[Net2 San Francisco] July 2014: Uptima Events, TechConnect, Code2040 Hack4Diversity, and a holiday for SFN2

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1. Two Uptima events in July and Summer Vacation
2. Thanks for attending!
3. Related happenings: TechConnect-July 1, Code2040 Hack4Diversity July 11-13
4. SFTech4Good on the social web
5. Other info and news that might interest you
6. Thanks to our awesome sponsors

1. Two Uptima events in July and Summer Vacation
SFTech4Good is taking the summer off for some BBQ and relaxation.  However, we will list events that are offering discounts and are of interest to you.

Two upcoming events from Uptima Business Bootcamp:event page

July 11th at 6:30pm - Discounted tickets for Sharing Economy Challenge - Hack the sharing economy to close the wealth gap! Take part in this two day event in Berkeley! Get more info and get registration info on the .

July 23rd at 6pm - Discounted tickets for Impact Investing: Business Innovation Conversation II. Join a conversation on impact investing.  A panel of investment professionals will discuss funding alternatives for businesses to achieve both positive financial returns and community impact. Learn more about the event and get registration info on .

    Do keep reading for other related tech-for-good events in Mountain View and San Francisco!

    2.  Thanks for attending!

    Thanks to everyone who attended our June 30th event: The EASE INITIATIVE business model and its leverage of social technologies. We had a great time! Thanks to the venue,‘Festa at Manifesta for letting us use your lovely salon space, and thanks to our speaker, Susan Mills, for a great talk! You can find pics of the event and the delicious goodies we had on the event page!
    Also, much thanks to Earthlings Superfoods, Chef Jeremy Armstrong’s Big Dippers, andNattyCakes­ for providing tasty treats!
    If you need a lovely event space for a group of 30, reach out to ‘Festa at Manifesta via their website.
    If you want great and healthy juice from Earthlings, you can contact Tania Sanchez or Senet Keley via email at tanadoo [at] yahoo [dot] com or by phone at 415-609-1302.
    For delicious sliders, you can find Chef Jeremy Armstrong via email at BigDipperssandwiches [at] gmail [dot] com or by phone at 763-300-0984.
    And for great baked goodies find Natalie and Alicia via the NattyCakes­ website.

    3.  Upcoming events: TechConnect (July 8), Code 2040: Hack4Diversity (July 11-13)

    TechConnect on July 8 – Learn more about tech for nonprofits
    Is your Bay Area nonprofit ready to learn how to optimize its Google grants, unlock meaningful information hidden in data, and learn top techniques for telling powerful and compelling stories for social change? All of these topics and more will be featured at TechConnect 3.0.

    This conference will take place at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View on July 8th from 1:00-5:30pm.

    Learn the best advice from the top professionals in nonprofit technology including Media Cause, LinkedIn, Taproot foundation, Phoenix 2.0 and more!
    Tickets: $38-48 at http://bit.ly/1l3Dmm4...­

    A limited number of scholarships are available for nonprofit staff to attend on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any interest or questions, please contact the HandsOn Tech Program Director, Brian Mattos, at brianm@svcn.org

    SVCN & HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley present:
    TechConnect 3.0: A Nonprofit Technology Conference
    Sessions include:
    · Storytelling for Change Makers 101
    · Ten Common Mistakes in Selecting Donor Databases
    · (And How To Avoid Them)
    · Demystifying Pro Bono Volunteers
    · Unpacking Your Data
    · Adopting to Technology Change in Your Nonprofit
    · Optimizing Your Google Ad Grant
    · Social Entrepreneurship And Technology



    CODE2040 is hosting two community-based events to close the gap for underrepresented minorities in tech: Community Think Tank[/url] on July 1st at 6:30 pm and our 2nd Annual Hack4Diversity: Closing the Gap[/url] July 11-13th. Currently only 9% of the tech workforce is Black or Latino/a, yet they will make up 42% of the U.S. by 2040.

    IDEO will help participants use design thinking at the Community Think Tank[/url] to think critically and creatively about closing this gap. The top ideas will be pitched as projects at the Hack4Diversity.

    Along with the ideas from the Community Think Tank, Code2040 will hear any and all pitches at the Hack4Diversity[/url] starting on July 11th. Help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in tech and achieve proportional representation by 2040.

    July 11-13: Community Think Tank + Hack4Diversity: Closing the Gap

    Launched in 2012, CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the skills gap and opportunity divide in engineering and technology in the US. CODE2040 creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as.

    From Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Impact Hub Bay Area, you can mentor and work with CODE2040's Summer Fellows Program, which places high performing Black and Latino/a software engineering students in internships with top tech companies and provides a leadership development program.

    Tickets are only $10-40 here.

    4.  SFTech4Good on the social web

    SFTech4Good is on social media, so join us there! We have a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and a Storify page. (There are others but these are the ones being used most now.) If you’re on those social sites, we’d love for you to give us a like or a follow!

    #SFN2­ is our hashtag. If you’re at an event and are sharing on social, please use it as it helps people track and be part of the online conversation.

    5. Other stuff: News and info that might interest you


    · “Techvelopment” – the phenomenon of how Silicon Valley tech companies are trying to save the world, and how to distinguish the substance from the fluff.

    · Oakland is “on the cutting edge,” says Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corp, angel investor and philanthropist.

    · Google’s Eric Schmidt will give $1M in tech-for-good grants

    · Big Tech's Diversity Data: Only 1% and 2% of Google's tech workers are Black and Latino/a, respectively.  Source: San Jose Mercury News; see the op-ed addressing Google's recent release of their diversity data.

    Info of interest:

    Invest for Impact with Ours to Own
    As Kiva created a technology platform for people to donate to micro-credit for emerging entrepreneurs, Ours To Own enables people to invest in impactful initiatives for as little as $20 through Calvert Foundation’s Community Investment Note.  (The CI note previously required a $1000 minimum investment.)  This is legit - you can help build a better world while earning interest on your investment!
    Ours to Own is Calvert Foundation’s beta test of how local community and digital outreach direct to individuals could provide greater access to impact investing for everyday Americans.
    The first two cities you can invest are Denver­ and the Twin Cities - and they'll be launching in 3 more cities by the end of 2015. (Oakland­ and Baltimore­ are likely to be next.)
    Check it out (and invest!) here: www.OursToOwn.org or follow them on Twitter: @OursToOwn or #OursToOwn.

    Compassion Week San Francisco 2014
    Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (Stanford U.) is co-hosting Compassion Week San Francisco 2014 including a Science of Compassion conference and a Compassion & Healthcare conference. There are some great pportunities to hear incredible scholars speak on these topics and opportunities to present posters.

    You can get info here:­ http://ccare.stanford...­ Early bird registration rates end mid-July.

    6. Thanks to our awesome sponsors