Want to learn more about what it means to be LGBT in Tech? Or maybe you're an ally of the LGBT community and want to do more for your colleagues. Join leaders in the tech industry and learn about how they are creating change in the workplace. Doors will open at 5:30pm and food will be provided. The event will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Panelists include:
Uli Bilke, Chief of Staff, Yelp
Tariq Meyers, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Lyft
Kenzi Connor, President and Founder of Cloud City
WeWork Civic Center - 1161 Mission Street, San Francisco
This event brings together the green business community for cooperative learning. An unconference is organized around a central theme but does not have pre-planned agenda items – the items on the agenda are decided upon by the participants the day of the event! This event is hosted byImportant Media, a premier new media group that owns 20 different sustainability news sites, including CleanTechnica, the world’s leading cleantech news site. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ECO-SYSTM Coworking - 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
At an Unconference, the topics on the agenda are decided by YOU! Participants will share topics for discussion, and then voting takes place to decide which topics are most interesting and important to talk about. We'll have three sessions of speakers with the topics chosen from the morning voting session. This event will also feature a Speed Networking session to help you collaborate with other green businesses and sustainability-minded folks. For an idea of what to expect, see the workshop topics from the last unconference.
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
ECO-SYSTM Coworking - 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
$20-40 - 25% off with code “SFTech4Good” - includes a delicious lunch!
Weekly on Wednesdays: Code for SF Civic Hack Night
Interested in helping San Francisco? Excellent! Whether or not you know how to code, you can help! Join a weekly hack (hacking = building) night focused on open government and civic tech in San Francisco.
Events we are not hosting, but you might want to know about:
February 28: HigherPurpose'17 - Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Conference
Dive deeply into a more meaningful understanding and practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Enjoy a full day of thought-provoking and inspiring keynotes, interactive and actionable breakout sessions, and heartfelt connections and conversations. You’ll go home with actionable strategies and tools to infuse purpose into your business, cultivate a conscious workplace, lead with awareness, collaborate with stakeholders and advance your organization. The conference keynote will be by John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market!
March 1: Deadline to Apply for Evolving + Emerging Economies Jam 2017
What does it take to build thriving, just, and sustainable economies? Join 30 changemakers for a week of personal inquiry, resource sharing, community connecting and movement building. The jam is April 11-16 and is a gathering that effects change at three levels: the internal (self), interpersonal (relationships) and the systemic (whole). It is NOT a conference, seminar, or typical meeting.
March 2: Entrepreneurship Film + Panel with Kiva and Venture for America
Watch the documentary Generation Startup on entrepreneurship in America. After the film, Jonny Price, founder & director of the Kiva U.S. team, will moderate a panel discussion on entrepreneurship with one of the characters from the film and Venture for America. Light refreshments provided by SF-based, Kiva-funded small businesses will be available.
Google San Francisco - 188 The Embarcadero, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
March 2: Capital Shifts for a Regenerative Economy
From millennial wealth transfer, increased capital controlled by women, and shifting demographics of racial and geographic makeup across the globe, a new distribution of money is coming. How might we intentionally respond to these shifts and build a regenerative economic system that works for all?
Impact Hub Berkeley - 2150 Allston Way #400, Berkeley, CA 94704
How might we accelerate the financial well-being and economic mobility of underserved populations? The Civic Accelerator is seeking applications from early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures with innovative solutions to increasing financial health and economic mobility for underserved populations. This 10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund will accelerate innovative, scalable ventures that improve financial outcomes and prepare families for financial success.
March 2: Deadline to apply for Women Who Code’s CONNECT 2017 conference
WWCode's CONNECT 2017 will focus on technical sessions by bringing together talented engineers, tech influencers and entrepreneurs. Topics may include languages and frameworks, open source, databases, security, cloud, machine learning, data, IoT, hardware, VR, operations, architecture, app servers, tech trends etc. See last year's conference speakers to understand the landscape: wwconnect2016.squarespace.com/speakers
March 4: Open Data Day with Code for San Francisco
Formerly branded asCodeAcross,Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups fromaround the world will be gathering to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. This year, the themes are: Open Research Data, Tracking Public Money Flows, Open Data for Environment, and Open Data for Human Rights, but all projects leveraging open data are welcome!
Have a problem that you think tech can help solve? Write up a problem statements onthis shared hackpad document in advance of the event. Work at a nonprofit? Invite your stakeholders and community members!
Frustrated by democracy today? Meet your neighbors and learn about concrete actions to get involved and serve. The intent of this day is to connect Bay Area residents who want to take action to organizations serving our community and seeking support or additional engagement (e.g. direct volunteers, monetary resources, coalition and organizing power). The room will be set up for tabling, with an additional room for workshops plus space for local artists and musicians.
The Women's Building -m3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
How do we approach the challenging conversations in our lives? This workshop, with facilitators from White Noise Collective, is an opportunity to practice a range of difficult conversations around highly-charged issues. We will share basic skill-building tools and explore a range of scenarios. Tickets are sliding scale $10 to $50. No one turned away for lack of funds. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ticket requests or questions.
March 6: Deadline to apply for the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge
The Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge is an innovation challenge to source solutions that promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector. Solve for real-life problem statements that are relevant to government organizations globally. The accelerator program will run from March to April, when finalists will be selected to participate in Demo Days with cash prizes.
Side note from Katharine: Citibank is one of the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. It may be worth considering how to incorporate indigenous peoples in this “innovation challenge.”
March 8 - Award Nomination & Scholarship App Deadlines for GHC17
The Anita Borg Institute celebrates and highlights the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. Each year, they honor the accomplishments of women in computing at the Grace Hopper Celebration. Each winner will receive a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC 17, and an expenses-paid trip to GHC 17.
March 15: Deadline for Hardware-Led Social Innovation Competition
Seeking sustainable and scalable hardware-based solutions and technologies that can have a transformational economic, environmental and social impact in underserved communities around the world. The global competition invites the best and brightest engineers, entrepreneurs, students, and innovators to enter their prototype solutions that focus on energy, health, agriculture, clean water, and sanitation. Designers are invited to enter one of three ISHOW competitions in Bangalore, India; Nairobi, Kenya, and Washington, D.C - 3 winners at each can win up to $50,000.
A one day hackathon for women from experienced coders to total newbies. Come with an idea or join a team and build a great project with fun people. You don't have to know how to code to join this hackathon. Dev Bootcamp is offering beginner coding workshops alongside the event so everyone leaves having learned a new skill and contributing to a project! Food, fun and prizes to be won. Bring your ideas and computers. For sponsorship or demo table inquiries, email email@example.com. 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Connect with impact investors, investees and like-minded people in the RSF Social Finance community. The gathering will include a brief program by RSF President & CEO Don Shaffer to highlight RSF's work, including Community Pricing Meetings. Current RSF borrower California Institute of Integral Studies is graciously hosting the gathering.
California Institute of Integral Studies - 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
March 24: Y Combinator Deadline (Nonprofits/Civic Tech Startups Welcome)
The famous tech incubator Y Combinator is now seeking applications from nonprofits and civic tech startups for their summer accelerator program. They are looking specifically for organizations addressing issues around News, Democracy, and the Future of Work. Join a community that includes the ACLU and Airbnb.
Applications are rolling - March 24 at 8 pm is the deadline.
March 24: Apps for Change Demo Day (Washington, DC)
Share this with your DC friends! Nonprofits, advocates, volunteers, and developers: joinCaravan Studios, a division ofTechSoup, for an #Apps4ChangeDemo of social benefit apps built by a variety of individuals and groups. Developers can share their prototypes and apps with the subject matter experts who can provide useful feedback from direct experiences in the sector. Get ideas from nonprofits and issue advocates, and turn those ideas into an actionable format so developers could build on them and eventually turn those ideas into apps. This event is aimed at nonprofits and their supporters with ideas and developers who have made prototypes or apps for social benefit. All are welcome.
1:30-3:30 pm EST
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library - 3160 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Share your ideas on how to improve local government and create a more informed, healthy, and livable community. Everyone is welcome! We invite young people, students, community leaders, local government officials, municipal employees, artists, developers, designers, and journalists. The event aims to encourage communication, transparency, and effective local governance through active participation. Speakers covering tech, diversity, community and innovation include Mayor Libby Schaaf, Candice Elder and Rani Langer-Croager. CityCamp run by OpenOakland and sponsored byCity of Oakland, theKapor Center for Social Impact, and theOakland Public Ethics Commission.
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Free - $25 suggested donation to help cover event costs. Breakfast & lunch are provided
Oakland City Hall - 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
March 28: Capital and the Creative Sector (SOCAP365)
Most artists lack the resources and financing opportunities needed to truly take their impact to scale. What might be the impact of radical new collaborations between cultural institutions, capital oriented organizations, and artists working for social change?
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (Grand Theater), 2665 Mission St, SF CA 94110
March 30 - What Do Millennials Want in Their Portfolios and Workplaces?
Missed our January 18 impact investing panel? See R. Paul Herman, CEO of HIP Investor at this event, in conversation with Chinwe Onyeagoro, President, Great Place to Work Institute. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future. Going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of the world via their investing.
The Commonwealth Club - 555 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94102
Jenny Kassan spoke at our Jan 18 meetup on impact investing and now you can get some valuable time with her in a small group! Join an amazing group of women entrepreneurs to learn the tools and strategies for raising capital on your own terms. Childcare available!
March 31: Deadline for Nonprofit Tech Startups to Apply to Fast Forward
Fast Forward is accepting applications for their 2017 summer cohort: a crash course in entrepreneurship tailored specifically to nonprofits building original tech to solve problems from education to health care to human rights. Selected organizations receive:
$25,000 unrestricted grant
In-person training in San Francisco from July-September, 2017
Connections to 100+ expert mentors from both the tech and social sectors
Demo Day opportunity to pitch to an audience of more than 200 potential donors to unlock additional capital
Intensive PR, fundraising, and business modeling support
If you work in civic engagement, in government, or want to better engage the public, check out IAP2. The International Association for Public Participation is the main international organization advancing the practice of public participation. This training has 2 modules: Planning for Effective Public Participation and Techniques for Effective Public Participation, which comprise IAP2’s Foundations of Public Involvement.
$650-1,800 (shorter early bird / longer regular prices)
Save the date! If you care about business as a force for good, join Net Impact San Francisco at their annual conference. At this day-long event, attendees will handpick from a variety of interactive workshops and presentations to build a personalized roadmap for creating positive impact in one’s own communities. The 2017 NISF annual conference is designed for professionals in any stage of their career, in any industry – from technology to the social sector. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from other aspiring changemakers, as well as fortify your skills and abilities.
Digital Inclusion Week is a citywide initiative comprised of events spearheaded by the San Francisco Public Library. The goal of the program is to promote online access and technology skill-building in efforts to reduce digital disparities in our communities.
Come expand your tech skills! There will be hands-on classes, panel discussions, a tech expo with resources for seniors and others, a week-long Learning for Action game and raffle, digital device giveaways, keynote speakers and more!
An annual 3-day retreat and un-conference in the Mendocino redwoods. Using facilitated activities and unstructured time, we reconnect with deeper meaning through reflection and play. Share and learn new tools to create a thriving world. Greenermind Summit is a community of self-driven change agents of all ages and professions, including business, government, entrepreneurship, advocacy, design, media, education, and more. Come together to build community, and we make space to nourish ourselves so that we have the energy and inspiration to better nourish the world.
Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association
39350 Little Lake Road, Camp 2 - Mendocino, CA 95460
Internships with Caravan Studios - Apps for Social Change
Caravan Studios builds apps for social good that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems. Join the team 3-5 days a week for 3 months with an internships in areas of Product Development, Research and Planning, Communications, or Program Development. Larn more and apply here: http://www.caravanstudios.org/interns
Free Project Management and UX Bootcamps with TechSF
TechSF is a city scholarship that provides advanced technical training, career counseling and job placement support for unemployed and underemployed individuals all at no-cost.
The Project Management Bootcamp is for individuals that have significant experience managing people and projects and want to become certified in Project Management. If you are interested, you can read more about the details of the bootcamp here.
The UI / UX Bootcamps is for Experiential Designers who need to spruce up their skills. Applicants need to be able to pass four assessments (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML) along with an aptitude test. Furthermore, a portfolio that is UX oriented is required to move forward in the admissions process. If you are interested, you can read more about the details of the bootcamphere.
If you are prepared to apply to TechSF, you can do so here.
Find or post nonprofit jobs on theNTEN Nonprofit Tech Job Board. Find or post full-time jobs and short-term gigs for social change. NTEN Members save 50% on all job postings. You can also follow@ntenjobs for the latest jobs.
TechSoup Courses for Nonprofits!
You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there.Explore new online training series built just for nonprofits and developed withIdealware: Tactical Technology Planning.http://ow.ly/BLlN305lrrn (TechSoup is a sponsor of SFTech4Good, so check them out!
Nonprofits - need tech volunteers? Tech companies - need well-scoped projects for employees?
Code Alliance from Benetech is “volunteering as a service” that puts together 8-40 hour volunteering projects from weekend to 1 week projects. Beyond one-off hackathons: Code Alliance is creating an ‘ongoing hackathon’ to get social impact organizations more consistent commitments to drive results e.g. on a quarterly basis. More broadly, Code Alliance is an open source consultancy for social impact organizations by bringing together the best minds from the open source, nonprofit, corporate, and individual developer communities. We’d like to build common “operating procedures” around Social Good 2.0.
Ongoing - Giant Global Social Innovation Events Calendar
Conveners.org is a backbone organization building connection, co-operation, and collaboration within the impact ecosystem. Increased coordination provides network benefits and allows us to create tools, resources and products that solve the industry-level challenges we face. This enables the right people, to be in the right places to have the conversations that will change the world. Lots and lots of great events are compiled here:
You’ve probably heard the statistics about how women founders don’t get funded as often as male founders do. Well, we heard about this from the Women 2.0 community - invest as little as $10 and support women founders on the Republic platform! On Republic, startups can raise money from everyone, not just the rich (accredited investors) and investors can get a real equity stake for their investment. Republic gives preference to innovative, mission- and impact-driven companies that have a diverse teams and leverage technology.
[b]+firstname.lastname@example.org what do you think of this cleaned-up list of sponsors? Atlassian hosted us in 2015 and a few others may be from over a year ago.
I propose that we remove sponsors who hosted us over a year ago.
Also, the newsletter is basically done so please add anything you want to add by 5 pm on Wednesday and I'll aim to get this out this week. Or you can send it on Friday - I'm just gonna be partly offline after Feb 24.