Democratizing technology in South Bend!
The Technology Resource Center (TRC) in South Bend’s Ignition Park was built to democratize technology in our region. All will be welcome to the TRC to learn about technology and data, gain skills, and co-build an inclusive tech future for South Bend. A co-location between South Bend Code School, the City’s Civic Innovation & Analytics Divisions, and Bloomberg-funded Commuters Trust, the space will be home to technology and data training, cross-sector “Beta City” collaborations, and public programming about regional innovation.
The TRC was made possible through support from the City of South Bend and the Lilly Endowment. The City of South Bend has partnered with local nonprofit enFocus to manage programming at the TRC.
(574) 235 5678
1165 Franklin St. #100
South Bend, IN 46601
Monthly programming at the TRC
Co-working, Coffee, and Collaboration
Date & Time: Last Wednesday each month, anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Every last Wednesday of the Month, the TRC opens its community space for those working on public, private, or nonprofit projects. Stop in any time from 9am-5pm to do your normal work–but out of the TRC! Stay for Lunch: Self Made, Self Taught Speaker during lunch break!
Monthly feature of a local entrepreneur
Date & Time: May 24th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
May’s Speaker: Sheer Brown, owner of South Bend Challah Company
This monthly lunchtime discussion, which occurs on the last Wednesday of each month during Open Work Wednesday, highlights a local entrepreneurial individual who has demonstrated tenacity and creativity in their professional life through career changes, business ventures, and self-directed adult learning.
Project Management Series
Session 1: Exploring Project Management Tools with David Yang
February 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Session 2: Theories of Project Management with Madi Rogers
March 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Session 3: Projects and People with Matt Barlow
April 6, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Aimed to help nonprofits develop the skills they need to succeed, this series includes 3 interactive sessions led by professionals in the South Bend community.
Our Community Partners can reserve the following spaces for their group/organization, provided the party’s purpose for using the room aligns with the TRC’s mission of digital inclusivity, collaboration between sectors, innovation, equity, etc. All rooms include either a Smart TV or projector, white boards, and a community laptop
Read through our Standard Operating Procedure for more info about reserving rooms, special request, set up clean up, etc.
Available Rooms for Booking:
- Community Common Space
- Suggested 80 person capacity
- Community Flex Space
- Suggested 30 person capacity
- Equipped with teleconference phone
TRC’s South Bend Specific Brainstorming Events!
During our first SolveSB event which took place July 2022, we called upon local high school students, college-age young adults, and mid-to-late career professionals alike to join in a weekend of fun, competition, and brainstorming. Teams from the community worked to intensively solve a problem statement under the topic of sustainability.
The TRC’s second SolveSB event took place in January 2023, this time with the topic of housing in the South Bend community! Groups worked to solve the problem statement: ‘How can we increase the development of housing in our urban neighborhoods through innovative or new approaches to financing?’
Click below to see an up to date list of all of the TRC’s upcoming events and RSVP!
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TRC PROGRAM PARTNERS
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