Community Demand For Tech Now Met

Monday 28 June 2021

Richmond Library staff say that there is a high demand for childrens’ technology education.

“We are regularly asked about robotics and coding opportunities for young people,” says Amy Groome, Assistant Librarian of Children's and Youth Services. “This is why we are delighted to offer a five week course about Linux for tech-loving young adults aged 14 and over.”

Linux is an open-source operating system used in many areas of daily life.  Be Free Be Linux will be run by Eleni Charalampous and her husband Rohit. The course will have practical demonstrations and will contain many opportunities for hands-on learning. Among other things, attendees will be introduced to the command-line and get a taste of how to tweak a system to make it suit their needs instead of being restricted by design choices that others have made.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and a USB stick. There is space for 15 attendees and the course costs $50.  The sessions run at 2:00-3:00pm at Richmond Library from Sunday 4 July.   

Other young technophiles may enjoy the after school Richmond Robotics club or the upcoming How to Build a Desktop PC workshop on Thursday 22 July. Anyone interested in these technology sessions can either call Richmond Library on 03 543 8500 or go to the library website to get more information.

 Eleni and Rohit Be Free Be Linux 2