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Reminder: FreeGeek Chicago community retreat this Saturday

by David Eads

Join us Saturday, May 8, from 11am - 4:30pm, for a public meeting to discuss FreeGeek Chicago's long term strategy and vision.  All are welcome to join and discuss the future of FreeGeek Chicago. Contact FreeGeek to RSVP!

Welcome to the redesigned FreeGeek Chicago web site

by David Eads

After almost four years, it was time to upgrade FreeGeek Chicago's old site to something a little more modern. We're happy to announce the rebooted, redesigned FreeGeek Chicago...

Thanks for the rack, Venturality

by David Eads

Venturality, a Chicago-based manager services provider, donated a four-post server rack to FreeGeek Chicago for all our server and networking needs.  Thanks, Venturality!

WCIU morning show

by Dee Newcum

WCIU's morning program did a spot about FreeGeek. This video is a good glimpse of what FreeGeek is about.

Happy holidays, we have heat

Our landlord has installed a new heater for us, which as of December 20 is working! So this winter you can volunteer for Freegeek Chicago in comfort. Orientation may be a bit shout-ier, because that thing is loud!

Friday Volunteer Program Hours

Starting this Friday, August 7th, we will be open Fridays from 10AM until 3PM in addition to our normal Sunday hours (11AM to 5PM).

FreeGeek is a 501(c)(3)!

The big news around is that FreeGeek Chicago is now a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization! FreeGeek staff has been working on this for a while, and it's a big step forward for us.

Still Geeking

Today we restored our network and Internet access. We thought we'd celebrate by posting a long-overdue update.

FreeGeek Chicago introductory video created by DDB

by David Eads
A group of marketing interns from DDB helped FreeGeek develop some marketing materials and ideas for a marketing campaign this summer. The centerpiece is a lovely video...

FreeGeek Chicago recycles a ton of stuff...

.. actually it was two tons!

Enough With the Holiday Cheer... Back to Work!

So when we last left our valiant heroes at FreeGeek, they were struggling with unreliable and overloaded electrical circuits, a network cable callously cut during a bathroom renovation, and a dwindling stock of computers upon which to work their dusty magic. What's become of them, you ask? Read on!

March 13th meeting notes

by David Eads

FreeGeek Chicago held a public meeting on March 13th. These notes were taken by Jim Campbell, and edited for content and style by David Eads.

FreeGeek Chicago will be closed the month of April

by David Eads

After serious discussion, we have decided to close FreeGeek Chicago's public programs during the month of April to regroup, reorganize, and build some new capacity. In the coming weeks, we'll be planning some public meetings to discuss what will happen during this time.