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.
Monthly programming at the TRC
Co-working, Coffee, and Collaboration
Date & Time: November 30th, 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!
Lunch, Learning, and Networking
Date & Time: November 10th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Topic: Creating Custom Layered Google Maps
Are you a leader or part of a nonprofit in the South Bend area? Join us at our workshop every second Tuesday of the month featuring a series of innovative solutions to common challenges faced by nonprofits. Each month a new speaker will teach valuable business or tech skill to help nonprofits thrive, such as data visualization and impact metrics.
Lunchtime feature of a local entrepreneur
Date & Time: November 30th, 12 pm – 1 pm
Speaker: Coming Soon!
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.
SB Academy: Excel Training Courses
Intro to Excel: October 12th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Intermediate Excel: November 14th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advanced Excel: December 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
SB Academy has relaunched for a series of training courses, hosted at the TRC. Click to learn more about what will be taught at each level of training and RSVP!
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 First South Bend Specific Brainstorming Event
During our first SolveSB event this past July 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.
Upskill SB: Google Cloud Certification Kickoff
October 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
In October, Google Cloud and the City of South Bend announced their exciting new partnership to create access to Google Cloud Skills for city and county jobseekers. On October 12th, the TRC hosted a kickoff event to introduce the 500 free jobseekers through Upskill SB.
Google Cloud Skills Boost combines award winning learning experiences with the ability to earn credentials to validate learning. 70% of Google Cloud certified individuals who applied for a new job received at least one offer.
Click below to see an up to date list of all of the TRC’s upcoming events and RSVP!
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