Discovering Technology together - Salem's First DiscoTech - ¡Relacionándose con la tecnología en el primer DiscoTech de Salem!

Saturday, May 14, 2016  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Salem residents of all ages are invited to join us for Salem’s first DiscoTech
at the Salem YMCA from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as part of Education Day activities.

Invitamos a los residentes de Salem de todas las edades a que se unan a nosotros en el primer DiscoTech de Salem en YMCA de Salem de 10 am and 3 pm como parte de las actividades del Día de la Educación.


Short for “Discovering Technology”, a DiscoTech is a multimedia workshop and fair for people of all ages and skill levels to learn and share information about technology. This event will follow the model developed by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.

Participants learn more about the impacts and possibilities of technology, and take part in fun, interactive and media-based workshops. DiscoTech workshops are designed to demystify technology and create a space where we can inform and engage our community. [Source: “How to DiscoTech” zine]

Check out Allied Media’s page for more information on DiscoTechs and to download the How to DiscoTech zine:


Un DiscoTech, abreviatura de la frase “descubrir tecnología” en inglés, es un taller multimedia y feria para que personas de todos los niveles de habilidad puedan aprender y compartir información sobre tecnología. Este evento seguirá el modelo desarrollado por la Coalición de Justicia Digital de Detroit.

Los participantes aprenden más sobre los impactos y posibilidades de la tecnología, y toman parte en talleres entretenidos e interactivos basados en los medios. Los talleres de DiscoTech están diseñados para desmitificar la tecnología y crear un espacio en donde podemos informar y relacionarnos nuestra comunidad.



Doors open at 10 a.m.

  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions
Small group icebreaker: share a story in a small group and describe your experiences with and knowledge of technology

  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Overview and Lightning Talks
Speakers/activities from different community tech organizations in Salem

  • 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch break and networking/collaboration opportunities

  • 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Prep
Name That Tech workshop
Workshop Proposals/Summaries

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Hands-On Workshops—TBA

  • 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Project/Workshop Sprints
Short presentations of local technology projects—TBA

  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Report backs
2 minute highlights; what did you learn today?
Quick go-round: one thing that was awesome / one thing to change / what are your next steps?

**Childcare will be provided throughout the event, with age-appropriate media/art activities**


Salem YMCA, SAYMedia Studio
1 Sewall Street
Salem, MA 01970

Cindy Vincent
Salem State University