D8 Surfers Club

D8 Surfers Club

The D8 Surfers Club has been running at The Digital Hub since 2015. It started life as a tutor-led class, where local residents were guided in their discovery of how digital technologies could benefit them in their everyday lives.

— Free-To-Attend
— Weekly Sessions
I've learned to improve my skills greatly. I don't have that fear of computers I initially had.”
John Hyland, D8 Surfer

The D8 Surfers Club has been running at The Digital Hub since 2015. It started life as a tutor-led class, where local residents, who had limited experience of communication tools and the internet, learned how to use a computer in a structured way, and were guided in their discovery of how digital technologies could benefit them in their everyday lives.

In the years since, the club evolved to a more informal drop-in session where participants meet weekly for two hours to learn from one another in a pleasant social environment, but in 2020 the weekly in-person club had to turn virtual in line with public health guidelines. The participants log onto their devices once a week to connect with each other and their tutor. 

While it was a challenge to get all participants onto Zoom initially, the participants persevered and now look forward to the weekly virtual session. 

The D8 Surfers has been a valuable source of connection and interaction for many in the area throughout Covid-19.

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