[Net2 San Francisco] September Newsletter: Mix and Mingle w/ NTEN, Data for Good, and Tech & Philanthropy

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1. Happy Hour on Sept. 5, Bayes Impact/Data for Good Sept 10, and Save the Date - October 2
2. SFTech4Good’s Upcoming events and jobs board and our social feeds
3. Related happenings: Other events and opportunities
4. Other info and news that might interest you
5. Thanks to our awesome sponsors
6. Old newsletters in our discussion forum
1. SFTech4Good is back: Happy Hour on Sept. 5, Bayes Impact/Data for Good Sept 10, and Save the Dates!

First, welcome all of our new members! Thanks for joining SFTech4Good!
On Friday, September 5, come to the happy hour at the Nonprofit Technology Network Leading Change Summit!
Please RSVP - This portion of the Summit is free to attend with an invitation. To get on the list you MUST email sftech4good@nten.org­ by Monday, August 25th!
Info: ­http://www.meetup.com...­
On Wed. September 10, come to Data for Social Good with Bayes Impact
Info: ­http://www.meetup.com...­

Please note that you must have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. RSVP'ing on Meetup alone will not get you in.
We'll talk about data science for social good with Bayes Impact. Bayes Impact is a nonprofit that brings data science driven solutions to challenging social issues. Founded in April 2014 by Paul Duan and Andrew Jiang, they connect non-profit and government initiatives with leading data scientists, academics, and problem solvers. Working in small teams on select critical social impact projects, they're leveraging the power of the one of the biggest revolutions in Silicon Valley - the data revolution - to positively impact our community.


Save the date for Sept. 17th - we’re teaming up with Albert’s Job Listings and Sandbox Suites for a startup job fair. (It’s probably going to happen in their Sunnyvale location.) If you know of any companies or orgs looking to fill roles that might want to be part of this event, contact Regina at reginawalton [at] gmail [dot] com.

Save the date for October 2 - Tech and Philanthropy (details coming soon) and for October 10 - Let's Learn About GeekClubBooks.com, Their Apps, and Their Autism Mission!

2.  Upcoming events & jobs board and our social feeds

Don’t forget that we have our own upcoming events and jobs discussion forum on the Meetup page. We send a newsletter out once a month but with so much going on we can’t include it all. Please check it out and remember to use it when you’re organizing something great or just hear about something interesting.  Definitely share info on jobs! It’s another way to bring more value to this great group! Thanks!

Also, SFTech4Good is on social media, so join us there! We have a Facebook page, aTwitter 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.

3. Related happenings: Other events and opportunities

Founder Dating
If you’re thinking about starting a company, or looking for advisors for a current startup, you should check out Founder Dating! It's the invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with potential co-founders and advisors.

Some highlights of the network:

High Quality: each member is carefully screened for quality and readiness.

Balanced: the community is 50% engineering and 50% non-engineering.

Global Reach: FD’s online network allows you to connect with people across 23 cities.

No Idea Necessary: Just be ready to work on a serious side project.

    Upcoming SF Bay Area deadline: September 3rd. Apply now: http://bit.ly/1vtdRNT...­
    Kind Causes
    Each month, KIND supports one Cause with $10,000. Get funding for your Cause, or support amazing ideas with a kind act.  See how it works: http://projects.kinds...­

    IAP2 - Integrating Online & Offline Public Engagement
    The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) has an event on integrating online and offline engagement on September 3.
    If you’re interested in how technology can help improve our government, check out this event.
    RSVP: ­https://www.eventbrit...­
    TEDxMarin - September 18
    Isn’t it about time you showed off your startup to the Marin crowd?  TEDxMarin is search of great new tech that really wants to make the world a better place to be a part of their startup showcase.
    TEDxMarin's 650+ attendees are progressives, mostly 40+, mostly affluent, early adopters, some angels and VC’s (high net worth investors), as well as very green, health and fitness oriented, philanthropic, and outdoor focused.
    The startup showcase will commence between 5:45 and 7:30.  If your startup is accepted, you’ll receive a 6-foot table and access to power and your logo goes up on all-things-TEDxMarin until April 2015.
    Apply today at­ http://www.tedxmarin....­ - and mention our friends at the SF New Tech metup sent you.
    2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (Oct 7-10) - discount code registration ends Sept. 19
    The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). The 2014 conference is October 7-10 in Phoeniz, Arizona.
    About: http://gracehopper.or...­
    RSVP: http://gracehopper.or...­

    All discount codes (eg for students) must be redeemed by September 19, 2014.
    If you want to attend but are not yet registered, register or sign up[/url] for the wait list. All attendees must be registered in advance of the event, there will be no onsite registration.
    For more information on registration availability, visit the GHC Registration FAQ[/url].
    Ampion - 5 Day Road Trips for Business Ideas in Africa (Oct-Nov 2014)
    Ampion brings together change makers and tech experts on a 5-day road trip across the African continent, to turn business ideas into real projects: www.ampion.org
    Our goal is to empower highly talented young Africans to develop innovative solutions and make a tangible impact in their communities together with other entrepreneurs from all over the world.
    Along the journey, the Ampioneers will launch startups and contribute to creating a community of entrepreneurial talent in Africa.
    At the end of the event, every team will pitch to a panel of judges and a winning team will be selected who will go on and pitch at Demo Africa in Lagos, Nigeria.
    On top of the Venture Bus, we are also launching a fellowship program. In order to ensure long lasting support our best Ampioneers will be offered a global fellowship programme, in collaboration with Afrilabs, a pan-African network for innovation and technology hubs and VC4Africa, a leading venture capital platform.
    SOCAP 2014: The Intersection of Money and Meaning, September 2-5 in San Francisco. RSVP: ­https://www.eventbrit...­
    SOCAP14 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP14 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.
    This year's theme - "Igniting Vibrant Communities" - challenges us all to look for vibrant communities when seeking evidence of successful impact.  SOCAP has convened 10,000+ innovators from 70+ countries at the intersection of money and meaning since our founding in 2008.
    SOCAP is a must-attend if you want to learn more about how to invest or donate in a way that creates social, environmental, and financial impact.
    4. Other stuff: News and info that might interest you

    Data Analysts and Software Engineers - Help Advise an Environmental Sustainability startup
    Francesca Francia is looking for collaborators and advice from data analysts and software engineers, for an online marketplace for funding energy and environmental projects that develop from crowd-reported observations with funds coming from several diverse sources. After many years of working in this domain, she is hoping to test this solution initially among people affected by pollution, pesticides, climate change and other environmental problems.
    You can contact Francesca Francia at ffrancia at gmail dot com or on LinkedIn:­https://www.linkedin....­
    Her website, still in development, is: http://www.simetri.co...­
    5. Thanks to our awesome sponsors

    TechSoup Global via NetSquared

    The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)

    Rolling Out Cafe

    General Assembly San Francisco

    Geekdom SF by Rackspace



    Microsoft Store - Westfield Centre