Creating This Website
This website was created by Brandon, Joe, and Alex through a grant internship at Tincan. They have worked with me every step of the way in making me this website. And I appreciate their commitment to help make it possible for me to have one up and running.
The concept for Tincan began at a public meeting in 1994, where representatives from business, health care, media, education, community-based organizations and individual citizens identified a need for a public access computer network that reflected community interests. Begun at Eastern Washington University, a 1994 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce allowed the network to go online. Tincan’s original focus was equitable access to telecommunications and computer technology. While still supporting access, our focus has become developing meaningful content in support of the development of a vibrant community where online information is both readily available and useful to the region’s citizens. In late 1999, Tincan moved out of the university to become a non-profit organization. After a decade of growth, in spring of 2010 Tincan moved into a new facility that includes a 32 station media lab and a full video production studio.
Tincan has been part of the Spokane community for nearly 20 years educating and providing access to changing technologies. Currently, Tincan is offering free public access to the internet for the community as well as free trainings designed to increase internet knowledge. Tincan’s youth programs focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and career development through film production and game development.