Computer Lab History
We Got It Going
We Opened Our Doors
26 February 2010
We Kept It Going
We Got Good Enough to Teach Workshops
We Keep It Going Now
David L. Norris
Supporting Our Efforts
Oscar Escalante Project Coordinator
David Sellinger Tech Support
Mike Pollack Project Coordinator
Galia Dadiomova Instructor
Alex Hewit Full Life Rep
Chloe Bethany Full Life Rep
This film shows the lab committee at City Hall where we heard Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speak a few words on the importance of the hard work we were doing and congratulating our commitment to bringing all of Seattle up to a high standard of technological literacy. This video hints at the great program that the City of Seattle has created for low income communities. These grant-winning activities are driven by volunteers helping their neighbors! Each grant-winning group spoke for a few minutes about the projects they were undertaking. Finally each group received a certificate acknowledging its grant win, while being treated to fresh fruit and cookes! (Film by resident, Larry Wisdom)
We Survive on Grants
Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund (City of Seattle)
$10,300 Awarded (date?) 2009, to be completed in 1 year
This grant allowed us to create our mini-lab.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
$96,196, split between Jefferson and Denny Terraces.
Awarded 16 September 2010, to be completed in 2 years.
Seattle Technology Matching Fund Grant
$14,521 Awarded 16 May 2014, to be completed in 1 Year.
Grant Writer: Ellen Kissman.
This grant allowed us to upgrade our hardware and create this web page,
with an active calendar of events concerning everyone in the building.
Seattle Technology Matching Fund Grant
$20,047.00 Awarded on 20 May 2015, to be completed in 1 Year.
Grant Writer: Sylvie McGee, MSW
This grant will allow us to expand our lab space and create a multi-cultural digital cookbook reflecting the various cultures, talents and personalities living in the building. It will encourage community involvement for all of us. We hope, also, that the recipe collection will include typing skills and basic computer classes being taught in the enlarged lab . . .
Advisor & Chief Cheerleader
Marcia Johnson, SHA
This film shows some of the early activities of the comuter lab, and many activites
for the general population of Denny Terrace, led and sponsored by various members
of the computer lab people.
Video by Larry Wisdom. Music: "Together In Electric Dreams (Extended) (2003 Digital Remaster)" by Phil Oakey, Giorgio Moroder (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3. Category Nonprofits & Activism
The Denny Terrace Computer Lab
We are a very active group of people, many of us deeply enaged in several areas of the building's activities--indeed, we sponsor many of them ourselves. Over the past few years we successfully wrote several grant applications, which allowed us to create this lab and support it, as well as other activities in the building.
Currently we are open Monday through Saturday, during the following hours:
Day Mornings Evenings Resident Volunteer
Sunday 6:PM to 8:PM Staggo Lee
Monday 6:PM to 8:PM Havalock Jones
Tuesday 6:PM to 8:PM Russ Chic
Wednesday 6:PM to 8PM David Norris
Thursday 10:AM to12:Noon Elaine Martinez
6:PM to 8:PM David Norris
Friday 10:AM to12:Noon Chloe Bethany
6:PM to 8:PM Staggo Lee
Saturday 10:AM to 12: Noon Staggo Lee
People willing to commit themselves to supporting the lab with definitely scheduled times can volunteer as Lab Supervisors for 2-hour stints at times of their choosing. The more reliable volunteers we have, the more open hours we can offer to residents.
These change quarterly, and are available only when we are in possession of a grant that allows us to hire instructors.
Spring Quarter Classes
Basic Classes Wednesdays 10:AM--Noon,
Digital Photography Wednesdays 1:PM--3:PM,
Stand-Alone (Walk-In) Sessions Wednesdays 1:PM--3:PM,
Writing a Personal Blog, Part I Wednesday 1:PM--3:PM
Movie Night at the Lester is a monthly event sponsored by The Denny Terrace Computer Lab. Music "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Ethel Merman (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)
Movie Night at the Lester
We show a movie on the last Wednesday of every month, always with free popcorn, and with other free goodies when possible. The movies, always excellent choices, are chosen from the result of a survey we sent out.
Movies We've Already Shown
We've been showing movies on an average of once a month to the entire building, on our own computer-generated wide-screen, shown against a large blank wall in the Lester Room. We've shown a wonderfully varied set of films, including classic films and modern films in all genres.