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March 2019

Backing up your Windows Computer

20th March at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Keeping files safe can be a huge worry for many people, whether it be precious family photos, or a project you’ve been working on for months. If you want to make sure you keep your files safe, head down to this session. We’ll be looking at how to back up your devices using external hard drives and USBs, so that you don’t have to worry about losing anything.

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April 2019

Feeling Safer With Tech

3rd April at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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One of the most important things we try to do at Tech & Tea is to empower people to feel confident using their technology devices. Technology can be incredibly useful and can really enhance our lives. Unfortunately, it seems also like there's someone ready to scam us around every corner, so this also means that we have to make sure everyone who comes to our Tech & Tea sessions also understands the risks of going online. We run Tech Talks…

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Contactless Payments

17th April at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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The way we pay has changed dramatically over the past few decades. From regular coins and notes, to debit and credit cards, and now to contactless cards and mobile phone payments. At this Tech & Tea event, we hope to give you a better understanding of how different contactless payment methods work and what the benefits of each of them are. We also want to ensure you fully understand the shortfalls and risks of using contactless payment methods. This leads…

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May 2019

Social Media

1st May at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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Nowadays it can feel like everyone is on social media, and we think that it can be a really great thing! While there are some drawbacks of social media, it can also be a really powerful for staying connected with friends and family. During this Tech Talk, we'll explain what exactly 'social media' is, including some of the most popular platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. We'll look at the main functions of each platform and the advantages and disadvantages…

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Google Accounts

15th May at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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While we don't recommend any particular provider for connected services, this session will be about making sure you know how to make the most of your Google account (and many of the features of Google accounts can also apply to Microsoft/Outlook accounts too!) Having a Google account can be more than just using g-mail. It also gives you access to Google calendars, Google Drive and a YouTube account. You can also use your google account to save bookmarks on Google…

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Mastering your Emails

29th May at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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Following on from the Google Accounts session, we want to have a more in depth look at different functionalities of your email platform. At this session, we aim to make sure you know all the capabilities of your email inbox. This will include using folders, searching for emails and how to add attachments (or download attachments that have been sent to you). We'll also go over our top tips for spotting scam emails so you don't get caught out!

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June 2019

Organising your Computer

12th June at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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One of our most requested Tech Talk topics is organising folders and files. So we've put together all our tips for 'organising your computer'. This will include all our favourite ways to make our computers more organised and easier to use. This will include going over the following topics: Creating folders and moving files Adding shortcuts to your most used programs/websites/apps Uninstall programs you never use (or delete bookmarks/shortcuts) Adding desktop icons/pinning icons to the task bar If you aren't…

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Connecting with Tech

26th June at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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Over the past few months, we have seen a number of articles on loneliness and technology. While many people think that technology is making us more robotic, we can also use technology to bring people together. As a charity that is focussed around bringing people together to learn how to use technology, we wouldn't exist without tech, and we wouldn't have made any of the amazing friendships we have since we started Tech and Tea in 2016. So we want…

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July 2019

Back to Basics: Smartphones

10th July at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Putney Library, 5-7 Disraeli Road
London, SW15 2DR United Kingdom
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At the next event in our back to basics series, we’ll be looking at how to use smartphones, such as Apple or Android smartphones. We’ll cover the following topics: Making calls and sending texts What are apps and how do I download them? Settings What else can I use my smartphone for? If you bring your smartphone along with you, you can sit down with one of our volunteers following the Tech Talk to ask any specific questions you have…

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CommuniTech Summer Social

20th July at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Roundhouse, 2 North Side Wandsworth Common SW18 2SS United Kingdom + Google Map

It's been an exciting year so far for CommuniTech, so we want to celebrate by inviting you to have a drink with us at our Summer Social!! We've just surpassed 6 months of Tech & Tea in Putney, 2 and a half YEARS of Tech & Tea in Battersea, and we're now looking to set up a third location. Since Christmas, we've also welcomed Valeria to the team as one of our event organisers. We're so proud of the enthusiasm…

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