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NY Tech Meetup and and New Work City Galvanize Tech-Savvy Volunteers for Sandy Aftermath

NYC needs your techie prowess.
 NY Tech Meetup and and New Work City Galvanize Tech Savvy Volunteers for Sandy Aftermath

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Many businesses and organizations in New York are suffering without electricity following yesterday’s devastating hit from Hurricane Sandy. With electrical and tech equipment down across the city, there’s a need for capable engineers to help get New Yorkers back to being plugged in. Today, the New York Tech Meetup and New Work City published a sign-up form for volunteers hoping to use their tech skills to help out a neighbor.

“NY Tech Meetup and New Work City are organizing volunteers with technology skills to help New York-area businesses, payday loan lenders and organizations get their technology back up and running after Hurricane Sandy,” reads the signup form. The team is currently organizing a database of willing volunteers and then will decide from there how to allocate help.

Skills in need include server maintenance, data recovery, and wifi troubleshooting, among many others. They’re also looking for volunteers to donate or lend supplies.

Interested volunteers should sign up here.

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