Fix-It Tech Events
Bringing people together through education and technology
Fix-It Tech is a free community technology education event providing computer repair, education and resources. The Fix-It Tech program continues thanks to the support of dedicated volunteers and community partners. The program has transitioned from the City IT Department to be led by volunteers. Upcoming event details and program history are listed below.
- If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support.
- Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.
Details and what to bring
- First come, first served. Labor is free. Volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores.
- Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord.
- Volunteers help with laptops, smartphones and tablets based on capacity.
- Short sessions are held to explain basic computer maintenance and Internet safety.
Visit our Fix-It history page to see a list of our events and testimonials.
Get involved: Fix-It Tech is run by volunteers and community partners
Anyone can join the team to help run the program, coordinate outreach, plan locations and schedule, and of course help with repairs and share tech expertise during events. Contact the Fix-It Tech core team to discuss opportunities. Fix-It Tech is based on Hennepin County's Fix-It Clinics for household items. Also see Hennepin County's Fix-it Clinic website to volunteer to help with tech repairs or bring an item to be fixed.
Fix-It Tech event goals
Community education: offering hands-on technical experience that helps residents get their items fixed; provides a place to get tech questions answered and get tips on how to maintain and protect personal devices;
IT workforce development: IT students gain experience in tech support alongside IT professionals and connect with residents concerning their technology needs;
Raise awareness of technology programs: the event provides a venue to promote free digital literacy training resources, low cost computer and Internet options, local IT education programs, and IT careers.
We look forward to continuing Fix-It Tech events at a variety of locations. Contact the Fix-It Tech Team to get involved and to host an event.
Our original partners in Fix-It Tech are TAKODA Institute - a Division of the American Indian OIC, and Little Earth of United Tribes. Additional partners include:
- IT Ready-Creating IT Futures Foundation
- University of Minnesota Business & Community Economic Development
- Pillsbury United Communities - Waite House, Oak Park
- Technology Literacy Collaborative
- Community Technology Empowerment Project - The "CTEP" AmeriCorps Program at St. Paul Neighborhood Network
- Osiris Organization
- Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College
- PCs for People
- EMERGE Community Development
- Minnesota Computers for Schools
- RESOURCE - Minnesota Resource Center
- Hennepin County Library
- East Side Neighborhood Services
- Twin Cities RISE!
- Jewish Family and Children's Services
- Tech Dump / Tech Discounts
- Minneapolis St. Paul TechHire
- Neighborhood House - Wellstone Center
- University of Minnesota Office of Sustainability
- iFixit and Post Landfill Action Network
- Habitat for Humanity
- ReUSE MN
Last updated Oct 24, 2018