. They were so in depth with the product demos, Brandon actually bought a Surface Pro 3 for himself right on the spot.
The day after, August 6th, was the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. I showed up at Pacific Center and immediately saw a huge line up, going all around the mall. It was so wonderful to see how excited everyone was to get their hands on the new goodies. After signing in and getting a little badge, I went to the front of the store where there was a viewing area. There was a countdown before the store opened. It was the most energy-filled opening ever. The radiating positive energy is all due to an amazing team working at Microsoft. They have so much team spirit, perhaps we will be just like them some time soon.
Thanks again for the opportunity, Microsoft! Congratulations!
Welcome to Tech Easy! In the past months, our core team has been hard at work coming up with ways to make our organization better. Here are some major updates!
1) Redesigned logo & slogan
2) New website
3) Revised Facebook page
4) Registered as an official Society in British Columbia (We are now offically called Tech Easy Foundation)
5) We have revised our recruitment system. We now use a volunteer management software called Better Impact that helps make our recruitment/training/scheduling process more efficient.
6) Mandatory training oreintations for all volunteers.
This is just a small list of the many things we have been working on. We look forward to updating everyone on even more exciting news to come! Make sure to check our website for updates.
Our goal is to update our social media & website (this blog!) more consistently. We will be sharing anything from recent senior news to discussions on new technology. If you are interested in any of these updates, make sure you like our Facebook page and share it with your friends! We would really appreciate your support! Thank you!