Tech 101 Workshops

The Tech 101 Workshops are managed by Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and are taught by Digital Ambassadors participating in the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP).  


DC residents are encouraged to attend to learn new ways to use and take care of their tablet or smartphone.


The workshops will run from July 5 to August 4 and each class will be held between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, and 12:00 and 5:00 pm on Thursdays.  Attendees can come anytime during the scheduled hours to receive training and support.  


Interested residents can text ‘TECH101’ to 69866 to express interest or show up at any participating library on the day of the event – no registration is necessary.


Devices will not be provided; residents should bring their own smartphone or tablet for each workshop.  

Topics that will be covered include how to: 


Send text messages

Set up an email account

Use the cloud for document and photo storage 

How to stay safe online (cyber hygiene basics)



Who Can Attend?

The Tech 101 Workshops are free for all DC residents.

 A translator can be available upon request, please email techtogether@dc.gov.

Full Schedule


Tuesday, July 5, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Thursday, July 7, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

901 G St. NW

Nearest Metro Stations:
Gallery Place Chinatown (Green, Yellow, Red) / Metro Center (Red, Blue, Silver, Orange)


Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Thursday, July 14, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Road Library

3935 Benning Road NE

Nearest Metro Station:
Minnesota Ave (Blue, Silver, Orange)


Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Thursday, July 21, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Southeast Library

403 7th St SE

Nearest Metro Station: 
Eastern Market
 (Blue, Silver, Orange)


Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Thursday, July 28, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Anacostia Library

1800 Good Hope Road SE

Nearest Metro Station: 

Anacostia (Green)


Tuesday, August 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Thursday, August 4, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library

5401 South Dakota Ave, NE

Nearest Metro Station:

Ft Totten (Red)