On a rainy Friday morning, about 80 teenagers were gathered in a basement, taking apart computers, testing video games, and learning how to create their own. It was a snapshot of a two-day interactive technology seminar run by professional geeks.
Inside the classrooms at Action for Boston Community Development building, the teens stared intently at computer screens, tapping out code and manipulating data.
The teens were participating the Geek Squad Summer Academy, a national effort by the tech support unit of electronics retailer Best Buy to teach teens computer basics and other technology skills. The goal is to increase the technical literacy of students, expose them to the possibility of technology careers, and help close the technology gap between rich and poor Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.