#LAtech4good 2017 Recap

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New Year greetings to all our Tech4Good members!

It's worth a minute to recap the wide range of timely topics from our 2017 calendar and the speakers and organizations who made the year a success. Thanks to those of you who came, regrets for those who didn't, and an encouragement for y'all to show up in 2018. From our January #MuslimsInTech event through November #InnovateLA, we think this represents a solid combination of practical content and thought leadership towards our goals of strengthening technology in nonprofits & social change organizations and narrowing the gap between social impact and technology. 

Also, huge applause to group organizer Michelle Rojas-Soto for providing leadership over the last three years. She's moving on to new things but you can see her fingerprints in events below!

Nov: Fireside Chat: Nonprofits x Tech: Collaborating for Social Impact, part of InnovateLA
Pamela Saelieb, Center for Nonprofit Management
Andrew Douglas, LA Food Policy Council
Moya Márquez, Plaza de la Raza
Miki ReynoldsGrid110
Heidy VaqueranoGirls in Tech LA

Oct: Nonprofit Volunteer Management
James J. Williams, APLA
Bethany Simmonds, Eisner Health

Sept: Storymakers 2017 with TechSoup and Adobe Spark
Emily Lutzker, TechSoup

Aug: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences
Malina Tran8th Light   

June: LGBTQ & Tech! How do you use it? Can tech bring us together?
Our own Anne-Marie Williams, Marketing Consultant
Jack Lorenz, Alliance for Housing and Healing
Alfreda Lanoix
Natacha Gaymer-Jones

May: Data Visualization with Tableau Public and Power BI
Jordan McCarthyTech Impact


April: The Digital Divide. Or no, everyone is NOT online
Dr. Darryl Adams, formerly Coachella Valley Unified School District
Paulina Chavez, 
Dr. Hernán Galperin and Matt Bui, Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) at USC Annenberg
Eileen Harris, human-I-T

March: Digital Activism: How much can you really accomplish?
Ian Grady, Ian C. Grady Communications

Feb: WordPress Workshop for Nonprofits: Learn from an Expert!
Alex VasquezDigiSavvy

Jan: Muslims in Technology
Zaina SiyedFemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program 
Justin MashoufRafiq & Friends


Here’s to an #impactful New Year!


Karen Borchgrevink & Anne-Marie Williams

co-organizers, LA Tech4Good