A day in the life at a Digital Sentinel drop in

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David armed with food at today’s I.T drop in – recipe coming soon.


Community Reporter David Jacobs has sent us a fantastic article about a typical visit to one of our Digital Sentinel I.T Drop in sessions.


My name is David Jacobs I occasionally write or report on a story for the Digital Sentinel. Most Thursdays you can find me hanging out at the Digital Drop in Sessions running at WHALE Arts and occasionally at Clovenstone Community Centre.

Currently the drop in’s are mainly taking place at WHALE Arts since Clovenstone Community Centre is closed for repairs. The drop in is for anyone to come along, you can get advice on PC related subjects, social media or any other type of computer help. Hopefully we can solve most things and if not we can soon find someone who can help.

For people who are interested in writing or contributing to the Digital Sentinel – please feel free to pop along.

This is a very informal and friendly group, Craig and Shasta are very warm and welcoming.  The session can last as long as you want up to the 2 hour time slot. I write on a variety of subjects, sometimes food which is a great topic between myself and Shasta during these sessions.

I also try and cover Community events if I can maybe take a few pictures or sometimes lots of pictures :) and also maybe write a short story to go with the photographs. I have a few other interests in the community, sometimes I try to get to the Wester Hailes Community Council meetings when I can. I also am involved in a couple of things at Whale Arts. I recently joined Whale Snappers and I am now learning how to use and develop film photographs. Having recently been gifted some nice film cameras from a friend while doing my Canal Barge training course with Reunion Canals at Fountainbridge.

We really need more people to help and contribute to this great online Community paper. It can be as little or as much as you want. We now have a variety of topics on the paper so have a browse and see what may interest you.

If you have any queries feel free to contact us at digitalsentinel@whalearts.co.uk or 0131 458 3267.

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