Progressive Technology Project

Posted by on June 2, 2006

Progressive Technology Project has designed a brand new training program for new and old organizers who are interested in building their technology skills. Attend TechCamp to build the basic technolog skills that community organizers need for community organizing. If you’re working in community organizing, you’ll want to make your way to TechCamp

This is what you can expect from 3 days at PTP’s TechCamp:
* You will build basic skills in key technology competency areas for community organizing:
o Basic computer skills: keyboarding, file manipulation, file types and more
o Intro to common database applications – Filemaker and Access
o Database skills – manipulating data, running queries, generating reports
o Email and Internet – using email, managing your inbox, dealing with spam, using the web – finding and managing information
o Maintenance – basic hardware troubleshooting and repair, basic networking, basic file server survival skills
o Financially sustaining your technology: how to raise the funds to maintain your technology infrastructure
* You will learn about technology in a collaborative, supportive environment with fellow organizers who face the same challenges that you do

Who is PTP’s TechCamp for?
This training is for community organizers, leaders, and supporters from grassroots community-led organizations engaged in systemic social change. It is designed for people interested in building their basic computer skills. TechCamp is a training for organizers by trainers who understand organizing. TechCamp is built on PTP’s foundation of 7 years of strategic technology training for community organizing.

Top Five Reasons for Going to TechCamp:
1. TechCamp improves your computer proficiency and confidence.
2. TechCamp enables you to work more effectively within your organization’s technology environment.
3. TechCamp brings you into PTP’s peer to peer learning community of techies and organizers.
4. TechCamp builds your relationships with other like-minded people.
5. TechCamp will help your organization win more victories!


TechCamp will take place from Noon August 1, 2006 to Noon August 4th, 2006. It will be held in conjunction with the Global Information Internship Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

JUNE 30, 2006
COST: (including tuition, computer lab time, room and board)
* $315 per person for double occupancy room in a shared University apartment
* $365 per person for single occupancy room in a shared University apartment

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