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Free Your Computer

  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Creative
    • Experience
  • Online

Learn how to unlock the potential of your computer with FREE software that takes on the big brands! We'll show you free alternatives for document creation, animation creation, video editing, photo editing and also how to set up your very own Linux machine!

Using freely available software we'll take you through how to make bootable USB sticks to try out free software as well as something called PortableApps. PortableApps lets you take your favourite software from any computer to another.

In this experience we will also talk about the phrase "Open Source". We'll talk about what you can and can't do, the benefits of open source and the drawbacks.

FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.

Free Your Computer

Available in these formats:

  • Short Experiences
    Short Experiences

    Short single-session events lasting one hour. Great as bite-sized tasters to explore something new or as standalone events on a particular topic!